College and Career Fair

Students from numerous area schools are invited to attend a college and career fair from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Francis Tuttle Technology Center Reno Campus, 7301 West Reno. The West Metro College and Career Fair is free and open to students (in grades 8 through 12) and their parents from 25 schools.

The event is an opportunity for students and their parents to explore numerous college and career options at one time in one location. On hand to share information will be representatives from 36 universities, colleges and technical schools, the armed forces and employers. Students and their parents will be able to browse tables offering information on academic and career options, college and university admissions requirements, and the Oklahoma’s Promise free college tuition program.

In addition to talking informally with college representatives and others knowledgeable about post-secondary options for high schoolers, parents and students will also have the chance to sit in on short presentations by experts on topics such as choosing a college major, obtaining financial aid, concurrent high school and college enrollment and military benefits. A session offered in Spanish will provide information about college applications, scholarships and financial aid.

“This college and career fair is a one of a kind, a one-stop shop to lead students in the right direction and help them prepare for what’s to come in their lives. We want every person who walks out of this college and career fair to feel better prepared for their future and to have found answers that will help them reach their goals,” says Brenda Stinnett, a college counselor at Putnam City High School.

The West Metro College and Career Fair is planned and coordinated by Putnam City Schools and Francis Tuttle.

Read our guide for transitioning to college and careers.

Quick Facts About the West Metro College and Career Fair

Time, Date and Place
6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 14
Francis Tuttle Technology Center Reno Campus, 7301 West Reno

Who Is Invited?
• ASTEC Charter School
• Bishop McGuinness
• Christian Hertiage
• Dove Science Academy
• COHE Homeschool Co-Op
• Crossings Community School

• Deer Creek Schools
• Edmond Public Schools
• El Reno Public Schools
• Harding Charter Preparatory High School 
• Harvest Hills Baptist School
• John Marshall High School
• Messiah Lutheran School
• Mount St. Mary High School
• Mustang Public Schools

• Northwest Classen High School

Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
• Piedmont Public Schools

• Putnam City Schools
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School
St. Eugene Catholic School
• Southwest Covenant High School
• Union City Schools

• Western Heights Public Schools
• Windsor Hills Baptist School

• Yukon Public Schools

Colleges, Universities and Technology Centers in Attendance
• Bacone College
• Cameron University
• Canadian Valley Career Center
• Drury University (Missouri)
• East Central University
• Emporia State University
• KingsGate College
• Langston University
• Lyon College (Arkansas)
• Mid-America Christian University
• Missouri Southern State University
• Northeastern State University
• Oklahoma Baptist University
• Oklahoma Christian University
• Oklahoma City Community College
• Oklahoma City University
• Oklahoma State University
• Oklahoma Wesleyan University
• Oral Roberts University
• Pittsburg State University (Kansas)
• Rogers State University
• Rose State College
• Southern Nazarene University
• Southwestern Christian University
• Southwestern Oklahoma State University
• St. Gregory’s University
• University of Central Oklahoma
• University of Oklahoma
• University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
• University of Tulsa
• Wichita State University (Kansas)

Armed Forces in Attendance
• Air Force
• Air Force Reserve
• Air National Guard
• Army
• Army National Guard
• Coast Guard
• Marines

• Navy

Community Tables
• Chickasaw Nation
• Community Action Agency of Oklahoma City
• Francis Tuttle Technology Center
• Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Career Tables

• Allegiance Credit Union
• Express Personnel

• Integris Health

• Mio Dental Careers
• Oklahoma Educators Credit Union

• Oklahoma City Police Department


Financial Aid
A representative from the Oklahoma College Assistance Program will explain the different types of financial aid that is available, emphasizing the importance of scholarships, and reminding parents of the Oklahoma Promise requirements. She will also explain what FAFSA is and how to apply.
Presenter: Letha Huddleston, Outreach Services Specialist, Oklahoma College Assistance Program
Room: A2060
Times: 6:15 to 6:45 and 7:10 to 7:40 p.m.

Test Strategies for the ACT
Your ACT score is a crucial element in determining where you go to school and which scholarships you will be eligible for. This workshop will provide test strategies for the individual subject areas. It will also provide tips on how to use your time more efficiently.
Presenter: Paul Duffy-Relf, Advanced Placement Teacher, Art History and English Language & Comp, Putnam City Schools
Room: B2130
Times: 6:45 to 7:15 and 7:10 to 7:40 p.m.

How to Pick Your Major/Career
Are you confused and unsure about what you want to be when you grow up? Let the Major Exploration Coach from OU help you discover your options and decide on an academic major.
Presenter: Madison Warren, Admissions Counselor, Mid-America Christian University
Room: B1170

Times: 6:15 to 6:45 and 7:10 to 7:40 p.m.

How to Complete a College Application and Write a Scholarship Essay
College essays are important because they let you reveal your personality. Jenna Woodward of OU will show you how brainstorming and planning can help you write your best college essays.
Presenter: Paige Stramski, Admissions Counselor, Rose State College
Room: A1090

Times: 6:15 to 6:45 and 7:10 to 7:40 p.m.

Infórmate: Padres Apoyando a Sus Hijos - Sal
Este taller le dará información general tocante el proceso Universitario. Incluyendo el proceso para aplicar a colegios y universidades en el estado de Oklahoma. También hablaremos tocante la ayuda financiera y becas disponibles para alumnos.

Presenter: Alfredo Melchor,
Director of Admissions, Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School
Room: B2140

Time: 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.

Concurrent Enrollment
Cassidy Ladd from the University of Central Oklahoma will explain what concurrent enrollment is, requirements, process to apply and the benefits of taking concurrent classes.
Presenter: Cassidy Ladd, Admissions Counselor, University of Central Oklahoma
Room: B1180
Times: 6:15 to 6:45 and 7:10 to 7:40 p.m.