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The 2013/14 academic year at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), marks the institution’s 94th anniversary. The college has planned a grand re-opening of the NEO Art Department located in Kah-Ne-You-Ah Hall, where former art instructors will be recognized. In addition, NEO will announce the fifth annual James Mabon award winner. The event is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 28 in the Kah-Ne courtyard.

Mabon, a representative in the fourth through the ninth Oklahoma legislatures, petitioned the state’s government to establish a college dedicated to the study of mining and metals, thus furthering the development of Oklahoma’s mining industry. Senate Bill No. 225 was passed on March 17, 1919, officially establishing the Miami School of Mines, which would eventually become NEO A&M College.

Mabon is considered one of the founding fathers of NEO.


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