NOC graduation set for May 1st

Mike Seals - April 27, 2021 11:11 pm


Northern Oklahoma College will host a modified in-person graduation exercises for the 115th NOC Commencement on Saturday, May 1, at the NOC Tonkawa and NOC Enid campuses.

NOC will host two ceremonies at the Enid and Tonkawa campuses to comply with mask and social distancing requirements.

Tonkawa graduates will participate in exercises at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Foster-Piper Fieldhouse while NOC Enid/Stillwater graduates will hold exercises at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Briggs Auditorium in Enid.

Providing the Commencement address will be President Dr. Cheryl Evans, who is retiring from NOC on June 30.

“We are pleased to be able to host in-person modified commencement ceremonies for these individuals who have worked so hard to reach their academic goals,” Evans said.  “Especially after all the challenges these students have overcome during the pandemic, we are really excited for this group of graduates to celebrate their achievements and to actually experience walking across the stage to receive the diploma that they have earned.”

Due to social distancing requirements, each graduate is allowed two guest tickets and guests must present a ticket to attend the ceremony.

Nurses pinning ceremonies for all NOC campuses will be Saturday night, May 1, at 7 p.m. at Briggs Auditorium in Enid.  The event is also in-person and will follow mask and social distancing guidelines.

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 .


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