By Phyllis Zorn, Staff Writer
Enid News & Eagle
ENID, Okla. —
Thursday evening will be a celebration six years in the making for Northern Oklahoma College and Northwest Oklahoma State University.
A ribbon cutting and dedication for the walking trail and bridge between the campuses is slated for 7 p.m. Thursday.
Although the bridge, formerly county-owned, was placed between the campuses in 2009 to symbolize the 2007 bridge agreement between NOC and NWOSU, the trail for students to go from one campus to the other recently was completed.
Bert Mackie, NOC President Cheryl Evans and NWOSU President Janet Cunningham will make brief comments during the ceremony. Enid Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will conduct the ribbon cutting.
The Bridge symbolizes the 2007 dual-admission agreement between the two schools. The bridge program helps students by making it possible for them to be jointly admitted and able to concurrently enroll at both institutions. It eliminates barriers to attaining educational goals and expands students’ options for college services.
NWOSU offers special financial aid incentives to NOC graduates.
NWOSU offers $1,000 scholarships to NOC graduates with the amount increasing up to $1,900 for students with high grade point averages.
NWOSU operates campuses in Alva, Enid and Woodward, while NOC has campuses in Tonkawa, Enid and Stillwater. The agreement covers students at all campuses. Bridge students can use libraries and computer labs on both campuses and participate in organizations of both schools.
Enid Higher Education Council will hold their annual meeting at NOC Thursday prior to the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony.