Ditmore family establishes NOC nursing scholarship

February 5, 2024 | Headlines

TONKAWA — The family of Gail Ditmore has established the Gail Ditmore Memorial Emergency Nursing Fund through The Northern Oklahoma College Foundation in order to honor Ditmore’s passion to provide assistance to those experiencing unfortunate circumstances while striving to better themselves through education. 

This temporary emergency fund will assist nursing students pursuing their educational goals at Northern Oklahoma College.

  “Gail had a special interest in helping young women working in or planning to further their education in the nursing field,” said Dianna Ditmore, former NOC Nursing Administrative Assistant.

  Ditmore, a long time Tonkawa resident with strong NOC ties, loved to help people and was very active within the Tonkawa community and schools.

  She had an amazing sense of humor and was part of the Mary’s Café “tradition” in Tonkawa through being both an employee for and owner of the business.

  NOC Nursing Division Chair Dr. Nikole Hicks said, “NOC Nursing is so pleased to have these resources available to support our students in achieving their goal of becoming a nurse despite difficult circumstances. We are thankful to the Ditmore family and proud to honor their legacy.”

  The Ditmore family encourages others to donate to this fund or establish a fund to assist those that may need a little extra help during their educational journey while striving toward bettering themselves.

  “The amount doesn’t matter,” said Kevin Ditmore.  “Every amount given makes a difference.”

The family of Gail Ditmore established a nursing scholarship at NOC through the NOC Foundation.  Front Row from left are:  NOC Nursing Division Chair Dr. Nikole Hicks, Dianna Ditmore, Kevin Ditmore.  Back Row from left are:  Vice President for Community Relations & Development Sheri Snyder, Director of Development & Donor Relations Candy Oller. (photo by Shiloh Martin/Northern Oklahoma College).