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T H R E E R IV E R S PORT CAMPUS 2501 N 41st St E Muskogee, OK 74403

A D M I N I S T R AT I O N PRESID ENT Dr. Ronald S. Ramming I N T E R IM V IC E PRESID ENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Robin O’Quinn V IC E PRESID ENT FOR FISCAL SERVICES Mike Lewis

CONNECTION LA Y OUT & D ESIGN Jonathan Dallis C ONT RIBUT ORS Cindy Anderson Ashtyn Ayers Jonathan Dallis Amy Larson Elizabeth Leclaire Matthew Staples Dr. Anita Thompson

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Feature Recruitment Hosts Successful College & Career Fair

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he Melvin Self Field House on the Warner campus of Connors State College was filled wall-to-wall with area high school seniors and community members for the Area Wide College and Career Fair. This event, hosted by Connors State Recruitment, allows potential students to meet-and-greet with area recruiters. Those in attendance had a chance to meet and learn more about

how their futures could be enhanced with a degree. Logan Nero, director of recruitment, said more than 1,300 students made their way to Warner for the event. “This area-wide fair is one of the largest events Connors State hosts and is a part of the Oklahoma College Day and Night Coordination Committee,” said Nero. Nero said this is her sixth time hosting

the event in Warner for the college and each year she is surprised as more and more attend. Recruitment set up a table in the front, next to the registration table and heard countless compliments on the latest recruitment marketing campaign. Nero said the recruiters and the marketing department work hard each year to outdo the previous year, and to have the most eye-catching print materials available.

Congressman Mullin Meets with PLC, SGA Members

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n September 18, 2017, the Student Government Association and President’s Leadership Class met with Congressman Markwayne Mullin in the Regents Room in the Stone Student Union on the Warner campus, along with members of the Connors State Executive Council. Congressman Mullin spoke about his journey from Stilwell to Washington, D.C., and about the obstacles he has had

to overcome in his life. “This was an incredible experience getting to meet someone as important as him, and it was really nice to get to hear his story and get an inside look at what’s going on in Washington,” said Ryan Ramming, PLC President. “He taught us how to get involved in politics, things he looks for when hiring an employee, and things we can be doing now to prepare us

for our future.” Mullin spoke about his involvement in the agriculture industry and how he is still involved today. Amy Larson, PLC member said this was an exciting experience for her and she looks forward to using the skills she learned from him in the future. “This is an experience that I will not soon forget,” said Larson.

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Connors Inducts Sixth Athletic Hall of Fame Class

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onnors State College inducted its sixth Athletic Hall of Fame Class on Saturday, October 7, 2017, in the Stone Student Union in Warner with Tom Dirato, former Oklahoma State University broadcaster, serving as emcee of the event. Bill Muse, Connors State College athletic director and men’s head basketball coach, said more than 150 people

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attended the event. “We had an outstanding night and Tom did a great job sharing stories with the audience about his days in broadcasting,” said Muse. “Our sixth class is an outstanding group and we appreciate everything they did and accomplished while at Connors State.” The event kicked off with a reception at the Ogdon Family Connors State College

Museum, located inside Russell Hall, with dinner and inductions afterward. The 2017 Class inductees included: Mike Moore and Brett Pennington (baseball), Bruce Shropshire and Leonard Wood (men’s basketball), Nesila Onjiko Brown and Carin Ranae Stites (women’s basketball), James Cagle and Joe Gill (football), Afton Burris-Melson (softball), and Dr. Donnie L. Nero (leadership).


