Pickens Learning Commons Murals Project
Located on the east wall of the Pickens Learning Commons in the Vineyard Library Administration Building, Tonkawa, Oklahoma.
Beginning August 8, 2022, Northern Oklahoma College launched its first public webcam, LIVE, No Audio/Recording, of artist Yatika Starr Fields painting the two new permanent murals totaling 100’x 20’ commissioned by the Doctor Pickens Museum.
Library Expansion Project
Transformational expansion underway for NOC Tonkawa library
The Vineyard Library at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa is undergoing a transformation into a contemporary NOC Student Learning Commons.
The library remodel is the first significant project emerging from the Building a Better NOC initiative. NOC President Dr. Clark Harris explained the plan for the transformation of the library at the April 27th Board of Regents meeting in Tonkawa.
Harris added, “This will all happen from the efforts of the NOC Foundation and a generous donation from a NOC supporter as well as funding from a government grant.”
In regard to the donation, the NOC board of regents approved naming the space the Pickens Learning Commons in recognition of the substantial gift and continued collaborative partnership of Hugh and Dr. S. J. Pickens.