OCCC announces 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

Another chapter of notable alumni join the ranks

    (Published: 09-29-17)

OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts Center in the evening

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) will add five distinguished college alumni and one honorary recipient to its growing list of Alumni Hall of Fame inductees. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at 6:30 in the evening,on the OCCC campus in the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater.

The honorees have career backgrounds in government, higher education, business, law, nursing and global education. The 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame inductees are:

  • Cathy Hedglen – Project Manager, Computer System Designers
  • Bruce Farris – Retired OCCC Faculty
  • Rocky Chavez – Entrepreneur; Sales Representative, Oklahoma Natural Gas
  • Terri Walker – Education Consultant, Oklahoma Board of Nursing
  • Akash Patel – Founder and Executive Director, World Experiences Foundation
  • Pete White (honorary inductee) – Former Oklahoma City Councilman; Attorney

The Alumni Hall of Fame is a prestigious annual award that recognizes a select group of former students, highlighting their career and civic accomplishments over the years. Hear their stories at the 2017 banquet held in the Sarkeys Foundation Atrium inside the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater on the campus of OCCC, 7777 South May Avenue. For more event information or ticket information, please call the OCCC Office of Alumni Relations at (405) 682-7523.

OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students annually. The college is currently the largest adult basic education provider in the state. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 60 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.