TCC Community Magazine Fall 2021

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Community Magazine is a publication of Tulsa Community College


A Letter From TCC President Leigh B. Goodson

FALL 2021

Tulsa Community College 6111 E. Skelly Drive, Suite 400 Tulsa, OK 74135 Leigh B. Goodson, PhD. President & CEO

TCC Board of Regents: Caron Lawhorn, Chair William R. McKamey, Vice Chair James H. Beavers, Secretary Wesley G. Mitchell, Member Samuel Combs III, Member Paul H. Cornell, Member P. Mitchell Adwon, Member

Amid the uncertainty of a pandemic, Student Success has been our guiding force.

increases to $1 million more over a career when they complete a bachelor’s degree.

Despite the challenges of switching to online courses and services, and then slowly switching back to in-person, graduation rates have continued to increase. They were increasing before the pandemic, and are still doing so.

Education matters, for the student, for their families and future generations, and for the city and state in which they make their home. Education is a lasting, powerful change agent in the lives of our students.

Our focus is paying off.


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2021 Vision Dinner


HEERF Funds Keep Students on Track


Hardesty Student Success Center


Five Things with Josh Baker


Be Well, Do Well


All About Excellence


Adwon Joins TCC Board of Regents


College Park


2021 Vision Dinner


Mapping Greenwood


Sharing Her Vision

Last spring, we won two American Association of Community Colleges Awards of Excellence, one for Safety, Planning and Leadership, and one for Student Success. We attribute that to a number of programs and organizational changes we’ve made in the past five years, and again, on our singleminded focus. We know “student success” has a different meaning to every student. Some want to prepare themselves to transfer to a four-year institution and finish their bachelor’s degrees. Some want to get a two-year degree and jump immediately into the workforce. Some want professional certifications and trainings that allow them to take that next step in their career. Students define success in their own terms, and it is our job to help them identify those goals and chart a path to meet their vision. More than 99 percent of TCC students say the College met their needs and helped them meet their goals. We continue to champion the benefit of higher education in the community. A student completing a two-year degree makes $400,000 more than those with only a high school diploma. That number


While we have streamlined our academic programs, reducing the number available from 210 to 129, we have increased our collaborative work with our regional education partners through initiatives like the Tulsa Transfer Project and College Park (which you’ll read about further in the magazine). TCC’s transfer rates have increased, and our partners report TCC students have significantly higher grade point averages than students transferring in from other institutions. Our students are succeeding. We could not do it without the support of our community partners. Just this September, we celebrated our 50 Notable Alumni at our annual Vision Dinner, which thanks to you, raised more money than ever before for student support. Those funds provide for scholarships, textbook vouchers, technology, cultural and service-learning projects, internships, performing arts and more. Thank you for supporting Tulsa Community College. Leigh B. Goodson, Ph.D. Tulsa Community College President & CEO



STUDENTS ON TRACK Earlier in 2021, TCC conducted a survey of our students, and found a population in crisis. Nearly 40 percent reported their financial situation was worse that before COVID-19, and 41 percent said they were struggling to pay for college. In our students’ own words: “I had COVID, I was off from work 14 days, I had to buy medicines, vitamins … I have three daughters and I’m a single mom. I used my last money on food and things my kids needed for school.” – TCC Student

Paying off outstanding balances of current and former TCC students, regardless of whether they are currently enrolled, used roughly $4 million in federal dollars from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Institutional Funds.

“I was laid off in October due to the coronavirus impact on my company. This left me with no savings. Was out of job for a while.” – TCC Student

According to Kenney, 5,210 students were positively affected by the strategy to use institutional HEERF funds to remove or reduce balances.

“I lost my job last year in January. I was laid off and have not worked since. I cannot find a decent job because of the pandemic. I am not doing well financially. My parents cannot afford to help me with my tuition fees.” – TCC Student

“Our goal was to get them to re-enroll so they can complete their degrees, and 1,233 students ended up enrolling for Fall—almost 24% of these students reenrolled,” she says. “We will continue to target those who did not re-enroll for Fall and encourage them to get enrolled for spring.”

“All the money I receive goes toward my classes. I do not have anyone to support me. I want to be able to pursue my studies. I will be the first to graduate from college in my family. I am slowly going into debt and I am concerned. The small amount I have goes toward groceries in order to not starve.” – TCC Student

TCC also received federal dollars allocated for Student Emergency Funds and used those funds for emergency grants to support students going forward who are enrolled now and will continue to be enrolled.

In August, the College notified students with outstanding balances who were enrolled on or after March 2020 that the money they owed TCC, as of July 12, 2021, was erased.


“Our students were struggling and we are here to help them. Using the federal dollars in this way is a holistic approach for all our students whether they are currently attending or attended at some point since Spring 2020,” says Eileen Kenney, TCC associate vice president of enrollment and retention.

“Our students were struggling and we are here to help them,” says Kenney.



JOSH BAKER, Ph.D. Outwit, Outplay, Outmath

As an associate professor at TCC, Josh Baker teaches math. But what he really wants to do is be a contestant on Survivor. A fan of Survivor from almost its inception, the show is a family affair at the Baker household, what Baker calls “appointment viewing,” and he, his wife, and their twin 14-year-old daughters never miss an episode. “It means family time,” he says. “We always watch together. If someone is busy or not feeling well, we work around that to make it happen together.” Baker is a both a fan and student of the game. He scrutinizes the games of past winners and tracks twitter accounts to see who looks like the early favorites. (He says to watch for who gets the most “confessionals” – where contestants talk by themselves to the camera.) “If you track that halfway through the season, you can kind of tell who’s going to be in the finale by their air time,” says Baker. “They’re crafting the story.” Which is one of the reasons Baker believes he’d be a good fit for the show. He’s a storyteller, having won the Okay, So … 2019 Storyteller of the Year award. He’s also a tad bit competitive. “My competitive spirit comes out in a lot of different ways,” he says. “I have my Ph.D. just because my wife got her Ph.D. No joke, that’s the reason I got it. We’re super competitive with each other.” He’s applied to be on the show twice, so far. He had to wait until he’d finished that aforementioned Ph.D. to apply, however.


