Today is OCC's Honor's Convocation, one of the year's academic highlights and an opportunity for the college's top students to be recognized.
The first 'unified' convocation is at 2 p.m. at the Orchard Ridge Campus in Farmington Hills. In the past, honors convocations were held on each campus.
OCC will be recognizing 193 Summa Cum Laude, 296 Magna Cum Laude and 240 Cum Laude honors students from among the 2,900-member graduating class.
The keynote speaker is Maureen Donohue Krauss, Vice President of Economic Development and Business Attraction for the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Krauss joined Oakland County Government in 1998 as a business development representative. She was Deputy Director of the County’s Department of Economic Development and Community Affairs from 2005 to 2009 and she served as Director from 2009 to 2011. Krauss joined the Oakland Community College Foundation Board of Directors in 2012, and is an active member of the German-American, French-American and Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce, as well as the Italian-American Alliance for Business and Technology and the British-American Business Council.
Congrats to our honors graduates!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Welcome, new Raiders cross country, basketball and volleyball coaches!
The following coaches are joining the Raiders Athletics Program:
Lee Shaw joins OCC as head coach for Raiders Men’s and Women’s Cross Country. He joins OCC from the University of Michigan-Dearborn where he founded and developed its cross-country program in 2011. He also coached at Marygrove College in Detroit and Siena Heights University in Adrian. Shaw competed at National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and internationally. He is a former All-American scholarship athlete.
Jeffrey Stark joins OCC as the new women’s volleyball coach from Milford High School, where he was head volleyball coach. Stark coached the A2 Volleyball Club, where he won a bronze medal in the 2013 Great Lakes Festival, a gold medal at the 2011 Premier Invitation Tournament, and a silver medal at the 2011 Michigan Juniors Volleyball Association Michigan State Championships. At the Premiere Volleyball Academy in Maumee, Ohio, Stark won a Gold medal in 2010 at the IVA Hoosier Invite and was a Bronze Bracket Champion at the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Steve Ogg, a former OCC coach, is returning to the Raiders as head coach for the Lady Raider Basketball Program. Ogg served as assistant to the women’s basketball program from 1980 to 1983, before becoming head coach of OCC’s women’s softball program. Ogg also coached for Oakland University, where he led the women’s softball team to a first Division I win at the national tournament – a first as the OU program transitioned to Division I status. Ogg was also head coach for the Rochester College Women’s Softball program, where he led the team to a United States Collegiate Athletic Association national championship in 2010.
Visit the Raiders Athletics Program website for news and game schedules.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Congrats to our student winners of the 6th Annual OCC Student Essay Competition!
First, second and third place winners were awarded $1,000, $750 and $500, respectively. Five honorable mention winners received OCC Bookstore gift certificates valued at $200 each. Essays were scored by a committee using college writing and critical thinking evaluation rubrics that were developed through previous assessment activities. Sponsored by the OCC Foundation and the Student Outcomes Assessment Committee, the contest was open to all current OCC students.
Students participating in the competition were required to write an essay between 1,000 and 1,250 about the city of Detroit.
This year’s winners are:
1st Place Michael Borst $1,000
2nd Place Sarah DeLadurantey $750
3rd Place Jenna Urbauer $500
Honorable Mentions, who won book store gift certificates are:
The winning essays and student biographies can be viewed here.
Awards were announced on Monday, May 6, 2013.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Detroit native, brand strategist, speaker and tech entrepreneur Hajj Flemings, asks attendees to be social from his OCC 2013 graduating class address.
Flemings asks attendees to get their mobile devices out and tweet and post to Facebook and Instagram using #occgrad13 during his “Reinvention” talk at commencement ceremonies at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Graduates and their families are asked to share congratulatory messages, thank faculty and staff, and wish classmates farewell at the event. Over 2,000 graduates and their families are expected to attend the ceremony.
Flemings' goal is to travel the country and inspire people and brands to build, launch and grow ideas, he says.
Flemings is featured in the documentary CNN’s Black In America 4: The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley, which chronicles his journey and that of seven other entrepreneurs from around the nation launch startups in Silicon Valley.
He also founded Brand Camp University in 2008 and has grown it into the largest personal branding conference in the Midwest. He has expanded the conference to Boston, New York, Las Vegas and Austin. He recently founded Student Ventures to teach middle and high school students in underserved communities to code and launch startups.
Flemings' client include Walt Disney, Pitney Bowes, the U.S. Department of Defense, Iowa State University, University of Michigan - Ross School of Business, Davidson College, and University of Detroit. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Mashable and CNN Tech Money on startups, digital technology and branding.
Mark your calendars to attend this jobs event. Financial aid students can find out about work-study jobs and employers can find out about the program, too. The event is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wed., Sept. 18 at the F Building of the Auburn Hills Campus. For more information, call 248-232-4143. Click on the below image to learn more details!
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The OCC Libraries are looking at the ways they provide online services on the library website and they want you to be part of the process. How do you use the library online? What new or expanded features would be most useful? What do you like best about the information and services on the library website, or what should be changed?
Please help us today by taking a few minutes to respond to the first in a planned series of brief surveys here - http://tinyurl.com/abe7yq2 - or visit the OCC Libraries Website Review page at http://www.oaklandcc.edu/Library/websitereview.asp for more information.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Can you sing? Do you read poetry or are you a musician? Now is your chance to be heard!
It's OPEN MIC NIGHT, at Orchard Ridge Campus.
March 27 at 5 pm - 7 pm
This event is FREE and open to the public! Sign-up sheet will be available for performers at 4:30 pm. For more information, click on the link below.