BY LAURIE WINSLOW World Staff Writer
Sunday, August 05, 2012
8/05/12 at 3:07 AM
Scholarships aimed at energy careers
OGE Energy Corp., Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee and OSU-Oklahoma City have partnered to create a scholarship opportunity aimed at increasing the diversity of candidates entering the energy work force in Oklahoma.
The OGE Energy Scholarship will award up to $1 million in scholarships over five years and cover tuition, books and fees for qualified participants.
In addition to the scholarship, some students may be selected for paid summer internships at OGE's subsidiaries, Oklahoma Gas & Electric and Enogex, and others may be offered jobs upon graduation.
Students can qualify for the scholarship by majoring in either electrical/electronics technology, high voltage technology, instrumentation engineering technology, natural gas compression or power plant technology.
OSUIT and OSU-OKC have partnered with OGE for many years to meet the growing demand for productive and efficient technicians in the energy and power industry.
Scholarship applications for OSUIT are available at tulsaworld.com/ogescholarship
Local Maytag Store changes its name
The local Maytag Store is changing its name to Appliance Solutions. The name change for the store, owned by Dave Bauer, was chosen after several months of research and focus groups.
"We are experiencing a time of growth and we want to be able to offer our customers more options other than just Maytag appliances," Bauer said.
The store also is introducing ShelfSource, a new line of custom shelving.
Appliance Solutions will keep its current locations - 71st Street and U.S. 169 will remain the flagship store and the store at 16th Street and Yale Avenue will continue to operate as the clearance warehouse.
Virtual job fair slated for veterans
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and Workforce Oklahoma are focused on getting veterans back to work and helping them reclaim their former lives.
A Veteran's Virtual Job Fair will be held Aug. 12-20 at tulsaworld.com/virtualjobfair The Northeast Workforce Investment Board and CARD Inc. are sponsoring the event.
This online recruiting fair showcasing jobs from entry-level to top management will be accessible 24 hours a day to veterans, allowing them to connect with an established network of participating local employers whenever it's most convenient for them.
Through Workforce Oklahoma, veterans can access job search assistance, resume assistance, labor market information, career counseling, job referral and referral to other supportive and training resources.
Guy Engineering acquires Edmond firm
Guy Engineering Services Inc. of Tulsa has acquired Perez Engineering of Edmond.
The acquisition will provide more opportunity for Guy to offer civil engineering design and consulting services in southern Oklahoma and in Washington County. The Perez employees have been integrated into Guy Engineering and will support their new office in Edmond.
Guy Engineering is a civil engineering consulting firm established in 1987, and is qualified as a small business and certified as a disadvantaged business enterprise through the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and a Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Business through the City of Tulsa.
Adams Hall announces partnership
Adams Hall recently announced a trust company partnership - for new and existing clients - with National Advisors Trust, an independent, regulated, corporate trustee based in Overland Park, Kan.
The partnership enables Adams Hall to provide a corporate trustee solution - with seamless service, competitive fees and no change to Adams Hall's existing advisory teams or level of service.
National Advisors Trust is federally chartered and regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and is authorized to do business in all 50 states.
Free back-to-school haircuts offered
Clary Sage College and Oklahoma Technical College will host their fourth annual Cuts for Kids event offering free back-to-school haircuts for all school-aged children in the Tulsa metro community.
CSC, 3131 S. Sheridan Road, will be offering cuts from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. OTC, 4444 S. Sheridan Road, will be offering cuts from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 15-16.
The services are performed by CSC cosmetology students, OTC barber students and alumni, and are meant as an opportunity to gain real-world experience as well as give back to the community.
The haircuts are free and no appointment is necessary. Last year the colleges provided over 750 haircuts to Tulsa children.
CSC is a licensed and accredited institution offering diploma and degree programs in cosmetology, esthetics and nail technology. Oklahoma Technical College is a licensed and accredited institution offering diploma and degree programs in automotive and welding technology and barbering.
Paragon Awards to be held in October
Leadership Tulsa will be hosting The Paragon Awards on Oct. 11 at the Jazz Hall of Fame.
The annual awards ceremony honors the outstanding achievements of Leadership Tulsa members who have demonstrated extraordinary talents, commitment and vision in serving the Tulsa community.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Paragon Awards. Past Paragon Award winner Tom McKeon, Tulsa Community College president, will be this year's honorary chairperson.
Each Paragon nominee will be presented with a Star Award, and from those Star Award winners, three Paragon Awards winners will be chosen by a panel of judges.
Each Paragon award winner will receive a $3,000 check that will be presented to his or her nominating agency.
The 2012 Star Award winners and Paragon nominees include Calvin Battle, nominated by the Tulsa Dream Center; Teresa Burkett, nominated by the Mental Health Association in Tulsa; Pamela Carter, nominated by Chamber Music Tulsa; Tim Colwell, nominated by Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation; Mike Esmond, nominated by Tulsa SPCA; Val Fimbres, nominated by The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges; Deborah Givens, nominated by Tulsa Global Alliance, Jewish Federation of Tulsa and Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma; Paula Huck, nominated by Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits and DVIS/Call Rape; Jan Keim, nominated by Volunteer Tulsa Inc.; Phil Lakin Jr., nominated by Tulsa Zoo Friends.
Others include Jim Light, nominated by Volunteers of America Inc.; Karen MacCannell, nominated by JAMES Inc.; Allison Moore, nominated by Surayya Anne Foundation; David Stratton, nominated by The Margaret Hudson Program; and Nichole Bostian Trantham, nominated by Camp Fire USA Green Country Council.
For more information about this event or Leadership Tulsa programs, call 918-477-7079 or visit tulsaworld.com/lt