Oakland Community College announces the appointment of Peter Provenzano to the position of Chancellor. Provenzano joined Oakland Community College in 2014 as Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services and a key member of the College's executive leadership team. Since May 2017, Provenzano has served as the Interim Chancellor. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of Provenzano as successor in the position of Chancellor.
At Oakland Community College's November Board of Trustees meeting, officials were presented with the College's Fiscal Year 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) by independent auditing firm Plante Moran. Firm Partner Dana Coomes, CPA, stated OCC was awarded, "an 'unmodified' opinion with no findings, which illustrates strong internal controls and meets all federal grant criteria." The independent team commended the College and Board audit committee for their excellence in fiscal oversight, noting the size and scope of operations, student financial aid regulations and grant funding regulations unique to higher education.
On November 15, Students in the OCC Culinary Studies Program faced off in a "Chopped"-style contest to create tasty and original recipes for both sweet and savory dishes using the secret ingredient - pastry puffs. Top winners were awarded $250 Visa gift cards.
This past month brought new opportunities for scholastic achievement for these OCC student leaders, as they devoted a the month of November to fun and dynamic educational activities at the Auburn Hills campus centered on raising awareness about the increasing national debt. Activities ranged from Game of Thrones inspired events to contests and a panel discussion with Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner and Political Advisor Doug Tietz.
After a season of playing all teams in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Eastern Conference, the Oakland Community College's (OCC) Women's Volleyball team went into the conference tournament and finished Eastern Conference Co-Champions.
Anyone caring for an aging or ailing loved one knows the challenge of being unsure of where to turn for help. Learn about support and resources for caregivers on Thursday, November 30 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm at Oakland Community College's Auburn Hills Campus. This event is free and open to all.
In a region known for its foodies and talent, winning is important to Oakland Community College Culinary Studies Institute alumni. Great chefs know winning takes passion, stamina, creativity, attention to detail and remarkable training as the key ingredients - and the competition is as stiff as a good meringue on a holiday pie.
Saudi Arabian counselors, principals and supervisors spent a full day immersed in Oakland Early College's (OEC) educational processes as part of the Galileo-Saudi Arabia Leadership Project at Oakland University. It is just one of the stops on their research and educational journey to rebuild Saudi Arabia's educational system.
Oakland Community College was awarded Gold Veteran-Friendly status by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) for our commitment to supporting the needs of student veterans and dependents.
Oakland Community College (OCC) has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving a 100% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam for the annual cycle ending July 31, 2017.
More than 275 representatives from at least 60 local, state, and national agencies convened to learn more about domestic terrorism and hear from Governor Rick Snyder, who delivered the keynote address.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Deserving OCC students will benefit from generous funds raised by The Garden Party Foundation at its ninth annual event at Meadowbrook Hall in Rochester Hills, Mich.
Full service office provides voter registration, license plate tab renewals and more. OCC's Auburn Hills campus will host the Secretary of State Mobile Office on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 offering voter registration to students, faculty, staff and visitors.
The Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) at Oakland Community College (OCC) and Leader Dogs for the Blind are hosting a new leadership training on Sept. 12, 2017. "Designed for HR and training directors, Harness the Power of Leadership demonstrates how a Leader Dog is trained and the trust that is built between guide dogs and clients," shares Joe Bommarito, OCC's business development manager of Economic and Workforce Development. "We then translate this training for business application."
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan -Three information sessions, Thursday, August 10 (2 p.m.), Wednesday, August 16 (5:30 p.m.), and Thursday, August 24 (10 a.m.), have been announced for a new PLC (programmable logic controller) Robotics Technician Training Program at Oakland Community College. The program is offered at no charge to qualified participants
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - The Oakland Fire Training Institute at Oakland Community College (OCC) is hosting a free orientation session for the Fire Academy on August 16, 2017. "The Oakland Fire Training Institute is a well-known and well-respected training entity in the fire service community. Fire Chiefs from across this region tell us when they hire a graduate from this Academy, they are hiring a top-notch fire fighter."
