NOC Regents honor Dugger
Beverly Bryant - November 1, 2016 8:53 am
Northern Oklahoma College Board of Regents Chair and Senator-elect Tom Dugger brings congratulatory remarks from the Regents at the Central Hall Open House at NOC Tonkawa. His first official activity as an NOC Regent was to attend the rededication of Wilkin Hall, second oldest classroom building at NOC Tonkawa, and one of his last duties was to help celebrate the renovation and restoration of the institution’s first structure, Central Hall. Dugger has resigned from the board after his election to the Oklahoma State Senate. (NOC Photo by John Pickard)
Northern Oklahoma College Regents recently honored Tom Dugger, board chair and senator-elect, following notice of Gov. Mary Fallin’s acceptance of his resignation from the board to be sworn in as State Senator next month.
NOC President Dr. Cheryl Evans read a proclamation citing Dugger’s leadership, financial expertise and dedication to the ultimate goals of higher education and to the students, faculty and staff of NOC and stating that “the Northern Oklahoma College community recognizes the meaningful and significant impact Regent Dugger has taken on our behalf” during the years 2014-2016.
She presented Dugger a plaque recognizing his “outstanding service” to the college during his term as regent.
“We’re excited for the future,” Evans said. “You’re still going to be our advocate for higher education. You’ll always be a member of our NOC family.”
Dugger replied, “It’s been an honor to be on the board and work with you.” He told the Board of Regents that he appreciated the “unique opportunity to serve with a fine board that believes in moving forward. We are proud of the result of what we’re doing for the students.”
Earlier, he commented that when he began his term, his first official activity as an NOC Regent was to attend the rededication of Wilkin Hall, second oldest classroom building at NOC Tonkawa, and one of his last duties was to help celebrate the renovation and restoration of the College’s first structure, Central Hall.
Dugger is a certified public accountant with more than 40 years’ experience in audit, tax and corporate accounts. The former vice mayor of Stillwater graduated from Oklahoma State University, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society and of Chi Chapter, Beta Alpha Psi, accounting honor society. OSU recognized him as a Distinguished Accounting Alumnus in 2005.