Member Spotlight – Rose State College

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“Professional development is as critical to the faculty of higher education as water is to a person’s survival. Faculty must have regular opportunities to learn from each other because data show that an inspiring and informed educator is the most important factor influencing student achievement.”

Dr. Jeanie Webb, President, Rose State College

President Jeanie Webb

Dr. Jeanie Webb, President

Rose State College, OK || Established 1970| Isabelle Billen, NISOD Liaison

Member Spotlight Question and Answer 

When did Rose State College become a NISOD Member?
The college renewed its membership in 2019 after a few years’ hiatus.

Why is Rose State College a NISOD Member?
Rose State College is dedicated to providing resources for our faculty to enhance their success in the classroom and in the community.  NISOD provides valuable information to further professional development.

Which NISOD benefits does Rose State College use the most and how?
The online resources contained in NISODirect are shared campus-wide.

Interesting News Happening at Rose State College

New Rose State College Scholarship Opportunities Announced
Rose State College students have nine new scholarship opportunities totaling more than $60,189. Each year, the amount of students applying for scholarships exceeds the resources of the foundation, according to a news release. “While we are not able to help all 1,300 students applying for scholarships this fall semester, we were able to offer more than $250,000 in scholarship resources to Rose State College students in 2020,” said Cindy Mikeman, executive director, Rose State College Foundation.

Rose State College Offers Oklahoma’s Only Online DEQ Water and Wastewater Training
Rose State College’s technical training program is the first of its kind in Oklahoma to offer Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)-approved water and wastewater training courses online. The program is conducting certification and training courses held on the Zoom videoconferencing platform, enhancing the program’s accessibility across Oklahoma. Nearly 600 entities have participated including state agencies, municipalities, schools, corporations, contractors, military bases, tribes, and more.

Rose State College Awards 10 Educators With Golden Apple Award
In December, Rose State College awarded 10 educators from across the state with the Golden Apple Award, presented annually to outstanding K-12 educators nominated by current Rose State College students for their impacts on students’ lives. The educators were chosen from essays submitted by current Rose State College students nominating a specific individual. A total of 65 essays were received highlighting the work of K-12 educators. A committee of Rose State College faculty and staff evaluated each nomination for consideration.

Every month, NISOD turns the spotlight on the effective ways member colleges use NISOD benefits. These member colleges exemplify NISOD’s mission of improving teaching, learning, and leadership, with the ultimate goal being to increase student success.