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Community Nursing Students Come Together for Charity

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he four semester classes of the Connors State College nursing program came together to collectively raise more than $1,000 for the Fostering Hope Muskogee Super Hero 5K and Fun Run, which was held on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Honor Heights Park. This race benefits Fostering Hope, an organization which provides immediate material needs for foster children and aide to foster parents as they open their homes to children. The Connors State College nursing students collected enough to be named a platinum level donor this year. Their logo was featured prominently on the T-shirts, and a Connors State banner was hung at the finish line. Eric Peterson, second semester nursing student and class president, said they looked at how many nursing students and instructors the college had, and said the numbers made sense. “We talked about how if we each give $5 or $10, we could reach our goal almost immediately,” said Peterson. “We talked it over and agreed this was very doable and we were able to meet and exceed the amount we agreed upon in record time.” Peterson said that he and the other officers of the nursing program brought it to their individual classes, and all agreed to stack their donations and be represented as one voice for this charity. “After the money was all collected, we 6

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noticed people went above and beyond what we asked, and made significant donations,” said Peterson. Lloyann Ferrell-Bishop, nursing instructor, explained that it is a lot easier to raise money, rather than ask people to collect can goods, or coats. “It was a very convenient fundraiser, and we were able to do this in a very short amount of time,” said Ferrell-Bishop. Allison Billy, second semester nursing student and class historian spoke on how the funds for this program directly effect the members of the community. “This program helps give money to foster families so the children who are

being placed can go to a clothing store and buy needed items for school and everyday wear,” said Billy. “I was excited to give to this cause. Many times these kids are placed with nothing more than the clothes on their backs, if that. This will help them tremendously.” Nancy Johnsey, nursing instructor, said Fostering Hope is a relatively new organization in the community and that every little bit helps. She said the nursing program first became aware of the organization two years ago, and since then they have worked with them to help children right here in Muskogee and the surrounding community.


Bull Run 5K

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n Saturday, October 7, Connors State College hosted the 6th Annual Bull Run 5K and Fun Run on the Warner campus. Timed by the I:40 Race Services, this annual run allowed 53 individuals to dash through the campus in hopes of beating their time from the previous years. Medals were given to the top three male and female winners in each age group.

30th Annual Cow Chip Day

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aturday, October 7, was a day filled with events and activities in Warner. After the Bull Run 5K, the town of Warner hosted their 30th Annual Cow Chip Day Festival in Roger’s Park. The festival included dozens of craft booths, food vendors, clubs, groups, and various organizations all looking to give back to the community and allow all in attendance to have a fun and enjoyable time. Matt

Staples and Brooklyn Herriman, Connors State President’s Leadership Class members, emceed the talent show held on the main stage. Mother Tucker’s BBQ was a fan favorite as lines for the food truck were non-stop during the festivities. Okie Country 101.7 radio station was also in attendance, doing live on-air updates of the activities and encouraging people to come check out the fun.

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Rodeo Team Participates in Western Heritage Days

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ifth-grader Julia Cisneros patted her horse before riding it Wednesday. “It felt soft,” Julia said after the ride. “I liked it. It was fun.” Julia and nearly 85 other Oklahoma School for the Blind students rode horses and ponies during OSB’s Western Heritage Day. The day, held at Silver Spur Western Lodge near Haskell, gets OSB students outdoors and into the horse show ring. Students also took turns riding a mechanical bull, roping a dummy calf, climbing a portable rock wall and riding in a stagecoach and horse-drawn wagon. Connors State College equine students and rodeo team members helped youngsters with the animals. Volunteers with the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association brought some of their horses and helped. OSB Early Elementary Principal Shawna Coplen said Western Heritage Day gives students an opportunity to interact with people outside the school. “They get to interact with the college students and the helpers here at the ranch,” Coplen said, adding that other benefits include gaining social skills. “Just the opportunity to be around animals,” Coplen said. “For some of them, they never had that opportunity.” She said students had been talking about Western Heritage Days since the school year started. 8

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OSB junior Ariana Richardson said it had been several years since she was on a horse. Richardson, who uses a wheelchair, was hoisted into the saddle by a Connors student. She said the highlight of her day was riding the horse, just being outside. Connors rodeo team member Hannah Jackson accompanied Braylen through the day. She said being with the students made her appreciate things more. “It was really amazing to help with the horses and the kids, because that’s what I like to do,” Jackson said. Connors student Lane Scism said he was impressed with how OSB students showed enthusiasm and skill. Rodeo team member Bryton Edmundson said spending time with the students helped him see life in a new light. Edmundson spent part of the afternoon helping OSB seventh-grader Rayce

