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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, july 14, 2016

OSU-Tulsa graduate certificates offer valuable credential for professionals

Thomas Wallis, graduate admissions officer, discusses program options with an attendee during last year's Graduate Programs Showcase.
Thomas Wallis, graduate admissions officer, discusses program options with an attendee during last year's Graduate Programs Showcase.

Professionals seeking a promotion or career change are increasingly pursuing graduate certificate programs to stand out from their colleagues. OSU-Tulsa offers a number of certificates to help individuals earn a recognized credential in a short time and at less cost than a full degree program.

“Graduate certificates are a great way for professionals to develop new skills and build expertise in a specialized area,” said Dr. Susan Johnson, OSU-Tulsa assistant vice president of academic services. “You can learn skills to help transition to a new field, broaden your knowledge base or advance in your career.”

OSU-Tulsa offers 11 graduate certificate programs, including aerospace security, bioenergy and sustainable technology, business data mining, business sustainability, engineering and technology management, entrepreneurship, global issues, information assurance, marketing analytics, nonprofit management and online teaching. Read more.

Faculty, staff recognized for OSU-Tulsa years of service

Librarian Dona Davidson was honored for 30 years of service to OSU-Tulsa on Tuesday during the Picnic with Pete staff appreciation luncheon.
Librarian Dona Davidson was honored for 30 years of service to OSU-Tulsa on Tuesday during the Picnic with Pete staff appreciation luncheon.

OSU in Tulsa Human Resources honored OSU-Tulsa employees for their years of service during the Picnic with Pete staff appreciation luncheon on Tuesday.

Dona Davidson was recognized for her 30 years of service as a librarian. Other honorees include Dr. Raj Basu, Jeff Evans, Pam Jackson, Beverly Morris and H. Mike Thompson, 25 years; Earl Gorden and Denise Marshall, 20 years; Gail Carpenter, Dr. Dursun Delen, Dr. Johnson Thomas and Dr. Hongyu Wang, 15 years; and Dr. Matt Bowler, Deborah Core, Dr. Jin Kyu Lee, Dr. Michael Morris, Dr. Amanda Morris, Melvin Murdock , Dr. Ali Nejadmalayeri and Dr. Craig Wallace, 10 years.

Five-year employees are Priscilla Boegh, Cidney Dirickson, Rebecca Hutton, Ryan Jensen, Chelsey Meador, Paul Overman, Tyler Thompson, Beth Webb and Monica Williams.

OSU in Tulsa wins top video, news writing awards at OCPRA

The OSU-Tulsa Impact Report won an Excellence Award at OCPRA.
The OSU-Tulsa Impact Report won an Excellence Award at OCPRA.

OSU Marketing and Communications Services in Tulsa took top honors in two categories and received four awards overall at the annual Oklahoma College Public Relations Association conference earlier this week. The OCPRA competition featured 497 entries in 38 categories from public and private higher education institutions across Oklahoma.

The Marketing and Communications Services team placed first in video featurettes for ‘No Excuses,’ part of the ‘Get There From Here’ campaign. The campaign is the cornerstone of the integrated marketing plan for OSU-Tulsa. The team also placed first in news writing for a story announcing Pete’s Pet Posse’s expansion to OSU’s Tulsa campuses.

In addition to the first place ‘Grand’ awards, the Marketing and Communications Services team earned an Excellence Award for its OSU-Tulsa Impact Report that outlined the university's impact on the community and state. The team also won an Honorable Mention for the ‘Get There From Here’ marketing campaign that includes print, digital, social media and video elements.

An OSU Degree Opens Doors

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Advertisement by OSU Marketing and Communications Services in Tulsa

Whether you want to advance your career or begin a new one, OSU-Tulsa provides the resources for you to succeed by earning an internationally recognized OSU degree right here at home. Full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree have 44 percent higher salaries on average than those with an associate degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Plus, the connections you’ll make as an OSU student and as part of a global alumni network can lead to new career opportunities. To find out how a Big 12 degree can help you open the door to a better life and to view a video about the benefits of earning a bachelor's degree, visit the OSU-Tulsa website.

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