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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, March 19, 2015

TCC President Leigh Goodson named speaker at OSU-Tulsa graduation


Dr. Leigh Goodson, Tulsa Community College president, will present the keynote address at OSU-Tulsa’s graduation ceremony on Monday, May 11 at The Pavilion at Expo Square.

Prior to being named TCC president in May 2014, Goodson was vice president for research and institutional advancement at OSU in Tulsa. She was associate dean for graduate studies for three years and was named associate professor of medical education at OSU Center for Health Sciences in 2001. Goodson served as head of the School of Health Care Administration from 2010 to 2013.

OSU-Tulsa’s 2015 graduation ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the graduation concert. The event will be streamed live on OState.TV. For more information about the ceremony, visit the OSU-Tulsa website.

OSU-Tulsa student selected as one of 10 Outstanding Seniors


Cat Rockholt, president of OSU-Tulsa Phi Beta Lambda, has been named one of 10 Outstanding Seniors this year at Oklahoma State University.  The award recognizes seniors who excel through academic achievement, campus and community activities, extracurricular honors, scholarship and work ethic. Rockholt is the first OSU-Tulsa student to receive the award.

In November, Rockholt was named one of 44 OSU Seniors of Significance. During her time at OSU-Tulsa, Rockholt has won the Make A Difference award at the Oklahoma Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference and been recognized with a Who’s Who Award for completing the most volunteer service of all OSU-Tulsa club members. She is also the four-year university vice president of the state PBL chapter. She has also been named a Spears School of Business Outstanding Senior.

A public banquet honoring the Outstanding Seniors will be Monday, April 20 at 6 p.m. at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center in Stillwater. Tickets may be purchased online at the OSU Alumni Association website.

Improving quality of life for children subject of CFR forum

Dozier and Peterson
Dozier and Peterson

The effects of intervention for infants and young children who lack safe and nurturing early relationships will be the subject of a forum on Wednesday, March 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the B.S. Roberts Room. A light lunch will be provided.

“Changing the World One Child at a Time” will feature Dr. Mary Dozier, Amy E. Dupont Chair of Child Development at the University of Delaware, who will share the basis for and success of her Attachment Biobehavioral Catch-up intervention program promoting nurturing relationships between caregivers and infants.

Phil Peterson, deputy director for ReadyNation, will also discuss the Pay for Success program which enables local, state and federal governments to scale up early childhood programs with a proven record for desired outcomes and reduction in government costs. ReadyNation is a business leader organization working to improve policies for children and youth.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Family Resilience, the College of Human Sciences and the Potts Family Foundation.

Presentation to examine effect of superheroes and princesses on children


OSU College of Human Sciences’ Center for Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa and the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations will be sponsoring a presentation by Dr. Sarah Coyne on how superheroes and princesses affect our children.

The presentation will take place on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium. The cost is free and the event is open to the public.

Dr. Sarah Coyne is an associate professor in the Department of Family Life at Brigham Young University. Coyne will discuss how Disney and other popular media impact children and what parents and caretakers can do to ensure their healthy development. 

The mission of the Center for Family Resilience is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge that builds to programmatic and policy solutions that promote individual and family resilience. Located on the OSU-Tulsa campus, the CFR’s work is inspired by the key values of respect, integrity, passion and transparency.

National Academy of Engineering member Singhal to lead MSE seminar


Dr. Subhash C. Singhal, a Battelle Fellow Emeritus and independent consultant for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will discuss the latest trends in fuel cell technology at the OSU School of Materials Science and Engineering seminar on Thursday, March 26 from 2-3 p.m. in Helmerich Research Center 153 at OSU-Tulsa.

His focus will be on the development and promotion of solid oxide fuel cells for clean and efficient power generation.

Singhal provides senior technical, managerial and commercialization leadership to the PNNL’s extensive fuel cell program. Before joining PNNL in 2000, he worked for more than 29 years with the Seimens Power Generation, formerly Westinghouse Electric Corporation. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2005.

Lifelong connections

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OSU-Tulsa is helping Kylee Kinney make connections that will last a lifetime. During classes and service activities, she is meeting professionals working in community health while gaining professional experience. Kylee is also developing close relationships with professors and classmates that will help her find a job after graduation. OSU-Tulsa can help you make lifelong connections, too. Whether your goal is increased earning power, more opportunities or a better quality of life, OSU-Tulsa can help you get there from here.

To learn more about Kylee’s story, visit the OSU-Tulsa YouTube channel.