Royal Oak & Southfield Students Sweeten Life with Random Acts of Kindness

The student ambassadors at the Royal Oak and Southfield Campuses have organized a “Random Acts of Kindness” event that runs March 25 through May 1.

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A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing either to assist or to cheer up an individual person or people.

Some of the acts have included giving free hugs and high fives, delivering cards and goodie bags to departments and staff, posting positive message boards and providing healthy snacks, to name a few.

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Indulge Your Senses at OCC’s Great Lakes Wine Tasting Event

Mark your calendars now for OCC’s Great Lakes Wine Tasting, celebrating its 20th Anniversary of award winning wine, craft beer and food!Great-Lakes-Tasting-Header

Wear your dancing shoes and bring a big appetite to this year’s event, which features the Simone Vitale Band, an amazing selection of more than 400 wines from the Great Lakes Region, craft beer, food and desserts from the areas finest restaurants many of which feature OCC’s best alumni chefs!

The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Tirrell Hall, on the third floor of J-Building on the Orchard Ridge Campus, 27055 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills.

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Be the first to sample the winning wines from the juried wine competition held earlier in the day, and explore the latest craze in craft beer. Enjoy listening and dancing hits from today to the 1950s, by the vivacious Simone Vitale Band.

Tickets are available for purchase here.

This special event has something for everyone’s taste – wine, craft beer, food, desserts and dancing!

All proceeds from this event benefit the OCC Culinary Studies Institute and its students.

Where can I purchase tickets?

Tickets are available at Eventbrite or calling the Culinary Studies Institute at (248) 522-3700.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

You must be 21 to enter the event. Please bring ID proving your age.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call the Culinary Studies Institute at (248) 522-3700DSC_0082

With five campuses throughout Oakland County, Oakland Community College is celebrating its 50th year. OCC is the largest community college in Michigan and the 25th largest in the nation. It offers degrees and certificates in approximately 100 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. Nearly a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. To learn more about OCC, visit www.oaklandcc.edu.

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Attend Back to School Night at OCC

The American Association of University Women’s Farmington Branch, in partnership with the Oakland Community College Womencenter, present Back to School Night at OCC. 13535 - Back to School Night 2015 web

The free event is 6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2015, in J-Building, Room 303. at Oakland Community College’s Orchard Ridge Campus, 27055 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Topics to be covered include:

  • How do I get started?
  • Study skills
  • Financial aid
  • Time management
  • Stress management
  • Life balance
  • Resources available at OCC
  • Light dinner provided

Registration is required by May 7, 2015. To register, call the Womencenter at (248) 522-3642.

With five campuses throughout Oakland County, Oakland Community College is celebrating its 50th year. OCC is the largest community college in Michigan and the 25th largest in the nation. It offers degrees and certificates in approximately 100 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. Nearly a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. To learn more about OCC, visit www.oaklandcc.edu.

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Springer-Ali is OCC’s New Diversity Champion

nadja springer ali 1Ms. Nadja Springer-Ali has been unanimously selected as OCC’s Diversity Champion for 2015 by College Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. Nadja currently serves as a faculty librarian at Oakland Community College – Orchard Ridge.

For several years has served as the Chair of the Orchard Ridge Campus Committee for Diversity and Inclusion. Additionally, she has served on the College Committee for Diversity and Inclusion. Nadja has been a major force in bringing the African-American Read In to the OCC Libraries and organizes the event each year for the Orchard Ridge campus.

She works tirelessly to bring a wide-variety of relevant topics forward to create events for the campus. Lastly, she has been a major contributor to the organization and planning of the Martin Luther King Day Convocation.

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Nadja Springer-Ali is photographed at the Third Annual Poetry Celebration: Honoring Dr. Maya Angelou. The event was sponsored by the OR Campus Committee for Diversity and Inclusion and was held on April 1.

With this honor, Nadja will be recognized on the Diversity Champion Honor Roll as sponsored by the Race Relations & Diversity Task Force of the Birmingham Community House in early May. Please join OCC in congratulating Nadja on receiving this honor and thanking her for all that she has done for OCC and our greater community.

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Get Your Raider One Card for Summer I and Summer II

The Raider One Card Mobile Unit is unavailable during the Summer I and Summer II Semesters (through August 25) for students to receive their Student ID card onsite.13803 Raider One Card Photo Stations_403x403

Here are two ways to get your Raider One Card:

  • Visit the Raiders Store to take a photo for the Raider One Card. Students must have their Student ID Number and Photo ID. The card is available for pickup at the campus Business Office.
  • Submit a recent photo of yourself to receive the card in the mail or at the campus Business Office for pick up.

Note: Allow 3-5 business days to pick up your Student ID at the Business Office or to receive it in the mail.

For more information about the Raider One Card, visit oaklandcc.edu/raideronecard.

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