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OCC Politics Club - Congressional forumsThe OCC Politics Club under the direction of Professor Chris Thuot in
conjunction with the League of Women Voters of Syracuse Metropolitan
Area will be hosting Congressional forums featuring the 3 Democrat 24th
Congressional District candidates and incumbent Congressman John Katko
Black History Month Event: African American Cultural SamplerOn Wednesday, February 17th, the BHM Work Group, JAMAA student club, and Diversity Services hosted an African American Cultural Sampler. The event was attended by more than a 125 diverse students, faculty, and staff, who were introduced to an array of delicious food items, various cultural games (i.e. Oware), arts & crafts, and music.
Women's History Month EventsDownload the Woman's History Month flyer to see all the events scheduled in February and March, 2016.
Black History Month Event: Dr. Bruce R. HareOCC continues its celebration of Black History Month with the
presentation, “All relatives, all different,” by Dr. Bruce R. Hare,
adjunct professor of Sociology at Onondaga Community College and
Professor Emeritus of Sociology and African American Studies at Syracuse
Congratulations to OCC's Race and Ethnicity Facilitators Congratulations to OCC's Race and Ethnicity
Facilitators On Friday, February 5th, President Crabill and
Beth Broadway, Executive Director of InterFaith Works, recognized 20 OCC
faculty and staff who completed an intensive 12 hour "Facilitator Training
Program," during this past Fall semester.
Black History Month EventsBlack History Month 2016: Relevance in Diversity - see the Black History Month flyer to see all the events scheduled in February.
SUNY Financial Aid Day - Saturday, February 20Applying for financial aid? Let our financial aid professionals make it
easier. SUNY’s Financial Aid Days are offered as a service to all
prospective college students and their families.
OCC selected for Right Turn Juvenile Justice InitiativeInstitute for Educational Leadership (IEL) Announces New Sites for it's Right Turn Juvenile Justice Initiative (Right Turn). Each site will receive $900,000 over two years to create new wraparound
services for 200 local youth ages 14 to 24 who are involved in the juvenile justice
system, providing them with a new opportunity to change direction, to get out of
trouble, and to become independent, tax-paying members of society. More info.
Michael Metzgar Appointed Associate Vice PresidentOnondaga Community College has appointed Michael Metzgar
to serve as Associate Vice President, Economic & Workforce Development.
Onondaga Awarded $2.5 Million Grant for Agribusiness Food Processing Job TrainingOnondaga Community College has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from
the U.S. Department of Labor to train students for employment in the
agribusiness food processing industry.
SUNY Water Resource Education Center GrantOnondaga is delighted to learn
that its partnership with SUNY-ESF to develop the SUNY Water Research and
Education Center at Onondaga Lake is one of five projects in the state to earn
a NY SUNY 2020 Round 3 grant.
New High Tech Advanced Manufacturing – Machining ProgramA new Advanced Manufacturing program that provides the skills necessary for employment in the
machining industry will start this fall at Onondaga.
M&T Bank Continues its Generous Support of StudentsM&T Bank has given more than $400,000 to Onondaga Community College, including a recent gift of $150,000.
Long Distance DegreeA graduating student makes her first visit to the OCC campus the weekend she receives her diploma.
Award Winning DesignAn Architectural Technology student wins $1,500 for his ice cream cone design.
Bright FutureNick Fletcher is following his grandfather's example, dedicating his life to helping others and making a difference.
Students Win National Home Design ContestA team of students from Onondaga, SUNY ESF, and Syracuse University win Challenge Home Student Design Competition.
Ten Faculty and Staff Receive SUNY Chancellor's Awards for ExcellenceTen Onondaga Community College faculty and staff members have been named winners of SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.
Two Student-Athletes Receive Statewide HonorsTwo Onondaga Community College student-athletes have been named recipients of SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar Athletic Awards.
Hospitality Management Team Wins First-Ever Culinary Beef TourOnondaga Community College’s Hospitality Management Team is champion of the first-ever Culinary Beef Tour and Competition.
Onondaga Holds Opening Ceremony for New Ball FieldsOnondaga Community College held an opening ceremony for its two new baseball and softball fields on April 24.
Student Nicholas Courgi Hosts Online ShowNicholas Courgi isn’t your ordinary radio personality. Courgi is a
sophomore at Onondaga who has autism. He hosts an online radio show,
“Lives of Distinction."
