Monthly Newsletter

McCullough’s Message

The halls at Autry Technology Center are full again. Classes for our 25 full-time career programs began August 16th and over 600 students flooded our halls. We are all excited and can’t wait to see the successes achieved throughout the year.

Here at Autry, we strive to be the Workforce Capital. This means we offer our community the resources and tools to thrive in their field. Autry’s Academic Center offers individuals the opportunity to test and receive additional, nationally recognized certifications such as the National Career Readiness Certificate. These certifications allow individuals to enter the workforce prepared to be productive and the opportunity to advance in their profession.


Manufacturing/STEM Day is back! Be sure to mark your calendars for October 6, 2017. This nation-wide event connects high school juniors and seniors from Autry’s 10 area partner schools, as well as students in full-time programs at Autry Tech, with local manufacturing companies to show how manufacturing has changed. Over 2 thousand students will visit with over 35 area companies at this year’s event. To learn more, visit our website here. You can also click here to register your business to be part of the event by September 1st.

Autry Employees Honored


Seven Autry Technology Center employees were honored by the Association for Career and Technical Education at the 50th Annual Career and Technology Education Summer Conference at the Cox Convention Center on August 1, 2017. Autry also received the Distinguished Achievement Award and was recognized as a Gold Star school for the 14th year in a row. Read more here.

Pictured from top left to right: Ora Morgan, Teri Holle, Lynette Williams, Janet Strate, Cheryl Cooksey and Mandy Mayberry. Not pictured: Kenneth Hanson.

New Opportunities


As our economy changes and evolves, Autry Technology Center is dedicated to leading the way. The skills gap affecting Northwest Oklahoma has led to a need for a new training program at Autry. The Plumbing Certificate program is designed for students with little to no plumbing experience as well as apprentices currently working in the field. This program will consist of a series of courses designed to take the student through the theory of plumbing and provide hands-on experience. For more information or to enroll, go to or contact Kristine Almack at or 580-242-2750. 

Otha Grimes-Francis Tuttle Memorial Scholarship


The Otha Grimes-Francis Tuttle Memorial Scholarship is now available to adult students currently enrolled in one of Autry’s full-time programs. Scholarships range from $100 to $500. Guidelines and applications are available online at You can also contact Autry’s Financial Aid Officer, Lisa Fuller, at or 580-242-2750. 

Enid Young Professionals 10 Under 40


The Enid Young Professionals named their annual 10 Under 40 on August 22 at the Central National Bank Center. Autry had four employees nominated, Carol Holston, Ashlee Gore, Maria Lopez and Kyle Hockmeyer. Ashlee Gore was named as one of the 10 winners. We are so proud of our employees and the impact they have on our community.

Give Blood and Save Lives


You can be a hero and save lives. On Monday, September 11 join us at Autry between 8 am and 4 pm to donate blood. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Sandra Patocka at or 580-242-2750. 

Setting SMART Goals for a Successful Year


We all know that setting goals leads to success. To start their year off on the right foot, Joshua Conaway came to Autry to speak to our students about setting S.M.A.R.T. goals. Joshua had the students write their goals on a piece of wood. On the other side of the wood he had them write the obstacles they may face in reaching those goals. Then each student broke the wood, destroying those obstacles. Joshua definitely helped start our year off right!

Shop and Help


You can help change lives just by shopping! When you shop on and select OT Autry Vocational and Technical Education Foundation as your charitable organization, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your purchase to support the Autry Foundation. This Foundation provides grants to students to help pay for tuition, books, uniforms, transportation and school supplies. Last year alone, the Foundation awarded over $28,000 in student grants!