Phillips with his calf roping. He held Rayce’s hand as they spun the lasso overhead. They sought to rope a stone calf’s head mounted on a hay bale. Rayce showed increasing confidence after each toss. “I’m getting better,” Rayce said. Sharon Breeding, a volunteer leader with the OQHA, said this is the 13th year the association has held a special day for OSB students. She said horseman Don LaPorte, who also is visually impaired, wanted to do something outside the box for OSB students. “It has grown every year,” Breeding said. “It’s just so humbling, and it brings tears to my eyes. They all think they’re a normal person today. Each one of them has a friend for the day. They’re not only doing something they don’t normally get to do, they’re with somebody. It’s a fabulous learning experience.”


Erin Duncan Scholarship Announced

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rin Duncan came to Connors State College in the fall of 2013 from Elkins, Arkansas to be a barrel racer for the Connors State Rodeo Team. In April of 2017, Erin was tragically killed while attending an ATV race in Alabama.

“For most, it is hard to find comfort in times like these,” said Jake Walker, assistant rodeo coach. “It’s a tragedy that a young lady would leave so soon. However, her pronounced faith and trust in God assures us that we know where she is spending eternity.” Walker reflected on Duncan as a Connors State student saying she was sweet, but had a smile and a look in her eye that let you know she would pull your leg at any chance. “She was a go-getter,” said Walker. “From her love of horses, to modeling, to everything in-between. She enjoyed life, and loved her family and friends.” Although Duncan was only a student at Connors State for one year as a part of the rodeo team, her memory will remain. In the fall of 2017, the Erin Elizabeth Duncan Memorial Scholarship was founded for Connors State rodeo team members. To date, more than $43,000 has been received in donations and pledges to start the scholarship endowment in her honor. Some of the funds were raised through

a benefit barrel race held in August in Siloam Springs by some of Duncan’s friends and members of the rodeo community. “We believe she would be very proud of the scholarship legacy which has been funded in her honor,” said Walker. Walker said he and Jake Lawson, head rodeo coach, were initially contacted by a representative on behalf of the Duncan family. Knowing their limitations, they directed them to contact Dr. Anita Thompson, Connors State College Foundation Director. “We are so humbled that Erin’s friends and family have chosen to honor her memory by supporting the programs that Erin loved so dearly during her time at Connors,” said Thompson. The Scholarship will be offered for applicants within the Connors State rodeo program, who are majoring in an agricultural related field. Qualifications will be a sophomore student with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The scholarship will be available for award in the fall of 2018.

Fall Plant Sale Goes On Despite Loss of Building

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pring storms could not keep Connors State College from having their Fall Plant Sale. The fall sale featured flowers, greens and other plants grown by the Connors State horticulture department. Debby Golden, horticulture director, said the department lost a greenhouse in a Memorial Day weekend storm. “The wind came out of the west, and it collapsed the greenhouse like an accordion,” said Golden. “If it had to happen, it was really the best time, because it was during a holiday weekend and it was between semesters, so I had no students involved.” Sophomore Matt Staples of Groveland, Florida, said the storm left only one

greenhouse, but he’s learned from it. “A shade house made with cow panels has become a second greenhouse for us right now,” said Staples. “We’re starting to put plants in places we didn’t think plants could go.” Staples said before the storm, one greenhouse would be their sale house and the other would be our stock house. Golden said the department is rebuilding its cold frames to house more plants. “We had to really cut back our stock that we get all our cuttings from,” she said. “We’re going to be doing a lot of crops in a limited amount of space. We’re going to be a little more versatile than we usually are. Instead of growing things from cuttings, we’re growing things from seed.” CONNORS CONNECTION

