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NOC Board of Regents discuss fall, summer enrollment

The Northern Oklahoma College Board of Regents met Wednesday in Tonkawa hearing a report that enrollment for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 will begin March 22.

Vice President for Enrollment Management Dr. Rick Edgington said approximately 5,000 prospective students would be receiving enrollment information from NOC through the new Jenzabar system.  He also said that NOC would be contacting 2,000 high school students regarding the concurrent enrollment program with area high schools.

Regents also approved an Associate of Applied Science in Applied Technology degree option at Wednesday’s meeting.  Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Pam Stinson explained the degree option is part of a statewide initiative.

She explained the option allows NOC to accept technology certificates for credit toward a degree.

“It will allow more flexibility for students that are coming to NOC from the career tech system,” Stinson said.

Vice President for Stillwater Diana Watkins said she has been setting up school days with Stillwater area high schools where students visit the NOC Stillwater Classroom Building.

Vice President for Development and Community Relations Sheri Snyder announced the NOC Distinguished Alumni event is scheduled for Saturday, March 27 at the Renfro Center in NOC Tonkawa.  Snyder said the event would be the first in-person event scheduled this spring.  She said that five honorees will be inducted including Risha Grant, Jon Kissinger, and Marta Sullivan from the Class of 2020 and Dr. Justin Funk and Evelyn Coyle in the Class of 2021.

The program showcase was NOC Nursing Division Chair Dr. Nikole Hicks who highlighted the nursing program.

Dr. Hicks told regents that 124 students are currently enrolled in the nursing program at Tonkawa, Enid, and Stillwater campuses.  She said the program has 12 full time and 11 part time faculty members.

She said the student nurses have assisted the Kay, Noble, and Payne Count Health Departments with COVID-19 vaccinations starting in December.

The next meeting is Wednesday, April 7 at the Renfro Center at NOC Tonkawa.  Meeting time is 1 p.m.