Oklahoma City Community College Receives $300,000 Grant For Adult Education

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.  (Jan. 25, 2023)— Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is proud to announce that the office of Community Outreach and Education (COE) has received $321,087.83 in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support its Adult Literacy and Education program. Through this program, OCCC offers free English as a Second Language (ESL) […]

Film Partners Join Forces to Provide Scholarships for OCCC’s Set Construction Course

3-Week intensive program provides onramp into Oklahoma’s rapidly growing film industry OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Oct. 10, 2022) – On Wednesday, December 14, 2022, Prairie Surf Media, the Film Education Institute of Oklahoma (FEIO) and Work Ready Oklahoma (WRO) announced that they will partner with Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) to provide scholarships for several lucky […]

OCCC Receives Grant to Support Performing Arts from Gaylord Foundation

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Oct. 10, 2022) – Oklahoma City Community College will use a $50,000 grant from the Gaylord Foundation to expand performances and art offerings to the community. The funds will support the 2022-2023 Performing Arts Series as well as other 50th anniversary activities at OCCC. “The Gaylord Foundation has been a loyal supporter […]

Kirkpatrick Foundation Supports OCCC Digital Cinema Program with $50,000 Gift

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Oct. 12, 2022)—The Kirkpatrick Foundation recently awarded Oklahoma City Community College a $50,000 grant to support the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment for its world-renowned digital cinema program, named one of the best film programs in the United States and Canada by MovieMaker Magazine. “We are appreciative of the Kirkpatrick Foundation’s support of […]

OCCC Awarded $1.16 Million to Help Adults Pursue a College Education

  OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Oct. 5, 2022) — The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded Oklahoma City Community College a five-year, $1.16 million federal TRIO Program Educational Opportunity Centers grant. The grant will help promote college readiness and accessibility to adults pursuing postsecondary education. “This grant helps OCCC continue its mission of providing student success,” said […]

OCCC Partners with Toyota to Offer New Program

  OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Sept. 28, 2022) — Oklahoma City Community College is partnering with Gulf States Toyota to offer the Toyota Education College Support (TECS) program to its students. The program will provide a direct solution to the shortage of qualified technicians in the automotive industry. “Partnerships like this one are key to our […]

OCCC’s Performing Arts Series Kicks Off Sept. 22

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Sept. 8, 2022) — Oklahoma City Community College’s Performing Arts Series kicks off its 25th anniversary this month with an all-star line-up. The 2022-2023 Performing Arts Series includes eight shows like the Kyiv City Ballet and An Evening with José Feliciano. “We are proud to celebrate 25 years of world-class shows and performances,” […]

OCCC Welcomes International Award-Winning Artist José Feliciano

  OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Aug. 24, 2022) — Oklahoma City Community College is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by welcoming Grammy Award winning musician José Feliciano. Feliciano’s show is Sept. 22 and is part of OCCC’s Performing Arts Series, which is in it’s 25th year. His performance also falls during a week-long 50th anniversary celebration for OCCC. […]

Interactive Exhibit Coming to OCCC Explores Colors of the Rainbow

Adrien Broom, A World of Color, 2015; digital print on fabric, 40 x 63 inches; Courtesy of the artist A Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance, with Oklahoma Arts Council and The National Endowment for the Arts OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Aug. 17, 2022) — Oklahoma City Communication College is hosting a family-friendly, […]

OCCC President to be inducted into African American Educators Hall of Fame

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Aug. 16, 2022) — Oklahoma City Community College President Dr. Mautra Staley Jones will be one of 11 inducted into the Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of Fame, Inc. (OAAE) next month. She will be a member of the 2022 class of OAAE Hall of Fame inductees. “This honor is particularly special as […]

OCCC Hosting Free Workshop for Potential Business Owners

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Aug. 8, 2022) — Oklahoma City Community College is partnering with SCORE Oklahoma City to offer a workshop series for potential business owners. The series is called “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business,” and it includes six sessions at no cost. Each session is designed to help a person decide whether he or […]

OCCC Awarded $1.8 Million to Help First-Generation College Students

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Aug. 5, 2022) — Oklahoma City Community College has been awarded a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the College’s Upward Bound program. “We are proud to continue our partnership with the U.S. Department of Education,” said OCCC President Dr. Mautra Staley Jones. “This grant will […]

OCCC Awarded $35,000 Grant to Build Study Abroad Capacity

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Aug. 1, 2022) — Oklahoma City Community College and McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, were awarded a $35,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program. Both OCCC and McMurry will use the funds to expand study abroad programs at each institution. Professor of […]