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Economic Development Grant for the Partnership Development Program – 2009 Recipients

The 21 partnerships listed below were recognized for 2009 during a ceremony at Oklahoma City Community College on April 14. Download video from the event at each partnership description. Video is also available of Chancellor Glen Johnson's opening remarks (WMV, 20.7m) and Vice Chancellor Sid Hudson's closing remarks (WMV, 14.8m). For a DVD copy of any of the videos, email request to acaddell@osrhe.edu.

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Cameron University and Wilco Machine & Fab Inc. (WMV, 18.1m)
Wilco Machine & Fab manufactures fabricated and machined equipment, products and tools for the energy industry. They are one of the largest employers in the Duncan area. The Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES) at Cameron University has developed a Growth Strategies Model that assists companies with their business growth strategies. The Manufacturers Alliance Extension agent connected Wilco and CETES, who worked to assess Wilco’s growth strategies. Student interns successfully identified new customers and markets for the company. CETES staff and students created a true partnership with Wilco and worked as a cohesive team with other agencies, like the International Division of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, to further develop the company’s growth strategies. Wilco and CETES have a continuing relationship where they give students internship opportunities to apply their classroom learning to real-world business challenges. Additionally, Wilco was the first to prove the value and benefits of the Business Growth Strategies Model developed by CETES. Wilco and CETES look forward to further development of this partnership. BACK TO LIST

Connors State College and Oklahoma Natural Gas Company (WMV, 18.3m)
Oklahoma Natural Gas Company has been an important partner with the state of Oklahoma for more than a century. Connors State College and ONG have had a mutually respected relationship for several years in the Muskogee area. According to ONG, ”In the face of economic challenges, partnerships are more important than ever.” ONG, founded in 1906, is the cornerstone of one of the oldest corporations in Oklahoma. The history of ONG and its parent company, ONEOK, is closely aligned with the history of the state. ONEOK is a diversified energy company and the sole general partner of ONEOK Partners, one of the largest publicly traded limited partnerships. Their business is supplying energy that improves the quality of life and helps companies thrive and grow. A partnership also exists between CSCollege and Northeastern State University. These two educational institutions seek to continue to provide students with quality instruction, enhanced learning tools and expanded resources in northeast Oklahoma. Both institutions are in the process of raising funds to construct a new facility on the NSU Muskogee campus to provide these services. And in support of this goal and vision, ONG has pledged $50,000 to the partnership of CSC and NSU. BACK TO LIST

East Central University and the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (WMV, 16.9m)
The Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training is an Oklahoma state agency responsible for the basic and continuing education and certification of Oklahoma’s criminal justice and law enforcement personnel. Located on 342 acres near Ada, the CLEET training facility includes a six-building, 120,000-square-foot main campus, a crime scene house, a 375,000-square-foot skills pad, a driving course, an armory, and a state-of-the-art, semi-enclosed baffled firing range. CLEET is another major educational asset for Ada and East Central University. CLEET maintains more than 40 full-time employees, and its facility attracts up to 500 people per day to the Ada area. Basic cadet training, continuing education training and security guard certification are just some of the many activities that occur daily at the CLEET facility. As another example of the partnership, CLEET trainee housing overflow is covered by ECU dormitory space. ECU's Collegiate Officer Program was the first in the state, and Dr. Steve Turner of ECU was key in securing the CLEET facility in Ada. This collaboration between CLEET and ECU allows students to fulfill Oklahoma police officer certification requirements while completing a bachelor's degree. CLEET and ECU continue to partner in many aspects of law enforcement education, and Dr. Larry Birney, CLEET director, is instrumental in keeping the collaboration strong. In the planning stages is a three-day hostage/crisis negotiation training seminar to be offered by ECU’s Tribal Police Training Program through the psychology department and in conjunction with CLEET personnel. BACK TO LIST

