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SWOSU-Sayre Offering Classes at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in Elk City


Southwestern Oklahoma State University-Sayre is teaming up with Great Plains Regional Medical Center to offer college classes in Elk City.

The Sayre campus’ 2016 spring schedule includes three classes that will be taught by SWOSU-Sayre instructors Tuesday and Thursday mornings at GPRMC.

Landry Brewer will teach U.S. History Since 1877 at 8 a.m., Bill Swartwood will teach College Algebra at 9:30 a.m., and Judy Haught will teach English Composition I at 11 a.m.

Each class lasts one hour and 15 minutes and will meet in Meeting Room A, next to the hospital’s restaurant, The Grill @ 1705.

“We’re excited to partner with Great Plains Regional Medical Center and expand opportunities for people who live and work in or near Elk City,” said Sayre Campus Dean Sherron Manning.

Manning expressed gratitude to GPRMC CEO Corey Lively for providing SWOSU-Sayre the space to offer classes on the hospital campus

“We appreciate Corey’s graciousness, and we appreciate his foresight in working with us to benefit the entire community,” Manning said. 

More than ever, education beyond high school is necessary to qualify for skilled jobs. Manning said with the recent economic downturn, now is a great time to re-tool and prepare for the kind of rewarding, stable career that a college education provides.

Manning said that bringing classes to Elk City is just the latest effort to meet the needs of students who may not be able to attend classes at Sayre.

“In addition to our brick-and-mortar classes at the Sayre campus, we offer several online classes each semester,” Manning said.  “With classes coming to an Elk City campus courtesy of GPRMC, a college education for area residents has never been so convenient and attainable.”

Financial aid is also available for all part-time and full-time students who qualify.  Enrollment for the spring semester is underway.  Classes begin in January and last until May. 

For more information about enrollment, call 580.28-5533.