SWOSU-Sayre Shows Appreciation for Counselors


Eleven counselors from 10 area high schools recently attended the first Counselors Appreciation Day at the SWOSU-Sayre campus. 

“We wanted to show area counselors how much we appreciate their efforts on behalf of their students,” said Dr. Jim James, dean of the Sayre campus.  “They deserve a lot of credit for helping high school students make the transition to college, and this was our way of saying, ‘Thank you.’”

The counselors learned about SWOSU-Sayre’s four allied health programs.  Representatives of the Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technician and Radiologic Technology programs gave brief presentations about their respective fields.

SWOSU staff met with the counselors and discussed registration, enrollment and financial aid matters. The counselors then enjoyed a hands-on computer seminar taught by computer science instructor Debbie Carpenter.

The day ended with a meal held at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry Building near the SWOSU-Sayre campus.

Sherry Nutley of Elk City High School won a $300 scholarship for an Elk City senior to use this summer or fall at SWOSU-Sayre. Nutley also won a flat screen TV.

Dr. James remind high school students and their parents that next year’s seniors who have made certain ACT scores may take SWOSU-Sayre classes tuition-free, beginning this summer.

“Eligible seniors may take two classes per semester during the summer, fall and spring of their senior year, meaning they could earn up to eighteen hours tuition-free before graduating from high school,” James said.  “Students who take full advantage of this would begin college full-time as freshmen, yet become sophomores after their first semester.”

Enrollment is underway for the summer and fall semesters at SWOSU-Sayre.  For further information, call the Registrar’s Office at 580.928.5533.