Onondaga Participates in Culinary Beef Tour & CompetitionChef Eric Rose and three Onondaga Hospitality Management Students are
taking part in the Culinary Beef Tour and Competition on April 10 and 11
UL Firefighter Safety Research InstituteThe UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute presents "Modern Fire Challenges & Tactical Considerations for Fire Department Operations" on Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Storer Auditorium.
Earn Money - Become a STEM ScholarInterested in pursuing a career in a STEM field? Apply to become at STEM scholar and you could
earn a scholarship up to $5,000 per semester.
Going Red for Heart DiseaseThe College went red on Friday, February 7 as part of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day.
Michael Borsz Appointed Athletics DirectorOnondaga
Community College has appointed Michael Borsz as Athletics Director. Borsz has
significant experience as an athletic administrator and coach in leading
college athletics programs.
Onondaga Named Military Friendly School for 3rd Consecutive YearOnondaga Community College has been named a "Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs Magazine.
Dr. McColgin Receives Multicultural Leadership AwardDr. Cathleen McColgin, Provost and Senior Vice President of Onondaga Community College, was recognized at the National Diversity and Leadership Conference.
Fall 2013 ContinuumThe Fall 2013 issue of Continuum, a publication for Onondaga supporters, friends, alumni and the CNY Community, is available now.
AmeriCU Opens at OnondagaOnondaga Community College and AmeriCU Credit Union today announced a multi-faceted partnership and the opening of a AmeriCU Financial Center on Campus.
General Ellis Cemetery RededicatedThe General Ellis Cemetery on Rt. 173 was rededicated by the College this summer following a lengthy restoration process.
Campus Safety & Security Receives Hero AwardFour members of Campus Safety & Security Department received the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver Hero Awards for lifesaving actions they took earlier this year.
Men's Lacrosse Wins National TitleThe Onondaga men's lacrosse team defeated Nassau Community College 15-11 on Sunday, May 12 to capture its fifth consecutive NJCAA National Championship.
Three Athletes Receive Chancellor's Scholar Athletic AwardsThree Onondaga Community College student-athletes have been recognized by the SUNY Chancellor for their academic and athletic success.
Board of Trustees Approve 2013-14 Operating BudgetThe Onondaga Community College Board of Trustees approved the College’s 2013-14 operating budget.
Onondaga Students and Alum Honored at Syracuse Press ClubThree students with ties to Onondaga Community College were honored at the Syracuse Press Club’s annual banquet.
Onondaga Senior Receives Syracuse Press Club ScholarshipPaul Valentino will receive the 2013 Devesty-Williams Scholarship, sponsored by the Syracuse Press Club, on May 5.
Onondaga Announces First Doctoral Program PartnershipOnondaga announced that it will be partnering with St. John Fisher College to offer the first doctoral program available for completion on the Onondaga Campus.
Six Students Earn SUNY Chancellor's AwardsSix Onondaga students were honored with Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence.
John P. Sindoni Appointed to Board of TrusteesJohn P. Sindoni, Esq. Partner in the law firm of Hiscock & Barkley, has been appointed to Onondaga Community College’s Board of Trustees.
Onondaga Announces Tuition Break for Out-of-State VeteransEffective starting the summer 2013 semester, veterans honorably discharged in New York State whose legal residence is out-of-state will pay the in-state tuition rate.
Onondaga Professor Named Fulbright ScholarOnondaga’s Dr. Valerie Melburg has been named a Fulbright Scholar.
SUNY Alumnus and Hip-Hop Artist B. Martin Releases “SUNY Anthem”SUNYChancellor Nancy L. Zimpher joined University at Albany graduate Brendan Martin in the official debut of his latest track, “SUNY Anthem.”
New GED Fast Track ProgramOnondaga Community College, in partnership with OCM BOCES, is now offering Fast Track GED® Test Prep classes for students interested in earning a GED®
Onondaga Peace Officers Go Navy BlueOnondaga Community College’s Peace Officers are getting a new look. Starting Monday, February 18 they’ll be wearing navy blue uniforms.
Ulrich Receives National Baseball HonorCongratulations to Onondaga baseball player David Ulrich, Tioga, on receiving a 2012 Collegiate and High School Rawlings Gold Glove Award.
New Regional Higher Ed Center PartnershipNew agreement will allow students who graduate from Onondaga’s Hospitality Management program to earn a bachelor’s degree from Paul Smith’s on the Onondaga campus.
