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Oakland Community College, in partnership with the Michigan Reconnect program, is offering free in-district tuition to qualifying Michigan residents who want to earn an associate degree or certificate.
OCC Names Andre Poplar Vice Chancellor of HR and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Oakland County High School Seniors Sought for OCC Annual Scholarship
OCC's Marketing & Communications team won a Silver Medallion Award for design excellence for the 2020 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR). This is the second award for the publication produced in partnership with the College's Financial Services team.
Bill Konkolesky, Academic Support Center Paraprofessional, and Beverly Stanbrough, Dean of College Readiness, recognized by colleagues for their advocacy and leadership
Learn about OCC's Five-Week Pre-Apprenticeship Program at Upcoming Virtual Information Sessions
Susan Gibson was sworn in as a newly-elected trustee at the first OCC Board of Trustees meeting for the New Year.
Do you put the "pro" in procrastinate? Was "manage time more effectively" one of your New Year's resolutions? If you recognize yourself in this, you're not alone. Procrastination is ignoring its own delayed advice as it takes a front seat in this pandemic.
Oakland Community College has announced two key leadership additions with Eunice Jeffries joining OCC as director of government and community relations and Dr. Marc Thomas named dean of teaching excellence.
Oakland Community College (OCC) is no stranger to virtual events, having successfully migrated expert speaker series and even recruiting fairs to a remote format. This expertise, combined with OCC's continued commitment to honoring and promoting diversity in our community, is the perfect formula to kick off 2021 with a week-long, meaningful virtual celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Zoom Sessions Scheduled January 4 - 8 OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Jan. 4, 2021 - OCC students with last-minute questions about the application and pre-registration process for Winter semester are encouraged to fill their cup and drop in to one of the "Coffee with an Admissions Coordinator" Zoom sessions scheduled for the week of January 4.
Mix equal parts preparation, performance and perseverance. Add a pinch of resolve and you'll have the recipe that helped future OCC student Natalia Shaffer rise to Baking & Pastry Champion for the second consecutive year in the SkillsUSA Michigan Commercial Baking Competition. Shaffer's prize includes a $1000 scholarship from The Garden Party Foundation.
"Home for the holidays" for college students and their families promises to look different this year; after all it is 2020. While at home, conversations will likely cover a wide-range of topics and perhaps one of the most important is a discussion of the student's plans for next semester.
Up to 1,400 laptops available for students who register for 12 or more credits to help with increased technology needs due to COVID-19
Leaders from business, education, health care, a non-profit agency, labor and government today were named to the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force to advise County Executive David Coulter and the Board of Commissioners on strategies to help stabilize the county's economy and recover from the downturn caused by the pandemic.
A steel beam weighing more than 9,000 pounds was the focus of a "beam signing" ceremony to celebrate the construction progress of OCC's new 85,000 square-foot Science and Technology Building on the Auburn Hills campus, scheduled to be completed Fall 2021.
In keeping with the trend towards restaurant take-out as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, OCC's Culinary Studies Institute is launching its own lunchtime curbside pick-up service--OCC to GO--every Wednesday, featuring delicious meals prepared by students in the Culinary program.
The Oakland Community College Foundation has named two key community stakeholders, Caroline Chambers and Ken Johnson, to its Board of Directors.
Oakland Community College announced it will be offering tuition-free college to qualifying essential workers as part of Michigan's "Futures for Frontliners" program.
While college students are adapting to the uncertainties of the fall semester nationwide, OCC students can count on the college's remote and online learning formats - and, the opportunity to apply for nearly 300 academic scholarships worth more than $325,000 to help them achieve their educational goals.
Oakland Community College will offer up to 3,500 Dell laptops to students who register for 12 or more credit hours this fall to help them be successful with the increased technology needs they will face due to a remote learning format.
The first-ever OCC virtual commencement capped a year of precedents for the class of 2020. Undeterred by a pandemic, societal unrest and the sudden move from classroom to virtual coursework, 1,978 graduates forged on to complete their programs and participated in one of the most unique commencement ceremonies in OCC's history.
As anticipation builds for OCC's virtual commencement August 8, many graduates are also facing the uncertainties of conducting a career search during the COVID-19 pandemic. Donna DuHame-Schmidt, OCC's director of career services and cooperative education, acknowledges the concern and suggests students - and all job seekers - put things in perspective.
