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Two NEO Students Join the All-Oklahoma Academic Team

Miami, Okla. – Friday, April 26, 2019 ­- Two students from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) traveled to the State Capitol early in March and were honored as outstanding two-year college students. Albana Baftiri and Dulicnea Wenzel were named to the All-Oklahoma/USA Coca-Cola Academic Team as two of the forty students recognized by the Oklahoma Council of Two-Year Colleges and the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges (OACC) in partnership with Phi Theta Kappa (PTK).


(Photo from left: Albana Baftiri, Dulcinea Wenzel, Shelby Hubbard, Dr. Jeff Hale)

“Albana and Dulcinea were nominated for the All-USA Academic Team for their leadership, academics, and community service,” said Dr. Bethene Fahnestock, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “I am proud that we have such outstanding students representing NEO College.”

Baftiri is a Natural Science major from Miami, and Wenzel is a General Studies major from Miami. Both students are members of NEO’s PTK, of which Baftiri is the Vice President of Scholarship and Wenzel is the Vice President of Fellowship. Baftiri has been recognized as the 2018-19 PTK Distinguished Officer and is a member of the NEO Honors Program. Wenzel was recognized as a Top Ten Freshman and was the 2018 NEO Homecoming Queen.

The OACC also awarded NEO Freshman Shelby Hubbard with a $1,000 Tuition Waver Scholarship. The scholarship will provided $500 per semester during the upcoming academic year.

For more information about the OACC, visit okcommunitycolleges.com or for more information about PTK, contact LaShawna Powers at Lashawna.powers@neo.edu.

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