Cutline: Making A Difference Ribbon Cutting at NOC Enid last Tuesday. The non-profit organization is utilizing space at the NOC Enid campus for counseling services for the Enid community.
Northern Oklahoma College’s Partnership with Enid’s “Making a Difference” came to fruition with a ribbon cutting Tuesday on the NOC Enid campus.
Making A Difference, Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit agency founded in 2008, provides counseling services to children and adults, a youth program, and Feed the Neighborhood – an annual community event that provides school supplies and other resources to help families prepare for the school year.
The Enid non-profit is utilizing an unused building on the northwest side of the NOC Enid Campus. Facility renovation was provided by $500,000 in grant funding received through applications by NOC and Making a Difference.
“Today marks a significant milestone – a day of celebration for Making a Difference, Northern Oklahoma College, the City of Enid, and our entire community,” said Jeremy Hise, Vice President for NOC Enid. “The excitement you feel in the air here this evening – it speaks volumes about the collective journey we’ve undertaken to make a lasting impact.”
“Today we stand before what could possibly be one of the nicest buildings on our campus, housing great people and incredible services,” Hise said. “What’s truly exciting about this entire project is the untapped potential and how this partnership can flourish and evolve.”
“The transition into this new space, navigating renovations, adhering to purchasing guidelines, and aligning various organizational policies, hasn’t been without its complexities,” Hise added. “Yet, we march forward together, united in our determination.”
“I extend a warm welcome to the Making a Difference team, now part of the Northern Oklahoma College Family,” he said. “Your presence enriches our campus, and we’re proud to have you aboard. I want to publicly thank you for your recent support during a challenging time for our campus. Your support hasn’t gone unnoticed; it is a testament to our shared commitment to each other.”