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - July 17, 2017 - Oakland Community College (OCC) is pleased to announce former director of finance and investments at Macomb Community College, Bobbie Remias, CPA, will join OCC as interim vice chancellor for administrative services, effective July 17. Remias assumes the duties formerly held by OCC's Interim Chancellor, Peter Provenzano, Jr.
More than 50 incoming Oakland Community College (OCC) students across the county are getting a head start on their higher education following graduation. These new students will start their first-year with tuition and fees covered by the College’s Chancellor’s Scholarship award.
June 16 is a big day for the OCC Police Academy, which celebrated its 50th graduation since the program's establishment in 1967. Recognized as a leading police training facility in the State of Michigan, the Police Academy consistently graduates high achievers through a combination of skilled and experienced training staff and hands-on training through CREST (Combined Regional Emergency Services Training).
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oakland Community College (OCC) was one of three finalists out of 1,400 community colleges nationwide to be honored at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) conference in New Orleans, LA. OCC was recognized for its visionary work in the category of College Safety and Planning.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oakland Community College's student government team, SA3, finished in the top ten in a national campus competition called "Up to Us." The national competition pitted OCC's team against 75 other colleges.
The Oakland Community College (OCC) chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) recently inducted 169 new members. It is the chapter's third group of members to be inducted in one of the nation's largest leadership honor societies.
Michele Kersten-Hart, manager of multimedia and web services at Oakland Community College, is the new president of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) Board of Directors.
Oakland Community College has a new athletic director with long-time Raider's coach and former athlete, Jamie Corona. She joined OCC's athletic department as staff in 2007.
Allison McFadden-Keesling has been selected as Oakland Community College's (OCC) 2017 Diversity Champion by the College's Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.
How does the internment of Japanese Americans relate to a potential registry of Muslims in America?
Oakland Community College (OCC) welcomes Eileen Husband as general counsel, formerly general counsel and vice president of legal services at Henry Ford College.
Oakland Community College (OCC) student Gunner Smith, secured a highly competitive appointment to the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.
Ready to experience the open road on two wheels? Oakland Community College (OCC) and Michigan Secretary of State are offering three Motorcycle Safety programs through June.
Students planning to attend Oakland Community College for the 2017-18 academic year are encouraged to apply for the Chancellor's Scholarship awards.
Automation Alley, Michigan's leading technology and manufacturing business association, recently elected three new members to its board of directors: Gary Conrad, director of WW Education Customer Engagement at Autodesk; Dr. Timothy Meyer, chancellor of Oakland Community College; and Kristopher Powell, CEO and president of HRPro/BenePro.
Oakland Community College Foundation celebrated its 25th Annual Scholarship Luncheon honoring students who received scholarships and the donors who supported them.
Calling all epicureans, foodies and gastronomes. Oakland Community College's (OCC) Culinary Studies Institute is continuing its lineup of offerings and events open to the community. Join the College's aspiring chefs for a wonderful dining experience. Experience the best in food and service at these special events held at OCC's Orchard Ridge Campus in Farmington Hills.
Searching for New Career Opportunities? Oakland Community College (OCC) is hosting a number of free information sessions on how to prepare and enter some of the area's hottest fields.
Student apprentices who are graduating from the competitive Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) program will demonstrate their high-tech mastery of automated equipment by completing projects in front of live audiences during events in February and March at Oakland Community College and Henry Ford College.
Inaugural "Our College Cares for Oakland County Charities" Crosses 5K Finish LIne in Distance and Donations
What started as a simple 5K run/walk for students, faculty and staff ended at the finish line with over 5,000 items donated to six local charities. The winners: Orchard Children's Services, Lighthouse of Oakland County, Gleaners Food Bank, the Michigan Humane Society, National Council of Jewish Women and Sweet Dreamzzz - and, of course, the more than 260 participants in the first-time event.
An ode to youth and the strange beauty of human connection, Oakland Community College's production of "I and You" opens to the public February 16-25.
