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NOC graduation set for May 1

Northern Oklahoma College will host a modified in-person graduation exercises for the 115th NOC Commencement on Saturday, May 1, at the NOC Tonkawa and NOC Enid campuses.

NOC will host two ceremonies at the Enid and Tonkawa campuses to comply with mask and social distancing requirements.

Tonkawa graduates will participate in exercises at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Foster-Piper Fieldhouse while NOC Enid/Stillwater graduates will hold exercises at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Briggs Auditorium in Enid.

Providing the Commencement address will be President Dr. Cheryl Evans, who is retiring from NOC on June 30.

“We are pleased to be able to host in-person modified commencement ceremonies for these individuals who have worked so hard to reach their academic goals,” Evans said.  “Especially after all the challenges these students have overcome during the pandemic, we are really excited for this group of graduates to celebrate their achievements and to actually experience walking across the stage to receive the diploma that they have earned.”

Due to social distancing requirements, each graduate is allowed two guest tickets and guests must present a ticket to attend the ceremony.

Nurses pinning ceremonies for all NOC campuses will be Saturday night, May 1, at 7 p.m. at Briggs Auditorium in Enid.  The event is also in-person and will follow mask and social distancing guidelines.