Famous Alumni

Enoch Kelly Haney- Class of 1962. Currently the Chief of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma in Shawnee, OK. Chief Haney was a State Senator in the Oklahoma Legislature from 1986-2002 and was a State Representative from 1980 to 1986. Renowned artist and sculptor, Haney designed "The Guardian" which is on top of the Oklahoma State Capitol Building.

Stephen R. Adkins- Class of 1965. Chief of the Chickahominy Tribe in Providence Forge, VA. Served on the Jamestown 2007 Federal Commission. Is the first Virginia Indian to hold an appointment as Deputy Director of Human Resources in the current state administration.

Acee Blue Eagle- Class of 1931. World-renowned Muscogee(Creek)-Pawnee Native American artist, lecturer, and promoter. Blue Eagle was invited to give a series of lectures on American Indian art at Oxford University in England, and he took Europe by storm. Returning to the United States, he established the Art Department at Bacone College in 1935, and directed the program until 1938.

Patrick Jay Hurley- Class of 1905. Graduated from Indian University (now Bacone College). Assistant Sectretary of War to President Herbert Hoover. Appointed General Douglas MacArthur as Chief of Staff U.S. Army. He served as the Ambassador to China under both President Franklin Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower's administrations. (The President's home on campus is named after Patrick.)

Dick West- Class of 1936. Renowned Cheyenne artist, sculptor, lecturer, consultant and teacher, he was the Art Director at Bacone College from 1947-1970. Commissioned by the Franklin Mint to design 9 medallions for the United States 1976 Bicentennial. Christ in Gethsemane is one of Mr. West's finest pieces of work in the Christ's Series Collection. 

Herb Snider- Class of 1954. Chaplain in the U.S. Army for 20 years. Served in Korea and Vietnam. Retired with a rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Respected minister in the American Baptist Churches of the Central Region.

Don Chandler- Class of 1954. Went on to play for the Florida Gators after playing for Bacone JC. Drafted in the 5th round during the 1956 NFL Draft as a Kicker and Punter by the New York Giants. Don was a member of the Green Bay Packers when they won Super Bowls I and II. He was selected as Pro Football's premier punter during the 1960's. He is a member of the University of Florida Hall of Fame, New York Giants Wall of Fame and Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

Stephen Reagor- Class of 2004. In 2003, he earned the title of National Champion Calf Roper in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Currently, Stephen is a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and American Cowboys Rodeo Association.