Five OCC Students Honored at PTK All-Michigan Awards

OCC’s  PTK All-Michigan Award Recipients, left to right: Meridith Koch (HL), Ashley Smith (HL), Jovan Morgan (RO/SF), and Audrey Denise Rizzo (AH). Not pictured: Adam Exelby (AH).

OCC’s PTK All-Michigan Award Recipients, left to right: Meridith Koch (HL), Ashley Smith (HL), Jovan Morgan (RO/SF), and Audrey Denise Rizzo (AH). Not pictured: Adam Exelby (AH).

Oakland Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter received five 2015 All-Michigan Academic Team awards at the PTK All-Michigan Awards Program on March 24, 2015.

Michael Hansen, President of the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA), awarded five OCC students with the All-Michigan Academic Team awards: Denise Camp-Rizzo and Adam Exelby of OCC Auburn Hills, Meredith Koch and Ashley Smith of OCC Highland Lakes and Jovan Morgan of OCC Royal Oak/Southfield. OCC students received the second most awards, behind Wayne County Community College District.

“The Lansing program is always a great event.  The students get to tour the capitol, sit in the gallery while Senate is in session, meet some of their state representatives and are introduced to the Senate,” said Michelle Casanova, OCC Auburn Hills PTK Advisor. “Then they attend the awards program and receive their All-Michigan Academic Team medals and certificates.  It’s such a great way for these students to be recognized.”

OCC’s five All-Michigan Team award students are also in the running for national recognition at the All-USA Community College Academic Team. Winners will be announced in April.

PTK is the largest honor society in American high education with more than 1.3 million members internationally. It serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. PTK has over $38 million dollars of scholarship money available for students in the organization to either complete their two year degrees at OCC or to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

“As an advisor for the past 12 years, I’ve been personal witness to so many students who have turned their lives around through PTK—from older students who have a second chance for an education, to young, high-school aged students who have so much energy and potential,” said Casanova. “I’ve seen so many blossom into great leaders through their experiences in running and being involved in their OCC PTK Chapter.”

PTK Chapters are offered at all of OCC’s campuses. Students who have completed 12-credit hours at OCC and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above are eligible for membership. For more information on PTK and to view their upcoming events, please visit https://www.oaklandcc.edu/PTK/.

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About OCC:

With five campuses throughout Oakland County, OCC 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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Pursue a Massage Therapy Career at OCC!

The field and job market for massage therapy is growing and is expected to continue to grow at a faster than normal rate through 2021 according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.IMG_0120

OCC’s Massage Therapy Program is a complete training program with an emphasis on medical knowledge. OCC students may earn a certificate in as little as one year, or continue their studies for an Associate Degree in Applied Science.

This affordable and comprehensive program prepares graduates for employment into any field of massage therapy including medical, spa/salon, athletics, clinical, independent practitioner and business ownership.

Massage therapists are employed in hospitals, physical therapy settings, chiropractic offices, fitness centers, spas and resorts.

The State of Michigan has passed legislation requiring specific education mandates that include curriculum and contact hour requirements. Oakland Community College’s Massage Therapy Program exceeds these requirements and is a State of Michigan approved program.

The Healthcare Focus courses for massage therapy students include anatomy, physiology, bio-behavioral management and kinesiology. The certificate program consists of over 700 total contact hours, including more than 360 hours of “hands on” training.

The Entrepreneur Focus covers the ins and outs of operating a business and students can network with alums who run successful massage therapy businesses.

The OCC Advantage

  • Graduates are well-prepared to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEX) needed for state licensure. OCC graduates have a much higher pass rate on this exam (currently 100%!!) — higher than state and national levels.
  • Attend full-time day or part-time evening
  • Complete your certificate of completion in as little as one year!
  • Affordable tuition – private school tuition can be 2-4 times higher than the community college
  • Financial Aid is available to those who qualify
  • All major courses (MST coded) are held at the Highland Lakes Campus. The required supportive courses may be taken at other campuses or may transfer in from external college credits.

