Our university (Tahlequah) includes two additional branch campuses (Broken Arrow & Muskogee). We have locations in every major area of need residents, commuters and families. To serve as a resource to the communities where our campuses our housed we have two thriving literacy centers.
Cappi Wadley Literacy Center
On the Tahlequah campus, through a private donation of $1.2 million dollars, we erected the Cappi Wadley Literacy Center. This new facility is equipped with the latest technology, reading materials, teaching tools, parent training room, and small group reading classrooms. The grand opening was this fall semester. The Northeastern State University main Tahlequah campus is located in one of the poorest communities in northeast Oklahoma. The Wadley Literacy Center has already helped several school districts through nightly tutoring offerings and parent resources on parent night. These efforts have been sustainable and we serve as an example for other reading programs across the nation. Many top reading faculty and researchers have visited our centers to see the long term impact that we are creating.
Contact: Dr. Tobi Thompson, Director
Broken Arrow Literacy Clinic
The Broken Arrow Literacy Clinic is on the Broken Arrow campus and is a hub for schools, teachers, and parents. In one year, the Broken Arrow literacy clinic served 367 students of varying diverse backgrounds to improve reading proficiency and receive direct one-to-one instruction with trained reading specialist and pre-service teachers. The Broken Arrow literacy clinic has observation rooms and trained directors to assist with student feedback and teach parenting classes on ways to improve their own children’s reading skills at home.
Contact: Dr. Ingrid Massey, Director
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