“I want to be doing those things. I want to find myself in those situations.” The Five Things It Takes to Win Survivor: 1. Be socially comfortable. If you really listen and pick up on cues from people, you’ll be able to understand what moves are coming and what people’s motivations are. If you’ve taken the time to listen, you’re more likely to be able to influence what the group think is, and possibly manipulate someone into doing what you want them to do. 2. You have to have emotional intelligence. Sure, you need to be fit, but you don’t need to be crazy fit. You need a deep understanding of emotional intelligence. You have to be able to spot someone who’s telling you a version of the truth and someone who’s telling you mostly a lie. You have to be able to figure out who you can trust and, more importantly, when your trust level has to change. If you don’t have that, you won’t do well at all. 3. Never assume it’s a lost cause. There’s always an option, right up until the votes are read. There have been so many times where there’s been a majority group vs. a minority group. It feels obvious and inevitable. But what’s inevitable is at least one of those people will be able to convince someone in the majority group to change alliances. There’ve been so many times I’ve gone, “How did that happen?” 4. Know the odds. They’ve started giving people choices. Now, when you find a hidden immunity idol, there’s a warning on it. It’s a “beware challenge,”

because there’s a cost to it. You can choose to open it and go by what the parchment says, or you can hide it or give it away. There’s a lot of decision theory going on in the game. You have to know your statistics and your risk appetite. 5. Know how to put people on the jury and not burn the bridge. Everyone voting to decide if you win or someone else wins, is someone you helped put on the jury. There was a player, Russell Hantz, who was great at getting to the end of the game, but no one wanted to give him the money. Sandra Diaz won twice. In both seasons, the only time her name was written down was

the vote when they decided who was going to win. At the final vote, she didn’t dodge or lie or placate. She answered honestly. She just laid it all out there.




TCC Named Top Community College for Student Success and Leadership Safety and Planning Tulsa Community College received the 2021 Award of Excellence for Student Success and the 2021 Award of Excellence for Safety, Planning and Leadership by the American Association of Community Colleges. The prestigious award in each category recognizes exceptional work among the nation’s two-year colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 2-year, associate degree-granting institutions and more than 12 million students. The first award recognizes TCC’s remarkable journey to improve the graduation rate, which resulted in dramatic increases in student success outcomes. The College intentionally redesigned the student experience with its selection into the Guided Pathways Project in 2015, meaning the way students navigate college changed as advising was embedded in the academic schools and a multi-year project focused on achieving equitable outcomes. “TCC has worked diligently to design a student experience that represents success for ALL students. While this has been challenging work, we have worked to increase degree completion and close achievement gaps. We are particularly proud TCC saw a


nearly 22 percent increase in degree or certificate completion from 2016 to 2020,” said TCC President Leigh B. Goodson, Ph.D. The second Award of Excellence highlights the institution’s strategic efforts in safety preparedness and planning, prior to and in response to the 2020 pandemic. The strategic planning, beginning in 2015, as well as safety-related investments in the areas of risk management, public health, and emergency preparedness provided the existing supports and enabled the College to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Setting the priority for safety, planning and leadership has been a long-term, multi-year planning effort. This national recognition represents thousands of hours by dedicated employees to support more than 23,000 students, faculty and staff across four main campuses, an aviation center and several community campuses throughout Tulsa County,” said Goodson. This foundational work in recent years including personnel, multiple facility improvements, technology upgrades, and ongoing training helped reinforce a culture of safety. This focus allowed the College to develop innovative solutions to support employees and students in a remote, or virtual environment while having a highly coordinated and integrated approach to response planning and shared leadership.


transfer specialist. “They’ve started to work together more and build those connections. And they like that everything is planned for them, so they don’t have to worry about what they’re taking each semester.” College Park, a four-year public university experience in partnership with Tulsa Community College and OSU-Tulsa, launched successfully Fall 2021 with an inaugural class of 28 total students. The first cohort of students – 21 full-time, seven parttime – began their initial slate of eight- and 16-week classes on the OSU-Tulsa campus in August. As a cohort, they all have the same schedule and see the same faces in their classes. It’s a shared experience in many ways. “I really enjoy the environment of College Park,” says Kylie Saldierna, member of the first cohort. “Being able to connect with my peers and collectively answer each other’s questions is a plus to helping each other succeed.” Saldierna credits College Park as the deciding factor for furthering her education. “I see myself as a driven individual, but as someone who was on the edge of attending college to begin with, College Park is what inspired me to embrace the knowledge gained from this opportunity,” she says. “They’re enjoying being able to connect with the same group of students,” says Zack Grant, TCC university


Another advantage to the smaller cohort – their voices are heard by the program’s coordinators. “Since it’s a smaller group of students, we work very closely with them, and their feedback is instrumental in the assessment and evaluation of their program,” says Grant. The seamless, four-year program gives students two degree opportunities – an Associate degree from TCC and a Bachelor’s degree from OSU – on one campus. As long as a student maintains a 2.0 GPA, they are guaranteed admission into OSU. College Park participants are Business Administration majors working toward a bachelor’s degree in several business-related majors, including accounting, general business, marketing, management and finance. College Park students attend classes on the OSU-Tulsa campus. TCC professors teach the associate level courses, OSU professors the higher level courses. “Students are able to have a full university experience, except for the residence halls, right here in Tulsa at a low cost,” says Grant. “It allows them to take advantage of the OSU and TCC infrastructure that’s already there, and save quite a bit of money.”

In addition to saving money, College Park provides students a consistent environment to pursue their four-year degree. Students receive support and can access services like counseling, tutoring, and career exploration from both TCC and OSU-Tulsa. This wrap-around support ensures students have all the tools they need to succeed from both institutions. “The professors here at TCC and OSU make it well known help is there,” says Saldierna. “They provide so many resources, from tutoring, career services, and even mental health assistance, which for me is extremely important. Self-care is definitely healthcare as a college student.” It’s also beneficial to begin and end their university experience in the same location. “I think transferring to a different institution can cause a lot of anxiety for many students,” says Grant. “I think it’s comforting for students to know they’ll be at one campus from the beginning to end with the same group of students and build a support system that lasts throughout the completion of their bachelor’s degree.”

The first-cohort of College Park students received a $250 textbook voucher, part of $10,000 in support funding provided by the TCC Foundation. “The TCC Foundation recognizes College Park is an innovative student experience utilizing best practices such as a cohort, or group, learning experience and supported by resources from both institutions,” said Kari Shults, TCC vice president for advancement and president of the TCC Foundation. “With the goal to increase the number of bachelor’s degrees in the Tulsa area, College Park provides a seamless experience for students in northeast Oklahoma.” More degree programs will be added as College Park expands. In the meantime, applications for the Fall 2022 cohort are now open ( and extend until the end of April, with students being selected in mid-May 2022.


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GREENWOOD One of Tulsa’s darkest events provided an invaluable learning experience for roughly 70 TCC students, who realized their academic work could make a difference in their community.

project says, “History seems at times best learned when it has modern connection to tie into the emotional reactions that come from experiencing the events through research and learning.”

