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Southeastern hosts Career Discovery Day for eighth-graders

Southeastern president Sean Burrage welcomes the students to campus Thursday morning.

Southeastern president Sean Burrage welcomes the students to campus Thursday morning.

District Attorney Emily Redman offers career advice Thursday morning.

District Attorney Emily Redman offers career advice Thursday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DURANT, Okla. – The campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University was the site Thursday for the “It Starts Now’’ 8th Grade Career Discovery Day.

More than 600 students participated and learned more about careers in such areas as education, legal, medical, science, law enforcement, the arts, vocational, and media communications. Professionals from 16 different career clusters presented information about the jobs available in their fields and training requirements to obtain those positions.

Participating schools were Durant, Calera, Victory Life, Caddo, Boswell, Silo, Rock Creek, Achille, Coleman, Bennington and Colbert.

The event was sponsored by Southeastern, the Southern Workforce Board, Thje Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, First United Bank, Burrage Law Firm, Cardinal Glass, CMC Commercial Metals, Durant Industrial Authority, KBBC B99.7 the Buzz & 106.3 KLBC, OG& E, First Texoma Bank, Landmark Bank, and Red River Ford-Lincoln

Local radio general manager Jason Taylor serves as emcee for Career Discovery Day.

Local radio general manager Jason Taylor serves as emcee for Career Discovery Day.

Todd Hughes, Senior Director of Tribal Solutions at The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, makes a presentation at Career Day.

Todd Hughes, Senior Director of Tribal Solutions at The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, makes a presentation at Career Day.

The King’s Singers to perform February 14 as part of Musical Arts Series

The King’s Singers will be in concert February 14 in Durant.

The King’s Singers will be in concert February 14 in Durant.

DURANT, Okla. — Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the Musical Arts Series will present a Valentines Day Concert featuring The King’s Singers on February 14 at 8 p.m. in Montgomery Auditorium.  Acclaimed for their life-affirming virtuosity and irresistible charm, The King’s Singers are in global demand.  Their work – synonymous with the best in vocal ensemble performance – appeals to a vast international audience.

The concert is free and open to the public, and has been made possible from generous grants and donations from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Oklahoma Arts Council, Landmark Bank, and MAS supporters.

For reservations, please call the SE music office at 580-745-2088.

Montgomery Auditorium is located in Morrison Hall on the campus of Southeastern. If you have questions or need accommodations, please contact the SE Music department at (580) 745-2088 or Tristan Eggener at teggener@se.edu.

Career Discovery Day held at Southeastern

Jay Lindley provided information on careers in broadcasting.

Jay Lindley provided information on careers in broadcasting.

DURANT, Okla. – Some 600 eighth graders from throughout the area attended “Career Discovery Day’’ Thursday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The event is designed to provide information about higher education and career opportunities.  “It Starts Now’’ was the theme for the event.

Southeastern president Sean Burrage welcomed the students to campus at a general session to open the day.

During breakout sessions, students heard from professionals in such fields as Legal, Media and Communication, Medical, Law Enforcement, Skilled Trades and Construction, Engineering, Architecture,  Nursing, Military, and the Arts.

Sponsors included Cardinal GG, First United Bank, The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the Chickasaw Nation, Team Durant, Southern Workforce Board, Alliance Health, OG&E, Alorica, Red River Ford, and Landmark Bank.

Brian Aspell was the keynote speaker.

Brian Aspell was the keynote speaker.

Jason Taylor offered tips on job interviews.

Jason Taylor offered tips on job interviews.