Memorials

Losing a loved one is difficult. When you make a gift to a memorial scholarship or fund in their name at the OCC Foundation, you make a positive contribution to the world and show the family your care and concern. You ensure their legacy lives on in the students at OCC who will benefit from your support.

For funds not currently listed under “Designation, Select Fund from List,” press or click on the list, select "Other" from the drop-down menu and type the name of the fund in the textbox.

J. Rees

Jeff Rees Memorial Communications/Forensic Endowed Scholarship

Jeffrey (Jeff) Rees was a trainer at Delta Airlines for many years, and he had returned to OCC to take classes as he worked toward a Master’s degree in Communication. Jeff was passionate about helping people, and because of the exemplary work in his classes, he was asked to serve as a Supplemental Instructor for multiple Communications classes. Jeff also competed with the OCC Forensic team, and even earned a scholarship for his work. To honor his legacy at OCC and his love for learning, and to continue the tradition, Jeff’s family, his partner and his friends have established this scholarship in his name.

Lynda Greely

Lynda Greely Memorial ESL Endowed Scholarship

Lynda Greely was a lifelong learner with a passion for education, specifically reading/literacy. This was evidenced throughout her nearly 50-year career as an educator with the Clarenceville Public Schools. She taught K- 12 and worked primarily with ESL students. She helped beyond the classroom and was involved in Young Authors, Michigan Reading Association among other professional organizations. With this endowment, the family wishes to help others with the same passion for education and literacy.

Jim Fisher

Jim "Fish" Fisher Scholarship

Jim “Fish” Fisher served a long 30+-year career as a City of Pleasant Ridge police officer. After retiring as a lieutenant in 1988, he went on to work as a court officer for the City of Oak Park. He personified integrity and ethics, but also had a warm and loving heart. To honor his memory, the family has established this scholarship to ensure those with his passion for law enforcement will be supported to achieve their goal and that his name will live on forever.