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NOC employees earn OCAC awards


Three Northern Oklahoma College employees are receiving Oklahoma Association of Community College (OACC) awards for 2020.

  Receiving awards are Sandy Jensen(pictured middle) for Outstanding Support Staff, Jamie Haney(pictured right) for Outstanding Professional Employee, and Tammy Davis(pictured left) for Outstanding Faculty Member.

  Jensen is an academic advisor/retention specialist at NOC Enid, Haney is the Director of Printing Services at NOC Tonkawa, and Davis is a Language Arts Instructor at NOC Stillwater.

  Jensen will be recognized at the Nov. 5 OACC Support Staff Virtual Conference while Haney and Davis will be recognized at the Jan. 29, 2021 OACC Virtual Annual Conference.

  “NOC is blessed with amazing caring employees,” said president Dr Cheryl Evans.  “I’m so proud of these three individuals who frequently go above and beyond to help our institution create life-changing experiences for our students.  They truly do whatever it takes to do their part for student success.”

  Davis has been with NOC 17 years working in the Gateway Program at NOC Stillwater.

  “I’ve been and continue to be surrounded by remarkable students,” Davis said.  “They have inspired me to be better for those on all sides of this educational partnership.  My role as an educator is to believe in, encourage, offer hope to, and lift up my students – with a touch of grace included.”

  Haney has worked at NOC on two separate occasions totaling 15 years; the final nine as Director of Printing Services.

  “I joined the Northern family as support staff in the printshop,” Haney said. “I grew with NOC, accomplishing each position in the printshop, achieving a dream to become Director of Printing Services. My highly talented team and I provide print, copy, bulk mail, design, photography and bindery support to all three campuses and maintain the College’s Institutional and Athletic Brands. I enjoy working in a team environment where even though you are doing the same things every day, it is always different”

  Jensen works as an advisor and retention specialist at NOC Enid.

  “I have been with NOC for over 20 years, and each year has provided new challenges and learning opportunities,” Jensen said.   “During this time, I have worked with several departments, which are both unique and homogenous.  Each department has its own duties and responsibilities, yet each department is committed to a common goal of providing excellence in instruction and customer service.  Education is not a stagnate profession, and NOC continuously reviews its policies to provide the best experience for students. I am proud to work for NOC and look forward to the upcoming years.

  There are 13 Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges Member Institutions including Carl Albert State College, Connors State College, Eastern Oklahoma State College, Murray State College, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Northern Oklahoma College, Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, Redlands Community College, Rose State College, Seminole State College, Tulsa Community College, and Western Oklahoma State College.

  Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

  NOC, a public two-year community college, serves 5,700 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships.  Over 80% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

  NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

  Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit .