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Coffee with Cameron and Western returns to White Buffalo Coffee Bar in Altus

Coffee with Cameron and Western returns to White Buffalo Coffee Bar in Altus

Coffee with Cameron and Western, hosted by Cameron University and Western Oklahoma State College, returns to the Main Street location of White Buffalo Coffee Bar in Altus on Monday, March 30. The event is an opportunity for high school students, adults wishing to earn a degree, and veterans to learn about degree programs, resources, financial assistance and more at CU and Western.

Prospective students are invited to stop in for a cup of coffee between 2 and 7 p.m. to learn about applying for admission, academic programs, financial aid and more. Those who inquire about Cameron University or Western Oklahoma State College will receive a free cup of coffee. The White Buffalo Coffee Bar is located at 2001 N. Main Street.

“Coffee with Cameron and Western allows representatives from both institutions to meet prospective students in a relaxed setting,” says Brenda Dally, Director of Admissions at Cameron University. “We want to thank White Buffalo Coffee Bar for once again hosting us.”

Western is among the most affordable two-year community colleges in Oklahoma, especially when housing is included with tuition and mandatory fees. Likewise, the cost of a Cameron degree is the lowest of any four-year university in Oklahoma when room and board is included with tuition and mandatory fees.

"Western is happy to work with Cameron in assisting students," says Terri Pearson, Western Vice President for Student Support Services. "We look for every opportunity to help our students transfer successfully and we appreciate the partnership we have with Cameron."

High school students interested in getting a jump-start on a college degree can learn about concurrent courses available at both Cameron and Western, and military members stationed at Altus Air Force Base, as well as their spouses, are encouraged to learn about the educational opportunities available in southwest Oklahoma.

Cameron will waive its $20 application fee for anyone who applies for admission on-site while visiting with CU representatives.

Western offers 21 degree programs, including both associate degrees and certificates. These degrees are designed not only as transfer degrees but also as terminal degrees that allow students to go directly into the workforce.

"Making sure our degrees are meeting the workforce needs of our area is crucial," says Chrystal Overton, Western Vice President for Academic Affairs. "Oklahoma has released a new plan called 'Oklahoma Works Together' that will ensure the state is meeting Governor Stitt's initiatives for economic growth, education effectiveness and government efficiency. The partnership between Western and Cameron helps to ensure such efficiency in higher education through articulation agreements and seamless transfer processes."

Western students who are ready to continue their higher educational studies will find a wide variety of degree programs at Cameron. Offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in nearly 50 areas of study, CU has an average student-to-professor ratio of 19:1. Credits earned at Western will transfer to CU. Transfer students can visit CU’s online transfer equivalency database to learn how credits earned at Western will apply to CU’s degree programs.

“Not only does Cameron offer an outstanding educational experience at an affordable cost, we are proud of the amount of financial assistance we offer to students,” says Justin Streater, Cameron Director of Financial Assistance. “There are so many financial aid opportunities for students to explore, and our staff members are committed to helping every student navigate the world of financial assistance package. Need help filling out the FAFSA? We can help. Not sure what scholarships are available? We’ll help you track down all opportunities at Cameron. More than 60 percent of our students graduate without incurring any student debt.”

Streater notes that current Western students should be aware of the Randy Cumby Tuition Waiver Scholarship, which is aimed at Western students who earn an associate’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher who transfer to Cameron.

For more information on Western’s degree programs, visit www.wosc.edu or call 580-477-2000. To learn about Cameron’s degree programs, go to www.cameron.edu or call 888-454-7600.

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PR#20-056

March 13, 2020