Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
Former names
Miami School of Mines (1919–1942)
Northeastern Oklahoma Junior College (1942–1943)
Type Community college
Established 1919 (1919)
President Jeff Hale, Ph.D.
Location Miami, Oklahoma, United States

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, commonly referred to as NEO, is a two-year state residential college and fully funded by the U.S. state of Oklahoma located in the small former mining town of Miami, Oklahoma, with a variety of academic programs in Agriculture, Livestock Judging, Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Theatre, Social Science, and other fields. Established as the Miami School of Mines in 1919, NEO currently has an enrollment of approximately two thousand students. The Golden Norsemen is the school mascot.


The statue of Odin, designed by alumnus Nick Calcagno, stands in front of the Bruce G. Carter Library/Administration Building on the NEO A&M College campus.

The Oklahoma Senate passed Senate Bill 225 on March 17, 1919 to establish the Miami School of Mines.[1] The school began operations in September 1920.[2] In 1942, the school became Northeastern Oklahoma Junior College, as mining became less important in Miami.[3][4] In April 1943, the Board of Regents for the Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges gained control of the college, and the college became Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.[2]


Northeastern Oklahoma A&M offers certificate programs and associate degrees.[5] The college offers certificates in: accounting, administrative assistant, child development, computer information systems, drafting and design, equine and ranch management, general office operations, management and marketing, and medical office assistant. The college offers Associate of Arts degrees in: Art and design, criminal justice, early childhood education, English, general studies, mass communications, music, Native American studies, Natural resources and ecology, Management, psychology and sociology, social sciences, and speech and theatre. Associate of Applied Science degrees include: business administrative technology, computer information science, construction management, equine and ranch management, medical lab technician, nursing, physical therapist assistant, and process technology. Associate of Science degrees are offered in: agriculture, business administration, accounting, elementary education, pre-engineering, natural science, nursing, physical education, sports management, and veterinary medicine.


Northeastern Oklahoma A&M self-identifies in athletics as "NEO", and its mascot is Golden Norsemen for men's sports and Lady Norse for women's sports. Men's sports at NEO are baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and wrestling. Women's sports are basketball, softball, soccer, and volleyball. NEO also fields agricultural sports: horseback riding, horse judging, livestock judging, and rodeo.[6]

Notable alumni


  2. 1 2 "HR 1073" (PDF). Oklahoma Legislature. March 23, 2010.
  3. Oklahoma: A guide to the Sooner State. University of Oklahoma Press, 1941. pp. 220-221.
  4. "Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College". Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  7. "Remi Ayodele". Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  8. "Matt Blair". Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  9. "Marion Butts". Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  10. Bo Bowling-Oklahoma State bio
  11. "Scott Case". Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  12. "Charlie Clemons". Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  13. "Ernest Givins". Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  14. Chuck Hoskin's Political Summary, Project Vote Smart (accessed February 28, 2014)
  15. "Tony Hutson". Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  16. "Ken Lunday". Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  17. "Juqua Parker". Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  18. "Tony Peters". Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  19. "NEO's Shockey signs with Miami". The Oklahoman. August 5, 2000. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  20. "Chuck Smith". Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  21. "Lamar Smith". Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  22. "James Wilder". Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  23. "Mike Butcher". Retrieved April 19, 2016.

Coordinates: 36°52′43″N 94°51′57″W / 36.87861°N 94.86583°W / 36.87861; -94.86583

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