Golf Outing Benefits OCC Students with Scholarship Dollars

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.

“Scholarships change our students’ lives,” says OCC Foundation Interim Executive Director Candy Geeter. “The funds they receive from these scholarships have a tremendous impact on their ability to reach their higher education goals. The annual golf outing is an event we look forward to all year, knowing that proceeds directly support our students.”

Bumler Mechanical’s team won first place with a team score of 60. Team members were Randy Pagel, Lou Dias, Mike Hendershot and Jeff Ostrander.  Five OCC golf students volunteered to take shots for golfers and raised approximately $1,000 in proceeds.

In addition to playing on a top course in the community, event participants help students to be successful by contributing to the “Golf for Scholarships” fund. The fund is endowed and scholarships are awarded from investment income earned on the fund’s principal. This year’s contributions increased the value of the total endowment to more than $880,000.

The “Golf for Scholarships” fund provided nearly 70 scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. Over 560 students have received awards through the fund over the past 24 years.

In addition to the annual golf outing, the OCC Foundation is hosting its first annual Gala on November 7, 2015, at Oakland Hills Country Club, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the College. All proceeds support the Student Success Fund.

To become involved in OCC Foundation events or become a sponsor, contact them at 248.341.2137 or OCCFoundation@oaklandcc.edu.

About OCC

With multi campus system 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 | T 248.341.2020 | bmkavana@oaklandcc.edu