NOC Distinguished Alumni Banquet Set for March 27

Mike Seals - March 16, 2021 10:30 am

Northern Oklahoma College is hosting the annual Distinguished Alumni Banquet Saturday, March 27 at the Renfro Center at NOC Tonkawa.

The event will honor distinguished alums from 2020 and 2021.

The 2021 alums include Evelyn Coyle (Class of 1951) and Dr. Justin Funk (Class of 2005).

The 2020 alums include Risha Grant (Class of 1994), Marta Sullivan (Class of 1996), and Jon Kissinger (NOC Enid Class of 2002).

Coyle, NOC Class of 1951, is a civic and community leader currently residing in Tonkawa while Funk, NOC Enid Class of 2005, is an optometrist residing in Enid.

Grant is a motivational speaker and author from Tulsa. Sullivan is the retired Chief Executive Officer of Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, and Jon Kissinger, Scholastic Representative-Herff Jones Oklahoma.

The banquet is Saturday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at the Renfro Center on the NOC Tonkawa campus. Registration will be held at 5:30 p.m. Hor d’oeuvres will be served.

The award recognizes the achievements of former students whose personal lives, professional achievements and community service exemplify the objectives of college.

Seating is limited due to COVID-19 guidelines, NOC is practicing Social Distancing. Face masks are required.

The NOC Roustabouts will be performing two Annual Benefit Shows at the Kinzer Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Cost for the performances are $10 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 580.628.6238.

A complete listing of Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Award recipients is located on the NOC website at

For more information, please contact NOC Alumni Relations Coordinator Kim Ochoa at [email protected] or 580.628.6473. Please RSVP by Friday, March 19.

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 4,200 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City.

In 2019, NOC celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the Enid campus and a 15-year partnership with OSU for the Gateway Program.

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 .


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