The Norman Transcript


December 22, 2012

education news roundup

NORMAN — MNTC Campuses Closed for Holiday Break:Moore Norman Technology Center’s Franklin Road Campus in Norman and South Penn Campus in south Oklahoma City will be closed for business Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. Both campuses will re-open for business Jan. 2.

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MNTC HIRE program partners/students honored: Moore Norman Technology Center’s Help in Reaching Employment program recently honored students and partners in education during their annual Holiday Breakfast this week at the South Penn Campus.

· The first Frank Coulter Award for Excellence was presented to Franklin Christy, a student enrolled in MNTC’s Electrical and Automated Industrial Systems class. Christy is single father of three. He recently earned the December Norman Kiwanis Club Student of the Month and is set to graduate in May. 

The award recognizes individuals who have shown extraordinary character; exemplary work ethic, and selfless service to school and community, and is given in honor of Coulter, who was MNTC’s Superintendent from 1979-2003.

· The Scrapper Award went to Shannon Doherty. This is an annual award given to a HIRE/MNTC graduate who has fought to overcome significant obstacles, maintained an exceptional reputation at MNTC and become a proven success on the job.  Doherty is a graduate of MNTC’s Medical Assisting class and is now employed with Dr. Jayson Henry in Norman. 

· The HIRE Employer of the Year was awarded to OU Medical Center. 

OUMC has partnered with the HIRE program and MNTC for many years, offering employment opportunities for students and graduates. HIRE recognizes OUMC this year because of the profitable partnership in the placement of HIRE/AUA graduates in patient care positions. Advanced Unlicensed Assistants have skills akin to an LPN and are in high-demand in most of Oklahoma’s largest hospitals. 

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