The OCCC Foundation’s Summer Party celebrates OCCC mentorship program

The Summer Party supports the SCMS program, which plans for expansion

    (Published: 08-20-18)

Chris Lawson, Elizabeth Ngo, BABY Le, Alain Le, Bryon Dickens, Kirstin Krug

In the oasis of their stunning Edmond home, Mistie and Tony Arango hosted over 140 guests at “The Summer Party” Saturday, Aug. 11, an annual fundraiser event supporting the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Foundation. Despite weekend showers, the clouds cleared just in time, as guests arrived wearing breezy, summer-white attire, mingling poolside while enjoying food, drink, laughter and live jazz music. 

All proceeds from The Summer Party benefit the Students Connecting Mentors for Success (SCMS) program at OCCC. This program currently serves male African-American students at OCCC, and will be expanded in the upcoming academic year to also serve female African-American students and Hispanic male and female students.

BancFirst was the presenting sponsor of The Summer Party. Diamond sponsors were the Whitten Newman Foundation, Hall Estill and TRANE. Additional sponsors included Andrew and Sophia Hwang, ARC Pyrotechnics Inc., Belmont Development, Darr & Collins LLC Consulting Engineers, First National Bank of Oklahoma, First United Bank, FM Energy Companies LLC, Michael Brooks-Jimenez & Jessica Martinez-Brooks, Streets LLC, The Brooks Clinic, Tinker Federal Credit Union and Tony & Mistie Arango.

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