St. John Fisher 2+2 AgreementSt. John Fisher and Onondaga Community College have signed a new 2+2 agreement that will create a direct pathway from Onondaga to St. John Fisher in 12 different degree programs.
2011 - 2012 Report to the CommunityOnondaga Community College invites you to view the College’s first digital annual report.
Alumni Faces Honored at Celebration of SuccessOnondaga honored six graduates as Alumni Faces at their Celebration of Success event held on October 3rd.
$250,000 Gift Targets Science, Technology, Engineering and Math EducationOnondaga Community College is the proud recipient of a $250,000 prize which will be used to expand awareness of and engagement in STEM fields among middle and high school students.
On the Move: College BookstoreThe Barnes & Noble College Bookstore has moved to its new location off the Whitney Atrium.
STEM Camp at OnondagaOnondaga’s STEM Camp helps introduce middle and high school students to the world of robotics, and explore its applications in both industrial and personal settings.
Board Grants Emerita Status to Outgoing TrusteeAt its board meeting of June 19, the College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve Trustee Emerita status to outgoing Trustee Connie M. Whitton.
Board Grants Emerita Status to Outgoing PresidentAt its board meeting of June 19, the College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve President Emerita status to outgoing President Debbie L. Sydow, Ph.D.
Naples Elected Chair of Board of TrusteesThe Onondaga Community College Board of Trustees has elected Allen J. Naples as Chair, effective July 1, 2012.
John H. Mulroy Hall DedicationOnondaga officially dedicated H-1 Hall into John H. Mulroy Hall during a ceremony in May in honor of one of the "founding fathers" of the College.
Men's and Women's LAX Capture National ChampionshipThe Onondaga men’s and women’s lacrosse teams have done it again – both teams captured the 2012 NJCAA National Championship.
Fair Trade Coffee Now Available at OCCStarbucks in the Gordon Student Center now offers a choice of fair trade coffee.
Music Chair Among 50 Most Influential Music Professors on TwitterThe Degree360 group has named Music Chair David Abrams among the 50 “Most Influential Music Professors on Twitter.”
Onondaga Receives STARS Silver Rating for SustainabilityOnondaga Community College has earned a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Margaret M. O'Connell Appointed Interim President by BoardThe Onondaga Community College Board of Trustees voted today to name Margaret M. “Meg” O’Connell as the interim president of the College, effective July 1, 2012.
President Debbie L. Sydow, Ph.D., named President of the College of William and Mary’s Richard Bland CollegeThe College of William and Mary’s Board of Visitors announced today that Debbie L. Sydow, Ph.D., President of Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, has been named the President of Richard Bland College in Virginia.
Women's Basketball Clinches Regional ChampionshipThe Women's Basketball Team won the 2012 NJCAA Region III Division III Women's Basketball Tournament championship on March 4.
Onondaga is Now MobileOnondaga has launched a collection of web services that students can use on their phone or any mobile device.
50th Anniversary Convocation CeremonyAs part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Onondaga Community College held its first-ever convocation ceremony in January to welcome new students from the Class of 2014
New Scholarship Program Covers Up To 25% Of Annual Tuition for Eligible StudentsOnondaga Community College announces a new scholarship program, “Onondaga Community Scholars,” which provides qualified students with scholarships of up to $1,000 - saving students and families approximately 25% of annual tuition costs.
Proposed Inner Harbor CampusOnondaga has announced its interest in a proposed development for the Syracuse area’s Inner Harbor.
Quote from President Debbie L. Sydow, Ph.D. on State of the StateOnondaga Community College applauds Governor Cuomo’s efforts to extend NYSUNY 2020 to all of the 64 campuses in the State University of New York system.
Decades EventA 50th Anniversary Community Celebration will be held on Friday, January 27, 2012 from 7 – 10 p.m. in the SRC Arena and Events Center.
Allyn Hall DedicationOnondaga Community College rededicated the former Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building to Allyn Hall in honor of William F. “Bill” Allyn and Janet J. “Penny” Allyn.
Music Professor Inducted into MCANADavid Abrams, professor of music and chair of the music department, was recently inducted into the Music Critics Association of North America.
SRC Arena and Events Center DedicationIn December, Onondaga held an official ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony commemorating the opening of the SRC Arena and Events Center.
