Meridian News

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – If you’ve got the talent to make handmade goods, maybe you’ve thought about selling your items online.

Monday, Jun 27, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – The makers of ModernBlox have spent the last few years building their business block by block, and now they’re ready to show it off.

On July 2 from 10:30 am to 6 pm the public is invited to get inside the box and tour a prototype of a model home that the ModernBlox team has converted.

Friday, Jun 3, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. – Today, a new generation of street-food lovers is lining up at food trucks like never before.

On June 16 the featured speaker at the Business for Breakfast series hosted at the Meridian Technology Center for Business Development will be Dan Purdy, owner of PurdyQ’s barbecue food truck. Purdy has been in business for a number of years and recently expanded the family business to include PurdyQ Treats which is a dessert truck that is operated by his teenage daughters Brooke, Hope and Morgan.

Students in health programs at Meridian can now learn how to insert and manage an NG tube thanks to a modification that Dustin Hicks, Practical Nursing Instructor/Simulation Specialist developed.
Wednesday, Jun 1, 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.

Hicks devised a way to modify a SimMan 3G manikin that allows students to insert and use a nasogastric tube (NG tube). The National League for Nursing Simulation Innovation Resource Center (NLN SIRC) has recognized his innovation through its HomeGrown Simulation Solutions contest.

Friday, May 27, 2016

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.

Friday, May 27, 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.

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.