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Weather Update - 6:12 am Saturday, Feb. 28

Due to inclement weather, OCCC is closed today, Saturday, February 28. All classes are canceled. This includes the main campus, FACE Center, Capitol Hill Center and Professional Development Institute (PDI). Events in the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater, the Bruce Owen Theater and the Aquatic Center will still go on as scheduled, but all other activities have been canceled.

Please practice caution when coming to and leaving campus as secondary roads, driveways, parking lots, and sidewalks may be icy and slippery. 

Campus closings and delayed openings will be announced through local radio and television stations and posted on the college’ s website, Facebook and Twitter pages. They will also be announced through the college’s Campus Alert Notification (CAN) System.

For information about how to sign up to receive text messages and add email addresses via the CAN system, please visit


OCCC Faculty

John McMurray

Professor of Biology
Division of Chemistry and Biological Sciences
Programs: Biology

Courses Taught

General Biology I
General Biology II
General Botany
General Zoology
Ecology/Environmental Science
Advanced Nucleic Acids


A.S. College of Lake County (Life Science)
B.A. Southern Illinois University (Plant Biology)
PhD. University of California (Integrative Biology)

John McMurray

Phone: (405) 682-1611
Office location: Science Engineering and Math Center - Room 1E6E
Office hours:
Tuesday 11:00AM-12:00PM Thursday 11:00AM-12:00PM

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