LeFlore junior & senior GEAR UP students tour Connors State College


WILBURTON, OK (Sept. 30, 2016) – LeFlore GEAR UP students recently toured Connors State College in Warner. Director of Recruitment Logan Knapper led the tour which began in the Fine Arts Building auditorium. Kanpper explained some of the programs that Connors offers and how choosing the right college is important. She provided students with handouts of things students can do to prepare for college. She discussed the importance of the ACT and challenged them to begin thinking about the future. She also provided the students with information about amenities Connors has to offer. Students were eager to ask questions about the programs and activities Connors has available.

Students were led through an apartment–style dormitory at Millers Crossing and its clubhouse. Knapper discussed the various science and math classes held in the Education Building. Next stop on the tour was the Classroom Building where she discussed various classes—business, history, math, and humanities—held there. Students visited the Business Office, Student Union, and Holloway Hall. She explained students would become very familiar with services provided and offered in those locations.

“The dorms were very nice and good size to have at college. Everyone was very helpful,” said LeFlore senior Summer Adams.

Next stop was the Melvin Self Fieldhouse and weight room. Knapper discussed the competitive sports the college offers including men’s & women’s basketball, cheerleading, baseball, softball, rodeo, and shooting sports.

Students saw the Farm Building as she discussed the different agriculture programs available.

“I liked the agriculture program,” said Jakob Newman and Nicole Dobbs. “Everyone was very helpful.”

The Carl Westbrook Library Learning Center was the final stop on the tour. Students heard how important a college library is and were able to ask questions. Knapper discussed various upcoming student activities.

“College tours are an important part of Eastern’s GEAR UP program,” said GEAR UP Education Coordinator Tara Stevens. “They give the students a first–hand look at life on a college campus.”

The field trip was sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP. Participating schools take two field trips each academic year—one to tour a college or university and one that is cultural/educational in nature.

LeFlore GEAR UP students stop in front of the Connors State College Fine Arts Building. Pictured are: Front Row: Tracy Qui, Sadie Brown, Nicole Dobbs, Summer Adams, Shaelyn McFarland and Masey Brannon. Row 2: Sarah Spurlock, Alex Dixon, Carrie Owens, Hollie Harris, Karlie Young, and Robert Fowler. Row 3: Ailia Heilman, Charita Van Der Cruyssen, Alexis Jones, Sara Mottola, Dawson Warren, Mason Warren, Aaron Loyd, Madison Vaden and Jakob Newman. Back Row: Charles Owens II, Daniel Ingle, Daniel Rodriguez and Blake Crase.

Connors State College Director of Recruitment Logan Knapper leads LeFlore GEAR UP students on a campus tour. Pictured are: Carrie Owens, Hollie Harris, Madison Vaden, Karlie Young, Daniel Rodriguez, Mason Warren, Aaron Loyd, Masey Brannon, Dawson Warren and LeFlore Librarian and Lead Teacher Suzie Cormier.

Connors State College Director of Recruitment Logan Knapper explains to LeFlore GEAR UP students the importance of a good college library. Pictured are: Alex Dixon, Sarah Spurlock, Carrie Owens, Tracy Qui, Hollie Harris, Alexis Jones, and Sara Mottola listening about the services offered in the Carl Westbrook Library Learning Center.

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