Tuesday, January 28, 2020

CASC Slates Annual Vike Hike; Scholarship Applications Now Open


Carl Albert State College is gearing up for the 13th annual Vike Hike, a half marathon and 5K run benefiting the CASC Scholarship Fund. 

This year’s hike is scheduled for Saturday, March 28. The half marathon will kick off at 7 a.m. and the 5K run will begin at 9 a.m. All northbound lanes of the Poteau bypass will be closed to traffic during the event. Online registration is available at www.runsignup.com

In other CASC news, scholarships are available each year for many students who require financial assistance to attend college and have demonstrated above-average skills and abilities. A scholarship committee is responsible for selecting students to receive scholarships. Most scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need; others are awarded for academic achievement or other significant contributions to the college. The scholarship application is now open for the 2020-21 academic year. The deadline to submit application is March 1.

CASC offers students a world-class education at an affordable price. It has been voted the best community college in Oklahoma and is currently ranked 11th in the nation for graduation rates among community colleges. The college offers the most affordable tuition and fees in the region. 

The main campus is in Poteau, with a branch campus in Sallisaw, and the college offers eight degrees and three certificate programs completely online.

The Poteau campus offers residential living opportunities for students who want to have the full college experience and participate in many campus clubs, activities and a variety of intramural games. Viking athletics include baseball, softball, men’s and women’s cross country and e-sports teams. CASC is home to individuals from all walks of life. For every CASC student, including the working adult with other commitments, day, evening, and online courses are offered to fit busy schedules. 

Whether you’re planning to live on campus, commute or earn your degree online, CASC meets students’ needs in an efficient, effective and economical manner. Carl Albert provides excellent educational opportunities for students whether they desire to go straight to work after graduation or plan to transfer to another school to further their education.

CASC is proud to carry out its mission to provide affordable, accessible and exceptional education that fosters student success. 



KXMX News Staff


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