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Daniel Sherron earns Native American 40 Under 40 recognition

Northern Oklahoma College Adjunct Instructor Daniel Sherron was recently named as a 2019 Native American 40 under 40 award recipient.

The 2019 Native American 40 under 40 awards was selected by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center).

“Daniel was recognized as a 2018-2019 Adjunct of the Year for NOC,” said Dr. Pam Stinson, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “We are so pleased to see that he is being recognized with this honor as well to reflect his contributions not only in the classroom but in the community.”

Sherron works fulltime for the Osage Nation serving in the capacity of Clinic Manager for the Wah-Zha-Zhi Health Center in Pawhuska and also serves as Gaming Commissioner for the Pawnee Nation.

Sherron is the first enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma to receive this award. Sherron lives in Ponca City and teaches Fall Principles of Management and Spring Human Resource Management for Northern Oklahoma College.

He is an alumni of NOC and Southwestern College where he earned a B.S. in Healthcare Administration/Human Resource Development and an MBA. He was named Distinguished Adjunct for Northern Oklahoma College at the end of the spring semester.

Each year, the National Center recognizes 40 emerging Native American and Alaska Native leaders who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and made significant contributions in business, their professions, or in their communities.

This year’s class – the 11th – features leaders from a wide variety of fields, including tribal and state government, gaming, tribal economic development, business and consulting, academia, health care, the law, theater, marketing, and hospitality. Winners hail from 18 states and Washington, DC. Over 30 unique tribes and Native affiliations are represented among the winners.

“The 2019 class of our Native American 40 under 40 award winners is a truly impressive group of amazing young leaders,” said Chris James, President and CEO of the National Center. “They join a growing community of past winners who are already making a difference in their communities and professions. I look forward to honoring their achievements and welcoming them into the 40 under 40 family.”

The awards gala will take place on August 24th at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, AZ. Also being honored at the gala are the recipients of the National Center’s Business Scholarships which are awarded to deserving undergraduate and graduate students majoring in a business-related field.