Demand for home delivery of high-quality, cost-effective products has grown higher than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, and college students now have the same option when it comes to their learning
Tala Alahmar's Speech Given Top Honors by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Digital platforms offer real-time connections with next generation of students
The need to help fight hunger in Oakland County has only increased with the recent pandemic, and the chefs from OCC's Culinary Institute knew they had the resources to help feed those in need. So they cooked a healthy hot lunch in the College's instructional kitchens and transported it to the Baldwin Center in Pontiac. There, they prepared 175 grab-and-go lunches for people in need as part of Baldwin's "Feed the Need" program.
Douglas J. Smith, Executive Director of Government and Community Relations who has spent his storied career building workforce and economic development partnerships that positively impacted communities throughout Michigan, has announced his retirement from Oakland Community College.
The NFL Draft is one of the most popular events to watch each year, but this year it took on a different meaning for OCC student Sana Ishaqsei, her team members and coach. Ishaqsei was one of 32 students from colleges and universities across the country selected to participate in the inaugural NFL360 Women's Empowerment Draft.
Three OCC students are joining an elite group of student leaders in the upcoming academic year. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society membership elected Elena Wong, Tala AlAlmar and Yullia Lane to represent them at the international, regional and state levels respectively.
Writing a research paper involves curiosity, discernment, and the ability to advocate a position using information sourced from books, articles, and interviews. It is a skill, and like all skills, requires practice. Those research paper "skills" were taken into account by judges who chose the winners of OCC's inaugural Outstanding Research Paper Award Competition.
As a nation and community we are hurting. People across the country are responding to the inhumane killing of George Floyd, and the historic issue of racial injustice. Our hearts break for the family of George Floyd, and the families of countless others whose lives have ended too soon due to race-related violence. The anger and civil unrest bring to mind a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Application deadline extended for OCC's Chancellor's Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed by Congress and signed into law in March 2020, provides $3,737,183 in direct student funds for OCC to distribute in the form of emergency grants. This money covers student expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the Coronavirus; including eligible expenses under a student's cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care. On Thursday, May 21, 2020, OCC launched its plan to quickly and equitably distribute the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants, following the approval of a Certification and Agreement form earlier filed with the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) for funding.
Mathematicians are known to be inquisitive, detail-oriented and organized. Math leaders are also said to be creative and good at handling stress. With these traits in hand, it's easy to sum up the leadership choice of Julie Gunkelman as president of the Michigan affiliate of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, MichMATYC.
The consequences of the COVID-19 health crisis has greatly impacted Oakland County's graduating high school seniors, and Oakland Community College has extended the application deadline for a special scholarship that can help support their future academic dreams.
The path to achieve your dream is sometimes winding, with unanticipated obstacles along the way. Many people may resent those twists and turns, but OCC student athlete Lonnell Martin considers them an opportunity to learn and grow.
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded OCC with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fifth consecutive year.
Former Henry Ford Health System Executive Elizabeth R. Schnell Brings Brand Experience to Region's Leading Community College
Crain's Detroit Business this week honored Roberta "Bobbie" Remias, OCC's Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, as a "2020 Notable Women in Finance."
Oakland Community College has named Dr. Jennifer Berne to provost, academic affairs responsible for advancing college-wide efforts to empower students to achieve their educational goals.
Oakland Community College has named Dr. Steve Simpson to Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for planning, accreditation, quality and institutional effectiveness.
- International students, representing four countries, shared global perspective with OCC students, educators and college employees how a public health foe has affected their education, family and community.
Oakland Community College will donate much-needed supplies and equipment to Beaumont, Ascension Health, Henry Ford and other area health systems.
More students are landing jobs in the automotive industry as Oakland Community College works to increase its business partnerships with area automakers and parts suppliers.
Genevieve Cabadas, a student at Oakland Community College and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, has been named a 2020 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Detroit's AutoRama, also known as "America's Greatest Hot Rod Show" is an enviable showplace of custom cars, roadsters, souped-up vehicles and award-winning designs.
Oakland Community College is receiving a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to support the expansion of student apprenticeships in manufacturing, health care and information technology.
Oakland Community College is offering qualifying high school seniors in Oakland County an incredible financial head start on their higher education this fall.
Oakland Community College has promoted Daniel Jenuwine to Vice Chancellor for Advancement.
Oakland Community College Signs Transfer Agreements with 25 Michigan Colleges and Universities
Nursing Program Evidence Based Practice Project Investigates Key Clinical Topics
OCC's Winter Theatre Production will feature reproductions of museum pieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts and alumni of the popular program
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events at OCC
George R. Mosher, Jr., OCC's Charter Board Chair, recently passed away at the age of 98.
