Southeastern News

Southeastern to host ECU veterans academic boot camp Aug. 7-10

DURANT, Okla. – The East Central University Veterans Upward Bound Academic Boot Camp will be held at Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Monday-Thursday, August 7-10.

The program is designed for veterans who are currently attending or planning to attend Southeastern.

To register, veterans should contact Angel Bartholow at East Central (580-559-5807) or Teriki Barnes at Southeastern (580-745-2268).

The collaborative venture between East Central’s and Southeastern’s TRIO programs will meet from 8:30 a.m.-noon in room 100 of the Russell Building.

All services are free of charge and instruction will be provided by Southeastern’s Learning Center.

The Boot Camp will include instruction on college preparation, math, reading & writing, financial literacy & budgeting, financial aid/GI Bill and tips for navigating college.

For information on the Boot Camp agenda, visit

ECU at Southeastern nursing program continues to grow

Left to right are students Lesley Wright, Jessica Hyatt (nursing instructor), Annette Hall, Cory Dodd, and Morgan White.

DURANT, Okla. – The ECU at Southeastern Department of Nursing in Durant continues to grow, expanding its acceptance number from 24 students to 32 students this spring.

According to program officials, the growth is due to the increasing demand for professional baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses in the region.

This is a cooperative program between East Central University (Ada) and Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant). The distance education site in Durant for the nursing program was developed and implemented on the Southeastern campus in 2000.

The program goals were to increase not only the number of baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses in the region, but also the number of American Indian baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses in the region. Both of these goals have been accomplished.

Persons interested in a career as a Registered Nurse are encouraged to contact the ECU at Southeastern Department of Nursing at 580-745-3180 for information and advising appointments.