Connors State College
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|Connors State School of Agriculture|
|Motto||Building Futures One at a Time|
|Type||Public community college|
|Oklahoma Agricultural & Mechanical Colleges|
|Colors||Orange, black, white|
|NJCAA Division I|
The college was founded as an agricultural high school in 1908 and was quickly converted to a school of agriculture.
When Oklahoma became a state in 1907, the Oklahoma Constitution specified that the state should have an agricultural school in each of the State Supreme Court Judicial Districts. These schools would be granted at least 80 acres (32 ha), and be overseen by Oklahoma's Board of Agriculture. In the First Judicial District, Warner, Oklahoma vied with Muskogee as the school location. Led by State Senator Campbell Russell, Warner residents donated 160 acres (65 ha) for the school and Warner won the competition. The school was named in honor of John P. Connors, the Board of Agriculture's first president.
In March 1927, the Oklahoma Legislature made the school an accredited junior college and renamed it as Connors State Agricultural College. In 1941, the school was put under the oversight of newly created Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. In 1944, it was transferred to the Board of Regents for Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges. It was again renamed as Connors State College of Agriculture and Applied Science in 1967.
The school offers certificates and associate degrees.
Connors State athletic teams are the Cowboys and Cowgirls. The college is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), primarily competing in the Bi-State Conference within the NJCAA Region 2.
Connors State competes in 11 intercollegiate varsity sports: Men's sports include baseball, basketball and cross country; while women's sports include basketball, cheerleading, cross country and softball; and co-ed sports include dance, rodeo, shooting sports and stunt.
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- George Kottaras - Catcher, Milwaukee Brewers, Major League Baseball.
- Julio Lugo - Shortstop, Baltimore Orioles, Major League Baseball
- Jordan Romano - Relief Pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays, Major League Baseball
- Official website
- Official athletics website
- Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture - Connors State College