To find out more about Massage Therapy at OCC, call (248) 341-2229.

Visit the program website at   www.oaklandcc.edu/health/massagetherapy

To download the Massage Therapy Program handbook in PDF format, click here. To download the Massage Therapy Program Policies and Procedures manual in PDF format, click here.

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Visit the OCC Catalog for more details and course requirements.

For more information, contact Janine McKay at jmmckay@oaklandcc.edu

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OCC Now Offers Microsoft IT Academy Program

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OCC Student Matthew Lindsey takes a course at OCC’s Microsoft IT Academy

Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills Campus is now offering the Microsoft IT Academy Program.

OCC’s Microsoft IT Academy Program provides essential computing skills for students in an instructor-led environment intended for IT professionals and developers who build, support, and implement solutions using Microsoft technologies. It also provides curriculum and training that college and career-bound students need to be successful.

“This is a rigorous process and great accomplishment for the OCC Auburn Hills campus,” said Bernadette M. McAllister, a faculty member in OCC’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department.

Upon successful completion of Computer Information Systems 2232 Fundamentals of System Support, students will receive validation of technology skills for Microsoft Technology Associate Software and Microsoft Certifications Solutions Associate/Expert.

“Students are excited about this new offering,” said McAllister, as Administrator for the Microsoft IT Academy. She participated in more than 10 learning sessions and conferences for the Auburn Hills Campus to become eligible to participate in the Microsoft IT Academy.

The Microsoft IT Academy curriculum provides unlimited online access to more than 400 courses. OCC CIS students now have digital access to more than 600 technology books and free Microsoft Online Learning courses and demonstrations. With the certification, students taking CIS courses at OCC’s Auburn Hills Campus will be qualified to pursue a career path in business technology. Students taking the courses will receive price reductions on Microsoft Certification exams.

OCC’s Auburn Hills Campus has more than six technology classrooms providing hands-on learning environments for CIS students. The campus features extensive A+ Hardware, A+ Software and a networking lab with the latest equipment used in the information technology field.

To learn more about CIS, visit, http://cis2.oaklandcc.edu/. To apply and register, visit oaklandcc.edu and click on “apply here.”

About OCC:

With five campuses throughout Oakland County, OCC 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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OCC Scholarship Luncheon Celebrates Students and Donors

The Oakland Community College Foundation is celebrating its 23nd Annual Scholarship Luncheon honoring students who received scholarships and donors on Thursday, March 19, at the College’s Orchard Ridge Campus.13335 Scholarship Luncheon Square

OCC awarded 260 scholarships totaling $150,594, in the 2014-2015 school year.

“It is the mission of the Foundation to help students succeed – supporting them through scholarships and other student focused initiatives we can advance at the College,” said OCC Foundation Executive Director Carol Furlong. “We will celebrate scholarship recipients for their hard work and thank our generous donors for contributing in such a significant manner to our students’ success.”

Scholarship recipient Daniel Stocker, of Marysville, will talk about the impact scholarships have had on his life as an OCC student. Stocker, a police academy recruit, received the LJPR Guns & Hoses Scholarship and the Michigan Schools & Govt. Credit Union (MSGCU) Scholarship.

The award-winning Culinary Studies Institute will serve lunch to those attending, including donors, scholarship recipients, college officials and family members.

Scholarship recipients are:

  • Jacob Adams, of New Hudson, Michael Golds Memorial Endowed Success Fund
  • Gabriella Alastra, of Warren, Highland Lakes Campus Scholarship and Nicholas Pyrros Scholarship
  • Danielle Ali, of Oak Park, Womencenter Endowed Scholarship
  • Brandon Anton, of Troy, Auburn Hills Campus Scholarship
  • Kelly Armstrong, of Howell, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Highland Lakes Campus Scholarship
  • Debra Arnold, of Walled Lake, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Vanessa Ashford, of Southfield, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Southfield Campus Scholarship
  • Melissa, Bardecki, of Holly, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Veda Bashi, of Commerce Township, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Roshni Bedi, of Farmington Hills, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Melissa Bemis, of Clarkston, Leininger Thornton Forensics Scholarship
  • Dorothy Berger, of Lathrup Village, Dean O. Webster Memorial Mental Health Scholarship
  • David Berry, of Farmington Hills, Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship Fund
  • Nathan Bodendorfer, of Ortonville, Specialist Andrew Waits 101 Airborne Division Endowed Scholarship
  • Annette Brantley, of Clarkston, Bolinger, Joseph Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Daniel Brazier, of Sterling Heights, MSGCU Scholarship
  • Nicolette Brikho, Troy Association of Retired Personnel of OCC (OCCARP)
  • Maley Brown, of Rochester Hills, OCC Foundation Scholarship Endowment
  • Christina Brown, of Oak Park, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Sherrelle Camerone, Pontiac, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Theodis Camp, of Royal Oak, OCC Gala Scholarship
  • Amanda Campbell, of Brighton, Delta Kappa Gamma Beta Eta Chapter Scholarship
  • Paul Caradonna, of Commerce Twp., Sgt. James Collins, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Kevin Catano, of Pontiac, Cervantes-Paramo Scholarship
  • Kirt Catchpole, of Hartland, Physical Excellence Scholarship
  • Trenia Chastain, of Ferndale, Van Hoy Family Endowed Scholarship
  • Christina Choate, of Farmington, Farmington AAUW Scholarship
  • Darnisha Cleveland, of West Bloomfield, Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship, John Sackett Chapter
  • Kayla Close, of Southfield, Southfield Campus Scholarship
  • Shantinque Coleman, of Pontiac, OCC Gala Scholarship
  • LeRon Coleman, of Pontiac, Dean O. Webster Memorial Mental Health Scholarship
  • Danielle Cornet, of Garden City, Farmington AAUW Scholarship
  • Andrew Cosier, of Farmington, Michael Golds Memorial Endowed Success Fund
  • Rayvlon Croon, of Westland, Raiders Athletic Endowment Scholarship
  • Crystal Crumpler, of Bingham Farms, of OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Theresa Cummings, of Highland Park, Delta Kappa Gamma Beta Eta Chapter Scholarship and Womencenter Endowed Scholarship
  • Jesse Cunningham, of Holly, Dean O. Webster Memorial Mental Health Scholarship
  • Stephen Dall’Orso, of Waterford, Maria Rodriguez Velasquez Scholarship
  • Evelyn D’Argy, of White Lake, Robert B. & Jean A. Zemke Emeritus Endowed Scholarship
  • Zachary Daugherty, of Commerce Twp., Michael Golds Memorial Endowed Success Fund
  • Hannah Daugherty, of Commerce Twp., Michael Golds Memorial Endowed Success Fund
  • Lauren Davis, of Waterford, Robert B. & Jean A. Zemke Emeritus Endowed Scholarship
  • Tanisha Davis, of Oak Park, Matthew J. Sackett Memorial Scholarship
  • Rebecca Dearry, of Clawson, Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Phillip Dittmer, of Shelby, LJPR, LLC Guns and Hoses Scholarship
  • Emily Donohue, of White Lake, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Lea Dropps, of Pontiac, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Murdock/Langeland Annual Scholarship
  • Carolyn Edwards, of Detroit, OCC Gala Scholarship
  • Brice Eidson, Madison Heights, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Makumba Faal, Lincoln Park, Dr. Nadia E. Boulos Endowed Scholarship
  • Melissa Fairchild, Farmington Hills, Mark R. Dolan Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Kimberlie Flores, of Waterford, Susan and Dennis Fiems Endowed Scholarship for Textbooks
  • Teaira Foster, of Auburn Hills, Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship Fund
  • Blanca Fox, Farmington Hills, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Miranda Fuerst, of Sebewaing, Raiders Athletic Endowment Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Gabrechristos, of Auburn Hills, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Sarah Gadzinski, White Lake, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Egle Garbenis, of Waterford, Virginia McGill & Fay DeLeonardis Endowed Scholarship
  • Season Gaultney, of Waterford, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Denise Geiger, of Lake Orion, Ivy C. Davis, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • James Godsey, of Madison Heights, AUCH Company Scholarship Fund
