Since 1982, the Norseman statue has proudly stood outside Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College’s Administration Building. Sculpted by NEO Art Instructor Dr. Nick Calcagno, the detailed project took long hours, patience, planning, and hard work.
Former NEO President Dr. D.D. Creech envisioned a symbolic statue that would serve as an entrance to the college and welcome students and alumni to campus. For nearly 40 years, the 9-foot sculpture has stood guard and weathered the elements.
Despite maintenance on the sculpture, today the statue is in desperate need of repair. After consulting with restoration experts, the estimated cost to restore the statue is approximately $10,000.
Please help us “Save the Norseman” by making a donation to the restoration fund. With your help, we can ensure the statue continues to watch over campus for the next generation of Norsemen.
A gift of any size is greatly appreciated. Donations $250 and greater will be recognized on a plaque located on the base of the statue. Donors who contribute more than $1000 will receive an 8-inch bronze replica. Additionally, donors who contribute $100-$249 will receive a commemorative NEO Centennial collector’s coin, and those who contribute $250-$999 will receive the “Then and Now” hardback coffee table book which features a historical view of NEO in photos. The restored statue will be unveiled as part of NEO’s Centennial Celebration on Saturday, April 6, 2019.
A fundraising goal of $20,000 has been set for NEO Retirees and former employees, with the additional funds to establish a New Century Scholar endowment to fund scholarships for deserving NEO students for generations. (Save The Norseman Image)