The Agriculture Department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) will host a spaghetti luncheon on Thursday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Calcagno Family Ballroom to honor the late Roger Fent and continue to raise funds for the Roger Fent Memorial Agriculture Scholarship. Tickets will be $10 at the door, but pre-order for businesses purchasing five meals or more for delivery must be received by April 5. NEO will also host a silent auction at the event.
After a courageous battle with cancer, Roger Fent passed away on Dec. 29, 2015. With his passion for agriculture, Fent influenced the lives of countless students during his 32 years at NEO. In honor of Fent, the Agriculture Department at NEO has collected over $10,000 to establish the endowed scholarship fund. The Ag Department will continue to raise funds by hosting the lunch and the funds will be invested so interest can support the scholarship for generations, and Fent’s legacy will live on at NEO. For more information about the lunch, contact Alisen Anderson at Alisen@neo.edu or 918-540-6273. To make a special contribution to the fund, please mail a check designated Roger Fent to: NEO Development Foundation 200 I Street NE Miami, OK 74354. You can also make a donation via phone at 918-540-6115.