O-Trip In The News

New Mural, “La Historia” on South West Oklahoma City highlights Hispanic Culture 

Former Oklahoma City Community College Professor Narciso Argüelles and previous OCCC students Angel Rodriguez and Abraham Rodriguez display symbolism for Hispanic and Latin American history in “La Historia,” a new mural in South Western OKC on SW 29th and Western.

[“First in SW 29 District, ‘La Historia’ mural recalls deep Hispanic history”; Oklahoma City Free Press, Nov. 26]

Learn more: Oklahoma City Free Press


OCCC Hosts  “Magic of Rob Lake” Event that benefits FriendsForFolks Charity

Oklahoma City Community College will host the “Magic of Rob Lake” show at 7 p.m. on December 6 to support the FriendsForFolks charity that allows Oklahoma prison inmates to train dogs with behavioral problems to raise adoption rates. 

[“On the Town: Friends for Folks has positive effect; The Journal Record, Nov. 24]

Learn more: The Journal Record


 Rhona Petterson, a Cleveland County Police Officer, retires with Plans to Join OCCC Campus Police.

After 31 years working as a police officer for Cleveland County, Rhonda Petterson retires from Cleveland County and becomes the newest member of the Oklahoma City Community College Campus Police.

[“Cleveland County officer Rhonda Peterson retires after 31 years”; The Norman Transcript, Nov. 28]

Learn more: The Norman Transcript


RACE Dance Collective Reimagined Version of the Nutcracker, “The Hip-Hop Nutcracker” Performed at OCCC 

RACE Dance Collective, an OKC non-profit, showcases OKC dance students as they perform a new spin on a Christmas classic, the Hip-Hop Nutcracker, on December 3 at 7:30 PM and December 4 at 2:00 Pm and 7:30 PM at OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center.

[“OKC students leap into the holiday season with RACE Dance Collective’s ‘Hip Hop Nutcracker”; The Oklahoman, Nov.26]

Learn more: The Oklahoman


Oklahoma Senator Casey Murdock Planning “Patriot Park” In Garfield County to Home Historical Statues Removed in the USA

Senator Casey Murdock plans to create “Patriot Park” in Garfield County, a park for removed historical figure statues as a response to numerous monuments within Oklahoma, such as Oklahoma City Community Colleges  Land Run Monument removed from the campus in January 2020.

[“Plans delayed for park of removed U.S. historical statues in Waukomis”; Enid News and Eagle, Nov. 26]

Learn more: Enid News and Eagle