MIAMI — The Athletic Department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College is accepting nominations for the 2018 NEO Athletic Hall of Fame until Jan. 29, 2018.

“This is a very special and important aspect of NEO Athletics,” said Dale Patterson, NEO athletic director and inductee of the 2012 NEO Athletic Hall of Fame. “NEO has been very fortunate to have some outstanding athletes and coaches over the years. We are always excited to receive nominations, but can only choose a few to receive the honor. We have so many who deserve this honor.”

The NEO Athletic Department has posted a nomination form at The form can also be accessed through the

Both NEO alumni and the public are encouraged to nominate candidates.

The nominations categories are Athletes, Coaches, Teams, and Contributors.

Open nominations will be accepted until Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, when the Hall of Fame review committee will begin processing nominations. NEO will announce the selections in March and the induction ceremony will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 prior to the NEO’s football game against Trinity Valley Community College.

“The NEO Athletic Hall of Fame is a legacy that we are very proud of here,” said NEO President Dr. Jeff Hale. “We look forward to the event in the fall and the opportunity to honor our new inductees.”

For more information or to submit a paper nomination, contact Dale Patterson at (918) 540-6327 or e-mail