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NOC suspends theatre faculty member

  Late Wednesday night, April 28, Northern Oklahoma College administration became aware of allegations against Technical Director and professor of Theatre, Anthony Lee Luetkenhauson the Tonkawa campus. Law enforcement was invited to campus early Thursday morning to investigate.

  Luetkenhauson was arrested that afternoon and was suspended from this position effective April 29. After a court appearance on Friday, Luetkenhauson is in the Kay County Detention Center on a $150,000 bond.

  NOC President Cheryl Evans said, “The safety of our college community is among our highest priorities.”

  Spokeswoman, Sheri Snyder said, “The investigation with law enforcement is ongoing, so no further comment can be provided.”

  Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

  NOC, a public two-year community college, serves nearly 5,000 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships.  Over 80% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

  NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

  Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit www.noc.edu .