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SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

TCC 4th most volunteers for Day of CaringTulsa Community College sent the fourth-most volunteers to participate in the 2018 Tulsa Area United Way Day of Caring.


HLC Accreditation Assurance

HLC Visit Next Week: Open Forums

The HLC visit is next Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 24-25). HLC reviewers will hold open forums to validate what the College has written in the Assurance Argument. The open forums allow for a dialog with faculty, staff and students.

“It’s important that there’s wide participation at these forums so that the reviewers can really understand the college and can clarify questions they may have from the report they have read,” says Paula Settoon, TCC dean of libraries and knowledge management.

Monday, Sept. 24

  • Open Forum for Staff and Professional Staff Only
    9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Metro Commons
  • Open Forum Covering Criterion 3
    (Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support) - Open to All

    2:30 - 3:30 p.m., McKeon Center for Creativity Event Hall
  • Open Forum for Faculty Only
    3:30 - 4:30 p.m., McKeon Center for Creativity Event Hall

Tuesday, Sept. 25

  • Open Forum Criterion 1 (Mission) and Criterion 2 (Integrity) - Open to all
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m., McKeon Center for Creativity Event Hall
  • Open Forum Criterion 4 (Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement) - Open to all
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Metro Commons
  • Open Forum Criterion 5 (Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness) - Open to all
    9:30 - 10:30 a.m., McKeon Center for Creativity Event Hall
  • Open Forum for Students Only
    9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Metro Commons
  • Open Forum for Faculty Only
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Metro Commons
  • Open Forum for Staff and Professional Staff Only
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m., McKeon Center for Creativity Event Hall



Bill Ivy to be Inducted into Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame

The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society will honor Bill Ivy, Ph.D., nine other individuals, and, collectively, generations of the Benedictine Monks of St. Gregory’s Abbey for leadership and service to higher education with induction to the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame.

The 25th annual induction ceremony and banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the University of Central Oklahoma.



TCC Testing Centers Earns National Recognition

The TCC Testing Centers were recently awarded Test Center certification by the National College Testing Association (NCTA). All four campus testing centers are now officially certified through the NCTA.

Criteria for certification are rigorous and are based on the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines, which were developed to guide post-secondary test centers in the delivery of quality testing programs.

“For the past year, Testing Services has worked hard toward certification of our testing centers through the NCTA,” says José Dela Cruz, TCC dean of student affairs. “Through a rigorous and lengthy self-evaluation process and adherence to NCTA’s professional standards, test center certification is designed to assist test centers in improving their testing processes and their service delivery.”



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TCC50: Notable Alumni 

College nominations for 50 Notable Alumni are open! TCC will recognize 50 Notable Alumni – one individual a week for 50 weeks - leading up to and culminating with the 50th Anniversary and Gala. TCC faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate their friends and family.

Nominees could be a graduate of TCC or have earned a minimum of three credit hours. The process is easy: just fill out a few questions online at



Tulsa Run

2018 Tulsa Run: Tips from the Race Director and Metro Walking Trails

Sept. 20, 12:30 p.m.
Metro Campus, MSU-214 (
2nd floor student union)

2018 Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run race director Heath Aucion will visit Metro campus to give you the basics on running and race day prep. Free and open to all. Light refreshments provided. 

Metro Walking Trails and Discount Registrations!
If you’re currently training for the Tulsa Run (or are planning to do so), check out the newly designed outdoor and indoor walking trails at the Metro Campus! The Wellness Committee is in the process of designing trails for all four campuses so stay tuned! In addition, there are walking/jogging tracks at each of the campus Fitness Centers along with free training programs for the 2K, 5K, and 15K races.  
Also, don’t miss out on using the discount code for our super cheap, locked-in rates! For those employees and students who register, you will receive a FREE shirt to show support for our team.
*If you tried to register under the Tulsa Community College Team and were unable to do so, contact Amy Rubottom ( and she will add you to the team!



Signature Symphony's Tulsa Sings! Submissions Open

Anyone with ties to Tulsa can compete for the opportunity to perform beside Scott Coulter, other Broadway stars and the orchestra at Signature Symphony’s final 2018-2019 season Pops concerts on April 5 & 6, 2019. 

A panel of judges, including Broadway star Scott Coulter, will select the winner. There will be an “audience choice” award each evening with the grand prize winner announced at the end of the Saturday performance.

The grand prize winner could be featured in a Signature Symphony in a concert during the 2019-2020 season.



David Page

2018 Vision in Education Leadership Award Dinner

The annual Vision in Education Leadership Award Dinner will be particularly exciting because the TCC Foundation will publicly announce for the first time the TCC Clearing the Pathway: The Campaign for Completion and its $20 million goal. This is the TCC Foundation’s first multi-year fundraising Campaign. It was privately launched to support Pathways in November 2017.

The Dinner is Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Cox Business Center. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. Tickets are available to faculty and staff for $75.

