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Choctaw University students visit the Oklahoma State Capitol

Students of the award-winning Choctaw University were invited to Oklahoma City on Tuesday, March 26, to tour the Oklahoma State Capitol and visit with members of the Senate and House of Representatives. Five Choctaw University students, Christina Black, Nick Cody, Audrey Jacob, Darenda Joseph, and Melissa Stevens, traveled to the State Capitol, along with Choctaw U faculty members, Judy Morgan and Becky Parker.

The trip was donated by The Sullivan Agency of Ardmore in conjunction with Ardmore Main Street Authority. The Choctaw Nation associates were greeted at the State Capitol campus by the Executive Director of Ardmore Main Street Authority, Julie Patterson, and then introduced to legislators representing Southeastern Oklahoma. The group was taken on a guided tour and treated to lunch, where they had the opportunity to visit with Senator Josh Brecheen and Representative Dustin Roberts.

Choctaw University’s mission is to empower associates who are committed to personal and professional growth in their career. It provides educational and leadership-building opportunities. Choctaw University Program Manager Jack Hedrick emphasized this point stating, “Leadership opportunities like this are a great example of the holistic approach to learning envisioned by Choctaw University.”