2022-2023 Southeastern Student Section Officers
President: Amanda Rodriguez
Vice President: Luis Chacon
Faculty Advisor: Mellena Nichols, MS, CSP
Chapter Executive Committee Student Section Representative: Avery Fox, CSP, MS, EPSE
Southeastern Oklahoma University Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Occupational Safety & Health
The Department of Occupational Safety and Health is dedicated to educating and training individuals for supervisory, management, and training roles in business, industry, government, and education. The Department strives to develop future safety professionals and leaders in OSH needed for the 21st Century. With over 1,500 graduates of the program since 1989 the Occupational Safety and Health Department at Southeastern has steadily become one of the largest Occupational Safety programs in the United States.
The program began as a traffic and general safety department in the 1960’s and 1970’s but was converted to its present focus of worker safety in the industrial, manufacturing, transportation, insurance and construction industries in 1989. Since that time the program has seen steady growth and now averages over 400 students majoring in OSH, almost 100 graduates each year at the bachelors and master’s levels, and over 600 students enrolled in occupational safety courses each semester. Go to Southeastern Oklahoma State Website for more information.
The ASSP student section consistently places among the nation’s best and accumulates thousands of dollars in scholarships each year. Southeastern Occupational Safety students have earned over $175,000 in national scholarships and grants in the past five years alone. Additionally, the student section hosts monthly technical meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm, monthly field trips to industrial and construction sites, provides opportunities for professional development, and participates in community activities.
If you have entry level safety positions or internship opportunities available, or would otherwise like to contribute to the SE Student Section, please contact the Faculty Advisor Mellena Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org.