NOC Adjunct named to Oklahoma Magazine list
Northern Oklahoma College Adjunct Instructor Daniel Sherron was named to the Oklahoma Magazine 40 Under 40 List for 2021.
The magazine annually honors 40 Oklahoma young professionals (under 40) to watch. Sherron, #30 on the list, was honored in the March 25, 2021 edition. He teaches in the Business Division at NOC.
According to the Oklahoma Magazine, Sherron works diligently to protect the Ponca Tribe of Indians in his role as health services director. Overseeing all health programs for the tribe, Sherron manages the White Eagle Health Center, the Hope and Recovery Center, the Behavioral Health Program, and the Ponca Nation Wellness Center.
“Having the opportunity to make improvements and offer better standards of care, while challenging, is a passion,” he says. “In the past, Indian healthcare has been viewed as substandard and behind the status quo, but tribes across the state are stepping up and showing out that we can play a vital role in being community partners and not only improving the lives of our citizens, but those around us.”
Sherron was also a driving force in the White Eagle Health Clinic’s determination in providing COVID-19 Vaccinations for Ponca Tribe members. The vaccinations began for Ponca Tribe members on Dec. 17 and eventually included area educators at Northern Oklahoma College, along with Tonkawa, Blackwell, and Ponca City Schools.
Sherron stays busy off the clock; he’s an adjunct professor at both Northern Oklahoma College and Southwestern College, teaching business and humanities courses.
“Teaching is a passion of mine, and having Native American representation is critical with regard to faculty composition,” he says.
On top of that, Sherron volunteers with the Ponca City Lions and serves on the Pawnee Nation Gaming Commission and the Ponca Enterprise Gaming Board. Sherron is father to six kids and enjoys coaching basketball, spending time with his wife and attending tribal events.