September/October 2011
 
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  GRANT NEWS

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education 

Greetings!
 
Mason BlackHappy fall season and Halloween! We know that grants are not obtained by casting spells on the giants holding the money, but are obtained by hard working enthusiastic proposers!

This newsletter is a celebration of some of those grants that have been obtained in the past two months. We hope you enjoy reading about the great projects across the states that have been created by the excellent work of your colleagues.

If you have more information to share, just contact lmason@osrhe.edu! Have a great fall!
Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Mason
Coordinator for Grant Writing Assistance 
 
TCC GRANTS
 

Educational Opportunity Center - $1.2 million

$230,000 per year for the next five years

 TCC Gilbert
Amy Gilbert, Program Director, and TCC received funding from the US Department of Education, to provide an opportunity center for primarily low-income and first generation participants to find help with college applications, financial aid applications and enrollment assistance.
Amy has been working in TRiO for 13 years and have been the Director of the Educational Opportunity Centers program (EOC) at TCC since it was first funded in 2002. 

 

TCC HONORS THE SHUSTERMANSSchusterman Foundation

The mother-daughter team of Lynn and Stacy Schusterman were honored at the 12th annual Tulsa Community College Foundation Vision in Education Leadership Award dinner this fall. The award recognizes people who have contributed to excellence in education. The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation has an impact on Tulsa-area students all along their educational journeys - from early childhood programs to college graduation opportunities. The foundation's founder and chair Lynn Schusterman and her daughter Stacy Schusterman, the vice president, have worked to strengthen and enrich the quality of life in their hometown of Tulsa for more than 25 years. They influence post-secondary education and workforce training in Tulsa through partnerships with TCC and Tulsa Technology Center.

In This Issue
TCC GRANTS
UCO GRANTS
SE GRANTS
NOC GRANT
ECU GRANTS
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UCO GRANTS 

 
Scholarships for Teacher Recruitment to High-Need Urban Schools -  $10,000 & $7,000
UCO PinkBill Pink and UCO received funds from the Oklahoma State Regents to help to recruit and train teachers for urban schools in Oklahoma.

  

Minority Educational Encouragement Project: Year 9  - $6,902 

Susan Scott and UCO received funds from the Oklahoma State Regents to help to recruit and train teachers in Oklahoma.  UCO Scott

  

 

Multicultural Education Institute Youth Leadership Session - $4,000

Susan Popplewell and UCO received funds from the Oklahoma State Regents to help to recruit and train teachers in Oklahoma.

  
SE GRANTS 
 

Channel Catfish Diets in the San Juan River - $25,100

SOSU PattonDr. Tim Patton, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and SE received funds from the U.S. Department of Interior via U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to sample the stomach contents of channel catfish in the San Juan River, New Mexico and Utah, for the purpose of determining the potential for competition with and predation on Colorado pike minnow, a federally-listed endangered species.

SOSU Hensley

 

Smart Start Durant - $72,732

Scott Hensley, Director of Continuing Education and Career Management and received funds to work with community partners to get the children in Durant  the resources needed to enter school healthy, safe, and ready to learn. The Project Coordinator is Heather Smiley, Continuing Education Department.

Talent Search Program - $395,337

Kris Simpson, Project Director and SE received funds from the U.S. Department of Education to identify 861 eligible youth to assist in successfully completing secondary school and entering a postsecondary educational program in McCurtain, Choctaw, Bryan, and Marshall Counties in southeastern Oklahoma. 

Visiting Artists Musical Art Series - $3,500

Dr. Jeri Walker, Project Director, and SE received funds from the Oklahoma Arts Council for the Musical Art Series composed of workshops, master classes, and evening concerts. 

SE DresserTexoma Upward Bound - $242,250

Larry Dresser, Director of Upward Bound Programs,  and SE received funds from the US Department of Education to generate skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school for students from first generation, low-income families who have need for academic support. Approximately 50 freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors will receive tutoring, mentoring, and trips for cultural and educational enrichment.

Upward Bound Math-Science - $285,031

Dresser and SE also received funds from the US Department of Education to provide comprehensive services, designed to increase high school graduation rates, increase competency in challenging subject matters, encourage eligible students to pursue math and science studies and careers, and help gain parental participation in the growth of their children to fifty-nine participants per year who meet Federal guidelines. Participants will be offered tutoring and trips for cultural and educational enrichment. SE May

 

Student Support Services Program TEACHER PREP- $213,180

Dr. Rozanna San Miguel May, Project Director of the TEACH Program, and SE received funds from the US Department of Education to provide a variety of services to low-income, first generation college students and to students with disabilities. Services include tutoring, personal counseling, cultural experiences, career guidance, enrollment assistance, specially designed workshops, and special services for students with disabilities.  

This project is funded to serve 140 eligible students.