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Cowboy Family

Logan Nero, Staff

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ogan Nero, Director of Recruitment, began her career at Connors State six years ago. Nero received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Mass Communication

from Northeastern State University, with an emphasis in public relations, and obtained her master’s in business administration from Southern Nazarene University. Nero originally chose her career at Connors State because she was familiar with the area, being from Muskogee. Nero said she continues to choose Connors today because of the growth and experience the college has afforded her. She says her long-term goal is to be Vice President of Enrollment Management and continue to help people achieve their goals. As a recruiter, Nero has spent the past six years studying and learning why students choose Connors State, and how to target two very distinct markets. On the Warner campus, students are more traditional age: 18-24; on the Muskogee campus they skew a bit older: 26-32, but all of these students and those in between are Cowboys, and it’s recruitment’s job to search them out and to show off the college, welcoming them to their future home. “Connors State College is that small town specialty college where people come to grow,

Sophia Akuna, Student

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ver since she was young, Sophia Akuna knew she wanted to become a veterinarian. Akuna grew up in Beggs, Oklahoma where she graduated from Beggs High School in 2016. Akuna grew up on her grandparent’s ranch, which largely impacted her carrier goals. Growing up in a large household with her mom, stepdad and five sisters allowed her to have a strong bond with her family. “I grew up with a strong relationship with my family,” said Akuna. “My mom has always been my rock and biggest supporter.” She planned to attend Oklahoma State University out of high school, until she was asked to join the Connors Beef Show Team. “I am very happy with my decision to attend here first,” said Akuna. 10

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She stays busy, as she is involved in various clubs and organizations on campus, including the Beef Show Team, Ag Ambassadors, Aggie Club, and she works in the campus greenhouse. She loves the small town feel of Connors State, which made it a smooth transition from home to college. “Connors isn’t too far so it made it easier,” said Akuna. While at Connors, Akuna has made many lifelong friends as well as meeting many influential people. After graduating from Connors State, Akuna will continue her education at Oklahoma State University where she will double major in Pre Vet and Agribusiness. Akuna loves being outside and enjoys reading when she has the time to.

gather and go,” said Nero. “We have people from all across the United States attending here and learn things from Connors they otherwise would not have had a chance to learn.” Each week she meets with people from all over the country who are exploring college options and she shares with them why they should be a Connors State Cowboy. “The biggest thing that stands out about Connors State College to me is the people and the impact on student lives,” said Nero. “Our biggest difference from a university is that we build confidence in our students and prepare them for the larger universities.” Nero said Connors is one of the best places to work for if you have a family. Not to mention the best work family you get in return. Nero has two siblings, her oldest sister is a pharmacist and her brother is an instructor and HVAC professional. Nero says mother is the strongest woman she knows and she plans on being just like her. She even started a garden this year like her.


Bruce Shropshire, Alumnus

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ruce Shropshire, a 1965 graduate of Connors State College, played two seasons for the Cowboys before moving on to Northeastern State earning a degree in education in 1969 with a major in English and a minor in physical education. After graduation, Shropshire taught English and was both an assistant football coach and assistant basketball coach under Paul Bell and Perry Anderson, who he played for in high school. Following three years at Eufaula,

Shropshire was named as head basketball coach at Tonkawa High School, where he remained for three years. Shropshire then went into private business in 1975 in Muskogee purchasing My Place Bar-B-Q West where he has been owner for 41 years. He is also part owner of Cornerstone Funeral Home in Muskogee. Shropshire was inducted into the sixth class of the Connors State College Athletic Hall of Fame for men’s basketball in 2017.

Julie Scott, Faculty

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ulie Scott, nursing instructor, began her academic career at Connors State College in 2008, where she obtained her Associates of Applied Science degree, followed by Southwestern Oklahoma State University, with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2013, and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma in 2015.

