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Bacone College awards MPS Miss NASA 2015 $40,000 scholarship

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Muskogee Public Schools Indian Education is pleased to announce Muskogee High School junior Madison Shoemaker is our 2015 Miss NASA. Freshman Samiyra Logan is our 2015 Jr. Miss NASA.

President of Bacone College Franklin Willis surprised Shoemaker with a $40,000 scholarship of $10,000 a year for up to four years to Bacone College.

“You are an admirable young person and we want you to be here with us,” Willis said. “But no matter where you choose to go, we also wish you great success.”

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Former West home converted to classroom, offices for School of Criminal Justice

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Richard West, right, greets criminal justice majors during a recent tour of the new Rennard Strickland house at Bacone.

Bacone College Trustee Richard West talked about his memories of living on campus as a child as he peeked out window blinds into the backyard of the home he once lived in on Faculty Row.

“My dad was a superb gardener,” West said about the remnants of a rock walkway and a rock enclosure which once surrounded a lush weeping willow.

Then he looked around what was his parents’ bedroom and said, “I think this is going to be a very nice place for the Criminal Justice Department.” Continue reading

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