Eastern Oklahoma State College and Narconon Arrowhead (WMV, 16m)
In 2007, discussions began between Eastern Oklahoma State College’s business training and continuing education coordinator and Narconon Arrowhead’s executive director about how to share Narconon’s successful drug rehab program with other drug abuse prevention professionals and counselors. Cooperative efforts between EOSC and Narconon’s leadership led to course material being submitted and approved by several Oklahoma certifying agencies. These certifying professional organizations, such as the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors, National Association of Masters in Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital Family Therapist, Licensed Social Workers and CLEET, have approved 10-to-15-hour CEUs issued by EOSC. These courses have been successfully offered at two-to-three month intervals since their approval. Narconon Arrowhead is one of the nation’s largest and most effective residential drug rehabilitation programs. More than 70 percent of Narconon drug rehab program graduates remain clean and sober for more than two years after completing the program. This non-traditional program has been accredited by the prestigious Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for more than a decade and has recently been granted another three-year accreditation. Narconon is also certified by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for non-medical detoxification. BACK TO LIST

Murray State College and New Products Development Center at Oklahoma State University (WMV, 12.9m)
Over the past three years, Murray State College has formed a strong working partnership with the New Products Development Center at Oklahoma State University. The NPDC staff, led by Dr. Ranji Vaidyanathian and Dr. Dan Tilley, has participated with MSC and the Manufacturer's Alliance to solve some vexing technical issues for 15 local businesses in south central Oklahoma. In addition, the NPDC has partnered in providing the research and engineering support in developing three very technical grants (Small Business Innovation Research grants and Oklahoma Applied Research Support) for local businesses. One SBIR grant has been awarded and another is awaiting announcement. This partnership has been instrumental in creating new jobs and providing rural businesses with a portal to innovative products and high-tech product development for local businesses. BACK TO LIST

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Ottawa County Health Clinic (WMV, 17.9m)
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College is in the fourth year of its partnership with the Ottawa County Health Clinic. In addition to filling a need for more staff, students see how basic healthcare can be provided when limited funding is available. The clinic is a free service to Ottawa County citizens who do not have access to healthcare. Open every Thursday evening, the clinic sees an average of 20 to 30 patients each week. It is staffed entirely by volunteers, from the physicians to the office personnel. NEO’s nursing program currently provides two volunteers twice a week. Sarah Smith, NEO nursing student, participates in clinical rotations as part of the NEO nursing program. Smith took volunteering a step further when she applied for and received a grant that has moved the Ottawa County Health Clinic $1,000 closer toward the purchase of a machine to monitor patients’ pulse, blood pressure and temperature. Her efforts will enable the clinic to better utilize volunteer services. Alicia Weatherby, NEO nursing instructor, said Smith’s efforts further strengthened the partnership between the college and the clinic. The clinic provides valuable opportunities for NEO students to learn in a real-world setting and to give back to the community. BACK TO LIST

Northeastern State University and Cherokee Nation Industries (WMV, 18.4m)
Cherokee Nation Industries is the industrial arm of Cherokee Nation Businesses competing in aerospace and defense manufacturing, telecommunications, office products, staffing services and construction management. CNI has facilities throughout this region of the United States, but Stillwell, Tahlequah and Tulsa are the primary locations in Oklahoma. CNI provides opportunities for interns as well as regular employment for Northeastern State University students and graduates at all three locations, with a preference for students who are Cherokee citizens. CNI also plays a major service role in enhancing the college through serving on advisory boards, making class presentations and mentoring students. CEO Bryan Collins serves as chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Business and Technology. The company is also represented on the Supply Chain Advisory Board. The company regularly provides speakers, including Collins, for classroom visits. This year, CNI representatives spoke at the CBT “Teach-In” as well as at a special event hosted by Career Services and the Center for Tribal Studies. A CNI representative spoke to students in Muskogee interested in a supply chain management career. Volunteers from CNI are serving as mentors to CBT students in a program designed to ease the transition into a professional environment. Through their hiring of interns and graduates, involvement on campus and commitment of time, CNI has demonstrated that it is a true partner in economic development. BACK TO LIST

