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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

The College's committee for diversity and inclusion awarded Davis, associate dean for communications arts and humanities, the title of 2019 Diversity Champion.

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.

Hohauser, 6, has stage IV neuroblastoma, and is a big fan of firetrucks, police officers and, especially, police dogs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oakland Community College was awarded Gold Veteran-Friendly status by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) for its commitment to supporting the needs of student veterans and dependents. This is OCC's third consecutive award, with the first award received for Silver status.

The gift of knowledge passed from excellent instructors to empowered students is the gift that keeps giving as one patient at Huron Valley Sinai Hospital can attest, and is thankful for, in nursing student Saba Putrus. Putrus will graduate from Oakland Community College next month with a degree in nursing, yet already has made a difference in another person's quality of life--in, literally, his breath of life.

Oakland Community College offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs as well as continuing education and advanced training to get you started.

If you don't know the answer to that problem, join the club. If you do know the answer, join the Math Club, which was resurrected at Oakland Community College's Royal Oak campus just before Thanksgiving by Faculty members Jeff Parent and Dan Puig-Pey, in the math department.

Hoping to start a new tradition with a long-established tradition, the theater program at Oakland Community College will stage "It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play," a shortened version of the 1946 Frank Capra film that has become as much a part of the holiday season as Christmas trees and caroling and gift receipts.

At its November meeting, Oakland Community College's Board of Trustee Chair John McCulloch swore in two returning board members with their reelection to office. Their new terms begin January 1, 2019.

In a male dominated industry, automotive servicing student Ashley Whitted looks to push the envelope by taking advantage of the opportunities offered at OCC.

The Fiscal Year 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report presented to the Oakland Community College Board of Trustees at its October board meeting found the college continued to stay on top of its bottom line. The independent auditing firm Plante Moran awarded OCC a clean audit with an "unmodified" opinion.

As an officer for the city of Berkley and a volunteer firefighter in Troy, Roberts trusted Oakland Community College for all his training.

The blood drive will be held on Sept. 6 at OCC's Auburn Hills campus, 2900 Featherstone Rd., building H, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fall semester at OCC starts Monday, August 27. Registration for the start of OCC fall classes closes August 24. New students must apply by August 15.

Start Here...Finish Here. You may have seen it on billboards across Oakland County this summer. Student Alexandria McGill gives it meaning.

Bishop, of Ferndale, MI, jumped on the rare opportunity to showcase her singing chops at a news conference Tuesday to kick-off Arts, Beats and Eats.

Goldman Sachs launched 10,000 Small Businesses in Detroit and Southeast Michigan in November 2013 by committing $20 million for small-business loans, business education and grants for supporting community partners. The program is offered in partnership with Oakland Community College, Macomb Community College and Wayne State University. The curriculum covers accounting, human resources, negotiation, and marketing, among other topics and improved access to funding and capital.

Over the past decade, The Garden Party has brought together thousands of patrons to enjoy fine wine, delicious food and classic cars to help students pursue their dreams of a culinary arts and other professional trade careers. This year's milestone event is scheduled for Sunday, June 10 from 1-4 p.m. at Meadow Brook Hall and Gardens in Rochester.

The Faculty at Oakland Community College are demonstrating their commitment to the local community through expanded charitable efforts aimed at students and others in need throughout Oakland County.

OCC is now home to both the Consular Corps of Michigan and the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC).

For the first time in over 20 years, OCC launches a new brand "Excellence Empowered." as part of its larger strategic plan that puts students first.

The Oakland Community College Board of Trustees announced its 2018 audit committee, comprised of three elected trustees and four community members. The committee works to assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling their oversight responsibilities for financial reporting, internal control, audit, and compliance with related regulations. This includes external review of the audited financial statements, as well as risk management and the internal control environment.

Journalist, vice president of Preservation Farmington, and the youngest candidate and top finisher elected to Farmington City Council, Maria Taylor carries an impressive resume. Add gracing the recent cover of Time Magazine® among a group of women deemed 'The Avengers,' and 2018 is shaping up to be another exciting year for this OCC Alum.

Ruth Johnson, Michigan's Secretary of State and the first woman ever elected to serve as clerk/register of deeds in Oakland County, will deliver Oakland Community College's 2018 commencement address to over 2,700 graduates on Saturday, May 19. In addition to commencement speaker, Johnson will also be recognized as Alumni of the Year.