  • Khari Greene, of Southfield, OCC Gala Scholarship
  • Richard Greig, of White Lake, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Anita Griglio, Pleasant Ridge, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Cheech Harris, of Southfield, OCC Gala Scholarship
  • Patricia Heath, of Holly, The Arthur Pyrros Scholarship
  • Anne Heukwa, of Walled Lake, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Gail Taylor Memorial Scholarship
  • Kathy Hill, of Oak Park, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Matthew Houtekier, of Highland, Dr. Leroy and Carole Salowich Endowed Veterans Scholarship
  • Ann Hunter, of Fenton, Auburn Hills Campus Scholarship
  • Brandon Johnson, of Novi, Don & Marie Huey Memorial Scholarship
  • Kaylyn Johnson, of Oak Park, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Marsalis Jolley, of Detroit, Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship Fund
  • Monica Jonna, of Farmington Hills, Orchard Ridge Campus Scholarship
  • Bryan Kalis, of Wixom, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Jonida Kambo, of Novi, Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Moussa Kane, of Pontiac, Tamara Y Susskind Endowed Science Scholarship
  • Sumanjeet Kaur, of Sterling Heights, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Heather Kendall, of South Lyon, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Grant Kendricks, of Troy, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Lawrence Kenney, of Rochester Hills, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Lisa Key, of Farmington Hills, Farmington AAUW Scholarship
  • Zachary Kinsler, of Lake Orion, Shane Alan Wright Endowed Scholarship
  • Amanda Klecot, of Waterford, Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Meredith Koch, of Commerce Twp., Dennis Toffolo Emerging Sectors Endowed Scholarship
  • Eliska Koorts, of West Bloomfield, Joseph & Mary Lorencz Scholarhsip
  • Jordan Kosinski, of Otisville, Davis/Sawyer Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Athena Kountouriotis, of Highland, Sarah Weiner Keidan Endowed Paralegal Program
  • Kelly Kremhelmer, of Commerce, Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Jessica Krumm, of White Lake, OCC Foundation Board of Directors Scholarship and Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Olivia Kulesza, of Troy, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Evan Leithauser, of Troy, James Collins, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Catherine Lepkowski, of White Lake, The Arthur Pyrros Scholarship/Harper/golf
  • Anqi Liu, of Rochester Hills, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Kevin Lowery, of Royal Oak, Physical Excellence Scholarship
  • Linda Manning, of Beverly Hills, New Horizons Through Education Endowed Scholarship and Orchard Ridge Campus Scholarship
  • Dorothy Mason of Pontiac, Barbara F. Ball Memorial Scholarship and Tamar Y. Susskind Endowed Science Scholarship
  • Terri McKay, of Novi, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Orchard Ridge Campus Scholarship
  • Alexandria McKeever, of Waterford, Honor & Dedication Firefighter Scholarship
  • Dmytro Melnikov, of Auburn Hills, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Jean Mitchell-Walster, of Northville, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Justin Mooney, of Waterford, Blinn B. & Barbara Rush Endowed Scholarship
  • Brandy Morrow, of Novi, Richard and Nancy Thompson Endowed Scholarship
  • Jeremiah Murray, of Auburn Hills, Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship Fund
  • Andrena Nash, of Southfield, Royal Oak Campus Scholarship
  • Nettle Brandella, of Ferndale, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Kirsten Newland, of Brighton, AAUW – Northville Novi Branch Endowed Award and OCC “Golf for Scholarships” Endowment
  • Connor Newton, of Waterford, OCC Foundation Board of Directors Scholarship and Highland Lakes Campus Scholarship
  • Debra O’Neal, of Pontiac, Anonymous Endowed Foundation Scholarship
  • Rachael Overmire, of Warren, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Lori Panolsky, of Hazel Park, Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Ashton Patterson, of Pontiac, Auburn Hills Campus Scholarship
  • Perry Racheal, of Madison Heights, Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Sean Perry, of Southfield, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Vy Pham, of White Lake, Sarah Weusbaum Memorial Scholarship
  • Kelsey Pierson, of Highland, Susan Murdock/Sandra Langeland Annual Scholarship
  • Sara Pollack, of Leonard, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Agnieszka Przygoda-Perkowski, of Warren, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Paul Quigley, of Waterford, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Saaja Rayford, of Clarkston, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Ashley Redd, of Detroit, OCC Gala Scholarship
