OCCC honored by Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

February 22, 2012 Latest Print Print

The Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recently honored OCCC with the Outstanding Community Organization award, said Media Relations Coordinator Cordell Jordan in a press release.

“It’s important for any business or organization to realize that its customers offer more than revenue,” said David Castillo, Executive Director of the Chamber, in the press release.

“Identifying with the needs of the community and reaching out to help shows true dedication and social responsibility of any organization,” Castillo said. “Oklahoma City Community College continues to realize tremendous growth in its Hispanic student population and has really focused on improving the education of Hispanic students in the area.”

Jordan said 10 percent of total student population at OCCC was Hispanics in 2010. And, since before then, the number of Hispanic students enrolling has grown by more than 20 percent.

“These numbers are particularly significant considering Hispanic enrollment at [other] Oklahoma public colleges and universities was 4.1% in 2009,” Jordan said.

For more information, contact Executive Vice President Jerry Steward at 405-682-1611, ext. 7879.

To contact Nadia Enchassi, email onlinewriter@occc.edu.

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