Midwest City, Okla. – Rose State College students Payton Bailey and Cody Graham were recognized by the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges as members of the State Academic team. The ceremony was held at the State Capitol and was attended by college presidents and Chancellor Glen Johnson.
Payton Bailey is from Yukon, OK and plans to become a physician’s assistant in pediatric orthopedics. After she graduates from Rose State, she will transfer to the University of Central Oklahoma to pursue her bachelor’s degree. Payton received the President’s Leadership Class scholarship at Rose State and is also a member of the Student Senate Executive Board.
Cody Graham is from Tecumseh, OK and is pursuing a career in marketing. He will also earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma after receiving his associate degree at Rose State College. Cody received the Rising Scholar scholarship, was voted Mr. Raider Spirit, and is also a member of the Student Senate.
Oklahoma is one of 38 states participating in the State Academic Team Program through Phi Theta Kappa International, the two-year college student honor society. To be eligible, students must be nominated by their college president and have at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.
Rose State College continues to make strides in making college more accessible for students through a growing foundation for student scholarships, one-on-one academic tutoring and student services, and small class sizes to allow more student-professor interaction. Chancellor Glen Johnson said, “Our community college graduates not only secure more successful futures for themselves, but they also provide the foundation for our state’s workforce needs. Oklahoma could not make a better investment in its future.”
Photo cutline: Payton Bailey (left) and Cody Graham (right) with Rose State College President Jeanie Webb after receiving their awards.
About Rose State College:
Rose State College is a community college offering more than 60 degree and skilled-occupational programs conveniently located seven minutes from downtown Oklahoma City. www.rose.edu