What were College’s top news stories of 2022? Stories that captured our readers’ attention included new leadership announcements, winter registration and OCC’s new Culinary Studies Institute groundbreaking in Royal Oak. Here’s a look back at the top viewed stories of the past year.
- Dr. Kimberly Hurns Joins OCC in Student Services Executive Leadership Post
Oakland Community College appointed Dr. Kimberly M. Hurns Vice Chancellor for Students Services. Hurns brings more than 20 years of higher education experience including her recent post as executive vice president for Instruction and Academic Affairs at Washtenaw Community College.
- Finding Your Way Around Campus Now Easier at OCC
Oakland Community College is making it easier for students, employees and visitors to navigate where they need to go on campus with MazeMap, a digital wayfinding platform for mobile or desktop users with easy-to-use indoor maps.
- OCC Winter Registration Begins Oct. 24
OCC offers a variety of course formats in the Winter semester including in-person; hybrid courses – a combination of in-person and online; and full online courses for maximum flexibility (and no snow- days!).
- OCC Breaks Ground on New Culinary Arts Building on Royal Oak Campus
OCC has broken ground on a 78,000 square-foot addition that will house the College’s award-winning Culinary Studies Institute on the College’s Royal Oak campus. The new facility is scheduled to open Sept. 2025.
- OCC Student Awarded U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship
OCC student Rosiland Townes has been selected to be part of a prestigious virtual initiative to learn languages essential to the United States’ engagement with the world, taking her global studies to another level.
- OCC to Host Nursing Program Site Review
Oakland Community College will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree Nursing Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
- OCC’s Latest Theatre Production Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Held in November
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of love and horror, is set to take stage at Oakland Community College.
- OCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
From September 15 to October 15, Americans all over the country celebrate the history and culture of Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America during what is called Hispanic Heritage Month.
- OCC’s New Faculty Academy Provides Support, Connections for Education Excellence
“As a new faculty member, I don’t feel so new due to OCC’s outstanding support for us. It simply feels like home.” This quote from a new Spanish language faculty member sums up the positive outcome she and 13 of her colleagues experienced participating in OCC’s New Faculty Academy.
- OCC Leads Higher Education Student Assessment Consortium in Michigan
Members of OCC’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness and the College’s Student Outcomes Assessment Committee have launched a professional collaborative and developed the Student Learning Assessment in Michigan (SLAM) Consortium.
Offering nearly 100 degrees and certificates, OCC is Michigan’s largest multi-campus community college and one of the top transfer institutions in the state. The College provides academic, career training and enriching experiences, designed to empower students to reach their potential and enhance our community. More than 1 million students have enrolled in the College since it opened in 1965. A seven-person Board of Trustees governs OCC. Board members are elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis, serve as volunteers and are not paid. Mission statement: OCC is committed to empowering our students to succeed and advancing our community. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu.
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