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Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) received a check for $7,500 from the Arvest Foundation on Tuesday, Sept. 19, continuing their long-time commitment to education at NEO. This year’s donation will aid in the purchase of horticulture tables and an interactive projector system for the NEO greenhouse, which is set to begin construction this fall.

“The NEO Agriculture Department would like to thank Arvest for providing a grant for our new greenhouse classroom instructional needs,” said Dr. Mary Booth, chair of the Agriculture Department. “Our goal is to have spring 2021 classes in our new greenhouse and this grant helps us toward that goal. We greatly appreciate our community partners!”

The Arvest Foundation is an outreach program that seeks to improve the life in local communities. Serving as the charitable arm of Arvest Bank, the Arvest Foundation provides local branches in the four-state area to support local organizations. This year’s donation marks the ninth year Arvest Bank of Miami has supported NEO students.

“We are truly appreciative of Arvest’s continued financial support over the years,” said NEO President Dr. Kyle Stafford. “Their donation will make an impact in the classroom and helps us continue to build upon our rich tradition of hands-on learning.”

For more information on the donation and NEO greenhouse, contact Brittany Parker at Brittany.coffee@okstate.edu.

(Photo from left: Joy Bauer, Business Department Chair; Ashley Landon, Branch Sales Manager; President Kyle Stafford; Shon Taylor, Community Market President; Alisen Anderson, Agriculture Instructor; Dr. Mary Booth, Agriculture Department Chair)

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