HomeLocalPonca PostNOC Virtual Graduation taking place this SaturdayNOC Virtual Graduation taking place this SaturdayMon, August 3, 2020 by Jake GoodmanSHARE NOW The Northern Oklahoma College Class of 2020 will be celebrated with a Virtual Commencement Ceremony held Saturday, Aug. 8. The ceremony is not live, but the link to the virtual commencement will be made active at www.noc.edu Aug. 8 at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will celebrate Fall 2019 graduates as well as Spring and Summer 2020 graduates. Additional details are available at www.noc.edu/graduation. NOC is partnering with Fogarty Services to provide each graduate of the NOC Class of 2020 the opportunity to share and celebrate this milestone with supporters, family, friends, faculty and staff or fellow graduates through a personalized virtual commencement celebration. The virtual ceremony will contain many of the same aspects as the traditional ceremony including a message from NOC President Dr. Cheryl Evans and commencement speaker Diane Anderson. “We are so disappointed that we could not share this moment with our graduates and their families,” said NOC President Dr. Cheryl Evans. “We chose the virtual graduation as the best option based on the current environment. Our top priority is the safety of our students and their families.” Evans said the virtual ceremony gives the students an opportunity to share the graduation experience with their families. 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. 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 www.noc.edu .