Buffalo Valley students tour Southeastern Oklahoma State University


WILBURTON, OK (Nov. 18, 2016) – Buffalo Valley GEAR UP students recently toured Southeastern Oklahoma State University, The Campus of a Thousand Magnolias. Students were welcomed by University Admissions Counselor/Recruiter Sheridan Hill and Recruiter Nick Growell.

Students began their tour at the Glen D. Johnson Student Union. Hill and Growell led the Buffalo Valley students to the Paul Laird Field, the football stadium that was renovated with funding by the city of Durant sales tax.

Students were then taken to the horseshoe–shaped area of the campus around which most of the campus buildings stand. Students walked past Morrison Hall which was the first building built on campus in 1910. It was located in the middle of what was then a peach orchard.

Next the students were taken to the Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library They were given an overview of the numerous volumes of books and other resources that are available to Southeastern students which includes meeting and study areas.

Students strolled along the Magnolia–lined walkways past the Math Building, Fine Arts Building, Russell Building and John Massey School of Business. Students were given a brief overview of classes located in each building as well as degrees offered at SOSU.

Students viewed a dorm room in Shearer Hall, the premiere living facility at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The building houses more than 300 residents in apartment style suites, with an adjacent outdoor volleyball court and half-sized basketball sport-court. Most suites have four separate bedrooms surrounding a living room space and kitchenette, equipped with a full sized refrigerator and built-in microwave.

The tour conclude at the Glen D. Johnson Student Union with at question and answer session about financial aid and scholarships.

Buffalo Valley students attending were: Guillermo Bermudez, Callie Byous, Briar Coats, Cordell Collins, Johnathon Collins, Mattie Erwin, Shane Fry, James Hirams, Jaden Jackson, Kristen Johnson, Robert Kemp, Nick Knowles, Kate McCarn, Jordan McCormmick, Breanna McPherson, Waylon Morris, Caden Phillips, Cheyanne Pruitt, Flint Shaw, Maddison Stoltz, Cordell Sturgeon, Chloe Treannie, Garrett Walker, Harlea Walker and Morgan Wilcox.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University Recruiter Nick Growell answers questions from Buffalo Valley GEAR UP students in the lobby of Shearer Hall.

SOSU Recruiter Nick Growell and Buffalo Valley students in the lobby of Shearer Hall.

SOSU Recruiters Nick Growell and Sheridan Hill point out the location of the campus bookstore to Buffalo Valley students as they stop under a shade tree on the campus.

SOSU Recruiters Nick Growell and Sheridan Hill stop in front of the Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library and answer questions about events that take place on the campus.

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