NOC to hold in-person graduation May 1

Mike Seals - April 4, 2021 10:17 pm

 

Northern Oklahoma College will host 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.  In order to obtain guest tickets, students must complete their registration application by priority deadline of April 15.  The registration can be completed at the following link, and the ceremony will be livestreamed at this link as well:  www.noc.edu/graduation.   Students who register will be sent a link to participate in a required practice session, either April 28 at 2 p.m. or April 29 at 3 p.m.

At the Tonkawa exercises at 9 a.m., graduates in Art, Arts and Sciences-General Studies, Child Development, Communications, Criminal Justice, Digital Media Animation and Design, Elementary Education, English (including Creative Writing), Music (including Music Theatre), and Social Science (including Behavioral Science) will be recognized.

For the 11 a.m. ceremony, students in Agricultural Sciences, Biological Sciences (including Pre-Medicine/Pre-Pharmacy), Business Administration and Business Management, Computer Science, Engineering and Industrial Technology-Process Tech, HPER (including Athletic and Personal Training), Math & Physical Science (Chemistry/Physics, Pre-Engineering), Nursing-Pre-BSN, Nursing-RN, Respiratory Care will be honored.   Any major not listed will attend the 9 a.m. ceremony.

At the Enid/Stillwater exercises at 2 p.m., students in Art, Arts and Sciences-General Studies, Child Development, Communications, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English (including Creative Writing), Music (including Music Theatre), and Social Science (including Behavioral Science) will be recognized.

For the Enid/Stillwater exercises at 4 p.m. students in Agricultural Sciences, Biological Sciences (including Pre-Medicine/Pre-Pharmacy), Business Administration and Business Management, Computer Science, HPER (including Athletic and Personal Training), Math & Physical Science (Chemistry/Physics, Pre-Engineering), Nursing-Pre-BSN, Nursing-RN, Respiratory Care will be honored.   Any major not listed will attend the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Please contact the Academic Affairs Office at 580.628.6210 for additional information.

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

Please contact the Nursing Division at 580.628.6679 for information about the nursing ceremony.

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 www.noc.edu .

 

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