Northern Oklahoma College and The Charles Machine Works Inc. (WMV, 20.3m)
For more than nine years, the unique partnership between Northern Oklahoma College and The Charles Machine Works Inc., manufacturer of Ditch Witch products, has perpetuated economic development in northern Oklahoma. NOC provides the general education and technical support coursework for the employees of this corporation. The Ditch Witch organization, based in Perry, is a world leader in designing and manufacturing the compact trencher and underground construction equipment. The plant employs more than 1,300 people and is committed to providing American-made products. Representatives from The Charles Machine Works were instrumental in the development of the Oklahoma Partnership of Industry and Education through NOC. This partnership between industry and educational institutions is one of the foremost collaborative partnerships of its kind, allowing additional channels for enhancement of job performance and career opportunities. In a collaborative working relationship, NOC established an Associate in Applied Science degree program, providing engineers, technicians and manufacturing specialists an opportunity to complete an associate degree within their areas of responsibility. Incumbent and prospective employees may prepare themselves for positions within this industry by completing their AAS degree in industrial technology – mechanical technology. Appropriately, NOC utilizes the policies within the Oklahoma state guidelines that enable extra-institutional credit or college credit to be awarded for the employee’s prior job experiences, professional/industrial certification coursework, apprenticeships and competency examinations that are specific to the requirement of various jobs. This partnership has proven to be extremely valuable in preparing students for skilled readiness upon job entry, thus making a positive impact upon the corporation and, in turn, upon the economy. BACK TO LIST

Northwestern Oklahoma State University and the Woodward Industrial Foundation (WMV, 16.6m)
The partnership between Northwestern Oklahoma State University and the Woodward Industrial Foundation dates back to the early 1990s, when the organization became active in seeking a branch campus of the university in Woodward to enhance the city’s economic development efforts. The WIF assisted NWOSU in locating a temporary home for the campus in 1996 and then began efforts to find a permanent campus location. Developing a coalition of community leaders, elected officials and university personnel, the foundation secured $2.8 million from the 2005 Higher Education Capital Bond Program for construction of a new campus facility. The foundation played a key role in the acquisition of land on the west side of Woodward for the campus. The acquisition of the land was part of the long-term vision for the foundation and NWOSU, as the university agreed to allow the city of Woodward to move forward with its plans to build a new conference center adjacent to the campus. The combination of the campus and conference center is expected to enhance the quality of life in Woodward by making the city a regional hub for meetings and conventions, attracting events that add to the city’s cultural community, and by attracting additional new businesses to the community. NWOSU and WIF continue to work together and look for additional partnership opportunities to support the citizens of northwest Oklahoma’s hub community. BACK TO LIST

Oklahoma City Community College and Western Oklahoma Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (WMV, 20.8m)
The Western Oklahoma Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and Oklahoma City Community College partnered in developing a training-to-credit degree program and in offering the first non-credit wind turbine technician program in Oklahoma. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association have sponsored a rigorous five-year electrical apprenticeship program through JATC since 1948. The curriculum used in the program has been evaluated and equated for college credit hours by the American Council on Education. JATC recognized the benefits of an associate degree to its students and asked OCCC to work with them in this endeavor. An Associate in Science-Technology and an Associate in Applied Science-Technology, each with an electrical construction emphasis, were developed, incorporating technology credit hours from the apprenticeship program. OCCC schedules classes in general education and support courses at the JATC facility, and online courses are also available. At the same time, OCCC was developing a non-credit wind turbine technician program. Electricity and electronics comprise much of the skill-based training for this position in the fast-growing alternative energy field. OCCC turned to JATC instructors to train the wind turbine technician students at JATC’s training facility. This partnership is an example of how industry and higher education can work together for the benefit of students who want to pursue college degrees and enter an emerging industry and for developing a skilled, educated workforce for Oklahoma. BACK TO LIST

Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Panhandle Share-Ed Video Network and Panhandle Telephone Cooperative Inc. (WMV, 20.3m)
The Panhandle Share-Ed Video Network of member public schools has a unique rural, community and economic development partnership with Oklahoma Panhandle State University and Panhandle Telephone Cooperative Incorporated. OPSU, PSVN-member public schools and PTCI had their cooperation rewarded recently with a $415,219 U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Grant. PSVN utilizes state-of-the-art videoconferencing to deliver high school and college courses in Balko, Beaver, Boise City, Elmore City, Felt, Goodwell, Guymon, Hardesty, Liberty, Lookeba-Sickles, Oilton, Taloga, Texhoma, Turpin and Yarbrough through the use of interactive television (ITV) equipment. The real-time ITV classes augment curricula in the member high schools and provide eligible juniors and seniors with an opportunity to begin their undergraduate studies. The member public school systems and OPSU also provide other educational opportunities, such as graduate degree programs and Red Cross disaster training. OPSU serves as the network hub site for all PSVN schools and also administers the grant. The grant funds are being used to add and update existing distance learning equipment for PSVN members. Another benefit is the addition of Session Initiated Protocol (SIP), which offers computer software-based videoconferencing, and provides efficient and flexible use of the members’ network infrastructure. OPSU proudly partners with PSVN and PTCI for increased investment in the rural and economic development of the communities they serve. BACK TO LIST

Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business and Central Rural Electric Cooperative (WMV, 17.7m)
In 2007, the Oklahoma State University Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School of Business and the Central Rural Electric Cooperative in Stillwater partnered to provide a LeadershipSource Professional Development Program series. The series is comprised of six, two-hour seminars offered in fall and spring. More than forty companies have been provided leadership development through this series, including industries such as banking, healthcare, manufacturing, electric cooperatives and energy. The curriculum is designed to equip participants with the appropriate knowledge to lead in today’s changing business environment. The program is currently in its second series, with six programs being offered in 2008-09, following a very successful 2007-08 series. The LeadershipSource series averaged 53 participants and two additional remote locations via satellite. Each session is held at the CREC Training Center in Stillwater, which also has distance learning capabilities for participants. Both CREC and CEPD optimally joined together with facilities from CREC, marketing efforts from both partners and practical instruction from OSU’s Spears School of Business faculty to provide these programs. The program helps participants broaden their perspectives of their roles as leaders; build an understanding of the special functions and responsibilities of business in society; improve their innovation and customer service skills at a managerial level; and increase their ability to motivate and lead employees to obtain the most effective performance. As a result, this partnership is strengthening Oklahoma businesses by preparing future leaders. BACK TO LIST

Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City and Minick Materials (WMV, 3.9m)
Minick Materials is a family-owned company that is one of the largest landscape material distributors in the region. What makes Minick Materials an outstanding corporate partner is its dedication to the community by donating materials to local churches, daycares, and retirement centers. Minick Materials continued this community service by donating all materials as well as 562 hours of labor to the beautification project for the new Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Agricultural Resource Center. The partnership began in the 1980s when Sam Minick was a student in the OSU-OKC horticulture program. Over the years, Minick developed a lasting partnership with OSU-OKC and Dave Edwards, division head of the ARC. As the ARC was being constructed, Minick expressed an interest in designing a creative and innovative landscape setting to include seating areas, display gardens and a state-of-the-art water harvesting system. The system captures water runoff, cycles it through a water aeration system and then filters it to an underground holding tank that will supply water for an above-ground water feature. OSU-OKC has been transforming the campus to be energy efficient, and this water harvesting system provides a green solution for landscaping and water conservation. The project showcases emerging and innovative technologies in water management and sustainable landscape practices for current and future students of the OSU-OKC horticulture program. BACK TO LIST

Redlands Community College and Pro-Fab Inc. (WMV, 16.5m)
Pro-Fab Inc. is one of the premier privately owned companies in high-speed, ultra-precise machining and manufacturing for the global aerospace and defense industry of today. Started by Jim Rice in his garage in 1986, Pro-Fab has grown to more than 150 employees over the past 23 years and has annual gross sales of nearly $25 million. Accredited with both AS9100 and SHARP certifications, Pro-Fab meets the stringent requirements of all major aircraft manufacturers and the Federal Aviation Administration. Additional quality and manufacturing certifications have been awarded to Pro-Fab from national and globally recognized companies, such as Lockheed Martin, Spirit Aerosystems, Gulfstream, Embraer, Boeing and the U.S. Department of Defense. Redlands Community College’s manufacturing extension agent for the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, Mike Raymond, has worked with Pro-Fab on the Center for Aerospace Supplier Quality project that helps Oklahoma manufacturers secure contracts with the Tinker Air Force Base and other government agencies. Participation in CASQ continues with Tinker Air Force Base and Boeing establishing long-term Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Task Order Contracts with both Oklahoma City-Air Logistic Center and Boeing to provide a quick response capability for Pro-Fab products and services. The project has been ongoing over the past two years to refine the process and methods used to help Pro-Fab have more success using this program. BACK TO LIST

