The Future Alumni Network at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is proud to present the third annual “OCCC’s Got Talent!,” a performance showcase for the entire OCCC community and a fundraiser for OCCC student scholarships.
Students, faculty, staff and alumni of OCCC will show off their hidden or not-so-hidden talents in a contest to be held Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7 p.m. in front of a live audience in the Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater on the OCCC campus.
The emcee for this year’s competition will be popular comedian Spencer Hicks, founder of OKC Comedy and a contributing writer for The Lost Ogle. Hicks recently released his first comedy album “Love It or Give It Back” and performs regularly throughout the region.
This year’s celebrity judge panel will consist of: John Humphrey, drummer for internationally renowned rock band Seether and a member of the OCCC Alumni Hall of Fame; Alex Cameron, award-winning and longtime anchor and reporter for KWTV News 9; Amanda Cunningham, award-winning singer-songwriter-recording artist who performs regularly throughout the U.S.; and Michelle Swink, the owner and operator of the MAGNA Talent Agency in Oklahoma City.
Twenty-one contestants will showcase a variety of talents from country, pop, hip-hop, classical and rock music to choreographed hip-hop and modern dance. One grand prize winner will be determined by the panel of judges at the end of the competition. A second grand prize will be claimed by the finalist who raises the most donations for the OCCC Foundation scholarship fund. This can be accomplished by pledging your support for your favorite contestant at /talent/finalists.html. An additional cash prize will be awarded to the contestant who garners the most support from the live audience during the contest.
Tickets are now available online at tickets.occc.edu or can be purchased in person through the Office of Alumni Relations, the Cultural Programs Box Office, or from the Future Alumni Network sales table in the College Union on select dates. Tickets are $8 in cash or $10 via credit card. For more information about tickets sales or the show, visit /talent or contact Randy Cassimus, associate director of alumni relations and community development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 682-1611, ext. 7478.
OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students and has more than 90,000 participants in its various community programs annually. 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 80 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.