Welcome to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College! With on-campus housing, NEO is the largest two-year residential college in the entire state of Oklahoma. In the fall of 2010, NEO had the highest increase in enrollment since 1994, and we predict to keep growing. The learning experience expands beyond the classroom with dozens of clubs and organizations pertaining to our 43 degree programs. These exciting opportunities offer our students the benefits of a university experience within the comfort of a small college setting.
Our instructors pride themselves on offering one-on-one assistance to their students. No NEO student is a nameless individual. No other two-year college in the state of Oklahoma has a higher percentage of full-time faculty members per student than NEO. Among those faculty members are Director of Nursing Debbie Morgan, and Nursing Instructor Peggy Wood who were the recipients of the 2010 Global Education Faculty Award for their global education initiative. Steven McCurley, Chair of Communication and Fine Arts Department and Technical Director, has spent 20 years teaching at NEO. Jim Grover, chair of the Technology Department, has dedicated 43 years to educating NEO students.
These are only a fraction of instructors who guide the college’s highly regarded academic programs. The educational experience of all NEO students is molded by experts in their field, from our Agriculture Department, known for its outstanding practical training in farm and ranch management, agriculture, natural resource ecology management and pre-veterinary science, to our award-winning Theatre Program that produces plays straight from Broadway.
NEO houses many impressive facilities, including the new science complex, which is equipped with laboratories for chemistry, microbiology and medical lab technician courses. NEO’s 200-acre farm provides a hands-on education in the care and management of livestock, field crops and soil. NEO’s upgraded arena provides a practice facility for the Rodeo Team, Livestock Judging Team, and our Equine Judging Team, which has captured a national title each year since 2003. Upgrades also include a total of 60 horse stalls, security lighting, and renovations to the equine center. The Ivan Crossland Sr. Football Complex was completed in Sept. 2010. This new facility features a new weight-lifting room, training room, coaches’ offices, and meeting spaces to provide athletes with state-of-the-art equipment. In spring 2011, students will have an entirely new student union. Upgrades to the Bruce Carter Student Union will offer students a higher standard of meals and provide them with a quality dining experience on campus.
NEO has a rich tradition of athletics, including football, softball, baseball, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s soccer. Part of that tradition is the 250 Golden Norse Football players who have been named All-American and the more than 50 Norse Football alumni who have played in the National Football League. All of these accomplishments have added to the pride that is accompanied by a Golden Norse jersey.
NEO has ensured that success is attainable for students from all backgrounds. Assistance is available step-by-step through the admission and enrollment process. NEO features Student Support Services, which provides tutoring, supplemental instruction classes, career exploration, financial and personal counseling and workshops on study skills and job interview techniques. In addition, all of the college’s core general education requirements can be met through on-line instruction.
Lastly, at NEO we have students who are proud of their decision to become a Norseman. In only two years, NEO enables its students to obtain a degree that will place them on the career-path of their choice. Whether transferring to a four-year university or entering into the work force, NEO students are prepared for what is ahead. Please contact our Student Recruitment Office to begin your NEO experience today at (918) 540-6291. “Once a Norseman, always a Norseman.”
Dr. Jeff Hale
President, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
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