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Mary Rigdon Retires from the Pioneer Tech Board of Education


Ponca City, OK——— The Pioneer Technology Center (PTC) Board of Education accepted the resignation of Mary Rigdon, long-time board member and current Vice Clerk at this month’s board meeting.

“We have been blessed with Mary’s 24 years of service to Pioneer Technology Center.  Her leadership and dedication as a board member have been instrumental in supporting PTC in continuing to provide high-quality education, training, and resources to the communities we serve.  We sincerely appreciate Mary’s commitment to Pioneer Tech and the district she represented,” said Traci Thorpe, Superintendent/CEO.

Rigdon was appointed in May of 1996 to the PTC Board of Education and has served under six different superintendents. Since that time, she has provided leadership on three major building projects.

A resident of Newkirk and retired as the Newkirk Public School Nurse, Rigdon says, “It has been my honor to serve as the Zone 1 representative on the Board of Education for Pioneer Tech.”

The staff of PTC presented Rigdon with a blue planter filled with flowers for her front porch, a commemorative metal rendering of the sign that stands by PTC’s main entrance, and many cards of thanks.  For more information about Pioneer Technology Center call 580-762-8336 or visit their website


Left to right: JD Soulek, PTC Board President; Molly Kyler, Mary Rigdon, and Traci Thorpe.