“Mapping Greenwood,” a web-based mapping experience created by TCC students, guides individuals through the events of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, showing users where these events happened in the context of current downtown Tulsa. Led by Drs. Kristen Marangoni, Gay Phillips, and Kelly Allen, and Dewayne Dickens, the project links classwork to community influence through the practice of service-learning.

An Oklahoma Humanities grant and additional support from the TCC Foundation helped fund events surrounding the web-based experience that has been used so far by more than 1,700 visitors from 42 different countries. Created in partnership with the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation, Mapping Greenwood has a self-guided walking tour. Visit the TCC Metro Campus, corner of 9th and S. Boston, and scan a QR code with a phone to begin.

“Throughout this project, students worked at the intersection of social responsibility and digital citizenship,” said Marangoni, “something that hopefully helps students realize the relevance of their education, not just for the job they want, but for larger life skills they will ultimately need to succeed.” As with everything since March 2020, the original plan evolved due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the team forced to pivot from a walking tour to a virtual format. This changed several key elements as the students worked on the project. “Creating a virtual project allowed us to showcase additional sites relevant to the Tulsa Race Massacre and tell a more comprehensive narrative,” says Marangoni.


Mapping Greenwood is part of “TCC Remembers: Legacy of Greenwood and Our Shared Racial Healing,” a year-long commemoration about the people and places associated with the historic Greenwood District.

While she may have conceptualized the project, success depended upon a team effort working across the College. Students from English and Sociology classes wrote descriptions of locations; a Psychology class developed reflective questions; and Geography Information Systems classes mapped the locations.

Laura Tapp, a GIS student and Mapping Greenwood project manager interviewed by Tulsa People about the

Although Mapping Greenwood has been published online, the work around it continues. The project has led to additional service-learning collaboration: some TCC students worked with the Urban Coders Guild to develop the 1921 Historic Black Wall Street Business Directory, while others worked with TU to search for precise locations of historic Greenwood District buildings. These collaborations culminated in a one-day workshop in October 2021 for educators featuring free digital resources related to Greenwood. “Being able to research and identify the exact building still standing there today, I have a greater appreciation for the people who survived and made Tulsa what it is today,” says Logan Lanphier, a student who worked on one of the projects. “Through this experience, our students understand learning doesn’t stop once they complete my course or leave TCC. They now understand they have the power to raise awareness and have an impact on our community,” says Marangoni.



MAKES IMPACT ON WEST CAMPUS Although the new Hardesty Student Success Center at Tulsa Community College’s West Campus opened in the middle of the pandemic, the new facility is getting high praise from students and staff. Designed to enhance the student experience, the new Hardesty Student Success Center provides integrated support services with a one-stop philosophy designed to remove barriers from application to college through graduation. Funded with a $1 million gift from the Hardesty Family Foundation as part of the $20 million Clearing the Pathway: The Campaign for Completion, the center opened in the Fall of 2020. “The beauty of our Hardesty Student Success Center is it’s a team approach to student success—students have a team of advisors and financial aid staff ready to support in one location,” said Eunice Tarver, TCC Vice President of Student Success & Equity. “Students have an opportunity to more easily develop or strengthen relationships with staff when they’re in one seamless location.”

Goodson, Ph.D. A virtual dedication of the center took place in Sept. 2021. “College and all the steps required – from the application and enrollment processes to the required steps needed leading to graduation or a university transfer, can be overwhelming, especially if you are a first-generation student. We are proud to partner with TCC to enhance the student experience,” said Michelle Hardesty, Hardesty Family Foundation Executive Director. The College opened the first Student Success Center at the Southeast Campus August 2019 with the help of the Vision Tulsa package approved by voters. The remaining two centers, at the Metro and Northeast campuses, are being funded by private dollars raised through TCC’s $20 million Clearing the Pathway: The Campaign for Completion, one of the most successful community college fundraising campaigns in the nation designed to remove financial, navigational and physical barriers to a student’s success and graduation.

“We are grateful to the Hardesty Family for their generous investment which will have a transformative effect on our students,” said TCC President Leigh B.



BE WELL, DO WELL If you want students to do well, they need to be well. The College has spent considerable time and resources pursuing best practices to increase student success. A major component of that is mental health and wellness. Being selected to participate in the JED Campus program has been a catalyst for the College’s wellness work. JED Campus is a nationwide initiative to help colleges and universities support students’ well-being. The program provides schools with a comprehensive framework and data-driven, customized feedback to strengthen mental health, suicide prevention efforts, and substance abuse prevention efforts. “The JED Campus designation means a school has put in a significant amount of time and effort to build safety nets for students,” says Jessica Heavin, TCC director of wellness services. “There are a lot of different areas where we go in and build up those supports, so no matter where a student is in distress, there’s support.” TCC was one of five Oklahoma colleges given funding from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) to initiate the program in 2017. TCC started with administering the Healthy Minds Survey in Oct. 2018, building an interdisciplinary team (the JED Campus Task Force), providing baseline data to JED, and creating a personalized strategic plan. In many ways, it is like a wellness accreditation process. “Our JED campus team is an interdisciplinary group of people from across the College,” says Heavin. “Individuals from all corners of the College have come together to build in safeguards to student health and wellness.” The team includes individuals from Student Success & Equity, Academic Affairs and TCC Police just to name a few.


TCC is in year four of the project, and has already implemented or strengthened several student programs, including: expanding health education programs, promoting health insurance options, offering Mental Health First Aid and other mental health awareness trainings, launching the Thriving Campus website to assist college community members in finding affordable mental health care (https://tulsacc.thrivingcampus. com/), launching a wellness module for College Success courses, and adding 24/7 resources to the backs of TCC ID cards. And more, including the Peer Health Education program. Peer Health Educators complete Certified Peer Educator training and then educate fellow students about important health topics. “Peer Health Educators is based on the research that shows students want to learn about health topics from their peers. Fellow students are a trusted source of information and one they can truly hear and empathize with,” says Heavin. The Peer Health Education program is partially funded by the TCC Foundation and provides scholarships for up to 15 students. Peer Health Educators develop and implement health education and awareness programs with the goal of improving the long-term healthy behaviors of fellow TCC students. The Peer Health Education program is partially funded by the TCC Foundation and provides scholarships for up to 15 students. “Last year, we trained an additional 348 people in at least one mental health awareness strategy” says Heavin. “The fact we had so many faculty and staff trained in Mental Health First Aid before the pandemic was crucial. I felt confident our faculty and staff were going to be able to assist students in distress

because they’ve had those trainings and our faculty and staff have done a wonderful job of creating a culture of care for our students.” The College recently received a $625,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. TCC plans to train an additional 1000 TCC faculty, staff, students, and adults in the Tulsa community over the next five years. The College will also administer the Healthy Minds survey to again assess current mental health awareness and quantify students’ knowledge of mental health resources. A post-campaign survey will measure the increase in knowledge of mental health resources.

