Corporate representatives joined NEO officials to break ground on the new building.
Officials from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) and representatives from corporate sponsors broke ground on the Animal Science Teaching Facility at the seventh annual Founders’ Day on March 25. The new facility will allow students an indoor/outdoor learning area to aid in the study of sheep, cows, and hogs. Representatives from First National Bank, Welch State Bank, Arvest Bank, and Tulsa Teachers Credit Union joined Dr. Jeff Hale, NEO president, and members of the Agriculture department to break ground on the project.
As part of the annual celebration, Jennifer Hessee, executive director of the NEO Development Foundation, announced the winner of the James Mabon Award: Student Support Services (SSS). SSS won up to $2,000 for their proposal to improve the furniture in their building. Dr. Lesli Deichman’s window treatment proposal and the Center for Academic Success and Advising’s graduation/transfer research hub proposal also received funding. Funding for the Mabon Award comes from NEO President’s Partners and the NEO Development Foundation. For a full album of the event, visit Facebook.com/gogoneo.