300 Scholarships Awarded, Donors Thanked at OCC Foundation Event

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan -- Oakland Community College Foundation celebrated its 25th Annual Scholarship Luncheon honoring students who received scholarships and the donors who supported them. The OCC Foundation awarded 257 scholarships totaling $220,000 in the 2016-2017 academic year.

"OCC is the pathway through which we educate students to meet the increased demands of our region's workforce in industry, technology, health care and more. With these scholarships, students can readily achieve their goals and contribute to our community," said Dr. Timothy R. Meyer, chancellor of Oakland Community College.

"OCC strives to remain accessible to all seeking education and training and to promote student success," said Daniel Jenuwine, executive director of OCC Foundation. "This event celebrates scholarship recipients for their hard work and thanks our donors for supporting student success so generously."

OCC Foundation scholarship recipients spoke about the impact this community support had on their lives, including:

  • Samantha Bogner received the Murdock Langeland Endowed Scholarship and the Susan and Dennis Fiems Endowed Scholarship for Textbooks. With these scholarships, the Waterford resident is able to reduce the burden of her debt and obtain her educational goals in sign language. 
  • Lisa Capp talked about her struggles to find a rewarding career and her path through experience and education. The Ferndale      resident received the OCC Golf for Scholarships Endowment award.

About the OCC Foundation

The OCC Foundation was formed in 1979 to connect the people and programs of OCC to supporters in the community who share our passion for education. Contributions support scholarships and special programs, and qualify for the federal income-tax deduction.

About OCC

With five campuses throughout Oakland County, Oakland Community College is committed to providing academic and developmental experiences that allows each student to reach their full potential and enhance the diverse communities they serve. It offers degrees and certificates in approximately 100 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. More than a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965.

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Media Contact: Bridget M. Kavanaugh | Marketing & Communications | (248) 341-2020 | bmkavana@oaklandcc.edu