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Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College will formally honor Grant Victor during the Outstanding Alumni Banquet on Saturday, Oct 21, at 11am in the Calcagno Family Ballroom.

Victor grew up in Afton, Oklahoma. He attended Afton Public Schools and was Valedictorian of his class. He said he always knew he would go to college at NEO. His sisters attended NEO, and he spent time with his dad, who served as an agriculture education teacher, traveling to NEO Aggie Days. 

Victor attended NEO from 1975 to 1977 and majored in agricultural economics. He was a member of Aggie Society and Student Senate. He later transferred to Oklahoma State University, where he graduated in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics.

Victor is a member of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association, Afton Public School Board, and Oklahoma Conservation board He is a member of the Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association, Ottawa County Conservation District Directors, Akdar Shriners, Craig County Shriners, Afton Masonic Shriners, and the Tribal Resource Policy Group. He serves as president of the Grand Lake of the Cherokees Watershed program, and he has served as an adjunct instructor for the NEO Agriculture department.

In 2019, Victor won the State of Oklahoma Outstanding Quality Water award and was recently appointed to the Oklahoma Conservation Commission by Governor Stitt.

Victor and his wife, Donna, along with their three sons own and operate a 3,700-acre ranch in Afton, Oklahoma, where they raise more than 900 head of cattle and grow wheat, oats, soybeans, grain sorghum, and corn. The Victor Ranch won National Conservation Family of the Year in 1986, Association of Conservation Districts Local, Area and State Cooperative of Year in 2015, and received the Oklahoma Leopold Conservation Award in 2020 for their dedication to land, water, and wildlife habitat resources.

All alumni and friends of the college are invited to attend the banquet. Tickets are $25 and $15 (children 12 and under). Purchase tickets at the door or online. neo.edu/homecoming

NEO homecoming festivities will take place October 19 – 21.

For more information, please contact Interim Director of Alumni and Development Eric Iverson at eiverson@neo.edu.

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