Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, (NEO) recently welcomed Alisen Anderson and Ryan Orcut, as new academic advisers to NEO’s Center for Academic Success and Advisement (CASA). Anderson is originally from Columbia City, Ind. she came to Okla. five years ago as a student to attend NEO. During her two years at the College, Anderson was involved with many clubs and served as the 2008-2009 Student Body Government President. Anderson graduated from Missouri State University with her bachelor’s degree in May through the Pathway Program here at NEO.
Anderson and her husband Jared currently reside on Ogeechee Ranch in Fairland, Okla. They farm land and work cattle. They are members of Cornerstone Church in Grove, Okla. Orcutt was born and raised in Miami. He attended Miami High School and graduated from NEO with his associate’s degree in 2006. Orcutt received his bachelor’s degree from Evangel University in Springfield, Mo. After graduating he moved to South Korea where he received his Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), certification through Korea Nazarene University and taught there for two years. Orcutt later attended graduate school at Korea University, and he now resides in Miami. “The addition of Alisen and Ryan is an investment in our students’ transition to college and academic development, said Rachel Lloyd, CASA director. “As NEO alumni, they will bring unique experience and enthusiasm to their work in the CASA.”