Championship Rings Presented to Men's LAX TeamA ring ceremony was held on October 15 at Onondaga Community College for the 2011 NJCAA National Champion Men's Lacrosse team.
Onondaga Receives NJCAA Region III Sportsmanship AwardThe NJCAA has selected Onondaga to receive a 2010-11 NJCAA Region III Sportsmanship Award.
Onondaga Announces New VP for DevelopmentOnondaga Community College has named John Zacharek Vice President for Development and Executive Director of the OCC Foundation.
Top-Ranked National Publication Names College Military FriendlyG.I. Jobs Magazine has named Onondaga Community College as one of its 2012 Military Friendly Schools.
September 11 Commemoration CeremonyStudents, employees and community members joined together on Friday, September 9 in remembrance of the events that took place on 9/11/01.
50th Anniversary KickoffA ceremony was held to officially begin the College’s 50th Anniversary year-long celebration and dedicate its newest sculpture.
Onondaga Announces New Athletic DirectorOnondaga Community College has named Rob Edson as Athletics Director.
Onondaga to Become Energy Smart Learning CenterOnondaga has renewed its agreement to become an Energy Smart Learning Center as part of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Building Science.
Board Approves 2011-12 Operating BudgetAt its regularly scheduled board meeting, the Onondaga Community
College Board of Trustees passed the College’s 2011-12 operating budget which keeps tuition under $4,000 annually.
Solar Panels Installed on Whitney BuildingIn Spring 2011, the College began installation of a 21.16 kWp solar array on the roof of the Whitney Applied Technology Center.
Important Check Scam InformationInfo about a national check scamming operation that has targeted Onondaga, as well as other colleges and organizations.
Men's Lax are 2011 National ChampsThe Men's Lacrosse team won its third straight and fifth overall national championship today by beating CCBC Essex 12 to 9.
Onondaga Breaks Ground on New Academic II BuildingOnondaga Community College broke ground on its new Academic II building today, a project that will span over the College's hallmark gorge and connect Ferrante Hall and the Gordon Student Center.
Governor and SUNY Chancellor Unveil Groundbreaking NYSUNY 2020 ProgramGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo and State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher today unveiled the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program.
Onondaga Community College Ranked in Top 10%Aspen Institute College Excellence Program yesterday ranked Onondaga Community
College as one of the nation’s 120 best community colleges, challenging it to
compete for the prize funds.
Female Onondaga County High School Seniors Eligible for ScholarshipApplications for the Data Key Communications - Vera House scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year are now being accepted through May 1.
Onondaga Congratulates Dr. James Sunser, New President of Genesee CCOnondaga formally extends its congratulations to James Sunser, Ed.D., who was named the new president of Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY. Dr. Sunser has served at Onondaga Community College for 23 years, most recently as Vice President for Continuing and Extended Learning.
College Utilizes Report as Framework for Moving Toward Contract ResolutionWith efforts to negotiate a successor contract between OCC and the OCC Federation of Teachers and Administrators (OCCFTA) underway since April 2008, a report from the Fact Finder appointed by the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has been issued.
Onondaga Earns National Recognition as Model of EfficiencyUniversity Business magazine has named Onondaga Community College as a “2010 Model of Efficiency” in their most recent issue.
Allen J. Naples Joins Board of TrusteesAllen J. Naples, Senior Vice President and Regional President of the Central New York region for M&T Bank, was sworn in today as a member of the Board of Trustees.
A Celebration to RememberProfessor Matt Louer rallied with students in his public speaking course to throw student Dut Deng a birthday party he'll never forget – his first.
Campus Safety Turns to Students for PatrolMembers of the College's student patrol group are helping Onondaga remain one of the safest SUNY campuses.
Onondaga Receives Award From CNY Chapter of American Institute of ArchitectsIn recognition of the College’s efforts to integrate sustainability principles into its Strategic Plan, President Debbie L. Sydow recently accepted the 2010 President’s Award by the American Institute of Architects' CNY Chapter.
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Onondaga Dedicates Two New SculpturesOnondaga Community College President Debbie L. Sydow and Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor joined with artist and SU alumna Carole Eisner to dedicate two new sculptures on the Onondaga campus.
Ferrante Hall Academic II AdditionPlans for the addition to Ferrante Hall and renovations to the Gordon Student Center were presented to the County Legislature on July 15th and 16th.