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NOC Foundation establishes Judith L. Whitmore nursing scholarship

Judith L. Whitmore

NOC Foundation establishes Judith L. Whitmore scholarship

The Northern Oklahoma College Foundation acknowledges the establishment of the Judith L. Whitmore Nursing Scholarship Fund

Whitmore began her nursing career after graduating from Northern Oklahoma College in 1990. After receiving her bachelors and Master’s in nursing, Judith began teaching future nurses where her nursing journey began at Northern Oklahoma College on the Enid Campus.

She started her RN career at Bass Baptist Hospital. She worked as a surgery RN at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid.

In 2011, she became a Nursing Instructor at NOC where she educated the next generation of nurses. She then moved to Tulsa, OK, in 2016 and worked as a Legal Nurse Consultant at Richardson, Richardson, Boudreaux, PLLC, until 2020.  She then returned to Enid and began working at Integris Meadowlake Behavioral Health Center as an RN until the time of her passing.

“We are so blessed to work with the family to establish a memorial scholarship in Judith’s name,” said Sheri Snyder, Vice President for Development and Executive Director of the NOC Foundation. “Not only are they keeping her memory alive, her legacy will continue to live on in future generations of nurses in healthcare.”

Candidates must apply through the NOC Scholarship office and must be a full-time student in the NOC Enid Nursing Program.  Preference will be given to applicants with the most financial need.  Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

The scholarship application is available at

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