Skip to main content
Skip menu links

Education First with OPSU's SOEA Chapter

By Danae Moore on 10/17/2013 OPSU SOEA Chapter gathers for a picture by their new trophy case. Pictured from left to right: Katlin Vaughan, Jerry Mihelic, Clayton Reed, Caitlyn Christie, Dr. Dave Bryant, Katie Kreamer, Chelsea Ghumm and Omar Holguin. Not pictured: Adviser, Jana Peterson. —Photo by Danae MooreOPSU SOEA Chapter gathers for a picture by their new trophy case. Pictured from left to right: Katlin Vaughan, Jerry Mihelic, Clayton Reed, Caitlyn Christie, Dr. Dave Bryant, Katie Kreamer, Chelsea Ghumm and Omar Holguin. Not pictured: Adviser, Jana Peterson. —Photo by Danae Moore Goodwell, Okla. — OPSU's Chapter of the Student Oklahoma Education Association (SOEA) has gotten off to a quick start this year.

SOEA is a student led organization striving to put education first. Any student interested in the issues of education may join. The group meets twice a month for regular meetings among a variety of other activities.

With a mission statement saying, "As future professional educators we seek to serve the community and to provide professional development and quality education experiences while fostering professionalism among our organization" the group has numerous activities planned and events scheduled for the year to fulfill their purpose.

Throughout the Fall and Spring, students will have the opportunity to attend different conferences and workshops. The group traveled to Oklahoma City for a Fall Convention on October 5. During this conference the SOEA members had the opportunity to learn about the Tulsa Model TLE evaluation system, classroom management techniques, common core, classroom technology, OSAT study techniques, and science in the classroom. Students also had the opportunity to question a panel of diverse teachers with concerns they have about teaching.

SOEA president, Katlin Vaughan said, "SOEA Fall Convention provides education majors with knowledge and techniques they can apply in the classroom. I feel very blessed and inspired to be part of this organization."

From tutoring at local schools to highway clean-up, the members of SOEA can be seen serving around the community.

This year's officers are President Katlin Vaughan, Vice President Clayton Reed, Secretary Chelsea Ghumm, Treasurer Caitlyn Christie, Historian Omar Holguin and Media Specialist Katie Kreamer. Serving as advisers to OPSU's SOEA Chapter are Jerry Mihelic, Assistant Professor of Education; Dr. Christi Roach, Field Placement Director; and Jana Peterson, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

SOEA would like to thank the OPSU Student Senate and members of the community for the continued support.


We Are Panhandle We Are Panhandle!

Image Rotator

Panhandle State Student Plays in the 2017 Mixed Worlds Tournament in Florida

Desha Almanza, a student here at Panhandle State, got the opportunity to travel to Florida this past October where she competed in the Mixed Worlds Tournament in Orlando held Oct. 13-15. —Courtesy photo

Image Rotator

Panhandle State Table Named Winner at Chamber Banquet

Nikki Stork decorated the Panhandle State table for the recent Guymon Chamber of Commerce Banquet and the table was named the winner of the decorating contest. —Photo by Danae Moore

Image Rotator

Women’s Team Wins Final Fall Rodeo

Shay Spitz ran the fastest time of the weekend in the barrel racing at the college rodeo at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Okla. this past weekend. —Photo by Dale Hirschman

Image Rotator

PTCI Aggie Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Inductees Honored with Banquet Ceremony

From left: David Flowers, Bob Wakefield, Georgia Walton and the family of Jerry Linton gathered for a night of celebration at the 2017 PTCI Aggie Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony.-Sarah Brady photos

Image Rotator

2017 PTCI Aggie Hall of Fame Spotlight: Jerry Linton

Tickets are still available for the 2017 PTCI Aggie Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet held Saturday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Panhandle State Student Union Ballroom.

Image Rotator

McKee Library Hosts Elementary Visitors

Goodwell Elementary School students visited the McKee Library for a tour hosted by Director Tony Hardman. —Photo by Danae Moore

Image Rotator

2017 PTCI Aggie Hall of Fame Spotlight: Georgia Walton

Image Rotator

Run With It: J. Dee Marinko

Former Aggie football player and Men's Sitting Volleyball Paralympian, J. Dee Marinko visited campus and shared his story with Aggie athletes on Monday, Oct. 9.-Danae Moore photo

Image Rotator

2017 PTCI Aggie Hall of Fame Spotlight: Bob Wakefield

The 2017 PTCI Aggie Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet takes place Saturday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at Panhandle State.

Image Rotator

Aggie Baseball Helps Host Special Game Day

Panhandle State Baseball players gather around Austin Ronne after he threw out the first pitch at the Special Game Day on October 8 in Goodwell. —Photo by Alexis Faris

Image Rotator

Rogelio Reyna Visits Monday Munch

Students enjoyed the opportunity to meet Professional Makeup Artist Rogelio Reyna at a recent Monday Munch hosted by the Alumni Office. —Photo by Danae Moore

Image Rotator

Torres Wins National Hispanic College Quiz

This past July, Oklahoma Panhandle State University senior Ami Torres Acuña (second from the right) competed in Nashville at the Hispanic College Quiz and won the competition! —Courtesy photo