Spring up for workshops


Jennifer Byrd

News Editor

The Student Success Center has two upcoming Financial Literacy Program workshops.

The “Wise Use of Credit Cards” workshop will be held March 28 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm and will discuss how to use credit responsibly.

The “Couponing 101” workshop is April 2 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm and will teach novice spendthrifts the ins and outs of coupon mastery. This is one of the most popular Student Success events, so get there early.

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Both workshops will be held in the Business Building, room 209. All attendees will be entered into the drawing for a free t-shirt. They can also register for the Apple iPad drawing that will take place in May.

The Student Success Center and its workshops are part of the Achieving the Dream Initiative, which focuses on student retention and success rates through various programs.

To learn more about the Student Success Center or other Achieving the Dream resources, like academic success contracts or mentoring programs, stop by the office in the Student Center, room 111, Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm or email them at studentsuccess@rose.edu



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Spring brings b”boo-coo” banquets

Chelsea Ratterman,  Assistant Editor

Banquet season is here it seems. The Mass Communications Banquet and the Student Life banquet were both recently held, with the latter announcing the annual “Club of the Year” award, this year going to the Hispanic Student Association.

The Student Life banquet, held Monday, April 23 in the Main Dining Room, recognizes the clubs and organizations on campus, as well as the leadership scholarship recipients for their work for the college. “The Faculty and Regents are proud of you,” Dr. Terry Britton said,  “ You are able to excel in the classroom, and able to excel past the classroom as well.”

Outgoing Senate Executives announced the newly elected Senate Executives by their respective positions later in the ceremony. Jaeton Cary, the current Student Senate President, led the Senate recognitions, as well as receiving awards for the V.P. of Student Affairs Leadership Award and the Outstanding Student Senator award. The baseball and softball MVPs were revealed toward the end of the banquet. Coach Coty Cooper awarded the sophomore players with the award as a group, and Coach Nickie Williams gave the softball MVP to Randi Yousey. The event concluded with the announcement of the Club of the Year.

The Mass Communications banquet was held Friday, April 20 in the Training Center.  The theme was backpack journalism, the style of journalism where the reporter does it all: pictures, writing, video and the like. Displays were set up to showcase the Bob Wyatt entries, and the 32 recipients of the award were announced, with Rachel House’s “Red Dirt” taking first in the Advanced Category and Stephanie Wheeler’s “And On” taking first in the Beginner Category.

The Mass Communication Scholarship went to Abigail Forrest, a broadcast major. Other awards presented included Shaquile Burden received “Most Potential in Journalism,” and Keegan Meenagh received “Most Promise in Broadcast”. The graduates from the Mass Communication program were recognized, and Tori Beechum was awarded the “Top Journalism Graduate Award.” Also recognized was the staff of the 15th Street News and the awards they have won this year, from the Society of Professional Journalists, Oklahoma Press Services and the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association.

Leadership Spotlight: Hudiburg Scholars

Chelsea Ratterman, Assistant Editor

The Hudiburg Scholarship is another Leadership scholarship available to students. There are currently eight members that make up the group. Formerly known as Reconnections, this scholarship has been re-named in honor of the Hudiburg Family, which has been a staple of the Midwest City business community since the 1950s.

The Hudiburg Scholarship is available to all students who meet the requirements for admission, and are able to complete the scholarship requirements throughout the year. The Hudiburg group still serves similar functions as the Reconnections, and provides help and resources to the community and campus. The group works out of the Student

Before heading out on a scholarship event, the Hudiburg Scholars get a picture with Dr. Britton and members of the Foundation. Dropped: Steven Hipkins, Danielle Rogers and Joshua Wolfe. Not pictured: Darrin Bridges Photo by Ken Beachler

Success Center and their advisors are Melissa Aguigui and Carla Robison.

Through the Success Center, the scholars provide peer mentoring to students as well as other services to help students make it through college coursework and responsibilities. They provide a number of workshops to students to help guide them through the finer points of college life. This spring, they will be doing a 60 minute workshop about “Tips and Tricks for College,” from a student’s standpoint. This is similar to the Student Success Legacy cluster, which covered networking, critical thinking, and a workshop about “The College Puzzle – How to fit it all together.”

The Scholars are the representatives of their scholarship to the community. They do a number of workshops and projects for the community, and provide community anchors with the resources they need to reach out and help citizens in need. Project Noel was a large project the scholars did for churches in the area. It helped them gather gifts and necessities to be handed out to community members in need during the holiday season. During the Fall 2011 semester, the group went to Dove Science Academy in Oklahoma City and spoke to a group of students on the importance of college and the resources available to them to continue their education.
For the spring semester, the Scholars will be helping to build a home for a family in need, in association with Habitat for Humanity. They will also be having their annual celebration at the Atkinson house, where family members are encouraged to come meet with the scholars and learn about the scholarship program.

Scholarships are an important resource during college. All Leadership scholarships provide a tuition waiver as well as money toward books and fees. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is March 5. Applications are online at rose.edu, or pick up the Admissions Application and Leadership Scholarship Packet in the Student Welcome Center.

Leadership Spotlight: Student Ambassadors

Chelsea Ratterman, Assistant Editor

The Student Ambassadors serve as one of the many faces of Rose State College. As one of the six leadership scholarships offered on campus, the opportunities these scholarships provide are worth the effort. The Ambassador scholarship is open to all students, who, then must complete the requirements, such as club activity and enroll in a minimum number of credit hours, as well as attend the mandatory retreat for all leadership scholarship recipients. Ali Sexton and Erica Alvarez serve as the sponsors for the Student Ambassador program.

The Student Ambassador’s job is to be the liaison of the college to the community, in particular senior high school students getting ready to graduate. The members go out to high schools around the state and speak with students during lunch visits and parent nights, in order to present as much information about Rose State College as possible.

College fairs are hosted in order to get information out to the large groups that attend. This also provides a stage for the Ambassadors and spreads the word about the opportunities available to students on campus.  Campus tours are provided through the Welcome Center, and Ambassadors conduct these frequently for visitors to the school.

Each spring, the Ambassadors put on a Leadership Boot camp. High school students are invited based on their academic achievements and those who attend are given tips on college life and scholarships; information that can serve them in the future wherever they go. Last year, Rumble the Bison from the Oklahoma City Thunder came for a visit at the boot camp.

Scholarships are a good opportunity at any college. For those interested in a Leadership Scholarship like the Student Ambassadors, contact the Student Welcome Center at (405) 733-7372 or apply online at rose.edu.