The department tracks the efficacy of their programs, with a focus on the retention rates of students who sought assistance. For the 2020/2021 academic year, 69 percent of students who sought counseling in Fall 2020 re-enrolled or graduated by Fall 2021. “When students are well, they can be successful,” she says.


LYON’S SHARE Tim Lyons, CEO of TTCU Federal Credit Union, Believes in the Power of Education A self-proclaimed “Navy brat” who grew up all over the west coast, overseas and eventually west Texas before coming to Tulsa to attend college, Tim Lyons knows what it’s like to work hard for a college degree. “I was working about 30 hours a week as a welder in west Tulsa while attending Oral Roberts University for an accounting degree,” says Lyons, CEO of TTCU Federal Credit Union. “I did repair jobs all over town and also made deliveries, so I got to know the city well.” To catch up after a delay in declaring his major, he took summer classes four nights a week at then Tulsa Junior College, now Tulsa Community College. “TJC was very economical and a different experience than ORU, being a private university. It was good for me to see those differences. TJC got me back on track with my degree program so I could graduate in four years.” After graduating from ORU in 1982, Lyons joined a public accounting firm. “I met a guy from another firm who was using this new software called Lotus 123, one of the earliest versions of electronic spreadsheets. At that time hardly anyone was using computers, let alone electronic spreadsheets.” Lyons talked the firm’s partners into letting him take computer classes at TJC a few days a week. “The skills I learned at TJC propelled my career. For many years I was known as the ‘spreadsheet guru’ as I began to


revolutionize the accounting department with the use of the electronic spreadsheet.” In 1989, Lyons joined TTCU as Controller and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer five years later before becoming CEO in 2011. Today, he serves on multiple boards, including the TCC Foundation where he currently chairs the executive committee. In addition, he was named one of TCC’s 50 Notable Alumni as part of the College’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2020. “Over the years, I have appreciated how TCC has continued to offer classes for adult learners. I identify with that...that was me,” says Lyons. “The economics of a college education are way more expensive today than when I was a student. Every source of assistance we can provide is beneficial to helping students get their degrees. “That’s why I believe in investing in the TCC Foundation,” adds Lyons. “Investing in the future of our young people will impact the future for years to come. When people commit their treasure to education, they’re really investing in a brighter future because we know that our community will thrive and prosper the more educated our people are.”



BOARD OF REGENTS If it were up to him, you wouldn’t catch TCC’s newest Regent, P. Mitchell (Mitch) Adwon, wearing a tie. He doesn’t put a lot of stock in formality, and he’d prefer you just call him Mitch. But don’t let that casual nature fool you. He’s serious about his work, serious about the potential education provides a population, and he believes in the mission of Tulsa Community College. “Education has always been dear to my heart,” says Regent Adwon. “It’s what separates people, allows them to have upward mobility, and to communicate with each other. If you can critically think and analyze, and you can write and communicate, you can do anything.” Regent Adwon believes community colleges are going to take an even larger role in the educational landscape. “Community colleges are on the rise, and are going to become a more important center for any community,” he says. “Four-year universities are pricing themselves out of the market. Education is so critical to a person’s advancement, they’re going to have to find it somewhere, and community colleges like TCC are going to be the biggest venue for that.” Adwon has been involved with TCC for several years. He helped procure land for the College when Dr. Tom McKeon was TCC president, and has been personal friends with former Regent Ron Looney. “For so many years, I heard from Ron Looney about how much he loved this institution,” says Regent Adwon. “I have enormous respect for that man.”


Regent Adwon was appointed to the TCC Board of Regents by Governor Kevin Stitt in 2021, and formally joined the board in August. “I have a lot to learn,” he says. “Anyone who comes in and doesn’t believe that will have a rude awakening. My background with facilities will help.” Regent Adwon is President of Adwon Properties, Inc. He is also Managing Member of Polly Properties, LLC, a commercial real estate investment holding company, and Managing Member of other related real estate investment entities with a multi-state focus. A graduate of Holland Hall School and the University of Tulsa, Regent Adwon is a board member and past board chair of the Salvation Army. He is a member of the board of governors for Rogers State University Constitution Day. He also serves on the Arts and Sciences Visiting Committee at the University of Tulsa. A member of the Cherokee Nation, Regent Adwon has served on the board of directors for the Cherokee Nation Business. His other board memberships include Holland Hall School; Leadership Oklahoma; Leadership Tulsa; Oklahoma Film Commission; Oklahoma State University Foundation; Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy; Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority; University Center of Tulsa Foundation/ Rogers University Chair; Tulsa Historical Society; and Tulsa City-County Library Commission. In addition, Regent Adwon and his wife Melinda have co-chaired the Domestic Violence Intervention Services Monarch Ball and the Salvation Army, William Booth Society.


TCC FOUNDATION SETS RECORD; RAISES MORE THAN $475K 50 Notable Alumni Honored The 2021 Vision Dinner hit a historic goal, raising more than $475,000 for the Tulsa Community College Foundation. This year’s event, chaired by Michelle Hardesty, Andy Kinslow, and Russ Kirkpatrick, recognized the TCC’s 50 Notable Alumni and was tied to the College’s 50th Anniversary. With an in-person and live streaming option, the event followed CDC and Tulsa Health Department COVID-19 safety guidelines and asked people who attended to complete a form saying they were either fully vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19. “Despite the challenges of the pandemic, TCC is extremely grateful for the community support demonstrated by the generosity of our donors,” says Kari Shults, vice president for advancement and president of the TCC Foundation. “This record-setting evening will help fund additional scholarships for students, many of which face additional challenges brought by the pandemic.” During Vision Dinner and a live-ask by Sharon King-Davis, donors pledged more than $50,000 for one-time scholarships to be awarded in Fall 2022.