 

WesberryNative American Excellence in Education - $366,631

Chris Wesberry, Project Director of Academic Advising and Outreach Center (Native American Excellence in Education) and SE received funds from the US Department of Education to provide support and training to 12 Native American students in completion of a pre-service education program, which will enable these individuals to meet the requirements for full state certification or licensure as teachers. Participants will receive full tuition, fees, books, monthly stipend, and professional and cultural workshops.

 

Connect2Complete Program - $399,014

Wesberry and SE received funding from the US Department of Education to improve the retention and graduation rates of Native American students; to provide faculty development; to renovate office space and library space; to provide assistance with advanced degrees; to purchase resources for the library; to provide conference training to faculty, staff, and students; to hire two Academic Advisors/Retention Specialists. Project Co-Director is Mr. Tim Boatmun, Associate Dean of Academic Services. With the assistance of the Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions Grant, Southeastern will be able to reach more Native American people and enhance its capacity to serve students.

 SE Morrison

National Board Certification - $25,000

Dr. Susan Morrison, Assistant Professor of Educational Instruction and Leadership, and SE received funds from the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation (OCTP) to provide training to teacher candidates who seek National Board Certification. A main focus of the grant involves the summer workshops hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma State University to provide detailed instruction for candidates who are beginning the certification process. Last year, approximately 500 candidates attended the workshops, and many represent certified teachers of the future.

 

SE DodsonStudent Support Services - $345,130

Susan Dodson, Director of Student Support Services, and SE received funding from the US Department of Education to provide a variety of services to low-income, first generation college students and students with disabilities, including tutoring, personal and academic counseling, cultural experiences, career guidance, enrollment assistance, specially designed workshops, and special services for students with disabilities. This project is funded to serve 300 eligible students.

 

Educational Opportunity Centers Program - 486,136

Teriki Hicks, Director of the Educational Opportunity Center, and SE received funding from the US Department of Education to provide assistance and information to adults who seek to enter or continue a program of post-secondary education. The Center serves 1,669 adults in ten counties in southern Oklahoma (Love, Carter, Marshall, Bryan, Atoka, Coal, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, Choctaw, and McCurtain) and in Grayson County, Texas.

 

SE GoldenWatermelon Uses in Prevention of Skin Damage - $15,000

Dr. Teresa Golden, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, and SE received funding from the US Department of Agriculture via North Carolina State University to test formulations on tissue culture cells to see if they block or lead to repair of damage initiated by UV-light exposure.   This grant is in collaboration with Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University (Kannapolis, NC) and Dr. Angela Davis, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture (Lane, OK).  

 
NOC GRANT
 

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National Science Foundation Energy Degrees and Modules - $899,165

Northern Oklahoma College, in collaboration with Sowela Technical Community College, Houston Community College, Bismarck State College, University of Alaska, Eastman Chemical Company and Simtronics Corporation, received funding from the National Science Foundation to design, develop, and implement problem-based, troubleshooting instructional modules for energy degree programs. Students will increase their knowledge of and demonstrate skills in troubleshooting resulting in safety, environmental, and efficiency improvements in the energy industry. The partnership, led by Principal Investigator Sarah Olson and Project Director Martha McKinley, will design, develop and implement 18 generic equipment scenarios and 16 process/system-specific troubleshooting instructional modules for energy technicians that can be used as stand-alone modules or integrated into a capstone course for college students. The instructional modules will target biofuels, power generation, and petroleum.

 

ECU GRANTS

 

ECU MartinEducational Opportunity Center (EOC)-$435,645

Evelyn Martin and ECU received funding from the US Department of Education to provide financial aid and admissions counseling and information to low income and/or first generation individuals to enter, re-enter or continue a post-secondary education program.

 

Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NANSTI)-$400,000

Strengthening the Culture: Student Success was funded by the US Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education to enable ECU to further improve and expand its capacity to serve Native American and low-income students. The program will develop and implement a targeted, student academic success program and an undergraduate research center that will increase retention and graduation rates of high-need students.

 ECU Miller

Southern Oklahoma Memorial Foundation--$25,700

Peggy Miller and ECU received monies from the foundation to support the Nursing Department at the Ardmore Higher Education Center.

 

ECU BridgesCarol Bridges and ECU received funding through the University of Oklahoma to recruit and provide educational allowances for students majoring in social work.

 

 

Campus Initiative to Reduce Crime Against Women (CIRCAW)-$200,000

The US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, awarded a two-year grant to ECU to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking on university campuses.  

Get the skills to write proposals for funding for creative projects and new research! Sign up for training at http://www.okhighered.org/grant-opps/traiing-opps.shtml.  

Sincerely,
 
Linda Mason
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

2012

GWI 

Remember that the Summer Grant Writing Institute will be offered to Oklahoma Higher Education faculty members, staff and administrators next summer, July 30 through August 3, 2012. Look for the application at http://www.okhighered.org/grant-opps under TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES in January 2012. You will make friends of statewide colleagues and learn much about writing proposals for funding for creative research and programs.
Deadline for applications is usually in April. Don't let this opportunity pass you by!