NOC’s Kathy Jackson Receives Award

Mike Seals - August 10, 2021 11:04 am

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NOC adjunct receives outstanding educator award

Northern Oklahoma College adjunct instructor Kathy Jackson was one of four instructors named by REpowering Schools for a 2021 Outstanding Educator Award.

Jackson teaches Introduction to Wind and Wind Power Delivery Systems at Northern Oklahoma College in the Wind Energy Program.

“It is a humbling honor to be nominated and selected for this award by industry partners and educational cohorts. The hours teachers put into their work, myself included, is so often overshadowed by the scurrying of a day,” says Kathy Jackson. For me, this award acknowledges the dedication, time, and energy put forth by our amazing team of teachers and volunteers. We do this together!”

Engineering, Physical Science, and Process Technology Division Chair Dr. Frankie Wood-Black said, “NOC is so lucky to have Kathy as one of our instructors.  She has brought enthusiasm, energy and insight to our program.  Kathy has been instrumental in helping us connect with REpowering Schools and other STEM related activities such as KidWind,”

REpowering, an organization dedicated to inspiring the next generation of the renewable energy workforce, has partnered with EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), the nation’s fourth-largest wind energy producer, to sponsor the awards.  REpowering Schools and EDPR NA are joining forces to ensure a robust renewable energy workforce for generations to come.

REpowering Schools is a 501c3 organization working with educators and the renewable energy industry as well as coordinating with national and state government projects to support programming and opportunities to engage and train a diverse and sustained renewable energy workforce. The REpowering Schools’ 2021 Outstanding Educator Awards winners were chosen based on their work to engage in and provide well-rounded renewable energy education. Some promotion activities include leading extracurricular clubs and communities, hosting community engagement events, or teaching renewable energy courses for undergrads and grads.

REpowering Schools joins giants in the industry, including EDPR NA, to ensure workforce education is the most up to date. Through its work with REpowering Schools, EDPR NA is committed to furthering social advances in sustainability and educational attainment. EDPR NA has been a long-term supporter of renewable energy education through its “Wind Experts” social investment program and is proud to recognize the educators leading the future of the green energy workforce.

REpowering Schools and EDPR NA join together in congratulating the winners on their hard-earned accomplishments and are grateful for their ongoing support of the renewable energy industry.

“We are proud to partner with and support REpowering Schools in their mission to educate students and communities about renewable energy,” says Bevan Augustine, EDPR NA External Communications Manager. “REpowering Schools works to increase the diversity, knowledge, and skillsets of the next generation of energy professionals as we advance toward a clean energy future, and this is a purpose EDP Renewables is grateful to support.”

For more information about the Wind Energy Program at NOC, call 580.628.6440.

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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