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Charlene Leubecker Announced as NEO 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient

Miami, Okla. – Thursday, August 22, 2018 – Officials at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) announced Ms. Charlene Leubecker as the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Alumna from the School of Human Environmental Sciences. Leubecker will be formally honored during the Alumni Awards luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 5, at noon in the Calcagno Family Ballroom. All alumni and friends of the college are invited to attend. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under, and may be purchased by contacting the NEO Development Foundation office at 918-540-6115. NEO’s “HOMEcoming on the Range” homecoming festivities will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.

Ms. Charlene Leubecker is the Chief Clandestine Information Technology Officer for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and graduated from NEO in 1984 with a degree in Computer Science. While in High School in Grove, Okla., she completed concurrent courses at NEO. Ray Lomax, brother of retired NEO instructor John Lomax, was Leubecker’s teacher at Grove and the pair served as mentors and motivators as Leubecker excelled in her math and computer science courses, eventually tutoring her classmates. Following NEO, she transferred to Oklahoma State University

While at OSU, she continued her pursuit of a computer science degree. During her program, the CIA attended a recruiting fair on campus and Leubecker won an interview. Leubecker, who had a passion for travel, romance languages, and came from a family culture of service and giving back, was intrigued by the Agency and applied. For over three decades, she has been dedicated to the protection of the CIA’s internal computer systems and was named one of Washington D.C.’s Top Women in Technology in 2015. Leubecker is motivated by the positive mission impact she is able to make every day and enjoys working with an array of talented individuals with very diverse skillsets.

Leubecker and her husband have one son and live in the Washington D.C. area. When she is not working, she enjoys taking cruises, anything Disney, and is a voracious reader.

“It is an honor to recognize Charlene Leubecker as the Outstanding Alumnus for the School of Human Environmental Sciences,” said Jennifer Walker, executive director of NEO Development Foundation.  “From a successful career with the CIA to being named on of DC’s Top 50 Women in Tech, Charlene has proven to be a leader in her profession.”

For more information, contact Jordan Adams at Jordan.m.adams@neo.edu.

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