Your great, great grandma may suggest wrapping half an onion around your neck with a sweaty sock, or covering your chest with raw bacon and gauze to help ward off colds and flu, but Mary Miles, OCC dean of health professions, offers a set of more practical and proven suggestions to keep high school and college students healthy this winter.
Training students about all aspects of "what's under the hood" is where Claude Townsend excels. The head of OCC's Automobile Servicing program, Townsend's students will attest to that fact, most receiving automotive jobs after completing his courses.
Finding the right building or the best place to park on a college campus can be challenging, especially for new students and visitors. OCC has made it easier with Virtual Tours and Maps.
Earning a college degree can be one of the greatest achievements of a person's life. But colleges nationwide are finding that many students who complete the requirements aren't taking the steps needed to be awarded the official degree. They are among students known as the "some college, no degree" population, and according to a recent publication by the National Student Clearinghouse, there are more than 1 million of these students in Michigan
Lynn Cherry brings an extensive background in healthcare education, staff development clinical experience and patient care to her new role as Oakland Community College's associate academic dean of health professions. She joins the College from Beaumont Health, where she specialized in nursing professional development education.
Now that the weather is charging full speed into winter, the fireplace season is heating up and many homeowners are lighting real or gas logs for the first time since spring. But before you gather the family around the fireplace, you should make sure it is not going to be a fire hazard.
If you have ever planned a holiday party, you know the amount of work it takes to ensure it comes off without a hitch. Now take that party and add theme decorations; creative menu planning including themed and five-star options; specialty cocktails; and staffing servers for 100 people and you now have the basis of a unique class taught at OCC's Culinary Studies Institute.
The sounds of Sousa, Swing and seasonal favorites will fill the air as the OCC music department presents two free band concerts in December.
OCC Students Eligible for Free Academic Tutoring Valued at $1,400 per Semester
Unparalleled teamwork, professional case study presentation, expert "phantom" patient exams, a bit of creativity, and a smooth slide of the transducer earned eight OCC students two podium finishes at the inaugural, regional SonoBowl hosted by Henry Ford Hospital.
A simple potato was the stuff of "royalty" or the "very rich" to a young Jewish girl encamped in a Siberian forest where the bitter cold made breathing feel like "swallowing sharp objects."
Weeklong Program Celebrates Our Student Veterans
Dr. Leah Aggison brings an extensive background in STEM education and student success to her new role as Oakland Community College's associate academic dean of mathematics and sciences.
A collection of dark, heartbreaking, funny one-act plays will be featured in OCC's Theatre Program production, "Love Hate and Other Oddities(Again)" at the College's Royal Oak campus theatre Nov. 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16.
The Oakland Community College millage renewal passed on Tuesday with a resounding X percent of voters approving the measure.
With the academic and personal stress students often face, OCC faculty and staff need to be prepared to recognize potential issues and use front line approaches to guide students to the resources they may need to be successful.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. -MiCareerQuest Southeast, the region's largest career exploration event, hosts 11,000+ students from 160 high schools Nov. 8 at the Suburban Collection Showplace.
Winter Term 2020 registration at Oakland Community College (OCC) begins online Oct. 28, and students now have an easier way to register for classes thanks to the college's new mobile app.
Founded in 1979, Foundation has Raised More Than $10 million for Student Scholarships and Support
With new and emerging domestic terrorism threats becoming more sophisticated, first responders need to be at the forefront of detecting and reacting to these threats to keep our communities safe.
More than 450 students from 17 area high schools visited the OCC Auto Lab recently to explore careers in the automotive industry, learn about educational opportunities and meet with potential employers.
The Oakland Community College Foundation has added another key community stakeholder to its leadership as Tom E. Kimble joins its 11-person Board of Directors.
On Tuesday, November 5, Oakland Community College (OCC) will have a millage renewal proposal on the ballot that will not increase the local tax rate above current levels. The millage would allow the College to continue to provide relevant educational opportunities that meet the needs of our community.
An inspiring, first-hand story of how a Flint doctor was at the forefront of discovery that children in Flint, Mich. were exposed to lead in their tap water will be shared at a free event for community, students and employees of Oakland Community College.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. - Five members of the Michigan Legislature representing Oakland County toured OCC's engineering, manufacturing and industrial technology (EMIT) labs discussing the talent shortage and more.
Jolene J. Chapman has been named OCC's academic dean of engineering, manufacturing and industrial technology (EMIT).