  • Dina Ross, of Auburn Hills, Association of Retired Personnel of OCC (OCCARP)
  • Evan Royse, of Troy, Michael Golds Memorial Endowed Success Fund
  • Laura Rozycki, of South Lyon, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Alexa Ruhfass, of Bloomfield Hills, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Alma Ruiz Soto, of Madison Heights, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Gina Russo, of Commerce Twp., Don & Marie Huey Memorial Scholarship
  • Jesse Rybak, of Waterford, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Takahiro Sakaguchi, of Troy, Harriet H. Gabori & Richard F. Gabori Scholarship, Royal Oak Campus Scholarship
  • Jonathan Satterfield, of Hazel Park, Mildred C. Storch Endowed Scholarship
  • Kelly Savard, of Commerce Township, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Dennis Toffolo Emerging Sectors Endowed Scholarship
  • Wendy Schreiner, of Clarkston, Paul and Marlene Serwinek Foundation Scholarship and Highland Lakes Campus Scholarship
  • Michael Schultz, of Royal Oak, Richard and Nancy Thompson Endowed Scholarship and OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Emad, Shammakh, of Hamtramck, Maria Rodriguez Velasquez Scholarship
  • Alexandra Shaner, of Waterford, David W. Hackett Endowed Scholarship and Gail Taylor Memorial Scholarship
  • Hari Sharma, of Wixom, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Adam Sherman, of Farmington Hills, Mark R. Dolan Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Julie Sherwood, of Clawson, Bryan A Bowden Memorial Endowed Scholarship and Clarence Lee Brantley Scholarship
  • Kathleen Simpson, of Waterford, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Selena Singleton, of Highland Park, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Michelle Slessor, of Rochester Hills, Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Jenna Smith, of West Bloomfield, Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Jordan Smith, of Madison Heights, Madison Heights Lodge 551 Endowed Scholarship
  • Louay Somo, of Madison Heights, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Cynthia Soroka, of Wolverine Lake, Lillian & Victor Kelmenson Memorial Scholarship and Nicholas Pyrros Scholarship
  • Michelle Spencer, of Pontiac, Michigan Women Psychologist Endowed Scholarship
  • Daniel Stocker, of Marysville, LJPR, LLC Guns and Hoses Scholarship and MSGCU Scholarship
  • Sacharissa Suthers, of Milford, Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship, John
  • Dennis Tallon, of Commerce Twp., Law Enforcement Education Program
  • Tia Tartt-Fails, of West Bloomfield, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Annika Taylor, of Farmington Hills, OCC Foundation Scholarship Endowment
  • Zenobia Tolson, of Royal Oak, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Ashley Toodle, of Farmington Hills, Leininger Thornton Forensics Scholarship
  • Jared Towers, of Madison Heights, Fraser E Pomeroy & Margaret T Pomeroy Endowed Scholarship
  • Jacob Troia, of Livonia, Bennett Wahlman Endowed Scholarship
  • Molly Truitt, of Farmington, Bennett Gunderson Endowed Scholarship and The Thornton Communication Scholarship
  • Anna Tudor-Berendzen, of Novi, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and David Randall Endowed Math Scholarship
  • Paige Tyldesley, of Madison Heights, Dann R Family Scholarship
  • Katelyn Vassallo, of Clawson, Oakland County Dental Society Scholarship
  • Allison Vergara, of Highland, Cervantes-Paramo Scholarship
  • Darell Wagner, of Pontiac, Dorene Hope Shank Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Denise Walker, of Southfield, Bernadine Lytle Memorial Scholarship and James R. Coates Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Alasha Walker, of Southfield, Michael Golds Memorial Endowed Success Fund
  • Dion Walton, of Southfield, Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship Fund
  • Zachary Welch, of Lake Orion, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Lynale Williams, of Clarkston, OCC Gala Scholarship
  • Clarissa Williams, of Detroit, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Tyrean Wilson, of Franklin, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Southfield Campus Scholarship
  • Andrea Wilson, of Waterford, LJPR, LLC Guns and Hoses Scholarship
  • Amanda Withrow, of Wixom, Murdock Langeland Endowed Scholarship
  • Shannon Woody, of Highland, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Shakeya Woolfolk, of Pontiac, AAUW – Northville Novi Branch Endowed Award and Womencenter Endowed Scholarship
  • Kristian Wright, of Beverly Hills, Parent Family Endowed Scholarship
  • Christopher Wu, of Rochester Hills, Dennis Toffolo Emerging Sectors Endowed Scholarship
  • Xue Yang, of Pontiac, Dell Endowed Scholarship
  • Aaron Yanich, of Rochester Hills, OCC Math Club Scholarship
  • James Zink, of Rochester, Vaughn Hayes Memorial Scholarship

