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Todd Miller inducted into NOC Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

Ponca City Now - April 2, 2019 1:21 pm

TONKAWA — Northern Oklahoma College Alumnus Todd Miller was inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in a ceremony March 30 in the Renfro Center at NOC Tonkawa.

Miller, a Blackwell native, graduated from NOC in 1990.  His professional career included Sports Director at KALV-AM in Alva where we worked from 1990-2011.  He is currently the voice of Oklahoma Baptist University Athletics and hosts a weekly Vibeland Sports Podcast.

Miller and his wife Mary Margaret have assisted with numerous NOC projects including a baseball/softball facility renovation project at NOC Tonkawa.  Those projects included a new scoreboard and new covered hitting facility.  He has also been active in civic groups in various communities.  He also serves on the NOC Mass Communication Advisory Board.

Miller was humbled by the Distinguished Alumni Award.

“This is very humbling for me,” Miller said.  “If you had told me when I walked on this campus in 1987 that I would be here today receiving this honor, I would have been speechless.”

Miller said the NOC campus will always be home for him.

“When I walked on this campus, I knew this was where I was supposed to be,” he said.  “I felt at peace here at NOC.  No matter how long I am away from this place when I come back, I always have that same feeling.  It always feels like home.  Coming to NOC was the best decision I made in my life.”

“There are so many people to thank,” Miller added.  “I had so many excellent instructors at Northern that nurtured me and taught me about life. I was a shy 18-year old from Blackwell but that changed pretty quickly.”

“My first day working on radio spots at Northern, I was told I had a face for radio and needed to stay there,” Miller joked.

He also thanked his parents and other family members for their support over the years.

“I wouldn’t be here today without them,” Miller said of his family.

Miller also challenged students and fellow alumni to give back.

“There are so many ways to give back,” he said.  “You can give back with your money but you can also be active in answering alumni surveys and engaging social media and also serving on committees that assist students.  We are truly stewards of the college and need to leave it better than we found it.”

Miller is the 45th member of the NOC Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.

After graduating from NOC, Miller then attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva.  He and wife Mary Margaret currently live in Edmond.

Banquet attendees were entertained by the NOC Roustabouts as they prepared for their annual Roustabout Benefit Show held later that night.

 

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