At its first meeting of 2017, Oakland Community College's Board of Trustees elected John McCulloch of Royal Oak to Board chair and Pam Davis of Clawson to vice chair, each serving two-year terms respectively.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - September 14, 2016 - OCC is inviting former ITT students to a "one stop" workshop designed especially for them, Monday, September 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the College's Auburn Hills campus at 2900 Featherstone Road, Building F, Room G-240.
Oakland Community College's Sustainability Committee and High Tech Recycling invite the community to bring their electronic waste to a recycling event at the College's Highland Lakes campus on Saturday, October 1 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The campus is located at 7350 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford.
This summer's Olympic medal winners are elite, but not alone, earning bragging rights as our hometown champions with an appetite for winning.
Last year, Platinum Educational Group launched its inaugural scholarships program geared at EMS students. The company has since expanded its product line to include the nursing and allied health fields and its 2016 scholarships program to support students obtaining higher education in these healthcare industries.
Oakland Community College (OCC) recently opened its doors to area businesses, students and the community to learn about high demand, high-paying jobs at the newly renovated Advanced Technology Center in Auburn Hills.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - August 12, 2016 - 143 incoming students at Oakland Community College are getting a head start on their higher education experience. These students will enter the fall semester at OCC with full tuition and fees covered their first year by the College's Chancellor's Scholarship award.
DETROIT- Thursday, July 21st, 9:00 a.m., Focus: HOPE MTI Library, 1200 Oakman Blvd; Focus: HOPE and Oakland Community College (OCC) officially partnered with the Detroit Regional Chamber to offer the Steps for Success Program. William Jones, Jr., Focus: HOPE, CEO; Timothy Meyer, OCC Chancellor; and Greg Handel, Detroit Regional Chamber, Vice President Education and Talent, participated in the MOU signing.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - July 15, 2016 - Their journey started three years ago and now the first cohort of Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) students are college graduates with associate degrees in Technological Sciences. The MAT2 program combined college-level learning with real-world experiences at a company.
25th Annual OCC Golf Outing Supports Student Scholarships: Great Course, Great Event Provides Nearly 70 Student Scholarships Each Year
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - June 30, 2016 - Oakland Community College is hosting its 25th annual "Golf for Scholarships" outing on August 26 at the beautiful Pine Knob Golf Course. The outing has generated more than $800,000 in 24 years; over 500 students have received scholarships through the program since it started.
Registration for fall classes at Oakland Community College (OCC) runs July 13 through Aug. 30. Now is the time to take advantage of OCC’s programs to launch or advance your career. New students must apply by August 15.
Join special guests, sports broadcaster, vocalist and speaker, Alex Hale of “I’m Possible Dream” and Ron Sandison, author of “A Parents Guide to Autism,” for the Michigan premier of “Normal People Scare Me Too.” The sequel to the award-winning documentary, produced by Joey Travolta, will be presented by Oakland Community College (OCC) on Thursday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m. at OCC’s Auburn Hills Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Safety, prevention and protection for all children this summer is the focus of Child ID Kit Day sponsored by OCC, June 17. The College's Student LIFE program together with the Auburn Hills Masonic Lodge will host the free event from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at OCC's Auburn Hills Campus.
If you are between the ages of 18 and 90, Oakland Community College's production of "The Cripple of Inishmaan" by Martin McDonagh is looking to cast you.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - In a sold-out two hour event, OCC celebrated Taiwanese American Heritage Week, part of Asian Heritage Month. The internationally-acclaimed Taiwanese group Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) put on a special one-night-only performance for over 420 community members and international guests at OCC's Orchard Ridge Smith Theatre.
Dr. Rosalind Woodson has been named dean of nursing at Oakland Community College, one of the largest and most successful nursing programs in Michigan.
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Jack Aronson is Oakland Community College's Class of 2016 commencement speaker. The event on Saturday, May 21, marks OCC's 50th commencement ceremony.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses celebrates graduation of more than 60 Southeast Michigan small-business owners,
Get your tickets now for OCC's Great Lakes Tasting, celebrating its 21st Anniversary of award-winning wine, craft beer and food!
