OCCC to Honor Alumni in Hall of Fame Ceremony

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) will honor five college alumni in a ceremony set for Thursday, Oct. 14.

The selected men and women will be added to an already distinguished group as the annual Alumni Hall of Fame event is held on the OCCC campus beginning at 6:30 p.m.

A human resources director, a commercial sales manager, a retired emergency medical sciences director, a dance studio director and owner, and OCCC’s own assistant director of facilities – all started their education on the campus of OCCC. The 2010 Alumni Hall of Fame inductees are:

• Shelly Blakemore, Human Resources Director, First Financial Network, Inc.

• Lam Nguyen, Commercial Sales Manager, Cox Business

• Romeo Opichka, Retired Emergency Medical Sciences Director, OCCC

• Shannon Calderon Primeau, Director and Owner, Everything Goes Dance Studio

• Chris Snow, Assistant Director of Facilities Management, OCCC

The Alumni Hall of Fame is a prestigious annual award that recognizes a select group of OCCC graduates, showcasing their career and civic accomplishments over the years. Also being inducted as Honorary Alumni Hall of Fame recipients are Liz Eickman, Director, Kirkpatrick Family Fund and Susan McCalmont, Director, Kirkpatrick Foundation, Inc. Both are being recognized for their leadership and contributions to OCCC.

"I could not be happier about our growing list of alumni members who are making exceptional contributions to their community and to their profession,” Dr. Paul Sechrist, OCCC President, said. “It’s a delight to see their faces and hear their stories in the newspapers or better yet, in person. I like to think, ‘you started with us, at OCCC.’” “We are proud of what each has accomplished since leaving OCCC, and are excited to have them back on campus to officially recognize them.”

The banquet will be held in the Visual and Performing Arts Center‘s Film and Video Production Studio on the campus of OCCC, 7777 South May Avenue. For ticket information, please call the OCCC Foundation at (405)682-7591.

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