A big thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and supported the event, and to our sponsors: PATHWAY LEADERS - $25,000 AND ABOVE Hardesty Family Foundation TTCU Federal Credit Union Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies Sanford and Irene Burnstein Foundation George Kaiser Family Foundation

DREAM MAKERS - $15,000 Cox Communications, Cherokee Nation Businesses, ONEOK

TULSA ACHIEVERS - $10,000 Williams Co., The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, AAON, Ruth K. Nelson, ONE Gas, Osage Casino Hotel, Saint Francis Health System, Hon. Kathy Taylor and Bill Lobeck, Caron and Shawn Lawhorn

GROUNDBREAKERS - $5,000 USA BMX/BMX Canada, Oxley Foundation, River Spirit, Schnake Turnbo Frank, Hall Estill/ Sarah Hansel, Anchor Stone Company, The Bama Companies, Bank of Oklahoma, Tulsa World Media Group, Sharon King Davis, George Krumme, Evelyn Nienhuis, Jay Helm, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Hilti, Inc., Price Family Properties, Barnett Family Foundation, Hillcrest HealthCare System, Chapman Family Foundations, Chickasaw Nation, QuikTrip, OSU Tulsa/OSU Foundation

INNOVATORS - $3,000 TCC President’s Cabinet, Mitchell Adwon, Flintco, LLC, OU Foundation

FOUNDERS - $1,500 Dr. Leigh and Mark Goodson, Exceptional Leaders Lab, ImageNet, Montie and Betty Box, First Oklahoma Bank, Susan and Jim Harris, Nabholz, McAfee & Taft, Langdon Publishing, Jane and Henry Primeaux, Dr. Dean and Vesta VanTrease, Dr. Tom and Stacey McKeon, KKT Architects, Stinnett & Associates, Larry C. and Dr. Eleanor C. Payne, Matrix Service Company, Bill and Pat McKamey, Gaberino Family, Rick and Susan Neal, Webco Industries, Inc., Joseph and Nancy McDonald, Tulsa Regional Chamber, Betheny Reid Consulting, Dr. Peggy Dyer, Sam and Rita Combs, Security Bank, GH2 Architects, Rogers State University, Ted and Shiela Haynes, Jana Shoulders and Robert Soza, Jackie Kouri and Gary Paxton, Jeannie McDaniel, Workspace Resource, Inc.





The opportunity presented to Goretti Anangfac made her think about gratitude and self-doubt. She had been asked to share her story at the 2021 Vision Dinner.

While maintaining a 3.5 GPA in a demanding program, she works part-time during the semester and full-time during winter and summer breaks to put away money for school.

As a TCC student, she received several scholarships including the True Blue Lead scholarship. Yet, she considered herself an introvert and didn’t believe she was a great public speaker.

Goretti is intentionally saving her military education benefits because she anticipates at least five more years to complete a bachelor’s and graduate degree to achieve her dream of becoming a Nurse Practitioner.

“When I was up on the stage and everyone was looking up at me, I felt a sense of calmness for an instant and felt privileged to speak directly to people who had made it possible for me to get this far in my college journey,” says Anangfac.

Helping others goes beyond her career choice. She talks openly about the academic challenges she’s faced and her determination to ask for help and seek out tutoring.

Her journey includes moving to the U.S. with her parents at the age of eight when they immigrated from Cameroon, West Africa. “It is not an easy thing to do, for a family to leave everything behind and move halfway across the world in search of better educational and economic opportunities,” she says. Not knowing what she wanted to do following high school, she enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and served seven years before coming to TCC. Now a full-time student in the Nursing program, she is paying for her college with work and scholarships. “Scholarships enable me to be able to work less and stress less, so I can focus more of my time on my studies and make good grades.”


“I guess if I had a message for anyone like me who has always struggled academically, it would be, don’t get too discouraged. Take it one chunk at a time, keep your end goal in mind. Remind yourself you can do it and you just might be more capable than you think.” She practices her own advice and reminds herself she is set to graduate from TCC in the Spring. But her journey is far from over. “It’s not every day you get a chance to meet the donors who contribute to those scholarships. Because of donors, students like me can have a chance at attaining higher education and maybe one day because of the opportunities were given, we can be in a position to become donors ourselves for the next generation of students and pay it forward.”


SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DONORS The Tulsa Community College Foundation provides support to Tulsa Community College and its mission by developing key relationships and financial resources.

2021 TCC FOUNDATION BOARD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR: TIM LYONS, President & CEO, TTCU Federal Credit Union VICE CHAIR: JACKIE PRICE JOHANNSEN, President, Price Family Properties SECRETARY/TREASURER: JESSE GUARDIOLA, President, Guardiola Outreach Development, LLC PAST CHAIR: DAVID STRATTON, Executive Vice President, Tulsa Commercial Banking, Bank of Oklahoma TRUSTEES Leeland Alexander, Associate Vice President, OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center Scott Asbjornson, retired, AAON Billie T. Barnett, civic leader Konnie Boulter, Program Director, The Oxley Foundation Jeff Brooks, Chief Information Officer, Muscogee Creek Nation Casinos – River Spirit Teresa Meinders Burkett, Partner, Conner & Winters, LLP Lisette Coston, Executive Director of Support Services, Saint Francis Health System Laura Creekmur, President, The Williams Companies Foundation. Vice President, Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, The Williams Companies Sharon King Davis, Partner, King Investments Curtis Dinan, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, ONE Gas Jim Dunn, Chairman, Mill Creek Lumber & Supply Company J. Ed Fariss, retired Kevin Gross, President & CEO, Hillcrest HealthCare System Sarah Hansel, Attorney/Director, Hall Estill Attorneys at Law Susan E. Harris, Tulsa Regional Chamber, retired Kirk Hays, President & CEO, Arvest Bank M. Ted Haynes, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, retired John Hewitt, President & CEO, Matrix Service Company Alana Hughes, Director of Tulsa Grantmaking, Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies

Molly Jarvis, Senior Vice President, Marketing Communications and Cultural Tourism, Cherokee Nation Businesses Jennifer Jezek, President, York Electronic Systems, Inc. David Kollmann, President, Central Region, Flintco LLC Sean Kouplen, Chairman and CEO, Regent Bank Phil Lakin, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Tulsa Community Foundation Jim Langdon, Publisher, Langdon Publishing Company William Lissau, Oklahoma Market President, Bank of America Robert Martinovich, Executive Vice President and CAO, ONEOK Susan B. Neal, Executive Director, Gilcrease Museum and the Helmerich Center for American Research. Vice President for Public Affairs, The University of Tulsa Karl Neumaier, COO, Hilti North America Dr. Eleanor Payne, retired educator Roger Ramseyer, Vice President & Tulsa Market Leader, Cox Communications Lou Reynolds, Senior Partner, Eller & Detrich John Rupe, Jr, CEO, Rupe Helmer Group E. Paul Samuels, Senior VP, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley M. Susan Savage, CEO, Morton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. Melinda Stinnett, Managing Director, Stinnett & Associates, LLC Steve Turnbo, Chairman Emeritus, Schnake Turnbo Frank

