OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (November 13, 2023) –
Oklahoma City Community College celebrated veterans on Nov. 9 with a recognition ceremony and luncheon and offered a education and resource fair to members of the military.
More than 75 attended the veterans’ program, which featured OCCC Automotive Professor Bradley Walker as Master of Ceremonies and U.S. Army Staff Sargeant Joshua Johnson as the keynote speaker.
“Oklahoma City Community College values the contributions of our veterans,” said OCCC President Dr. Mautra Staley Jones. “We proudly support those that serve our country, and we are honored that so many members of our nation’s armed forces have chosen OCCC for their education.”
Additionally, OCCC partnered with the University of Oklahoma to host the inaugural Veterans Education and Resource Fair, an event making education and other resources more easily accessible for members of the military. Veterans, active-duty military, reservists, guardsmen, spouses and their children were invited to visit with more than 20 educational institutions, including two- and four-year colleges and universities, technical schools and multiple organizations dedicated to serving members of the military.
“OCCC was excited to partner with The University of Oklahoma Office of Admissions and Recruitment and host the inaugural Veterans Education and Resource Fair on our campus,” said Dr. Jason Johnson, OCCC vice president for student affairs. “OCCC has maintained a long-standing commitment to serving members of our nation’s military.”
About Oklahoma City Community College:
Since its inception in 1972, Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has been the heartbeat of the Metro, dedicated to empowering learners and strengthening communities. Serving nearly 18,000 students, we are committed to producing leaders. “Student Success, Community Enrichment” is our mission as we offer more than 60 degree and certificate programs that provide a steppingstone to further education or immediate career readiness. We remain dedicated to providing accessible, affordable, high-quality education that equips students to achieve personal and professional goals. OCCC is more than an institution; we are a community catalyst, fostering growth and success in our city, our workforce, and the lives of our students. Discover your potential at OCCC, where your future is our purpose.
Executive Director of Communication