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Economic Development Grant for the Partnership Development Program - 2006 Recipients

The 17 partnerships being recognized for 2006 include:

Cameron University and Eagle Systems & Services, Inc.
The partnership between the university and company has included internships for students at the company’s facilities, adjunct faculty positions for Eagle Systems employees and advisory duties for both a member of CU’s faculty and the president of Eagle Systems. BACK TO LIST

Carl Albert State College and AES Corporation/Shady Point
Over the years, the AES Corporation/Shady Point has partnered with CASC by serving on the CASC Foundation Board of Trustees, supporting the CASC Students in Free Enterprise Chapter and contracting with the college to provide training to middle management at the company’s facilities. BACK TO LIST

Eastern Oklahoma State College and the Choctaw Nation
The Choctaw Nation has been a partner with EOSC for many years by paying the tuition of Choctaw Nation health care employees who go through EOSC’s nursing program. The Choctaw Nation also provides scholarships for Native American students and donates to the college for campus facility projects. BACK TO LIST

Langston University and McAnally & Banks
Utilizing his expertise in business, F.E. McAnally has collaborated with LU’s Office of Community Resource Development for the past three years, assisting entrepreneurs with their business plan development. In addition, McAnally assists the School of Business on plans for economic development. BACK TO LIST

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Integris Grove General Hospital
NEO and Integris have partnered to create a fast-track LPN-to-RN program. Integris pledged $20,000 and the use of their facilities for clinical experiences, as well as facilities and equipment for the program. BACK TO LIST

Northeastern State University and Intellevue
Intellevue is assisting the Oklahoma Center for Rural Development at NSU in the development of a Web site,, to provide pertinent economic development information about Oklahoma. BACK TO LIST

Northern Oklahoma College and ConocoPhillips
The two partnered in 1991 to establish NOC’s process technology program. ConocoPhillips provides adjunct instructors, donates equipment and has established a scholarship fund for the program. BACK TO LIST

Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Plane Plastics
Over the last 50 years, college students have worked in the plant and provided a quality workforce. NWOSU internships at the plant also provide college students with opportunities to learn through practical experiences. BACK TO LIST

Oklahoma City Community College and Integris Health, Inc.
In response to the nursing shortage, Integris and OCCC have worked together on the “Career Ladder Pathway” program, which prepares currently licensed practical nurses and Oklahoma-licensed paramedics to obtain licensure as registered nurses. BACK TO LIST

Oklahoma Panhandle State University and Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
OPSU and PTCI work together to produce local video content to be aired on PTCI’s digital interactive TV network. BACK TO LIST

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City and Integris Health
For more than 10 years, Integris has partnered with OSU-OKC to enhance the college’s nursing program by providing scholarships, donating gifts, funding adjunct positions and assisting in creating a fast-track RN program. BACK TO LIST

Redlands Community College and HealthSouth Corporation
HealthSouth has partnered with RCC to provide a permanent outpatient physical therapy clinic to Canadian County. The clinic offers sports medicine, general orthopedics and rehabilitation services. BACK TO LIST

Rogers State University and Manufacturing Service and Innovation
MSI has utilized RSU’s Innovation Center to prepare its business plan, secure financing and educate its management team throughout the start-up of the company. BACK TO LIST

Seminole State College and AmeriContact
AmeriContact relocated to Seminole in 2003 and has provided much-needed jobs to the local economy. With help from SSC and its educational foundation, the call center will soon move into a permanent facility, thereby helping ensure the company’s viability and keeping jobs in Seminole. BACK TO LIST

Southeastern Oklahoma State University and First United Bank
The two partner each year to recognize an outstanding high school student by sponsoring the Tri-County Honors Program. The chairman of the board of First United Bank also established an endowed lectureship series based on business and public policy at SEOSU. BACK TO LIST

Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Bar-S Foods Company
Bar-S Food Company provided six students from SWOSU’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems with internships at the company’s Clinton and Elk City facilities. Students received hands-on experience in learning how to identify and solve problems in a modern company. BACK TO LIST

Tulsa Community College and Cherokee Nation Enterprises
CNE has partnered with TCC to create a degree program focused on creating a skilled workforce for the hospitality and gaming sectors. BACK TO LIST

USDA Rural Development (external link)

Oklahoma City Human Resources Society (external link)

Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance (external link)

i2E (external link)

Resources for Student Veterans and Active-Duty Military

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council (external link)