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Regents honor NOC Enid baseball with proclamation

The NOC Board of Regents approved a proclamation for the NOC Enid Jets who won the NJCAA Division 2 World Series in May. Pictured (L-R): NOC President Dr. Cheryl Evans, Jets coach Raydon Leaton, Board of Regents Chairman Dale DeWitt, Jets coach Scott Mansfield, Jets coach Nolan Fanning. (photo by John Pickard/Northern Oklahoma College)

Northern Oklahoma College Regents approved a proclamation for the NOC Enid Jets Baseball Team commemorating their NJCAA National Championships.

The Jets received their rings at a celebration Sept. 14 in Enid. The baseball team was also the Grand Marshal for the Cherokee Strip Parade. Former head coach Raydon Leaton was honored as well as new head coach Scott Mansfield and assistant coach Nolan Fanning.

Regents also heard two presentations, one from Enid social science instructor Steve McClaren and NASNTI Project Manager Anna Scott.

McClaren detailed an archaeological dig in Jerusalem whose findings were released this past summer. He displayed artifacts from one of his nine digs in Israel and presented artifacts to the regents, NOC President Dr. Evans, and Vice Presidents.

Scott provided an update on the NASNTI five-year $1.75 million grant and detailed activities at the Cultural Activities Center at the Tonkawa campus. The grant is beginning year four.

Regents also approved edits to the NOC employee handbook and approved revisions to the Northern Oklahoma College Foundation, Inc. bylaws.

The regents also approved the financial report and purchases of Jenzabar Licenses- $56,773.00 and Turnitin License Renewal-$34,700.75

A report was also given on, a 24/7 on-line tutoring aid for NOC students. NOC has used the system the previous five years with most of the assistance in the math and science areas. Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Pam Stinson said over 200 students use the system during high usage times.

Stinson also reported gave a quarterly report for NOC’s 2019-2025 Strategic Plan. She said that changes were made to this year’s Maverick and Jet Pride Days and those changes will be assessed as part of the process.

Dale DeWitt is the chair for 2019-20, other regents include Chad Dillingham, Jodi Cline, Stan Brownlee, and Michael P. Martin.

The next meeting is Oct. 15 in Tonkawa.