Oklahoma City metro area education briefs, July 5

Oklahoma City metro area education briefs, July 5
Published: July 5, 2012


Eastern colleges to host fair

An admissions event featuring representatives from Brown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University will be this month at Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics. The recruitment meeting will be from 2 to 4 p.m. July 14 at the OSSM Manning Academic Center auditorium, 1141 N Lincoln Blvd. High school students, college counselors and university alumni from throughout Oklahoma are invited. Reservations are required; sign up at www.brownmityale.org.

Educator honored for Head Start work

The White House honored an Oklahoman as one of 11 individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to delivering Head Start programs in their local communities. Caren Calhoun was honored as part of the Champions of Change program. Calhoun is the executive director of Tulsa Educare, where she oversees three early childhood education centers for low-income children and their families. Calhoun has created partnerships within the community to develop two-generation programs to help families break the cycle of poverty. She completed a yearlong National Head Start Fellowship in Washington, D.C., at the Office of Head Start and Administration for Children and Families, Budget & Policy Division, before to returning to Tulsa and assuming her current role.

School launches window program

— St. Gregory's University officials are kicking off a campaign to replace the 312 windows of Benedictine Hall. The historic building was severely damaged by an earthquake in November, and restoration is nearly complete. Athletic director Emeritus Don Sumner is leading the campaign to replace the windows with new, energy-efficient ones. “Not only will this window initiative help to put us over the top on our fundraising efforts, it also will allow us to save thousands of dollars down the road with energy conservation,” Sumner said in a statement. Window sponsorships are $900 each. On the inside sill of each window, the university plans to inscribe a donor's name on a plate, as well as on a plaque in the entryway of Benedictine Hall. This inscription can be a family or business name or be used to honor a loved one. For more information or to donate, call Sumner at 878-5124. Benedictine Hall houses administrative offices, classrooms, faculty offices, computer and science labs and the school's library.

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