Published: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Published: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
It’s easy to see that Cory Sales is driven to succeed – both in his career but also in being there for his family. Since 2014, the 40-year-old has earned two associate’s degrees and a bachelor’s degree while working full time and being a husband, dad and grandfather. Though he attended Oklahoma State University-Tulsa a little later in life, his drive to graduate led to his recently being offered the position of senior IT security analyst for all of the Creek Nation casinos in Oklahoma.
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Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
When Oklahoma State University-Tulsa’s Black Wall Street History course launched in August, instructor Quraysh Ali Lansana didn’t anticipate the majority of his students would have a direct connection to that history.
Published: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Earning a bachelor’s degree can be challenging for any student. But Bessy Valera faced more hurdles than most.
“Growing up in Peru, my mother made sure I knew the importance of education,” said Valera, a recent Oklahoma State University-Tulsa graduate. “Unfortunately, higher education in Peru was completely unaffordable.”
Valera moved to the United States in 1996. Despite the difficulties that came with a language barrier, she found a career and settled in.
Published: Monday, February 24, 2020
Before Jesse Guardiola was an OSU-Tulsa graduate, a Tulsa Police senior officer, and a winner of the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing, he was a fresh Tulsa Police Department recruit who saw an issue and wanted to make a difference.
“Early on, I saw a divide between Tulsa’s Hispanic community and law enforcement,” Guardiola said.
Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Whether it’s a job interview, a networking event, an internship or anything in-between, it’s important to stand out – for the right reasons. Professional events usually require professional attire. But what if your closet is more casual than business?
That’s where Bessy Valera found herself last fall, as she prepared for a scholarship banquet in her final semester.
Published: Monday, November 25, 2019
D’Marria Monday isn’t content to hang out in the shadow of her famous uncle – OSU legend and Olympic gold medalist wrestler Kenny Monday.
“I want to create my own legacy. But having the footsteps of greatness behind me inspires me,” she says.
Published: Thursday, September 5, 2019
Just as her four sisters have done, Tyreiha Walker grew up working in her Granny’s well-known Wanda J’s restaurants in north Tulsa.
She started at cash register at age 7, progressed to doing dishes then became a waitress by 14.
Walker now spends time at the family’s newest location, Wanda J’s Next Generation, on Greenwood Avenue across from ONEOK Field.
Published: Thursday, August 29, 2019
OSU-Tulsa President’s Leadership Society surpasses expectations
When Dr. Raj Basu first created a prestigious group to help high-achieving students at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa develop leadership skills, he wasn’t certain how much participation he might find.
Basu was pleasantly surprised when the President’s Leadership Society doubled in size to nearly 80 members in its second year.