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NEO Holds Ribbon Cutting for Animal Science Facility at Founders’ Day

Miami, Okla. – Monday, March 27, 2017 ¬- Officials from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) and student representatives hosted a ribbon cutting for the Animal Science Facility at the eighth annual Founders’ Day on March 24. The new facility will allow students an indoor/outdoor learning area to aid in the study of sheep, cows, and hogs.

“Synar Farm at NEO has six decades of rich history,” said Dr. Hale during the event. “This new Animal Science Lab will ensure that the next generation of students at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College will continue to build on that history through excellence in agriculture education.”

“Buildings like this are an investment cost in our students,” added Taylor Graham, NEO Agriculture instructor and head livestock judging coach. “Students will received modern, hands-on education. The lab will also serve as a valuable recruiting tool that complements our already broad agriculture curriculum.”

As part of the annual celebration, Jennifer Walker, executive director of the NEO Development Foundation, announced the English Department as the winner of the James Mabon Campus Improvement Award. English Instructor Jan Williams submitted the proposal that won $2,000 toward the department’s project to improve the technology in the English/Reading Lab. CASA Coordinator Ryan Orcutt’s Library/Administration building access ramp beautification project and Taylor Graham’s Agriculture proposal for cattle mats also received partial funding. Funding for the Mabon Award comes from NEO President’s Partners and the NEO Development Foundation.

For a full album of the event, visit Facebook.com/gogoneo.

(Photo: Senator Mike Bergstrom and Dr. Jeff and Donna Hale joined NEO Agriculture students for the ribbon cutting of the new Animal Science Lab)
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