Talihina GEAR UP seniors tour Southeastern Oklahoma State University


WILBURTON, OK (Oct. 21, 2016) – Talihina senior GEAR UP students recently traveled to Durant to tour the home of the Savage Storm, Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The tour began at the Glen D. Johnson Student Union where they talked to admissions representatives about the programs offered and asked questions about the campus. The students at lunch at the Sodexo Food Service in the Student Union.

SOSU Admissions Counselor/Recruiter Laura Hendrickson led the students to Shearer Hall and Suites. Students learned about various housing options available to them. Next was Hallie McKinney which houses the ballroom, post office, health services and counseling services. Students were directed to the Welcome Center and the Southeastern Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

GEAR UP students visited the Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library and learned about the many services and study areas available to Southeastern students. Students walked through Morrison Hall Montgomery Auditorium, the Math Building, Science Building and Fine Arts Building. They were able to observe classes in session.

The final stop on the tour was the Chickasaw and Choctaw Towers. Choctaw Hall is primarily an all freshmen facility, and Chickasaw is primarily reserved for upperclassmen.

Hendrickson discussed the different scholarship opportunities and concluded the tour by answering questions from Talihina students.

“It was a great tour,” said GEAR UP Education Coordinator Tara Stevens. “Southeastern is a viable option for our students so the tour provided a perfect chance for the students to see what Southeastern has to offer.”

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.

Talihina GEAR UP students in front of Southeastern’s Center for Student Success are: Front Row: Grace Medlock, Marie McLemore–Jones, Whitney Rose, Benney McLemore–Jones, Julia Whitney, Tracie Pitcock, A. J. Owens, Jacob Sockey, Michala Reynolds and Taleia Casey Back Row: Baylie Anderson, Kristy Collins, Chipper Jones, Hailey James and Taloa Pride.

Southeastern’s Admissions Counselor/Recruiter Laura Hendrickson speaks to Talihina students about what the library has to offer. Left to right: Grace Medlock, Baylie Anderson, Michala Reynolds, Taleia Casey, Marie McLemore–Jones and Whitney Rose.

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