Scott is primarily a fourth semester nursing instructor, and the course coordinator. However, she also assists with the first and third semester students when needed. Scott said Connors State is her home, and she takes great pride in this college. “Connors State has empowered me through education to become a registered nurse,” said Scott. “After working as a Registered Nurse for three years, serving the sick and injured of my local and surrounding communities, and assisting nursing students I realized that I had a passion for teaching.” Scott said she will one day go back to school and obtain her doctorate degree. At Connors State, Scott is also the Student Nurse Association sponsor. She began this role in the spring of 2015. “Connors is by far the best place for students,” said Scott. “It is a small campus with a hometown feel. Connors has all the bells and whistles that large schools do but at the same time is able to offer services on an individual level. Not to mention Connors has the best faculty. Each faculty member strives to help every student achieve success

through active classrooms and one-on-one mentoring.” “I had always dreamed of being able to say ‘I love my job’ and since January 2015 when I was hired at Connors State, I have been saying just that,” said Scott. “I have had jobs which I enjoyed. I have been a registered paramedic for 18 years and a registered nurse for nine years,” said Scott. Although I enjoyed those fields, it was work. I don’t feel like I work a single day at Connors. I absolutely love teaching and being a role model for nursing students.” Scott said she is a first generation college student and graduated with her four day old granddaughter in the audience. She has been married for 23 years, has five children, four girls and one boy, and also has five grandchildren, four girls and one boy. “I am thankful I chose higher education,” said Scott. “I dedicate my success to my family. I have and will continue to be a role model for them. I am very proud of all five of them, each one has or is currently attending college, and four out of my five children have attended Connors State.

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Athletics

Connors State Rodeo Teams Starts Season Strong

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onnors State rodeo has started the season strong, competing at Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas, September 15-17; Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma, September 28-30; and Oklahoma State University, October 5-7. In Colby, Jeremy Carney, Skiatook, won first in the long round of the tie down roping

and fourth overall. Nathan Carroll, Cleveland, Oklahoma, split fifth in the long round in the tie down roping and Brian Scamardo, Spiro, placed fourth overall in the Bull Riding. In Durant, at SEOSU Carney finished first overall, first in the short round, and fifth in the long go in the tie down roping. Ryder Gann, Tahlequah, finished second overall and second in the short round in the tie down

roping. Jacy Ward, Whitefield, finished first in the long go of the breakaway roping. Bryton Edmundson, Henryetta, finished fourth overall, split second in the short round and sixth in the long go of the steer wrestling. In Stillwater, Carney split fourth in the short round of the tie-down roping and Kayley Stubblefield, Stigler, qualified for the short round in the barrel racing.

Shooting Sports Team Travels to Kansas

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en members of the Connors State College shooting sports team traveled to Hays, Kansas, with coach Jim Stone to take part in the Fort Hays State University Shoot. The exciting weekend, September 15-17, was met with tough competition. Zane Arnold, Kyle McGregor, Blaine Mackenzie, Clay Galbreath, Shelby Skaggs,

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McKenzie Jones, Robert Ernsting, Kallen Hallman, Dakota Byus, and Drake Pound competed together against seven different Colleges in a two-day competition with multiple sections of trap and skeet shooting. The team won third place in wobble trap, double trap, and American trap.


Beef Show Team Competes at Tulsa State Fair

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he beef show team from Connors State College placed well at the 2017 Tulsa State Fair. The team members traveled with four head of Santa Gertrudis cattle, five head of Charlois cattle and three head of Percentage Simmental cattle from the college’s show string, coached by Todd Trennepohl. Class two Charlois Heifers took second shown by Emily Reed Beggs, Oklahoma; Class five Charlois Heifers took second and Reserve Division two Champion shown by Callie Meek from Cassville, Missouri; Class five Charlois Heifers took third shown by Lindsay Biscoe from Sayre, Oklahoma; Class seven Charlois Heifers took first and Division Champion shown by Krista Svendsen from Beggs, Oklahoma; Class one Charlois Bulls took first in class

and Division Champion shown by Bryce Wilson, Crowder, Oklahoma; Class seven Percentage Simmental took second in class shown by Wilson; Class three Percentage Simmental took second and Reserve Division Champion shown by Krista Svendsen; Class fifteen Percentage Simmental seventh in class shown by Brooklyn Herriman, Warner. In the Santa Gertrudis show the team in Class two placed third shown by Herriman; Class five took second shown by Meek; Class two Bulls took third shown by Wilson and Class fourth shown by Lindsay Biscoe. Beef Show Team members work with breeding beef cattle. Members work on the college farm feeding, grooming and complete daily maintenance of the herds Students are responsible for preparing tack and equipment

