NOC Students Earn OACC All-American Honors

Ponca City Now - April 11, 2023 6:29 am

NOC All-Academic Team

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma – Six Northern Oklahoma College students were recognized at the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges All-Oklahoma Academic Team and OACC President’s Tuition Waiver Award Ceremony in Oklahoma City March 28.

Recognized from NOC for the All-Academic Team were Mia Claire Jones, Morrison and Bobbie Benz, Enid, from NOC Enid, Devin Barnett, Ponca City, Samantha Smith, Medford, and Emma Valgora, Ponca City, from NOC Tonkawa, and from NOC Stillwater, Hang Dinh and Emilee Rhymer from Stillwater.

The All- Oklahoma Academic Team Program provides statewide recognition to outstanding two-year college students.

To be eligible, students must be nominated by their college president to the All-USA Academic Team.  Nominees must be eligible to graduate during the 2023 academic year and hold a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0 on all college-level coursework completed in the past five years.
Oklahoma is one of 39 states participating in the All-USA Academic Team Program. The State Academic Teams were introduced in 1994 to provide scholastic recognition to community college students, while promoting excellence at two-year colleges.

Also, each year Presidents of Oklahoma Community Colleges select deserving students from across the State of Oklahoma to receive a $1,000 tuition waiver, which may be applied to tuition for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic school year at $500 per semester.

The President’s nominees are selected for their outstanding academic achievement, their record in the classroom and their leadership ability. Nominees must be a graduating high school senior or attend a community college. Certificates will be presented to all of the tuition waiver students.

  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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