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SouthernTech Announces New Leadership SouthernTech is set to start the 2021-2022 school year with a new superintendent. At the SouthernTech board meeting in February, Dr. David Powell submitted his resignation announcing his retirement effective June 30, 2021.  In a subsequent move, the district’s board approved the hiring of current Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Eric Ward, to…

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Alumni

By Erica Gay – SouthernTech Marketing Coordinator A gift.  We all have a different idea of the perfect gift.  From year to year, the gift list changes just as our lives inevitably do.  Sometimes the gift is in a pristinely wrapped box sealed closed with a colorful bow.  Other times the gift is a handmade…

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Powell and Thomason

Southern Tech Room Named for the Leadership of Bob Thomason Before SouthernTech’s regularly scheduled Board meeting, last Thursday, August 13th, Bob Thomason was recognized for his dedication to the students at SouthernTech. Thomason served 25 years on the SouthernTech Board of Education and was President for all but a few of those years. He was…

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Placement Coordinator

SouthernTech is focused on securing the future workforce for Southern Oklahoma. One way to do this, is to be intentional about linking employers with highly qualified and skilled job candidates. As a model for excellence in career and technology education, SouthernTech is poised to train, prepare, and match students with their desired industry. This will…

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3D Printed Masks

SOUTHERN TECH STAFF    FINDS WAYS TO GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY Challenging times often present opportunities for people to give back to their community. It can also be difficult for people that want to help, to know where to start. That same situation held true for the staff at Southern Tech. While brainstorming on Zoom, SouthernTech staff was…

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University of Oklahoma Dental hygiene students and faculty from the SouthernTech site participated in the annual OkMOM event held in Stillwater on February 7th & 8th.  The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy is a two-day, free dental clinic offering treatment to patients that are uninsured, under-insured or would normally not have access to dental care.  At the event, patients undergo…

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Every two seconds, someone needs blood, and the supply must be constantly renewed. That’s the reason the Student Senators at SouthernTech  chose once again to do the blood drive as a community service project.  “Students and staff at Southern are always eager to help,” stated Heidi Bryant, mobile supervisor for the Southern Oklahoma Blood Institute, “The…

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Jason Phipps award

Jason Phipps, SouthernTech’s Director of Corporate and Career Development, recently attended the ACTE VISION Conference where he was recognized on stage twice by his peers.  The first time was along with all of the other divisional presidents.  Jason currently serves as the president of Post-secondary Adult Career Education and was recognized for his participation in…

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Cosmetology Student

Each month SouthernTech Cosmetology students service Elmbrook and Lakeland Manor Nursing Homes.  When asked why they donate their time to do this their instructor, Kristal McCathern said, “I want my students to experience every avenue our industry has to offer. I’ve had several students start careers at nursing home salons. It’s important they know how…

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