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Director's Weekly Memo 2017-5-1

High Plains names Woodward Industrial Foundation retired president as Partner for Progress; Tulsa Tech competes in MRO Americas Aerospace Maintenance Competition; Wes Watkins Tech biomedical students present capstone projects; Oklahoma FFA fights hunger; CareerTech events; and useful links.

High Plains names Woodward Industrial Foundation retired president as Partner for Progress

High Plains Technology Center named Lavern Phillips, retired president of Woodward Industrial Foundation, as its 2017 Partner for Progress.

As president of the Woodward Industrial Foundation, Phillips was instrumental in recruiting businesses to the community. When business representatives visited Woodward, he took them to High Plains Technology Center to tour the campus and find out about what it offers.

High Plains and Woodward Industrial Foundation have worked together to create partnerships in the oil and gas, wind, industrial and medical fields with many companies, including Siemens, CF Industries, Alliance Health Woodward, Deepwater Chemicals and Woodward Iodine.

 

Tulsa Tech competes in MRO Americas Aerospace Maintenance Competition

Tulsa Tech students
Tulsa Tech students recently competed in the MRO Americas 2017 Aerospace Maintenance Competition.
Students from Tulsa Technology Center recently competed in the MRO Americas 2017 Aerospace Maintenance Competition.

Competitors included the industry’s leading certified aircraft maintenance technicians; engineers; students enrolled in FAA, EASA, CASA or their equivalent; and members of the military.

Wes Watkins Tech biomedical students present capstone projects

Students in Wes Watkins Technology Center’s Project Lead The Way Biomedical Program presented their senior capstone projects Thursday.

Capstone projects are the pinnacle of the second-year students’ biomedical program achievement. Students selected their projects toward the beginning of the year and worked diligently to complete their research.

Four students presented projects:

  • Victoria Pangle, morning student from Wetumka High School, “Searching for the Presence of Naegleria fowleri in Area Lakes.”
  • Natalee Taylor, morning student from Weleetka High School, “Seeking Borrelia, Ehlichia, Rickettsii, and Anaplasma in Ticks Collected in Okmulgee County.”
  • Kaitlyn Trunk, afternoon student from Okemah High School, “Heat vs. Health.”
  • Hailey Reese, afternoon student from Moss High School, “Cardiovascular Reactions to Psychological Stress: The Beanboozled Challenge!”

 

Oklahoma FFA fights hunger

Oklahoma FFA members set several records in this year’s FFA Hunger Challenge, which helps the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma feed hungry children.

A total of 226 FFA chapters participated in the Hunger Challenge -- 25 more chapters than last year. They donated 540 animals, 29 more than last year. Through the Cents Makes Sense program, they gave $7,341 in cash, $2,472 more than last year. Their donations produced 953,526 protein sticks -- 188,824 more than last year.

A contribution from the Oklahoma Beef Council brought the number of beef and pork protein sticks to 1,015,764.

Oklahoma FFA partners in the effort were Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation, Oklahoma Beef Council, Tulsa State Fair, Oklahoma Youth Expo, Wes and Lou Watkins, Ag Youth Magazine, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

 

CareerTech events

Carl Perkins Application Training, Tulsa Technology Center, Owasso Campus, May 8

TechCAP VIII, May 11

Carl Perkins Basic Grant Application Training, Great Plains Technology Center, Lawton Campus, May 11

Carl Perkins Basic Grant Application Training, Moore Norman Technology Center, South Penn Campus, May 18

CareerTech Board Meeting, May 18

 

Useful links

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National Center for Research in Career and Technical Education

Adult Basic Education Foundations newsletters

Oklahoma Works

OK Career Guide

CareerTech Curriculum

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