Channel Catfish Diets in the San Juan River - $25,100
Dr. 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.
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.
Texoma 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.
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.
Native 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.
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.
Student 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.
Watermelon 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).