STAFF Leigh B. Goodson, Ph.D, President & CEO Kari Shults, VP of Advancement and President of the TCC Foundation Mark McMullen, CFO Megan Korn, Chief Development Officer Isaac Sheets, Development Officer Colleen Mansur, Development Officer Ali Abdelkhalea, GI Accountant Bethany Weaver, Assistant Controller Jill Deutscher, Database Administrator Mallory Duncan, Coordinator Sally Osburn, Foundation Board Liaison, part time

TULSA COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION 6111 East Skelly Drive, Suite 605, Tulsa, OK 74135-6198 Phone (918) 595-7836 | 30

Individual Donors

Reflects donors from 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2021

$50,000 or more Mary Kent* William S. Smith* Kathy Taylor and Bill Lobeck

$10,000 - $49,999 Joan and Thomas Atkinson Jim Cameron Marge and John Gaberino Leigh and Mark Goodson Ruth Nelson Joseph Parker Bob and Jill Thomas Dean and Vesta VanTrease George Warde*

$1,000 - $9,999 Audrey Alcorn Leeland and Diana Alexander Alison Anthony and Mark Wilson Loren Arnoff Billie and Howard Barnett Shelby Beil Dan and Rebecca Bloom Eric and Jan Bohne Linda Booker James and Marilyn Brill Jeff and Jessica Brooks Marcia and Daniel Brueggenjohann Mary Ann and John Bumgarner Randy Bunn Sam and Rita Combs Sandy and Shawn Cooper Paul and Tabitha Cornell JW and Mollie Craft Don Crall Jr Ruthie and Stephen Duenner Peggy Dyer Bill and Daryl Eaton Kim Falcon Joseph and Marci Falvey Ed and Sara Fariss Janice Fonkalsrud Irving and Dixie Frank Kristin Gilbertson Terence Golla Sarah Hansel Susan and Jim Harris Ted and Shiela Haynes Jay Helm Julie and James Higgins Alana Hughes Myra and Ronald Jeffris Katie and David Johnson Sharon King Davis

Megan and James Korn George Krumme and Aldean Newcomb* Caron and Shawn Lawhorn Ron and Sue Looney Tim and Carol Lyons Lisa Malone and Jody Tidwell Tammie and David Maloney Leslie Brier-Maltby and Phil Maltby Shannon Matthews Joe and Carol McGraw Bill and Pat McKamey Teresa Meinders Burkett Meshri Family Carol Messer Rick and Susan Neal James Norton Pierce and Debbie Norton Jennifer and Tom Palmer Eleanor and Larry Payne Millard and Susanne Pickering Delia Pierson Julie and Justin Porterfield David and Cheryl Poth Jacqueline Price Johannsen Jane and Henry Primeaux III Andrew and Hannah Ralston Bill and Donna Ramsey Roger and Terri Ramseyer Cathryn and Michael Render Bernie and Marcy Robinowitz Geordie and Kristine Robinson Hannah and Joe Robson John and Stephanie Rupe Paul and Patricia Samuels Isaac Sheets and Scott Gove Kari and Matt Shults Helen Sisler Angela Sivadon Jaime Smith Robin and Jeff Smith Dawne and Robert Stafford Melinda and Joel Stinnett Greg Stone David and Cassie Stratton Steve and Norma Turnbo David and Rachel Wagner Jacqueline Wilson Roy and Rebekah Wood

$500 - $999 Terri Alonso Jennifer Beatie Xan Black Jason Blankenship Kirk Brewer Cathy Campbell Brett and Jennifer Campbell Monica and Harry Champ Ed Cizek

Kristopher Copeland Ramona Curtis Dawn Davidson John and Sue Goff Julie Hall Tim and Kaia Holder Robert Huizenga Lyn Kent Jodi King Dave Kucinskas and Paula Cadogan Tim Lawson Mina and John Lotti Julie Luscomb Nancy and Joe McDonald Tom and Stacey McKeon Helen Monahan Michael and Mary Ann Pierce Sandra Rana Cindy Shanks Matthew Sharpe Mary Sirkel Paul and Karyl Stanton Emily Tichenor Diane Trimble Sean Weins J David Wemhaner Lindsay and Travis White Mackenzie Wilfong

Up to $499 Ali Abdelkhaleq Margaret Abington Jacki Adair Ashley Adams David Adams Pam Alec Andrew Allen Diana Allen Christine Allison Dianna Anders Greg Anderson Lynn Archibald Janet Attisha Cassie Austin Robert Ayanian Michael Bagby Amber Bagwell James Baird Joshua Baker Denise Baldwin Tracy Ballinger Cathy Bankston Helen and David Barlow Josh Barnes Cindy Barton Julie Basden Debbie Batson Jim and Sharon Beavers David Bedford


Melinda Bellatti Joy Betz Terry and Richard Bevins Kenneth Bezan Mark Bielefeld Mary Bieser Chuck Bigbie Liz Binger Shawna Blake Rita Boggs Kaylie Bradley Kelly Brasfield Wallace Brasuell Adam Brennan Debbie Brown Jeff Brown John Brown Knox Brown Amy Buchert Neal and Lora Buck Nicole Burgin Susan Burlew Looper Bill and Margie Bush Eric Butson Donnell Campbell Mary Cantrell Florence Carey Chandra Carpenter Christie Carr Shelby Cartwright Anita Carwile Melissa Caviness Daniel Chaboya Jennifer Champion Amber Chase Jeremy Chase Cory Cheney Lois Christian Roger and Patti Clapp Tom and Billie Clarke Jim Clennan Samantha Clifford Melissa Cloud Cindy Coker Kristie Coleman Ronald and Janice Coleman Annina Collier Marvin and Mary Cooke DeAnna Cooper Patti Cooper Sheri Core Michael Cortez Lisette and Brad Coston Linda Cotner Laura Cowan Ginny Cox Steven Cox Patrick Coyle Carolyn Crabtree Ravin Crawford


