OCCC ensures college veterans are not forgotten

Tucked away at OCCC is an office staff comprised of five people that serves as the liaison between military veterans and the college, said Janis Armstrong, Veterans Services coordinator

Armstrong heads the staff in assisting veterans with their scholastic benefits and assistance packages. She said she is teamed up with five work-study students, all of whom are veterans themselves, who aid her, and the program, in any way they can.

When members of the military are discharged, they become veterans. Because of their service in the military, veterans are entitled to a certain amount of benefits, Armstrong said.

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Library puts leisure reading at front desk

The Keith Leftwich Memorial Library is running its Summer Reading program again this year, said Barbara King, Library Services director.

“The primary purpose is to draw people into the library and let them know that we offer a well rounded collection,” King said.

“We want students and faculty to know they can utilize the library for pleasure reading, not just a coursework.”

The program consists both of books drawn from the existing collection, and between 100 and 150 new titles purchased with the summer program in mind, said Dana Tuley-Willams, systems librarian and creator of the program.

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Annual Kids Camps focuses on keeping learning process fun

{jcomments on}Children in first through eighth grades are expected to learn sports, and get fitter and smarter this summer by participating in OCCC’s Summer Kids Camps.

OCCC is offering an affordable series of camps for children June 7 through July 30.

The college is offering a Sports, Fit Kids, and Recreational camp, directed by Eric Watson, Recreation and Fitness Specialist.

“We will see about 25 to 30 kids a week,” Watson said.

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Greater Grads interns ready to meet with ‘movers and shakers’

College students from all over the state, including 22 from OCCC, will rub elbows with the elite members of Oklahoma business and society as part of a summer internship with Greater Grads, said Debra Vaughn, Career and Employment Services director.

The interns will attend luncheons all over the city including places such as the Skirvin Hotel, Ford Center and the Cowboy Hall of Fame.

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