Dr. Rosalind Reaves has been unanimously selected as Oakland Community College's (OCC) Diversity Champion for 2016 by the College Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. Reaves currently serves as faculty at the College's Academic Support Center (ASC) at the Royal Oak Campus.
Walsh College and Oakland Community College (OCC) have signed a reverse transfer agreement (RTA) enabling students to earn an associate degree from OCC while pursuing a higher-level business or information technology degree at Walsh College.
Learn how to effectively market yourself to prospective employers through social media and grow leadership skills at the 7th Annual StudentLIFE Leadership Summit at Oakland Community College (OCC) on Friday, May 6, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Auburn Hills Campus. The event is open to the public.
ROYAL OAK, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today visited Oakland Community College's Royal Oak campus to highlight bipartisan, bicameral legislation he introduced to expand options for high school students to obtain college credit, making higher education more affordable and accessible while improving high school and college graduation rates. Peters also hosted a roundtable discussion with students participating in the Oakland Accelerated College Experience (ACE) program to hear more about their experiences.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan -Escape on a culinary trip around the world guaranteed to be a thrill ride from beginning to end with Oakland Community College's (OCC) award-winning Culinary Studies Institute as they host "Around the World in 80 Days" on Thursday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. in Farmington Hills at the OCC Orchard Ridge Campus.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Expect the best at these special spring events featuring live music from Oakland Community College's Fine and Performing Arts Department and a special poetry celebration from OCC's English Department.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - The OCC Foundation celebrated its 24th Annual Scholarship Luncheon honoring students who received scholarships and the donors who supported them. OCC awarded 260 scholarships totaling $150,594 in the 2015-2016 academic year.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan -Spring and summer are an ideal time to take advantage of OCC's programs and secure college credits ahead of the traditional fall rush.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Doug Smith has been named interim executive director of Workforce Development and Life Long Learning at Oakland Community College (OCC) from senior vice president of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - The students of Oakland Community College's (OCC) Highland Lakes Campus invite you to "Swing Like a Fool" on Friday, April 1 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Waterford at the OCC Highland Lakes Campus Student Center Arena.
Oakland Community College invites community members, retirees, alumni, employees and students to volunteer throughout the month of March in honor of its 2016 Founders Day Celebration.
Students planning to attend OCC for the 2016-17 academic year are encouraged to apply for the Chancellor's Scholarship awards. These scholarships help incoming, qualified students get a financial head start on their higher education experience.
Brave, edgy and original, OCC's production of "Elizabeth Rex" opens to the public March 10-19. With a large cast, "Elizabeth Rex" follows the story of Queen Elizabeth on the eve of the beheading of her rumored lover.
Oakland Community College (OCC) faculty members Bryan Dubin and Dennis Quist were recently awarded the Randahl Agency Meemic Grant to attend an educational conference supporting academic professional development.
Calling all epicureans, foodies and gastronomes. OCC's Culinary Studies Institute is continuing its lineup of offerings and events open to the community. Join the College's aspiring chefs for a wonderful dining experience, where you can expect the best in food and service at these special winter events.
Searching for New Career Opportunities? Oakland Community College is hosting a number of free information sessions on how to prepare and enter some of the area's hottest fields.
Stressed? Worried? Overwhelmed? OCC is hosting a number of free wellness sessions, open to the community. Registration is not required.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - In a visit designed to strengthen global relations, cultural understanding, and prepare for potential policy and business opportunities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan hosted a delegation of Asian-Americans to travel to Japan, including Henry Tanaka, Academic Dean of Art, Design and Humanities at Oakland Community College.
OCC invites the community to join in events and activities honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speaker Stephen Henderson. Service project secures safe pathways to Detroit schools.
Robert ("Bob") M. Kelly has been named executive director of facilities operations at Oakland Community College (OCC) effective December 7. Kelly will oversee the public safety, risk management, construction, environmental health and safety, and maintenance departments for the College's five campuses.