Rogers State University and Grand River Dam Authority (WMV, 3.7m)
Grand River Dam Authority has promoted economic development through its support of educational opportunities that have enhanced the skills of graduates from Rogers State University. GRDA has been a frequent contributor to the scholarship fund, enabling many first-generation college students to attend RSU. These donations also provided competitive academic scholarships to attract high-quality students to campus. GRDA offers internships to RSU students in business and environmental conservation degree programs, providing them with unique learning experiences in real-world corporate environments. Following their internships, students are highly recruited, and GRDA has hired several graduates. Kevin Easley, CEO of GRDA, through the Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Program at RSU, has been a frequent speaker in the School of Business and Technology. He has spoken to the strategies and policies and entrepreneurship classes, sharing his valuable experiences. GRDA also supports the latest technology through donations to academic and athletic programs, purchasing smart boards for classrooms at the RSU Pryor campus and providing funding for a baseball scoreboard and athletic sponsorships, essential components of the development of new sports programs. RSU celebrates its centennial year in 2009, and GRDA is one of the donors who will support events throughout the year to commemorate this special occasion. GRDA is an important partner in the education and workforce development offered by RSU. BACK TO LIST

Rose State College and Tinker Federal Credit Union (WMV, 17.2m)
The largest credit union in Oklahoma with more that 60 years of experience, Tinker Federal Credit Union has 21 full-service branches with more than 194,000 members and $1.8 billion in assets. In addition to military and civilian employees at Tinker Air Force Base, the credit union serves employees from a wide variety of local businesses. TFCU has made an annual commitment of $20,000 to the Tinker Federal Civic Leaders Program, created by Rose State College. An intense leadership development initiative, the program includes character training, communication skills, teamwork and much more. For several years, TFCU has conducted a Win Your Books campaign, reimbursing books up to $500 for one student at each of their partner schools, including RSC. Additionally, TFCU has an internal educational assistance program that encourages all employees, after one year of employment, to further their educations and expand their knowledge and abilities. This program reimburses employees for college courses, including tuition, books and related fees. TFCU also hosted a video scholarship contest, “My Biggest Money Mistake,” for students at its buckthenorm.com site. The contest, which had a grand prize of $2,000 and a MacBook, is designed to assist college students in avoiding bad money management pitfalls. BACK TO LIST

Seminole State College and Wewoka Industrial Authority (WMV, 21.4m)
A partnership between Seminole State College, the Wewoka Industrial Authority and city of Wewoka leaders has resulted in great things happening in the city. Joint efforts of these organizations, utilizing SSC’s Rural Business and Resources Center, have resulted in the creation of a business incubator in the old and vacant Big Yank building in downtown Wewoka. Round House Manufacturing Company started a satellite sewing plant in a newly remodeled 10,000-square-foot portion of the building. The city of Wewoka provided the funds to remodel and invested more than $80,000 dollars for paint, walls, and heat and air equipment for the facility. Round House opened for business with 12 new employees and is currently employing 19 in Wewoka. A second company landed in the incubator in 2008. A new metal fabricator for heat and air equipment leased 10,000 square feet in the north end and currently has two employees working out of the incubator. The partnership also hit a home run last year with the expansion of TMCo, a local company that manufactures orifice fittings used for the flow measurement of gas and other hydrocarbons in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry. The WIA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Rural Business and Resources Center secured a $100,000 grant and a $200,000 loan to help make this expansion possible while adding 10 new jobs. TMCo is one of the leading employers in the community providing great wages and benefits to their employees. The partnership between SSC and WIA will continue to grow in the coming years. BACK TO LIST

Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (WMV, 19.9m)
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has made a tremendous impact and investment in southern Oklahoma. As it has expanded and experienced prosperity, the Choctaw Nation has given back to the area, especially Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The Choctaws first major contribution was the refurbishing of the Choctaw Tower 10 years ago, and the Choctaw Nation’s most recent capital investment was the newly constructed student union building. The Choctaw Nation participates in an economic bi-state group focused on connecting education, industry and economic development. The Choctaw Nation also hosts a youth leadership summit each summer, co-sponsored by Southeastern. The Choctaw Nation provides numerous scholarships to its members and partners through the O.J. Harvey Scholarship. The tribe provides tuition reimbursement to its employees that want to further their educations and expand their knowledge and abilities with a college education. In addition, the Choctaw Nation encourages its youth to attain the highest level of education by sponsoring Native American Visitation Day at the university. Southeastern and the Choctaw Nation have numerous partnerships, such as the Southeastern Office Retention Staff, Choctaw peer advisors on campus and the Native American Graduation Reception. The Choctaw Nation also supplements the salary of the director of the Native American Center for Student Success office on campus. The Choctaw Nation’s contribution is more than just dollars; it is a commitment to its members, the region and Southeastern. BACK TO LIST

Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Granna’s (WMV, 17.2m)
Granna’s is a U.S. Department of Agriculture food processing plant that began in 2003 with the purchase and subsequent modification of a 6,000-square-foot facility in Bessie, Okla. The owners, Farrell and Connie Miller, currently employ 14 daytime and four partial night shift employees, producing 4,500 meals per day. Production began in December 2003 with four retail single-serving, microwaveable items developed from Connie’s homestyle recipes. Granna's product list has grown to a current menu of 27 different ready-to-serve entrees distributed to various community action programs throughout the state. Granna’s recently began a program in which its retail products are distributed through school fundraisers. Granna’s has had a long-term partnership with Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Center for Economic and Business Development through the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center and the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance. Instrumental to the success of SWOSU’s partnership with Granna’s have been the significant contributions from the team of student interns performing much of the behind-the-scenes research and preparation for the Granna’s projects. The Oklahoma Small Business Development Center has worked with Granna’s on various projects, including general business planning, a strategic marketing plan, software training and funding acquisition. The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance has assisted Granna’s with developing more effective plant layouts, designing process line improvements, multiple marketing projects, and Web site development and management. BACK TO LIST

Tulsa Community College and Tulsa Technology Center (WMV, 19.6m)
Tulsa Community College and Tulsa Technology Center have a long history of collaboration, planning programs and sharing resources to support educators and prepare students for careers in areas such as healthcare, aviation, manufacturing and engineering. Through an unprecedented interlocal agreement, they jointly purchased the Skyline East Building and share space for classrooms, meeting rooms and administrative offices. A joint operating committee meets monthly, and day-to-day operations, maintenance and ownership expenses are shared. “The 8th Floor,” located in the building and staffed by both TCC and TTC, provides professional development for educators from consortium schools, infusing technology into their curriculum and offices. The Business Assistance Center, supported financially by both TCC and TTC, provides self-employment preparedness and small business management support in the community. Through the TCC Flight Center and TTC Aviation Alliance, space is shared between the institutions at the TTC Riverside Campus to accommodate the flight training and air traffic control programs. A hanger, classroom, offices and auditorium are provided for aviation seminars and events. These examples are some of the shared initiatives between TCC and TTC, developed with a vision for educating knowledgeable, skilled individuals to meet current and future workforce needs and having a significant impact on the economic growth of the Tulsa metropolitan community. BACK TO LIST

Western Oklahoma State College, Jackson County Memorial Hospital and JCMH Health Care Corp. (WMV, 17.8m)
Jackson County Memorial Hospital and JCMH Health Care Corp. have been tremendous partners with Western Oklahoma State College for many years. JCMH has been instrumental in the initiation of WOSC’s registered nursing and radiology programs. JCMH has been a primary site for clinical support since 1982, and JCMH Health Care Corporation is the leading contributor towards WOSC’s endowment program through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. JCMH Health Care Corp. has provided three endowments of $125,000 – two for nursing and one for radiology – for a total of $375,000 that has been matched by OSRHE for a combined contribution of $750,000. Additionally, JCMH’s financial contributions support WOSC’s efforts in program expansion through the publication and distribution of WOSC’s “Career Focus” magazine – distributed to 50,000 homes throughout western Oklahoma – and the annual academic schedules disseminated throughout this same area. JCMH Health Care Corp.’s latest contribution of $60,000 per year to assist in the expansion of WOSC’s nursing program is a tremendous commitment in helping the college meet the registered nursing needs in southwestern Oklahoma. BACK TO LIST