Edward and Virginia Crook Carmen Cua Lisa Cudd Allen Culpepper Dacia Hinkle Miguel Da Corte Kathy Daily Leslie and Brad Dalton Terry Daniel Kelly David Cynthia Davis Sloan Davis Suzanne Davis Jeanine de Leon-Maestas Kei Deatherage Tim Degeer Debbie Deibert Jill Deutscher Dewayne Dickens Dolly Dixon Michelle Dixon Randy Dominguez Dyawna Dostal-Shields Keidron Dotson David Drosdoff Jennifer Dunaway Jim and Barbara Dunn Christina Ea Logan Edwards Shirley Elliott Kaye Ellis Kim Evans Sarah Evans Rae Faltysek Leslie Falvey Molly Farley Ruth Fate Jason Featherngill G.R. and Frieda Ferguson Rick Ferster Jenny Fields Lindsay Fields Rich Fisher Terri Floistad Stephanie Forrest Kara Foster Aimee Francois-Schnetzer and Joseph Schnetzer Estella and Patrick Franken Kim Fryer Debra Gamache Mary Gardner Jean Gent Lisa Gerow Nikki Givens Mary Glenn Shelby Go Marilyn Goff William Goleman Ginelle Gordon

Ben and Kathryn Gorrell Doris Graham Carol Graham George Graham Zachary Grant Jessica Gray Patrick Green Beverly Green DeLisa Griffin Gary Grimshaw Sarah and Jesse Guardiola Michael Guse’ Tara Hair Lisa Haldeman Diane Haney Becky Hankins Margaret Hannah Kayla Harding Randii Harrald Ty Harrell Diane Harris Jessica Heavin Melanie Heffington Melyssa Hendrickson Virgil Hensley Chris Herrmann Alexis Hilbert Vanessa Hill Lloyd Hobbs Jenny Hodges Jean Holcomb Robert Holleman Bob Holzmann Carole Huff-Hicks Faye Hutcherson Sarah Hutchinson-Lytle Stephanie Ingersoll Patricia Ingram Jennifer Ivie Bill Ivy and Eileen Kenney Tracy Jackson Molly Jarvis John Jenkins Jennifer and Rob Jezek Carol Johnson David Johnson Gary Johnson Jane and Stan Johnson Lawrence and Sarah Johnson Shauntay Jones Vicki Jones Linda Jones Matt Jostes Linda Joyce Charles Kacmarcik Paul Kallenbeger Susan Kamphaus Pam Kannady Melissa Kash Robert Katz

Rachel Kelley Katie Kemp Aaron Kennedy Karen Kiely Andy Kinslow and Russ Kirkpatrick Gloria Kirkpatrick Denesa Klockenkemper Jennifer Kneafsey Lori Knight Sarah Kunce Kim Kunnemann Nathan Kuntz Amy Lagers Ellen Lagrone John Land Sandra Lanoue Edgar Lara Regina Lary David and Sharon Lawless Lennette Lawless Sue Liberto Shawn Liggins Cheri Lindle Lane Littlefield Barry Long Lee Longhorn Linda Lyons-Coyle John and Lee Major Scott Mannas Kristen Marangoni Ruby Marshall Carol Martin Susan Martin Melissa Masse Kristin McAlister Kathy McAulay Rita McBride Patricia and Sam McCall Carole McGarrie Jim and Ann McKellar Judith McKnight Will McLaughlin Lori McMichael Lois McMillan Mark McMullen Laura McNeese Nash McQuarters Lizette Merchan Stephanie Merritt Nancy Meyer Carol and Joe Michno Chad Mikell Julie Mills Denise Mills Donna M’Liss Jenkins Sally Mondragon Dona and Earnest Montgomery Katherine Moore Sheila Moore

Adrienne Morecraft Hart Morris Emily Morrison Qi Moss Matt Mounger Melvin Murdock Dean Muse Marianne Myers Morgan Myers Fred Narrin Herb Neumann Evelyn Nienhuis Kelly Nixon Stacy Nobles Edward O’Brien Peggy Ochsner Anthony O’Connor Catherine O’Leary Susan Oliver Christina Opfer Odilia Osakwe Sally Osburn Linda Owens Douglas Fletcher and Erica Parker Roberta Parkey Joan and Jerry Parkhurst Andrea Peverley Juli Pfister John Pielsticker Virginia Poe Elaine Post Diane Potts Barbara Potts Michael Pryor Denise Purifoy Brian Quinn Matthew Rabe Catherine Ramsey Maryanne Reed Scott Reeves Rollie Rhodes William Rhoades Sherree Richey Lynn Richmond Robert Riley Kate Robertson Vickie Robison Cat Rockholt Pamela Rogers Ethan Rolen Paula Rollings Brandy Roulet Thomas Rowe Charlotte Rowe Jennette Royster Amy Rubottom Suzanne Ruby Melanie Rughani James Ryan Eric Saulnier

Rovilla Schell Vienna Schuering Jona Schweinberg Sharon Scott Cecilia Seitz Pete and Ellie Selden Paula Settoon Josh Seymour John Shadley Karla Shannon Betty and Edward Sherman Michael Siftar Ashley Sikes Michael Singleton Kathleen Sisler Ann Sitz Tracy Skopek Jan Slater Kenton Smith Sandra Smith Mandie Southard William Sprung Serena Staires Richard and Alice Stanish Cheryl Stanley Melissa Steadley Kassey Steele Julius Stevak Samuel Stevens Devon Stewart Douglas Stone Charlotte Stone Kathy Stotts Jeffrey Stuckey Iris Studenny Rhiannon Sullivan Susan Sullivan Scott Surface Angela Surratt Cheryl Surratt Donna Swaffar Daisy Swendsen Eunice Tarver Linda Taylor Melissa Teachnor Sydney Teel Beth Tenney Emmet Terril Juanita Thomas Kendra Thompson Darlene Thompson Allison Tifft Laurie Tilley Stephanie Titsworth Ingold David and Carolyn Toalson Erin Toney Sasha Townsend Charlie Transue Christopher Tsotsoros Dan Ulberg


PRESIDENT’S SOCIETY David and Margaret Underwood Neysa Ussrey-McIntosh Jessica Valadez Herb Van Fleet Robbie Vanhooser Sarah Wagner Allison and Chris Walden Laura Walker Penny Walston Salli Wandke Cindy Ward Barbara Waxman Johnna Weast Bethany Weaver Pamela Webb Joyce Webb Erin Webb Martin Weber Mary Wells Phillips Jaclyn and Gregory Wertis Gary Wescott Nicole Wheeler Victor Whiteside Heather Wilburn Faith Williams Paula Willyard Frank and Cindy Wilcox Yolanda Wilson Corinice Wilson Gwen and Harry Winfield Victoria Wisdom Gene Woodard Sarah Wyatt Michelle Yarbrough Gary Young-Allen Beverly and Vince Zardus Thesha Zeigler Richard and Peggy Ziglar * Individual is deceased

Organizations $250,000 or more George Kaiser Family Foundation Public Service Company of Oklahoma

