Utility awards 8 scholarships
KIOWA — Kiowa Power Partners, LLC, owner of the Tenaska Kiamichi Generating Station near Kiowa, and the facility’s electricity customer, Shell Energy North America L.P., have again awarded $8,000 in college scholarships to eight Kiowa High School seniors. Since 2004, the companies have presented 93 scholarships totaling $88,000 to local students. This year, eight $1,000 scholarships were awarded to Kiowa High School students who demonstrate good character, academic achievement and leadership. “We believe in the value of education and the role it plays in developing future leaders,” said Robert Pope, plant manager at Tenaska Kiamichi. Scholarships were awarded to Rayleigh Beck, daughter of Brandon and Shelly Beck, of Kiowa; Erika Christman, daughter of Denny and Betty Christman, of Kiowa; Sarah Cole, daughter of Robert Cole, of Kiowa; Shyra Howard, daughter of Rodney and Dianne Couch, of Kiowa; Caden Shores, son of Greg and Christy Shores, of Kiowa; Madison Slawson, daughter of Paulla Slawson, of McAlester; Rylee Smith, daughter of Kevin and Pam Smith, of Blanco; and Miranda Stiles, daughter of Benny and Lorra Stiles, of Pittsburg.
AAON announces stock split
TULSA — AAON INC. has declared a 3-for-2 stock split of the company’s common stock to be paid in the form of a stock dividend on July 16. Stockholders of record at the close of business on June 27 will receive one additional share for every two shares they hold as of that date. Cash will be paid in lieu of fractional shares. The number of shares outstanding will increase from about 36.6 million to about 54.9 million. AAON CEO Norman H. Asbjornson said the stock split was aimed at increasing the company’s market liquidity.
OU Physicians earns designation
OU Physicians, the state’s largest physician group, has earned re-accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, a national oversight organization that sets standards for health care providers across the country. The association awarded OU Physicians a three-year accreditation — the maximum length possible — after conducting a site review of OU Physicians clinics and facilities. Accreditation is a voluntary process that allows ambulatory health care organizations to measure their performance and quality of services against nationally recognized standards.
Paycom adds ‘Push Reporting’
Paycom Software, a provider of cloud-based human resource technology, has added “Push Reporting,” which allows users to create customized reports they can automatically deliver via email. Reports include areas like labor analysis or expense management. The company says this will increase the efficiency in which HR executives can populate, produce and analyze employee data-generated reports.
From Staff Reports