Cherokee Nation to Provide Scholarships for Students in the NSU/CASC Program
The Cherokee Nation announced their plans to provide scholarships for up to 15 students to use in the NSU Smart Choice Transfer Program for Elementary Education – Special Education Majors.
The Northeastern State University/Carl Albert State College program begins this fall and is for students wanting to teach elementary or special education upon degree completion. The first two years are earned from Carl Albert State College through an Associate of Arts degree, and then the junior and senior years leading to the Bachelor of Science degree are earned from NSU. The unique feature of this partnership enables Carl Albert teacher candidates to enroll in NSU classes that are available either online or at the Sallisaw campus, therefore students in the area do not have to relocate, and only have to drive to NSU on a few occasions.
With teacher shortages in the area, the Cherokee Nation leaders see this as a win for all involved in an effort to provide quality teachers in the region.
Leaders from the Cherokee Nation joined CASC and NSU administrators on the CASC Sallisaw campus to announce their plans. Any member of the Cherokee Nation interested in more information regarding this opportunity should immediately contact the CASC Enrollment Center at 918-647-1393, or Krista Wheeler at NSU by calling 918-444-3572.
Pictured seated from left to right are Garry M. Ivey – CASC President, Dr. Neil Morton – Cherokee Nation Education Services Advisor, and Dr. Mark Arant – NSU Provost/VP Academic Affairs.
Standing from left to right are Jay Falkner – CASC Associate VP for Enrollment Management, Dr. Jerrid Freeman – NSU VP of Student Affairs, Joe Crittenden – Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief, Dr. Vanessa Anton – NSU Associate Dean of Education, Suzanne Myers – NSU Transfer and Parent Program Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Landry – NSU Dean of Education, Dr. Kathy Harrell – VP CASC-Sallisaw, Dr. Jason Morrison – CASC VP for Academic Affairs, Bryan Warner – CASC instructor and newly elected Cherokee Nation Councilman.