NOC Holds Nurses Pinning Ceremony Held in Tonkawa

Ponca City Now - May 21, 2024 6:05 am

Seventeen Northern Oklahoma College Nursing Students received their nurses’ pins at a ceremony at NOC Tonkawa recently in the 51st Class of NOC Nursing.

Nursing students from the Stillwater, Enid, and Tonkawa campuses received their pins and cited the Florence Nightingale Pledge.

The guest speaker was Terri Hummel, MSN, RN of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

NOC Nursing Division Chair Dr. Nikole Hicks congratulated each member of the graduating class and noted they are “an exceptional group of resilient individuals who exemplify the NOC Nursing values of excellence, integrity, impactful relationships, compassionate service, and resourcefulness.” Hicks advised the graduates to “pursue excellence and use your life changing experience at NOC to change the lives of those with whom you will have contact over the course of your careers.”

Nursing Awards

Spirit of Nursing Award (Student) – Jacqueline Camarena

Spirit of Nursing Award (Faculty) – Alexandria Baumann

Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society – Jessica Belair, Lauren Stubbs

Academic Nursing Awards – Courtney Clay, Curtis Conner, Taylor Hargrove, Lauren Stubbs

Student Nurses Association Members – Alexandria Baumann, Jackie Cheatwood, Curtis Conner, Kasey Mount, Lauren Stubbs

Student Nurses Association Officers – Jacqueline Camarena, Matthew Johnson, Payton Parrish, Cordelia Tillman, Jessica Belair, Cristopher Caez-Rojas, Jennifer Schaefer, Ann Marie Smith

Exceptional Preceptor Awards – Whitney Arrington, Stillwater Medical Center; Rebecca Phillips, Integris Health Ponca City

DAISY Award for Extraordinary Faculty – Dr. Marie Head

The graduates are included by campus and hometown:


Jennifer Schaefer, Ponca City; Ann Marie Smith, Stillwater.


Jessica Belair, Enid;  Cristopher Caez-Rojas, Enid;  Jacqueline Camarena, Enid; Kasey Marie Mount, Perry; Curtis Conner, Enid; Matthew Johnson, Enid; Lauren Emily Stubbs, Enid.


Alexandria Baumann, Stillwater; Jacqueline Cheatwood, Stillwater; Courtney Clay, Perkins; Taylor Hargrove, Stillwater; Kirbie LeAnn Howard, Stillwater; Payton Parrish, Stillwater; Cordelia Tillman, Stillwater; Hannah Jane Taylor White, Stillwater.

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.

NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater.  Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.

For more information about Northern Oklahoma College please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at


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