Carl Albert State College Placed Second for Voter Registration Efforts
Carl Albert State College was recently honored for its voter registration efforts on campus. The College placed second in the small institutions category in the Oklahoma Campus Compact competition sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. This was the 11th year for the annual voter registration contest sponsored by the Oklahoma Campus Compact, according to Debbie Blanke, associate chancellor for academic affairs.
Oklahoma Campus Compact is an organization of 38 public and private colleges and universities focused on the importance of civic responsibility as an outcome of higher education. “Civic engagement is an important part of higher education,” Blanke said. “We work to develop students as good citizens.”
Blanke said 21 institutions competed in this year’s voter registration contest, which ran from July 1 through Oct. 10. A total of 3,312 students were registered, a record for a non-presidential election year, she said.
Pictured are Carl Albert State College SGA president Joshua Blake, CASC Student Activities/Asst. Residential Life Coordinator Scotty Morrison, and CASC President Garry M. Ivey.