The Tulsa Community College Foundation has named David Page as the 2018 Vision in Education Leadership Award recipient. The 2018 Vision Honorary Chair is Becky J. Frank. Susan Harris is the 2018 Foundation Dinner Chair.

The Vision Dinner raises critical resources for TCC students, faculty and staff. Five organizations have set the pace this year as Visionary sponsors: ARVEST Foundation, ONEOK, ONE Gas, Tulsa Teachers Credit Union, and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.

For more information or tickets to the 2018 Vision in Education Leadership Award Dinner, contact the TCC Foundation at (918) 595-7836 or visiondinner@tulsacc.eduYou can pay online by going to and scrolling to the bottom of the page.


Big Blue Podcast: Michael Baston

The Big Blue Podcast returns! On Convocation day, President and CEO Leigh B. Goodson and Metro Campus Provost Dr. Greg Stone spoke with keynote speaker Michael Baston, President of Rockland Community College about "purpose-driven education."

The Big Blue Podcast provides perspective on the outstanding people, programs, places and issues facing the College you won't get anywhere else. You can subscribe to the podcast playlist on Youtube.



Tulsa Collaborative Transfer Project: Brainstorming Sessions 

Sept. 28, 1-4 p.m.
Oct. 5, 1-4 p.m.
Northeast Campus Seminar Center, Academic Building 1st Floor

TCC is participating in an in-depth project with Langston, NSU, OSU, RSU, and TU to improve college transfer and increase baccalaureate attainment in Tulsa County. Your experiences, ideas, and opinions are critical to this project. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend!

Please join us for a guided brainstorming session focusing on TCC transfer practices and TCC students’ transfer experiences. Participants can register for a session at Current students and former students who have transferred or attempted transfer are also encouraged to attend. For more information contact project leads Emily Tichenor ( or Jennifer Ivie (



OSU vs. Texas Tech Discount Tickets! 

The OSU ticket office is offering discounts to TCC employees for Educators Day, Sept. 22, 2018. 

  • 18EDU: OSU vs. Texas Tech. $40 tickets for Educators Day.

Visit and enter the code. 



TCC Library 2017-18 Annual Report 

TCC Library is pleased to announce that the 2017-2018 Annual Report is now available. The TCC Library Annual Report highlights the Library’s yearly performance, including student and staff services, projects, and events. Some of the year's highlights include articles on the TCC Digital Archives Collection, community outreach events, library statistics, and more.

The TCC Library 2017-2018 Annual Report can be accessed here or on the TCC Library website at



This Week at the McKeon Center for Creativity

Green Country Watercolor Society Exhibit
Through Sept. 30

The Green Country Watercolor Society welcomes all to its opening reception, featuring beautiful works from local artists.

I Can’t Sign with Total Source for Hearing-loss Access (TSHA)
Sept. 24, 12 - 12:45 p.m.

Learn basic signs from American Sign Language to share with your friends and family so you can communicate without words.


Food Pantry Donation Drive at the TCC Library

Throughout the month of September, the TCC Library is partnering with Student Life to host designated spaces to leave donations for our Fuel Pantries across campus. Please consider donating!
Most needed items:

  • Non-perishable snacks and grab-and-go items
  • Personal hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, feminine hygiene products)

Thank you for helping TCC combat student hunger!



Discount Tickets for OU vs. Baylor!

Join the Oklahoma Sooners for Education Day at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 29 as the Sooners take on the Baylor Bears. All teachers, faculty members, coaches and their guests can enjoy the game at a preferred rate of only $40.00 (a savings of 50%). To purchase your tickets, click here or visit

For more information or questions, contact Tyler Burton at (405) 325-2486 or



Tulsa Ballet Discounted Tickets

The Tulsa Ballet is offering discounted tickets for all TCC employees for their upcoming production of Creations in Studio K which runs through Sept. 23. Employees should contact Maggie Miner directly at 918-392-5914 to receive the discount.



In the News



TCC Signature Symphony

Symphonic Dances
Sept. 22, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
VanTrease Performing Arts Center 

Celebrate Bernstein’s Centennial with Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and Prelude, Fugue and Riffs featuring Victoria Luperi on clarinet. The program also features Latin American dances including Piazzolla’s Milonga del Ángel, Márquez’ Danzón No. 2 and Four Dances from Estancia by Ginastera.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit



We want your feedback! 

The Recap

What Materials Are Outdated?

Dispose of Your Outdated Marketing Materials

In advance of the institutional accreditation visit from the Higher Learning Commission on Sept. 24, it's a good idea to review your marketing materials. HLC will be evaluating our materials for accuracy. 

It's important to the College's mission to provide current, accurate, and consistent information to our students and the community. Take a look at your materials and make sure they have current data, logos and campaign themes. Keep an eye on bulletin boards. If you find it and it's old, recycle it.


Cost Savings Survey

In order to be good stewards of our resources, Tulsa Community College is interested in your cost-saving ideas. 


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