VPO violation, two fire alarms keep police busy

Police responded to reports of a violated protective order and two fire alarms in the most recent incident reports received by the Pioneer.

Officer Tim Harris was dispatched to OCCC’s Capitol Hill Learning Center on Thursday, April 9, in reference to a violation of a Victim’s Protective Order.

The names of the suspect and the victim were redacted from the report. It also is unknown if either party is a student. More information is available in a supplemental report that was requested but not provided.

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Former Pioneer editor continues the good fight

This year has been a big one for Joey Stipek – from being awarded a $2,000 grant from FOI to fight a lawsuit against the University of Oklahoma concerning public records on parking tickets, to more recently being published in the New York Times for his story on Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity video of members using the N-word.

The former Pioneer editor who now writes for the OU Daily, said, of these milestones in his journalism career, his biggest accomplishment has been not getting kicked out of school.

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Orientation open to everyone

New Student Orientation is one of the big focuses of Student Life as far as activities go, said Student Life Coordinator Kendra Fringer.

“Orientation here is a little different than a traditional institution because we really want to connect students with our college and how things work here,” she said. “We want them to get more oriented with OCCC, not just college life.”

New Student Orientation is not just for new students, Fringer said.

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Kids can spend summer at recreation camps

Many parents work all day during the week and, in the summer, need a place to take their children while they are at work.

Children ages 6 through 12 can attend one of OCCC’s summer recreation camps, hosted by the Recreation and Fitness department, said Sports Assistant Matthew Wright, who oversees the camps.

Wright said children can attend either a morning, afternoon or all-day camp, where they will participate in many physical and recreational activities, such as swimming and playing sports.

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Spring graduates about to walk the walk

The following students have applied for May graduation. Diplomas will be granted after credentials are completed and degree requirements are met. Students who fulfill degree requirements may participate in the May 8 commencement ceremony.

Aaron Abke, Laura Ables, Ellah Abuta, Autumn Ackerman, Joseph Addo, Ademayowa Adeoba, Chris Adkins, Edward Aguirre, Katy Alcorn, Aaron Alfonso, Sarah Ali, Brandy Allen, Kenneth Allen, Alia Alsaif, Gabriela Alvarado, Veronica Alvarado, Anna Alvey, Uchechi Am-aeze, Devin Anderson, Elizabeth Anderson, Melinda Anderson, Crystal Andrews, Kyle Andrews, Clara Arellano, Erica Armstrong, Paula Armstrong-Fugett, Sandy Arnold, Ekaette Atakpo, Taylor Atherton, Will Atouchwi, Katie Axtell, Dennis Ayitiah, Tia Bailey, Daniel Baker.

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Students acknowledged at awards ceremony

More than 130 students received awards at the 39th Annual Student Awards Ceremony held April 24 in the Visual and Performing Arts Center.

Certificates of appreciation and achievement, along with volunteer and honor awards, were presented by various professors and sponsors.

Students who were awarded with certificates of appreciation and achievement, along with the president’s award for excellence were nominated by faculty for academic achievement and being an outstanding student.

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