Meridian News

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – Teachers are used to being creative in the classroom.

Dustin Hicks, Practical Nursing Instructor/Simulation Specialist at Meridian Technology Center, is no exception, and his innovative approach to teaching is being recognized at the national level.

Monday, May 23, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – For students attending Meridian Technology Center this year hasn’t just been about what they get from coming to class. It’s also been about what they give.

As part of the school’s new Citizenship-Ready endorsement, students at Meridian have an opportunity to be recognized for their contributions to the community. During the 2015-2016 school year, 99 students documented 2,415 community service hours.

Monday, May 23, 2016

STILLWATER, Oklahoma – The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance is doing its part to ensure that manufacturing remains one of the state’s key economic drivers.

Using variables such as employment, new sales, retained sales, cost reductions and investment avoided, the Manufacturing Alliance yielded a $9.5 million impact for manufacturers in Creek, Logan, Noble, Payne and Pawnee counties for 2015.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – Did you ever consider a balance sheet as a window into your business’s financial strength? Your business’ financial statements can do more than provide you with details about your company’s profit and loss.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – State skills contest winners from Meridian Technology Center are getting ready to go from the classroom to the convention hall as they head for national competitions in the upcoming months.

Full-time adult and high school students attending Meridian are able to join one of several student organizations related to their field of study: Business Professionals of America; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; HOSA; or SkillsUSA.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – The Association for Career and Technical Education named Justin Nisbett, Precision Metal Fabrication Instructor at Meridian Technology Center, the Region IV New Teacher of the Year.

Monday, Apr 25, 2016

Nearly 265 students from Meridian Technology Center will be recognized for completing their training during the school’s upcoming graduation.

Student achievements will be recognized at 6 pm on May 19 at the Wes Watkins Center at Oklahoma State University.

In addition to students who are completing their career training, Meridian will recognize students who have maintained outstanding academic standards throughout the school year and are members of National Technical Honor Society, the Leadership Class and Outstanding Students from each program area.

Friday, Apr 15, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – Grab your clubs and get ready to golf for a good cause.

The Meridian Technology Center Foundation will host a charity golf tournament on May 13 at Stillwater’s Lakeside Golf Course to raise scholarship funds for students in full-time training programs at the school.

Stillwater student Jason Kennedy is enrolled in the Practical Nursing program at Meridian Technology Center. Last year students from Meridian outscored state and national averages for passing the NCLEX.
Friday, Apr 15, 2016

Graduates of the Practical Nursing program at Meridian Technology Center continue to surpass state and national certification testing pass rates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

The NCLEX is the final step to entering the nursing profession. Individuals must graduate from a recognized nursing program, meet the requirements of their state board of nursing and then pass the National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX exam before practicing.

Monday, Apr 11, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – Meridian Technology Center has recently announced new course offerings for personal and professional development classes.

“We have a wide variety of new classes for people to explore in the next few months. Whether they want to acquire a new skill, learn about a new computer operating system or take an industry certification test, we offer an affordable way for everyone to enjoy learning something new,” said Titus Lester, Meridian’s Coordinator of Short-Term Courses.