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NOC Tonkawa students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa


Eighteen NOC Tonkawa students were inducted into the local Phi Theta Kappa Chapter on April 30.  (photo by Dina Kleinmann/Northern Oklahoma College)

The Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa Phi Theta Kappa Xi Theta Chapter announced their 2023 inductees this week.  Eighteen students were inducted on April 30.

  According to NOC Phi Theta Kappa sponsor Lynn DeMuth, “The Purpose for Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students.  To Achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.”

  Inductees include Devin Barnett, McKenzie Benes, McKinzie Brown, Kellie Cosgrave, Allie Epperson, Milo Gemmill, Anna Hannon, Laura Hernandez, Autumn Leist, Hannah McElrath, Luke McHenry, Jordan Nelson, Katelyn Qualls, Mallory Riley, Andrew Rogers, Samantha Smith, Sage Wilcox, Rachel Williams.

  The chapter is sponsored by math instructors Dee Cooper and Lynn DeMuth.

  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 please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at