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Steichen children add to NOC Steichen Family Music Scholarship

Bob and Margaret Steichen

Steichen children add to NOC Steichen Family Music Scholarship

The children of Bob and Margaret Steichen honor their parent’s memory with a significant endowed donation to the Steichen Family Music Scholarship at Northern Oklahoma College.

The scholarship was established by Bob and the Steichen children after the passing of Margaret in 2019.   The permanently restricted endowment assists students participating in vocal, music theatre, or instrumental music on the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa location.

“We are truly grateful for this memorial scholarship endowment,” said Sheri Snyder, Vice President for Development and Community Relations. “The Steichen family legacy will continue through this lasting gift and will continue to help many music students attending NOC Tonkawa for years to come.”

Margaret was the first in her family to graduate from college, and Bob taught at Northern for over twenty years. Through their 66 years of marriage they instilled the importance of education and giving back to each of their six children, who are all graduates of Northern. Bob and Margaret were always avid supporters of NOC and especially the fine arts program.

They always made time to enjoy the student’s performances and they were instrumental in assisting with the Gala during its 24 years on campus.

The impact of this donation will honor the memory of Bob and Margaret and will leave a lasting legacy that will support Northern students for generations to come.

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