WILBURTON, Okla. – The Eastern Oklahoma State College Agriculture Division is set to host the 4th Annual Agricultural Hall of Fame Celebration Nov. 18, 2023, at 6 p.m.
The celebration will be held at the EOSC Goddard Building on the college’s Wilburton campus. The event will include dinner, silent and live auctions, and a performance by The Great Divide's Mike McClure. Tickets can be purchased for $50 at eosc.edu/AgHOF. Recently graduated alumni can purchase tickets for $30.
Dr. Bill Hill will be inducted into the hall of fame this year. Hill served as the 14th president of Eastern from 1988-2000.
A native of Antlers, Okla., Hill enrolled at Eastern in the fall of 1959 to pursue a degree in agriculture. He completed his associate degree in 1961 and continued his education at Oklahoma State University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and a minor in science. Hill obtained his master’s degree in 1967, along with a certificate in computer science.
Hill held many positions in the education field. He began his professional career as a vocational agriculture instructor in Eureka, Kan. Later, he went on to teach biology and chemistry at Nowata High School, and Composition I and science at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College before serving as the CEO of the Kiamichi Economic Development District of Oklahoma. During that time, Hill obtained his PhD in public administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce.