Cutline: Dirk Allen and Sheri Whitehead have established a NOC scholarship in memory of their parents Earl and Roberta Allen. Pictured Front Row (L-R): Shari Whitehead, Dirk Allen. Back Row (L-R): Sheri Snyder, Vice President for Community Relations & Development, NOC President Dr. Clark Harris, Jill Green, Director of Development and Donor Relations. (photo provided)
NOC Foundation establishes Mom and Pop Allen Scholarship Fund
The Northern Oklahoma College Foundation, Inc. acknowledges the establishment of the Mom and Pops Allen Scholarship Fund.
Earl and Roberta Allen served as Directors of Boehme Hall on the Tonkawa campus from 1989-1996. They were affectionately known as Mom and Pops to hundreds of NOC students. Mom and Pops loved each student as their own and thought of all who were associated with NOC as family.
Through the generous support of their children Dirk Allen and Sherri Whitehead as well as other family and friends, the scholarship will assist students from the Deer Creek-Lamont school district or mothers pursuing their education.
“Mom and Pop Allen impacted so many students’ life while serving as dorm parents in Boehme Hall,” said Sheri Snyder, Vice President for Development and Community Relations. “We are appreciative of the family for creating the endowed scholarship for a Deer Creek-Lamont student in their memory to continue to benefits NOC Tonkawa students living in campus housing.”
Earl was a graduate of Deer Creek High School and Roberta was a graduate of Lamont High School. After retirement, they made their home in Lamont where they were able to enjoy children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The memory of Roberta, who passed in 2016, and Earl, who passed in 2021 will continue to touch the lives of NOC students, just as they did when they lived on campus.
Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services. NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater. Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.
For more information about Northern Oklahoma College or giving to the NOC Foundation, please contact the development office at (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at www.noc.edu.