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Seminole State College and Wrangler/Kontoor Brands

The partnership between Seminole State College and Wrangler/Kontoor’s has spanned more than 60 years, from the days of the first sewing room opening in Seminole in 1961 under the company name of Blue Bell, until today. In 1971, Blue Bell donated $10,000 to start a women’s basketball program, the Belles, at then Seminole Junior College. They were the first junior college program in Oklahoma to award basketball scholarships to female athletes. The basketball team honored Blue Bell by selecting uniforms with the company’s name and colors. In 1986, VF Brands purchased Blue Bell and changed the name to Wrangler. The company continued to support the college’s Educational Foundation scholarships for students, aid for faculty enrichment activities, donations to capital ventures to improve the campus and special funds to support the President’s Leadership Program. Wrangler, with 300 employees, provides employment opportunities and job advancement for both students and graduates. Wrangler Director Ray McQuiston currently serves as an SSC regent.

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