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Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College will induct Steve “Stubb” Whitesell into the Athletic Hall of Fame on September 23 at 11am in the Calcagno Family Ballroom.

Whitesell grew up in Miami and graduated from Miami High School in 1972. He attended NEO from 1972-1974 and graduated with an Associate in Arts. He later transferred to Missouri Southern State University, graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor in Arts and Music.

Whitesell returned to NEO in 1980 and established the NEO Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization, of which he serves as the director to this day. He has also served as band director at the college.

In 2015, the Norse Campus Ministry was formed to oversee FCA activities and athletic team bible studies. A board of directors composed of former NEO athletes and coaches joined to manage and raise funds for the ministry.

Whitesell still holds team bible studies, which average 150 students per week. He also conducts team chapel for football and men’s basketball before games.

Whitesell served as the announcer for NEO Baseball for 40 years and currently announces all home NEO Football games. When he is not announcing games or hosting bible study, he is often assisting in beautifying the NEO campus.

In 2016, Whitesell was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for 20 years of service to Oklahoma American Legion Boys State. He is a member of the Northeast Oklahoma FCA Hall of Fame.

Whitesell has two children, Stephen Whitesell Jr. and Brittany Whitesell. His wife of 18 years, Barbara “Barb” Whitesell, passed away in 2005.

For more information, please contact interim director of alumni and development Eric Iverson at eiverson@neo.edu.

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