$25,000 - $249,999 Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies Coretz Family Foundation FW Murphy Family Foundation Hardesty Family Foundation Helmerich Trust Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation Oklahoma Arts Council Oklahoma Bar Foundation


The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation The Mary K. Chapman Foundation TTCU Federal Credit Union

TCC College Staff Council Tulsa Community Foundation Wallace Design Collective

$10,000 - $24,999

In-Kind Donors – Organizations

AAON Inc Bank of Oklahoma Cherokee Nation Businesses Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock Cox Communications Oklahoma Humanities Paragon Films for Christ Charitable Trust TCC Faculty Association The Oxley Foundation Williams

A New Lady Andolini’s Pizza Case Tennis Center at LaFortune Park Cowboy Sports Properties Cowtown Winery Daylight Donuts 121st & Elm Lindsay A. Smith, D.D.S. Gary Johnston Truck and Auto Repair Ida Red General Store Kristine Robinson Photography Langdon Publishing Company Nothing Bundt Cakes Paula Wood Creations Pet Supplies Plus Plum Crazy Energy & Nutrition Resolusean Photography Safari Joes’ H20 Water Park Shangri-La Resort Southwood Landscape & Garden Center Sports Armory Training Systems Sugar Booger Shaved Ice Bar Synergy Motorworks The Ames Companies Tidewater Winery & Event Center Tulsa Air & Space Museum Tulsa Country Club WPX Energy, Inc.

$5,000 - $9,999 Bank of America Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Hillcrest HealthCare System Matrix Service Company Mervin Bovaird Foundation Schnake Turnbo Frank Security Bank USA BMX / BMX Canada Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma WPX Energy, Inc.

$1,000 - $4,999 ABM Janitorial Services Dewberry Eller & Detrich Exceptional Leaders Lab LLC First Oklahoma Bank Flintco, LLC GH2 Architects Hille Foundation Hilti Inc KKT Architects Langdon Publishing Company LUXA Enterprises Oklahoma Physical Therapy Foundation OU-Tulsa Ralph and Frances McGill Foundation Stinnett & Associates Sunrise Tulsa Rotary Foundation Board, Inc. York Electronic Systems Inc

Up to $999 AmazonSmile Foundation Guardiola Consulting, LLC Kimberly-Clark Corporation Martin Luther King Commemoration Society NASPA Prime Wealth Management

In-Kind Donors – Individuals Lindsey Asher Jennifer Beatie Monica and Harry Champ Amber Chase Kristopher Copeland Ramona Curtis Jeff Holt Elizabeth Johnston Eileen Kenney Megan and James Korn Jim Langdon and Juley Roffers Regina Lary Adrienne Morecraft Sally Osburn Jona Schweinberg Pete Selden Paula Settoon Kari and Matt Shults Mary Sirkel Angela Sivadon Richard Smith Greg Stone Eunice Tarver Tammy Upshaw Paula Wood

Reflects donors as of 9/30/21

Presidential Level

AAON Bank of Oklahoma Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies Cherokee Nation Businesses Hardesty Family Foundation Ruth K. Nelson The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation The Oxley Foundation TTCU Federal Credit Union Williams

Executive Corporate Level Bank of America Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Hillcrest HealthCare System Matrix Service Company Mervin Bovaird Foundation Schnake Turnbo Frank USA BMX

Platinum Level

Ted and Shiela Haynes Jay Helm Hilti Inc Alana Hughes Andy Kinslow and Russ Kirkpatrick/ KKT Architects Tim and Carol Lyons Jody Parker

Gold Level

Leeland and Diana Alexander Alison Anthony and Mark Wilson Jeff and Jessica Brooks Sam and Rita Combs Sandy and Shawn Cooper Kristopher and Ranee Copeland Paul and Tabitha Cornell Lisette and Brad Coston JW and Mollie Craft Don Crall, Jr. Dr. Peggy Dyer Ed and Sara Fariss Marge and John Gaberino, Jr. Sarah Hansel Susan and Jim Harris Jennifer Jezek/York Electronic Systems Sharon King Davis Megan and James Korn George Krumme and Aldean Newcomb* Jim Langdon and Juley Roffers

Ron and Susie Looney Teresa Meinders Burkett Meshri Family Carol Messer Rick and Susan Neal James C. Norton Pierce and Debbie Norton Dr. Eleanor Payne Susanne and Millard Pickering Julie and Justin Porterfield David and Cheryl Poth Jacqueline Price Johannsen Henry and Jane Primeaux Roger and Terri Ramseyer Cathryn and Michael Render Lou Reynolds Bernard and Marcy Robinowitz John and Stephanie Rupe Paul and Patricia Samuels Kari and Matt Shults Dr. Angela Sivadon Melinda and Joel Stinnett David and Cassie Stratton Steve and Norma Turnbo Sean Weins

Lifetime Members

Robin Ballenger Howard and Billie Barnett Konnie Boulter The Honorable Terry Kern and Mrs. Jeanette Kern Caron and Shawn Lawhorn Bill and Pat McKamey Dr. Frank and Mrs. Mary Baker Shaw Jana Shoulders State Farm Insurance Company Note: Lifetime memberships are no longer available.

*Individual is deceased


WHY TCC? Financial Aid 60%

Students can save between


of TCC students graduate debt-free.

Student Population


of our incoming freshmen attend TCC tuition-free via Tulsa Achieves.

on the first two years of college compared to other regional schools.

Degrees and Certificates



of students are enrolled in university transfer programs.

increase in degrees and certificates since 2016.

Small Class Size


46% Minority Population

The average age of students is 24.


2,500 total graduates in 2020-2021.

Earning Potential An associate’s degree is worth

Student/Teacher Ratio allows more time with professors who’re experts in their fields because classes are small.

$400,000 more than a high school diploma over an adult’s working life.



Building success through education

An educated, employed, and thriving community

O U R B E L I E F S & VA L U E S

Support Services Support programs like TRIO help students overcome any obstacles they may experience. Advisors help students through every step of the enrollment process, including choosing the right classes, and making sure financial aid is in order.

National Awards Recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) with the prestigious Student Success and Safety, Planning and Leadership national awards. The only college to be recognized in two categories in the same year.







We foster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion that welcomes and respects everyone for who they are and who they will become.

We meet people where they are by creating a safe and supportive learning and working environment leading to success.

We build community, inside and out, through collaboration, service, sustainability, and social and financial responsibility.

We create a rigorous and engaging learning experience that provides exceptional value.

We live out excellence at every level by embracing change, always improving, and persisting to reach our full potential.

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