The OCC Foundation was formed in 1979 to receive private contributions from members of the community, corporations, philanthropic foundations and alumni to provide opportunities for students and to enhance the quality of education at the college.  Gift dollars support scholarships and special programs. All gifts to the OCC Foundation are currently eligible for federal tax deductions.

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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Let OCC Recycle your eWaste!

In support of Earth Day, April 22, 2015, the OCC Sustainability Committee is sponsoring an electronic waste recycling event at the Highland Lakes and Orchard Ridge campuses.

Why recycle eWaste? There are a multitude of reasons, says Kurt Stanley, Ph.D., a biology faculty member at OCC.13610 E-Waste Recycle WEB

“There are lots of hazardous materials in electronic waste that can leak from landfills when not properly disposed of,” Stanley said. “There are also lots of valuable and rare metals and minerals in e-waste. It’s our responsibility as good stewards of the earth to reuse or recycle no-longer-needed materials than discard them to then turn around and dig up virgin materials to make new things.”

eWaste collection times, dates and locations are:

  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015, Highland Lakes Campus, Parking Lot G, 7350 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48327-4187
  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015, Orchard Ridge Campus Parking Lot 8, 27055 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4579,

The Global Electric Electronic Processing company (GEEP) will take approved e-waste from OCC students, staff, faculty, and the Oakland County community and transport the waste to their facility.

The following items will be accepted: computers, laptops, printers, copiers, cell phones, office phones, microwaves, chargers, TVs, cable boxes, lithium ion and car batteries, hard drives, industrial equipment, personal electronics, radios, computer monitors, audio equipment, routers, circuit boards, cables, wires, cords and home appliances.

The following materials will not be accepted: bio-hazard material, radioactive material, VHS tapes, CDs, Freon-containing devices, alkaline batteries, leaking batteries, any non-electronics and hazardous waste like paint or oil. For more information, contact Mike Halaburda at (248) 341-2016.

About OCC:

With five campuses throughout Oakland County, OCC 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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