President's Report

The President's Report serves as the institution's annual report highlighting the past year and celebrating accomplishments achieved by the OSUIT campus, students, faculty and staff.

2021 President's Report

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2021 President's Report Student Features

  • Kassidy Burden
    Class of 2021 | School of Arts, Sciences & Health, Pre-Education
  • Dennis Coleby
    Class of 2022 | School of Arts, Sciences & Health, Nursing
  • Jordan Eblen
    Class of 2022 | School of Transportation & Heavy Equipment, Truck Technician
  • Nyah Robol
    Class of 2021 | School of Engineering & Construction Technologies, Instrumentation Engineering Technology
  • Tanner Swafford
    Class of 2023 | School of Creative & Information Technologies, Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics
  • Jake Wilson
    Class of 2021 | School of Creative & Information Technologies, Graphic Design

Dennis Coleby

Dennis Coleby | Tulsa, OK

Class of 2022 | School of Arts, Sciences & Health, Nursing

Why did you choose to attend OSUIT and your program?

The college is not too far from where I live and I had heard good things about the Nursing program here from attendees. Nursing is the art of helping people achieve their best outcomes. I want to be a part of people’s success in the healthcare system. 

Which OSUIT faculty & staff inspire you?

Jodi Campbell and April Baughman were the first nurse instructors I met, they have been positive from the start and have a plethora of knowledge they are willing to share. They inspire me to achieve my goals the same way they have. 

What are your career aspirations?

I am in the LPN-RN Nursing program at OSUIT. After I graduate, I will pursue ICU nursing as a career field. Then I will go on to complete my bachelors degree at OSU online. 

What is your guiding motto or philosophy?

If a man built it. A man can fix it. That’s a saying from my grandfather Sanford Coleby.

What groups on campus helped you stay connected?

My small group of transition students have been pleasant. We belong to each other and I do believe we will build a bond together. 

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Jake Wilson

Jake Wilson | Morris, OK

Class of 2021 | School of Creative & Information Technologies, Graphic Design

Why did you choose to attend OSUIT and your program?

I chose OSUIT for a variety of reasons, being close to home is one of them. And also they have a good reputation in their media department. 

I wanted to learn more about design and really practice my artistic abilities. I went for a long time just teaching myself and what I wanted from taking these courses was how to really harness my artistic capabilities. 

What are your career aspirations?

I'm currently interning at Mvskoke Media in Okmulgee. After I graduate I hope to be able to start working on their news team.

What is your guiding motto or philosophy?

Mainly to be always doing something productive whether it be creating or building up your life. Always being productive only benefits.

What groups on campus helped you stay connected?

Since quarantine I haven’t really be able to get involved in any community events on campus. But I have been to a few OSUIT BCM meetings and they have always had a positive impact on me.

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Nyah Robol

Nyah Robol | Okmulgee, OK

Class of 2021 | School of Engineering & Construction Technologies, Instrumentation Engineering Technology

Why did you choose to attend OSUIT and your program?

I started concurrent classes at OSUIT during high school in January 2020. After talking to my dad about the program, I decided to pursue the degree and was able to start before I graduated high school in June 2020. I am going to graduate with my bachelor’s degree before I am 21.

Which OSUIT faculty & staff inspire you?

I have definitely been inspired by Mr. Williams. He actually used to work with my father. He has inspired me to want to go get my master’s degree and possibly teach in the future. 

What are your career aspirations?

After graduating from OSUIT, I want to work with my father at CP Kelco. My dad attended OSUIT for the same degree. He and my aunt made me interested in engineering.

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Jordan Eblen

Jordan Eblen | Weleetka, OK

Class of 2022 | School of Transportation & Heavy Equipment, Truck Technician

Why did you choose to attend OSUIT and your program?

Throughout high school my teachers always said good things about OSUIT and that it would be a good place to continue my education. My mother also graduated from OSUIT and loved every minute of her time here.

I chose this program because I knew I wanted to get into the industry, I just could not decide whether I wanted to get into the automotive side or the diesel side. I asked for my grandfather’s advice, who was an automotive mechanic all his life, and after a long-drawn-out conversation with him, I decided to enroll into the Truck Technician Program.

Which OSUIT faculty & staff inspire you?

Casey Reinhardt has been a big inspiration to me. I admire all his many years in the industry and all the knowledge he is passing on to us students. Not only is a phenomenal instructor and mechanic, but he is also one of the best people I know. He is very reasonable with everyone and treats everyone with a great amount of respect, he is just an all-around good person. No matter what I have going on in life, I know he is someone I can go to for advice or anything else I may need.

What are your career aspirations?

My career goal is to be the guy everyone goes to for advice on a job, or for help on anything they need to get done.  I also want to provide a good future for myself and future family.. My biggest aspiration in life is to be the best version of myself I can be, there is always room to improve, and I do not plan on stopping.

What is your guiding motto or philosophy?

My grandfather, who has been a big inspiration in my life, once told me, “Jordan, if you’re on time, you're late, if you’re early, you’re on time." This phrase has stuck with me ever since, it has become an important motto of mine and I try to live by this every day.

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Kassidy Burden

Kassidy Burden | Beggs, OK

Class of 2021 | School of Arts, Sciences & Health, Pre-Education

Why did you choose to attend OSUIT and your program?

I chose OSUIT because I started my program when I was in high school through concurrent enrollment. Because of COVID-19, they allowed many classes online. I come from a long line of educators and school administrators, so that’s why I chose this major. 

Which OSUIT faculty & staff inspire you?

Susie Mauldin has always encouraged me to pursue and obtain my education. I graduated high school with her son, so I’ve known her my whole educational life. She’s always been such an encouragement to me.

What are your career aspirations?

After I graduate from OSUIT, I’m going to continue my education in Healthcare Administration. I hope to one day run a small clinic or cancer center or dialysis center. 

What groups on campus helped you stay connected?

I did the National Society of Leadership and Success at OSUIT, and during that group I met a lot of other people that had kids and we were all striving for the same thing. It made us all feel like we belong here even though we aren’t all 17 or 18 we’re all striving for the same goal. OSUIT has been a great school, especially for a working adult. I’m so proud to have been a part of it.

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Tanner Swafford | Stillwell, OKTanner Swafford

Class of 2023 | School of Creative & Information Technologies, Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics

Why did you choose to attend OSUIT and your program?

I think OSUIT is one of the best schools around, and it was relatively close to where I grew up.  I was interested in an information technology degree and OSUIT has a really good cybersecurity program.

Which OSUIT faculty & staff inspire you?

Kim Beattie, Eileen Dewey, Howard Licht and all the professors in the IT area have been really great. They are just really helpful and offer a lot of insight. They even helped me a lot when I had questions about enrollment. They are all just so helpful and enthusiastic and help everyone. 

What groups on campus helped you stay connected?

I am in the NGE – Network Gaming Executives. We have poker tournaments and gaming tournaments. It’s been great to connect with other people who have similar interests and like to play video games. It is nice to see other people that like to do the same things I like to do and make new friends.

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