120 NOC Employees Receive First COVID-19 Vaccine

Mike Seals - March 6, 2021 6:42 pm


On Friday, Feb.  120 Northern Oklahoma College employees were vaccinated in a large pod at the Renfro Center, Tonkawa campus thanks to a partnership between NOC and the Ponca Tribe, along with the White Eagle Health Center (WEHC).

Staff from WEHC along with volunteer faculty, staff and students in the NOC Nursing program helped administer the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to interested employees from the Enid, Stillwater and Tonkawa campuses.

Daniel Sherron, Health Services Director at Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, said, “As the Health Administrator for the White Eagle Health Center and an adjunct faculty member of Northern Oklahoma College, I am super excited that I am able to help my colleagues with this vaccination process. Community partnering is essential in times of pandemic as we are all moving in the same direction and that is a return to normal. It is my hope that this vaccination will aid in helping in that return.”

NOC President Dr. Cheryl Evans said, “We are so thankful for the Ponca Tribe and White Eagle Health Center for including Northern. We are thrilled and so excited to have this opportunity for our employees.  This will make a huge difference for our campus communities.”

WEHC has scheduled Round 2 of the vaccine for NOC employees on Friday. March 26 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Renfro Center at NOC Tonkawa.

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

NOC, a public two-year community college, serves nearly 5,000 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships.  Over 80% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit www.noc.edu .

Pictured below: NOC alumna Kimberlee Burgess vaccinates NOC President Dr. Cheryl Evans  (photo provided)

Pictured below: White Eagle Health Center staff vaccinated NOC employees Friday, March 3.  Pictured (L-R):  Yvonne Warrior, Kaycee Childs, Kimberlee Burgess, Dr. Cheryl Evans.  (photo provided)


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