Onondaga's 50th Anniversary Celebration has concluded but you can still find a collection of historical College information in the pages below. Special thanks to all those who made the celebration possible.
Onondaga celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2001, and that historical marker served to remind us that aside from a few yearbooks, official College documents, and sundry photographs, no formal document chronicling the planning, establishment and evolution of the College exists. In looking ahead to Onondaga's 50th anniversary, an effort was undertaken to ensure that the content and spirit of Onondaga Community College's rich and eventful history is accurately captured and properly preserved. The result of this effort is "Celebrating the Promise: The First Fifty Years of Onondaga Community College, a comprehensive book about the College from its early roots to present day. The book is available at the Barnes and Noble bookstore on campus for $39.99.
As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration Onondaga has made available to the community digital versions of many of the College’s media archives. This includes a large collection of photos on Flickr and historical videos on YouTube.
“Many of my classmates would not have been able to attend college had it not been for OCC. I have wonderful memories of being a part of the first class at OCC.” – Karen, Class of 1964
“I'm not sure I would have gone to college without OCC. It truly provided a life-changing experience for me.” – Suzanne, Class of 1965
“Your institution gave me a second chance at discovering my goals and an excellent foundation for further education.” – David, Class of 1965
“OCC gave me that chance - I grasped it and ran. I'll always be indebted to OCC for giving me the opportunity to prove myself as a success.” – Martin, Class of 1968
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Onondaga Community College would like to thank the following committee members for all of their hard work in making the 50th Anniversary celebration possible.
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