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Win Up to $2,000 toward Campus Improvement – Now Accepting Applications for the Seventh Annual James Mabon Founders’ Day Award

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 – Applications are now available for the 2016 James Mabon Founders’ Day Award. As part of NEO’s 97th anniversary celebration, NEO is awarding up to $2,000 for a campus improvement project. Previous winners have created the Ables Hall student center, remodeled the O Club Room, and improved the multi-purpose arena lobby. All students, staff, and faculty may apply and the winner will be announced at the Founder’s Day celebration on Friday, March 25.

Senator James Mabon, a representative in the fourth through the ninth Oklahoma legislatures, petitioned the state’s government to establish a college dedicated to the study of mining and metals to improve the development of Oklahoma’s mining industry. Senate Bill No. 225 was passed on March 17, 1919, officially establishing the Miami School of Mines, which later became NEO.

All submissions are due by Monday, March 7, 2016 by 11:59 p.m. All projects will be accepted, but to honor the spirit Representative Mabon, they must center on campus improvement. The winning project will receive up to $2,000 for itemized expenses to complete their project within 12 months.

All candidates for the James Mabon Founders’ Day contest must visit http://goo.gl/forms/2FTWmy1E56 and fill out the entry form.

For more information, contact Jordan Adams at jordan.m.adams@neo.edu or call (918) 540-6211.

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