Photo cutline: Members of LRC 2018 visited Meyer Hall with RSU president, Dr. Larry Rice. Back L to R: William Golden, Lovella Jones, Rosalie Griffith, Robin LePage, Chip Shepard. Third row L to R: Kevin Fortna, Connor Pulley, Kaleigh Hossack, Jessica Wilbourn. Second row L to R: Davis Johnson, Sarah Sharp, Samantha DeBoer, Erin Griffiths. Front row L to R: Willie Ng, Brandon Parduhn, Dr. Larry Rice, Amber Gilliland, Lacey Gebo.
A Leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way: Education in Rogers County is Soaring
LEADERSHIP ROGERS COUNTY
The current Leadership Rogers County class recently spent a day exploring the different educational opportunities throughout Rogers County. The day was organized by Leadership Rogers County Board Members, Rosalie Griffith and Crystal Campbell. LRC Alumni Samantha DeBoer and Lacey Gebo helped facilitate the day. Ashley Orf the Executive Director guided participants through this very informative day.
After a session on “Effective Networking” by Sara Stephens, Leadership and Organizational Coordinator/Trainer from Northeast Tech, the group traveled to Claremore Sequoyah Public Schools where they were welcomed by The Spirit of Sequoyah – The Sequoyah Eagle Band, Cheer Squad, and Select Choir. Warm muffins and coffee were offered to each of the participants upon arrival. The muffins were prepared by the Family and Consumer Science class. The Leadership class was also introduced to many of the programs SHS has to offer their students. The class seemed very intrigued by the Forensics program where students could perform many hands-on activities like a blood spatter analysis, crime scene processing, and profiling.
The Leadership class also toured Claremore Christian, a private school in Rogers County. Then, they spent the rest of their morning at Rogers State University where they got to spend some time learning about the different programs and history of the University. RSU’s President Dr. Larry Rice and his wife Peggy shared lunch with the class and then took them on a tour of Meyer Hall. Meyer Hall serves as the administrative offices for the President and other administrative staff. Upstairs, the building houses the Oklahoma Military Academy Museum and the Oklahoma Military Academy Alumni Association offices. The class also learned that Meyer Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The class ended their day at Northeast Tech, Claremore Campus. While at Northeast Tech, Campus Director Rick Reimer took them on a tour and informed the class of the different programs Northeast Tech has to offer all the students of Rogers County. He also gave them a brief history lesson on Northeast Tech. Northeast Tech Claremore offers two different types of educational opportunities for patrons: full-time classes and short-term classes. Northeast Tech Claremore offers five full-time programs. Each of these programs prepares students for a variety of career opportunities that exist within that specific career pathway. A variety of short-term classes are also offered at Northeast Tech Claremore. These classes are held at night and on the weekends and include everything from beginning computers and furniture upholstery to medical terminology and basic photography. After the tour of the Tech Center, Amy Evans from the Claremore School Foundation came and shared all the wonderful things the foundation does for Claremore Public Schools. The class also had a discussion on other schools in Rogers County that had foundations set up for community members and how they could help make those foundations successful.
“As a new resident of Rogers County it was exciting to see the diversity of educational option available in our area,” said Connor Pulley, LRC participant.
Leadership Rogers County is all about expanding participants horizons so they are aware of all of the opportunities Claremore and Rogers County have to offer. LRC gives participants the opportunity to dive right into the network of local businesses, organizations, public officials, and more. This program will help you stand out from the crowd on a resume, as well as help you become more in tune with the local community leaders. LRC consists of a group of people that want to make a difference in the community.
If you would like more information about Leadership Rogers County, please visit our website at leadershiprogerscounty.org or visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/leadershiprogerscounty