Recognition – Page 2

STEM preparing students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Thanks to a multitude of state, regional and national programs and initiatives, the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines are growing in popularity. Cameron University is committed to such initiatives, with approximately 40 percent of CU degree programs falling under the STEM “umbrella.” Cameron graduates who earn degrees in these areas are primed for […]


Great Plains Technology Center’s “Frigates” team had the fastest plane at the 2016 Oklahoma State University Speed Fest Championship at Stillwater.  The Frigates’ plane named “The Thrill” hit 60 mph shattering the previous record of 51mph.  The Great Plains team also won the competition’s “Best Airplane Build” based on its construction quality and innovation.   The […]

GPTC Senior Ciara Cardona Featured Sports Magazine.

Frederick High School senior Ciara Cardona will be featured in the February issue of VYPE magazine.  VYPE is a widely read Oklahoma publication that features high school athletes and their accomplishments.  Ciara is enrolled in Great Plains Nursing Assistant career major.   She was selected for the All Region High school Girls Softball Honor.   She is […]


Lawton’s Goodyear tire plant has received Oklahoma’s prestigious Partners for Progress Award from the Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers. Presenters at the Oklahoma City ceremony cited Goodyear’s deep and sustainable partnership with Great Plains Technology Center and Oklahoma Career Tech as well as its front line leadership to community improvement. “Goodyear associates have literally donated […]

Extra practice and consistency keys to senior welder’s success

Jillian Gil doesn’t mind being the only girl in her welding class, and her teacher says it’s Gil’s skills — not her gender — that is most evident when she walks into his classroom. Gil, a senior at MacArthur High School in Lawton, is a second-year student in the welding program at Great Plains, and […]