for the shows. They break the animals to lead and train them for display in the show ring. Connors State has a rich tradition in the quality of the animal herds, the farm is over 100 years old. Currently the farm has multiple breeds that are exhibited by the team members. The cattle that are shown at Connors are Simmental, Angus, Charlois and Santa Gertrudis. Students assist at purebred production sales and county livestock shows in the area. Team members are also responsible for grooming the bulls and their presentation and handling during the college’s bull sales in December and April of each year. Show team members gain valuable experience and skills in livestock training and handling as well as an insight in the beef industry.

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Livestock Judgers

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he Connors State livestock judging team has started their 2017-18 season strong. They began by being named third high team at the National Barrow Show in Austin, Minnesota, September 9-13, 2017. Cindy Cooper, Jefferson, Georgia, was fifth high individual and Sam Brake, Lucama, North Carolina, was sixth high individual. The Connors State freshman and sophomore teams then enjoyed a successful weekend at the Flint Hills contest in Hutchinson, Kansas, and Aksarben contest in Grand Island, Nebraska, September 28 October 1. At Flint Hills the freshman team took third high team overall, first high team in hogs, and fourth high team in reasons. Shyann McWhirter, Maysville, Oklahoma, took third in hogs, Gunnar Norvell, Tuttle, Oklahoma,

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took eighth high individual overall, Will Shelby, Madill, Oklahoma, took first in hogs, fourth in reasons, and fourth high individual overall. The sophomore team scored second in sheep and goats, and fifth in hogs. Logan Corbett, Colbert, Oklahoma, scored sixth high individual. At the Aksarben contest the freshman team scored third high team overall, second high team in hogs, and third high team reasons. The sophomore team scored third high team overall, and second high team sheep and goats. Corbett scored seventh in cattle, Claire Bradbury, Winfield, Kansas, scored fifth in cattle, Ben Quarter, Madison, Georgia, scored fifth in sheep and goats, Tristin Gambill, Tuttle, Oklahoma, scored seventh in sheep and goats and ninth in reasons. The Connors State judging team then

traveled to the Tulsa State Fair with the sophomores finishing third overall high team and the freshman being named high team overall. The freshman were named high team in sheep and goats, high team in cattle, and third high team in reasons. Will Shelby was third high individual as well, and being third high individual in cattle. Brayden Johnson, Tuttle, Oklahoma, was fourth high individual, Kinder Harlow, Prarie Grove, Arkansas, was third in sheep and goats, Braeton Kimble, Weatherford, Oklahoma, was fifth high individual in reasons. The Sophomores scored second high team in cattle. Corbett placed third in sheep and goats, while Brake placed third high individual in cattle.


Campus Life

9/11 Memorial Service

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n Monday, September 11, 2017, Connors State College hosted a 9/11 Memorial Service in front of the Stone Student Union on the Warner campus at noon. More than 75 students, faculty, and staff joined the ceremony as Mike Brister, college director for the

Spoke, gave the opening prayer and Lieutenant Colonel Jim Sanders gave a message to the attendees and lead the pledge of allegiance. This day marks the 16th anniversary of the falling of the World Trade Center towers, and the events of 2001, which are still affecting us today.

BBQ Bash

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n Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Connors State College and Sodexo hosted the annual BBQ Bash on Cowboy Square on the Warner campus. Sodexo prepared a barbecue meal and served on the front lawn of the college. Student Activities set up games and activities for students to enjoy after dinner including a volleyball tournament, corn hole games, and more.

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Brooklyn Herriman, Warner freshman member of the Connors State beef show team grooms her cattle at the 2017 Tulsa State Fair. - Photo by Connors State Photography Student Amy Larson. 16

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