Oakland Community College invites the public to join faculty, staff, and students at a special event honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Board of Trustees were presented with the College's Fiscal Year 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report by independent auditing firm Plante Moran.

OCC student leaders devoted the month of November to fun and dynamic educational activities centered on raising awareness about the increasing national debt.

OCC was awarded Gold Veteran-Friendly status by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for our commitment to supporting the needs of student veterans.

More than 50 incoming Oakland Community College (OCC) students across the county are getting a head start on their higher education following graduation. These new students will start their first-year with tuition and fees covered by the College’s Chancellor’s Scholarship award.

June 16 is a big day for the OCC Police Academy, which celebrated its 50th graduation since the program’s establishment in 1967.

Oakland Community College (OCC) welcomes Eileen Husband as general counsel, formerly general counsel and vice president of legal services at Henry Ford College.

Automation Alley, Michigan's leading technology and manufacturing business association, recently elected three new members to its board of directors: Gary Conrad, director of WW Education Customer Engagement at Autodesk; Dr. Timothy Meyer, chancellor of Oakland Community College; and Kristopher Powell, CEO and president of HRPro/BenePro.

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - September 14, 2016 - OCC is inviting former ITT students to a "one stop" workshop designed especially for them, Monday, September 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the College's Auburn Hills campus at 2900 Featherstone Road, Building F, Room G-240.

Oakland Community College (OCC) recently opened its doors to area businesses, students and the community to learn about high demand, high-paying jobs at the newly renovated Advanced Technology Center in Auburn Hills.

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - July 15, 2016 - Their journey started three years ago and now the first cohort of Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) students are college graduates with associate degrees in Technological Sciences. The MAT2 program combined college-level learning with real-world experiences at a company.

Safety, prevention and protection for all children this summer is the focus of Child ID Kit Day sponsored by OCC, June 17.

Get your tickets now for OCC's Great Lakes Tasting, celebrating its 21st Anniversary of award-winning wine, craft beer and food!

Escape on a culinary trip around the world with OCC’s award-winning Culinary Studies Institute as they host "Around the World in 80 Days" on Thursday, April 14.

The OCC Foundation celebrated its 24th Annual Scholarship Luncheon honoring students who received scholarships and the donors who supported them.

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan -Spring and summer are an ideal time to take advantage of OCC's programs and secure college credits ahead of the traditional fall rush.

OCC invites community members, retirees, alumni, employees and students to volunteer throughout the month of March in honor of 2016 Founders Day Celebration.

Edgy and original, OCC’s production of “Elizabeth Rex” follows Queen Elizabeth on the eve of the beheading of her rumored lover, the Earl of Essex.

Join the College’s aspiring chefs for a wonderful dining experience, where you can expect the best in food and service at these special winter events.

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - In a visit designed to strengthen global relations, cultural understanding, and prepare for potential policy and business opportunities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan hosted a delegation of Asian-Americans to travel to Japan, including Henry Tanaka, Academic Dean of Art, Design and Humanities at Oakland Community College.

Plan ahead for new career in the New Year. Now is the time to take advantage of OCC's programs to launch or advance your career.

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oakland Community College is proud to announce 16 students have been awarded certification through the College's new Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department Microsoft IT Academy. OCC launched the program last winter at its Auburn Hills campus and provided the first certification exam offering in September.

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - The Oakland Community College (OCC) Board of Trustees approved a two-year collective bargaining agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 324, at its September 15 regular meeting.

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan -Oakland Community College recently entered new agreements with eight companies in Oakland County to provide training and funds for training 693 new employees under the Michigan New Jobs Training (MNJT) program.

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oakland Community College is teaming with Verizon and Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) to sponsor two electronic waste (e-waste) recycling events at the Royal Oak and Southfield campuses. The event is sponsored by OCC's Sustainability Committee in support of Campus Sustainability Month.

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Priority registration for fall classes at Oakland Community College opens July 13 with open registration following July 15-August 12.

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - OCC's 24th annual "Golf for Scholarships" outing raised more than $35,000 in scholarships. The Aug. 21 outing was held at Pine Knob Golf Course in Clarkston hosting 113 individual golfers.

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oakland Community College is hosting its 24th Annual "Golf for Scholarships" outing on Friday, August 21 at the beautiful, private Pine Knob Golf Course, 5580 Waldon Road, Clarkston, MI.