The only cooked goose in this kitchen is the competition, as OCC's Culinary Studies Institute takes home two highly-coveted awards from the American Culinary Federation (ACF) 2019 National Convention.
Mercedes Valencia and 23 other OCC students are continuing their education this fall thanks, in part, to a $1,000 scholarship they each received through the Garden Party Foundation.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - At colleges and universities across Michigan, notable women are the leaders who are building the state's future through higher education. These women are using their passion for education to empower others to advocate for excellence, community impact and student success.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich.--Sept. 17, 2019 - The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of the top organizations in the country that accredits colleges and universities, has reaffirmed accreditation of Oakland Community College through 2028-2029.
Oakland Community College has elevated Mary Miles, Ed.D. to dean of health professions, from her previous role as associate dean. In this capacity, Dr. Miles will provide administrative oversight and leadership for all 10 of OCC's popular health professions programs.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan -A trip to Israel to attend a cousin's wedding set the stage for a recent OCC graduate to ignite her own passions. Leia Serlin, of West Bloomfield, Mich., loved her experience in Israel so much that she vowed to go back and "do something good."
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan-- OCC students and employees with a valid OCC ID will be given free admission to Arts Beats & Eats on Saturday, August 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free parking for students and employees is also available in OCC's north parking structure on the Royal Oak Campus during OCC Day on a first-come, first-served basis.
With the start of fall term right around the corner, 67 recent Oakland County high school graduates will get some help in paying college costs. Each was awarded a $3,500 Chancellor's scholarship to cover their first academic year at Oakland Community College.
Making groundbreaking art and mentoring students is the perfect fit for OCC's latest Kresge Artist Fellow
An art professor and mentor at Eastern Michigan University set Tylonn Sawyer on a path to become a full-time artist and, coincidentally, a faculty educator himself. That early counsel set the trajectory for a, then, uncertain student and, today, a newly awarded 2019 Kresge Artist Fellow recognized for his creative vision and commitment to excellence.
It's a cliché to say that if at first you don't succeed, try again. For OCC alumnus and adjunct faculty member Vance Alan Puchalski, it's more than cliché.
OCC alumnus Andrew Baker took Best of Show at the Fresh Coast Homebrew Competition in Traverse City this past month.
Thanks to the generosity of the Randahl Agency and Meemic Insurance Co., OCC educators Dane Bartz and Patrick Harris will be able to expand their knowledge.
-- More than 1,500 students marched across the stage on Saturday, May 18, as Oakland Community College awarded nearly 2,000 degrees and certificates.
The high quality of the respiratory therapy program at OCC has been recognized by the organization that sets the standards across the nation.
Oakland Community College has added a new dean of mathematics and science by subtracting a word from his title: "interim."
Oakland Community College student Kelli Rodocker is headed to Alicante, Spain after receiving the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
The “Good Opportunity” Scholarship is merely the latest impact that OCC faculty, Suba Subbarao, has made on the OCC community.
Enchanted Forest was created by OCC's student Spectrum Club and Prom Committee as a second chance to enjoy prom, celebrate diversity and embrace inclusivity.
Faculty Senate serves as a major component of shared governance at OCC and has announced 2019-2020 college senators and officers.
Starting next school year, Borrayo and Lizardi's investment in students will take the form of actual money as a scholarship from the OCC Foundation.
Food and wine will be served up at the 11th annual Garden Party, a fundraising event to provide professional trade scholarships to disadvantaged young adults.
OCC has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
OCC graduate G'Anglea Roquemore inspires others through her words and actions. "Be your best self" is how she lives and encourages others to live.
What does peace look like from the eyes of an artist? This question was an impetus for a current exhibit at Oakland Community College's Auburn Hills campus.
For Candy Geeter, the mission of Oakland Literacy Council is personal. Growing up, her parents stressed the importance of education.
OCC reports student Justin Tucker, 30, of Ortonville, Michigan, died earlier this evening in an isolated and unfortunate accident on the Auburn Hills Campus.
Earlier this week, Oakland Community College hosted an anniversary and retirement lunch honoring 99 of its esteemed colleagues in one great celebration of excellence.
Stress in law enforcement was the driving force behind "Stress Management for Parole and Probation Agents" presented by OCC Criminal Justice/Psychology faculty
OCC Chancellor Presents on Best Practices for Online Students at Alliance for Online Education Symposium on Friday, April 12, hosted by Walsh College
OCC dental hygiene students placed first at the "It's Hygienic Michigan" competition at Wayne County Community College in Detroit, Michigan, on March 30, 2019.
