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Recent SWOSU Projects

Service Learning and Community Engagement

Dr. Amanda Evert (Accounting, Computer Science, and Entrepreneurship) –

MRKTG-3263 Retail Management

Students work with a new or emerging retail business to develop a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plan for their business, based upon market research and community leader interviews.

Dr. Rickey Cothran (Biology) – BIOL 4254 Invertebrate Biology

Students participate in Project Blue Thumb, a statewide effort to monitor the health of Oklahoma’s fresh water in Little Deep Creek.

Dr. Steve O’Neal (Biology) – BIOL 3304 Aquatic Biology

Students participate in Project Blue Thumb, a statewide effort to monitor the health of Oklahoma’s fresh water in Little Deep Creek.

Dr. Jimena Aracena (Biology) – BIOL 3604 Biology of Insects

Students participate in Project Blue Thumb, a statewide effort to monitor the health of Oklahoma’s fresh water in Little Deep Creek.

Dr. Evette Meliza and Mr. Allen Boyd (Education) – EDUC 2113 Foundations of Education

Students participate in tutoring 4th and 5th graders in the after-school program, Positive Pathways.

Ms. Veronica Aguinaga (Education) – ELEM 4352 Teaching Science in the Elementary School

Students participate in tutoring 4th and 5th graders in the after-school program, Positive Pathways.

Ms. Tammy Blatnick and Ms. LeaAnne Hume (Nursing) – NURS 3126 Community Nursing

Students tour the Jesus House in Oklahoma City and given information regarding the needs of the homeless.  Students assist in packing foods for the hungry and work in the homeless shelter kitchen.

Students perform basic health assessments at the Agape Health Clinic for uninsured/underinsured patients.

Ms. Roxann Clifton (Medical Technology) – MLS 1314, 2024, 2104 Laboratory Clinical I, II, and III

Students perform laboratory testing under the direct supervision of trained Medical Technologists/Medical Laboratory Technicians in clinical practice.

Mr. Todd Boyd (President’s Leadership Class)

Students volunteer to assist Weatherford Public Schools with their Backpacks for Kids program in conjunction with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

Ms. Sue Ball (Biology Club, Medical Professions Club, SOSUNSA)

Students volunteer at the Agape Health Clinic and perform services such as completing patient paperwork, assisting physicians, and dispensing medication.


This is a brief sample of current projects.  Many other professors and instructors have reported similar service learning and community engagement projects on our campus in the past, including Engineering Technology, Art, Radiologic Technology, Music Therapy, Reading Instruction, and Parks and Recreation Management.