Meridian News

Monday, Jul 27, 2015

STILLWATER, Okla. – Parents and new students attending Meridian Technology Center have the chance to get a jump-start on becoming Meridian Made on August 12 with Parent and New Student Orientation.

“We want parents and new students who are attending Meridian to feel like they are a part of the school from day one,” said Jeanie Zagar, Director of the Career Planning Center at Meridian. “Our Parent and New Student Orientation experience gives everyone a chance to become more familiar with the full range of opportunities available at Tech.”

Monday, Jul 13, 2015

Meridian Technology Center recently named Justin Hazzard Director of the Center for Business Development.

Monday, Jul 13, 2015

As humans we are notoriously poor at making decisions. We seem to struggle with this in both our personal and professional lives and the real question is: How can we do better?

Monday, Jul 6, 2015

President Obama has named 108 mathematics and science teachers recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Mark Thomas, Meridian Technology Center Pre-Engineering Academy Instructor, will be one of those honored educators receiving recognition in Washington, D.C., later this summer.

Monday, Jun 8, 2015

Does simply reading the word “stress” cause your heart to beat a little faster, your breath to become a little shallower and your hands start to sweat? Relax. Stress doesn’t have to, well, stress you out.
On June 18 join Dr. Carol Bender, owner of Bender Yoga, for an interactive and informative session on learning how to harness the energy that your body produces during stressful situations. During the event Bender will teach you how to:

Morrison student Jordan Madden is one of nearly 230 students who will be recognized for completing career and technical training at Meridian Technology Center during the school’s upcoming graduation ceremony. Graduation will be held May 21 at the Seretean Center Concert Hall at OSU.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Nearly 230 students from Meridian Technology Center will be recognized for completing their training during the school’s upcoming Recognition Ceremony.

Student achievements will be recognized at 6 pm on May 21 at the Seretean Center Concert Hall 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, May 1, 2015

Meridian Technology Center and the Stillwater Public Library are working together to offer free classes on how to make the most of your résumé and perfect your interview skills.

As part of the Stillwater Public Library’s new Jobseeker Series, on May 5 Scott Schaefer, Career Development Specialist at Meridian, will work with high school students and adults to help them understand how they can transfer their skills and previous employment into a résumé.

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

Fort Enviromental Laboratories President Shares Entrepreneurial Journey on February 19


In 2001, when Doug and Deanne Fort made the decision to take a leap of faith and start their own business, they could have easily found themselves struggling like a fish out of water.

Instead, more than a decade later, the Forts run Fort Environmental Laboratories, one of the world’s only in-life toxicology labs that specializes in research on amphibians and fish.  Deanne, Chief Financial Officer, handles the business activities while Doug focuses on the technical aspects of the business.

Students in the Evening Cosmetology program at Meridian will style the hair of models in the upcoming Stillwater Bridal Showcase. Stillwater student Lauren Taylor practices one of the styles that will be featured during the show.
Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015

It takes more than 1,500 hours of training to become a cosmetologist in Oklahoma, but students in the Evening Cosmetology program at Meridian Technology Center are learning there are a variety of business options for them beyond working with clients in the salon.

“Most of the students from the program graduate, take their state boards and then start working in a salon, but that’s really just the beginning of what they can do with their training,” said instructor Sue Dearinger. “When they leave this program I want them to know that they have lots of options.”

Cosmetology student Coral Garcia works on a client’s hair in the salon at Meridian Technology Center. Garcia credits of much of her confidence to the time she spent working with Martha Walter, a Spanish translator at Meridian Technology Center.
Monday, Jan 12, 2015

Spanish-speaking students at Meridian Technology Center have the opportunity to gain more than career training. With the addition of the school’s Spanish translation services, students can also learn to navigate the English language.