Skip Navigation

student success

Published: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Building a foundation for the future

Even while employed full-time, raising her daughters and working through a language barrier, Bessy Valera accomplished her goal to earn a bachelor's degree.

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

Research and outreach: OSU-Tulsa research turns into nationally recognized community policing plan

It's easy to catch Jesse Guardiola with a smile. His friendly, infectious personality takes over the room as soon as he enters it.

Jesse Guardiola on the OSU-Tulsa campus

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, January 22, 2020

OSU-Tulsa emphasizes community involvement with new assistant vice president

Emonica "Nekki" Reagan-Neeley is OSU-Tulsa's first assistant vice president for community engagement and student services.

She is OSU-Tulsa’s new assistant vice president for community engagement and student services, but she is not a new face on campus. Emonica “Nekki” Reagan-Neeley has been working on campus for a total of 27 years, and has spent much of that time as the face of OSU-Tulsa’s outreach efforts.

Published: Monday, November 25, 2019

Once imprisoned, an OSU-Tulsa graduate takes on Oklahoma’s female incarceration problem

D'Marria Monday (right) and fellow OSU-Tulsa student Jacquelyn Jackson in 2017 -- one year before she would graduate and form Block Builderz.
Statewide activist and public speaker D'Marria Monday poses for a photo in Tulsa's historic Greenwood District.
 
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: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

OSU-Tulsa student receives top honors from the OSU Alumni Association

Amairani Perez Chamu

Amairani Perez Chamu

OSU-Tulsa student Amairani Perez Chamu has been named a 2018-19 OSU Outstanding Senior, the highest student honor bestowed by the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association.

Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

OSU-Tulsa graduate finds her passion as advocate for people with eating disorders

Grace Evans

Grace Evans

Grace Evans entered OSU-Tulsa’s master’s program in counseling with some uncertainty.

A bachelor’s degree in sociology had prepared her to study people, but from afar.

“I have always been interested in human beings, but I wasn’t sure if this was the right fit,” she said. “I quickly realized that the personal interaction of counseling was just what I was looking for.”

Published: Monday, January 14, 2019

OSU-Tulsa student hooked on aviation - at first sound

Emma Keller

The first thing Emma Keller ever heard was an airplane engine.

After spending her first 18 months of life without the ability to hear, an operation opened up the world of sound. While leaving the hospital in her mother’s arms, she pointed excitedly as she heard an airplane flying overhead.

“Of course, I don’t really remember that, but my mom tells that story,” Keller says with a laugh.

Veteran Support: Serving Those Who Have Served

After giving your time and sacrificing so much to serve our country, we just want to say a huge THANK YOU to our veterans.

With Veteran's Day this Sunday, Nov. 11 we are reminded that the support you've shown us only deserves support in return.

This is why we want to share information about resources to help you succeed here at OSU-Tulsa.

Published: Monday, October 29, 2018

Graduate student spearheads OSU-Tulsa’s move to zero-landfill status

Graduate student Lauren Branum fills a reusable water bottle to help reduce waste at the OSU-Tulsa campus.

OSU-Tulsa graduate student Lauren Branum outside Tulsa's Covanta facility.

Graduate student Lauren Branum has been “talking trash” for months, but it’s a good thing because the result will be a cleaner and greener Oklahoma State University-Tulsa campus.

Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Doctoral student to speak at International Astronautical Congress in Germany

Blaze HeckertOn his first foray outside of the country, OSU-Tulsa doctoral student Blaze Heckert will be a featured speaker at the International Astronautical Congress in Germany Oct. 1-5.

Heckert, who is pursuing a doctorate in materials science and engineering, was selected to discuss his research into improving materials used in aerospace components to better absorb energy and reduce vibration.

Pages