OCCC is kicking off its annual scholarship fundraising campaign with a visit from Big Truck Tacos from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in parking lot D near the College Union entrance.
Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Lealon Taylor said tacos will be $3.50 each, the regular Big Truck Tacos price, with 10 percent of all sales going to the OCCC Foundation.
Taylor said this year will be the third time OCCC has partnered with Big Truck Tacos.
Last spring there was a turn-out of about 300 to 400 people so it’s becoming a regular community event, Taylor said.
Every year OCCC has a campaign asking all faculty and staff members to donate to the school’s foundation.
The foundation’s purpose is to fund scholarships for students.
The foundation also contributes to construction projects, such as the Performing Arts Theater under construction on campus.
Taylor said the Big Truck Tacos event will help students and the community get involved.
Director of Development Jennifer Harrison said foundation scholarships can range anywhere from $300 to $2,500.
The scholarship opportunity open now until May 4 is the Jean and Ralph Gamel Scholarship, Harrison said.
This scholarship often funds up to 10 winners ranging from $500 to $1000 each, she said.
Business Management major Josh Marshall said he is excited Big Truck Tacos is returning to OCCC.
“I think raising money for OCCC scholarships and eating Big Truck Tacos are a great combination,” he said.
For more information on the Big Truck Tacos Fundraiser, contact Taylor or Harrison at 405-682-7548.
Also, visit OCCC’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/otriplec and Big Truck Tacos’ Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Truck-Tacos/87482472535.
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