OCC's Sign Language Interpreting program has been awarded national accreditation for its Associate Degree program by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE). The accreditation comes at an important time with significant sign language interpreter shortage in Michigan.
Plan Ahead For New Career in the New Year. Register for winter classes at OCC through Jan. 10; new students must apply by Dec. 15. Now is the time to take advantage of OCC's programs to launch or advance your career.
Oakland Community College has issued its first Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year 2015, a change from traditional audit and financial reporting. OCC is one of only two community
What's it like to live the life supporting a family with one car, sandwiched between two generations of dependents, saddled with medical debt? These are a couple of the many real scenarios participants will put themselves through in the 7th annual Poverty Simulation Exercise at the OCC Auburn Hills Campus on Nov. 16, at 10 a.m.
Event Features a Dozen Strategies and a Dozen-Plus Speakers for Parents Preschool through 12th Grade. Parents, educators, teachers, administrators and childcare workers are invited to the Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at OCC, Orchard Ridge Campus,
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - With a cast of 19 characters, ages 20-something to 70-something, OCC's production of "Almost Maine" promises to be funny, magical, whimsical and completely charming--and a great play for all ages.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oakland Community College is proud to announce 16 students have been awarded certification through the College's new Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department Microsoft IT Academy. OCC launched the program last winter at its Auburn Hills campus and provided the first certification exam offering in September.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - OCC is pleased to present award-winning author, journalist and TV producer Simon Singh for two free public lectures; will appeal to anyone interested in math in the world around us and the "goofy side" of math and mathematicians.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - The Oakland Community College (OCC) Board of Trustees approved a two-year collective bargaining agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 324, at its September 15 regular meeting.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan -Oakland Community College recently entered new agreements with eight companies in Oakland County to provide training and funds for training 693 new employees under the Michigan New Jobs Training (MNJT) program.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - OCC's Culinary Studies Institute has kicked off the 2015-16 academic year with a bountiful lineup of offerings and events.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oakland Community College is teaming with Verizon and Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) to sponsor two electronic waste (e-waste) recycling events at the Royal Oak and Southfield campuses. The event is sponsored by OCC's Sustainability Committee in support of Campus Sustainability Month.
Patriot Week: Judge Warren Speaks to OCC Students on "Immigrants and Their Diverse Contributions for Liberty: Yesterday, Today, and Beyond"
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oakland Community College will be celebrating Patriot Week next week with a variety of events in remembrance of the September 11 attacks and the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution on September 17.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - OCC will host free orientations on August 4 and August 6, 2015 as an introduction to the 911 Dispatch Academy. The fall 911 Dispatch Academy certification program will take place at
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Priority registration for fall classes at Oakland Community College opens July 13 with open registration following July 15-August 12.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oakland Community College (OCC) received tangible recognition of its role in the Goldman Sachs "10,000 Small Businesses" (GS10KSB) initiative with a renewed consortium agreement.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - OCC's 24th annual "Golf for Scholarships" outing raised more than $35,000 in scholarships. The Aug. 21 outing was held at Pine Knob Golf Course in Clarkston hosting 113 individual golfers.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - When OCC students return to classes Sept. 2 and visit the OCC Raiders' Store to check textbook prices, they will now be able to compare the College's pricing to online competitors.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - OCC welcomes Dr. Michael M. Goldin as the College's new Dean of Academic Dean of Math & Science.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - The Oakland Community College Chancellor's Scholarship Committee has named Chancellor's Scholarship recipients for 2015-2016.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - July 7, 2015 - Oakland Community College has adopted its first three-year budget and five-year forecast as it positions itself for a strong financial future.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oakland Community College is hosting its 24th Annual "Golf for Scholarships" outing on Friday, August 21 at the beautiful, private Pine Knob Golf Course, 5580 Waldon Road, Clarkston, MI.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - October 5, 2015 - Oakland Community College (OCC) is holding its annual employment event "OCC Work Zone Job Fair," from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 16, on the Royal Oak campus.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oct. 15, 2015 - Participants from nine colleges and universities across Michigan recently came to Oakland Community College to participate in a forensic