The Oakland Community College Spanish Club will be hosting a viewing of "Who is Dayani Cristal?" tomorrow night, April 4.
You study all week for an upcoming quiz and feel prepared. The second you look down at the test, you draw a blank. Does this scenario sound familiar?
In addition to offering programs that support a strong educational foundation, OCC's Transfer Day is one large-scale event that helps make transition easy.
When the OCC Math Club celebrated Pi Day, it invited a circle of friends from two nearby schools to pay tribute to that most iconic of mathematical constants.
The College's committee for diversity and inclusion awarded Davis, associate dean for communications arts and humanities, the title of 2019 Diversity Champion.
An internet search gives you what you ask for, but is that what you need? Maybe what you need is the original search engine: the librarian.
OCC's annual daylong event to raise awareness of sexual violence on college campuses is set for noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 4, in Farmington Hills.
Oakland Community College will offer a course titled "Help! My Loved One Has Dementia!" 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.
Home for the summer? Keep up with your studies by taking a few summer courses at Oakland Community College, the #1 Transfer Institution in Michigan.
Hohauser, 6, has stage IV neuroblastoma, and is a big fan of firetrucks, police officers and, especially, police dogs.
Salvador Salort-Pons, the director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, will deliver Oakland Community College's 2019 commencement address on Saturday, May 18.
The OCC theater program is ready to raise the curtain on its 2019 winter production of "The Fantasticks," with five performances scheduled for next month.
Kat Reynolds recently attended the 911 Goes to Washington conference organized by the National Emergency Number Association.
Starting this month, Oakland Community College is offering a series of classes to help you quickly master social media for business.
Join us deep in the French countryside, where food forms a connection—between the people at the table and the history that continues to live on the plate.
The driving force behind one of the largest charitable gaming events in the world is coming to speak at Oakland Community College.
Oakland Community College is offering an official FAA workshop titled Drones and Model Aircraft Operations.
If you're about to begin your career or want to take the next step, it can seem as if the hardest job you'll ever have is actually getting the job.
Buikema, 23, of Rochester Hills, Mich., is expected to graduate in May 2019 with an associate's degree in Library Technical Services. That's epic for someone who has FXS, which is the most common inherited cause of autism and intellectual disabilities.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer will continue her "Home for Opportunity Tour" at Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills.
New students considering OCC for the 2019-20 academic year are encouraged to apply for a Chancellor’s Scholarship.
Robin Brose, a specialist at the Academic Support Center at Oakland Community College, offers these five essential tips to help even the busiest of us manage time and maximize success both in and outside the classroom.
To celebrate Black History Month, Oakland Community College invites students, staff, faculty and the public to participate in a read-in to explore books by African-American authors.
Oakland Community College and SOS are offering two safety programs beginning in April at OCC’s Auburn Hills campus.
Oakland Community College nursing student, Saba Putrus changed the life of one of her patients during clinical at Huron Valley Sinai Hospital.
Brown is a semifinalist for the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, the foundation supports high-achieving community college students as they transfer.
On the heels of launching Michigan's first co-branded billboard campaign with Oakland University and first comprehensive academic program billboard campaign, Oakland Community College is looking to make history again - and possibly change how others view digital outdoor.
Petrosky brings an extensive background in education to his new assignment as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at Oakland Community College.
McCulloch was re-elected chair of the Oakland Community College board of trustees by his fellow board members during the board's first meeting of the New Year.
Natalie Turner chose to attend Oakland Community College because it was close to home -- and then discovered her classrooms offered a similar welcoming feeling.
The Oakland Community College theater program has announced auditions for the 2019 winter production of "The Fantasticks."
Equipped with chainsaws and the title of National Ice Carving Champions for 10 of the last 11 seasons, OCC Ice Carving Team sharpens their competitive edge this weekend at the Plymouth Ice Festival.
Don Arsen was a teacher, a counselor, an elementary school principal, a director of adult education. Oh, and half a century ago, he helped found Oakland Community College.
From Detroit to France and everywhere in between, allow our student chefs to take you on a delectable journey around the world with this seasons culinary events. Oakland Community College's (OCC) award-winning Culinary Studies Institute continues its lineup of events open to the community. Join the College's aspiring chefs for an incredible dining experience and enjoy the best in food and service.
OCC invites the public to join faculty, staff and students to listen to more of Cooper’s insights about King at a convocation commemorating his birthday.