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Award-Winning Chef and TV Host Lidia Bastianich at Grunin Center on October 4

September 22, 2023

TOMS RIVER, NJ — The Ocean County College Foundation’s popular Blauvelt Speaker Series continues on Wednesday, October 4 with a visit from renowned celebrity chef and TV host Lidia Bastianich, beginning at 6 p.m. on the Main Stage of the Grunin Center for the Arts. This special event will also be available via livestream. Tickets are.......
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Roman Zavada’s Résonances Boréales Returns to Novins Planetarium

September 21, 2023

TOMS RIVER, NJ — Pianist-composer Roman Zavada, a master in musical innovation, returns to the Novins Planetarium on Friday, October 6 to perform his unique compositions inspired by the aurora borealis of the Northwest Territories, presented to audiences under mesmerizing 360-degree views of the Northern Lights. With an upright piano anchored to the rock of the.......
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Grunin Center’s Afternoon Recital Series Returns September 15

September 13, 2023

A new Afternoon Recital Series gets underway at The Grunin Center for the Arts with a performance by pianist Michael Noble at 2 p.m. on September 15, the first of four new installments for Fall 2023. The Afternoon Recital Series provides opportunities for OCC students and the community to enjoy classical music performances by local,.......
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A Conversation with Robert Pondiscio at Grunin Center Sept. 28

September 6, 2023

The Ocean County College Foundation will welcome author and education scholar Robert Pondiscio to the Main Stage at the Grunin Center for the Arts at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 28. This event is part of the Foundation’s Blauvelt Speaker Series. Robert Pondiscio is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he.......
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Dr. Monaco’s Fall 2023 Colloquium Speech

September 1, 2023

Unleashing Potential: Nurturing a Vibrant and Inclusive Community for All Thursday, August 31, 2023 Grunin Center Theater 9:00 a.m. Dr. Pamela Monaco President What a spectacular day! People–together–in person. It is so good to see you. I appreciate your taking the time to take part in this sharing of thoughts and ideas that will then.......
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The Warrior Mindset: CW2 Nick Lavery Speaks at Grunin Center on Sept. 11

August 30, 2023

The Veterans and Military Resource Center (VMRC) at Ocean County College is pleased to welcome Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nick Lavery to speak at the Grunin Center at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 11. Lavery will discuss the “Warrior Mindset” philosophy and share his inspirational story of sacrifice, determination and resilience. Admission is free and.......
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Dr. Monaco’s August 24, 2023 Report to the Board of Trustees

August 23, 2023

Student Recognition Front Runner New Jersey (FRNJ) is an online media site dedicated to highlighting African-American leadership, achievement, and culture in South Jersey.  Its newsletter, FRNJ Extra, shares positive stories on black leaders from all walks of life as well as announces events, addresses issues, and provides commentary that bring the black experience to life. .......
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CAREER TRAINING OPEN HOUSE – Explore Workforce & Professional Education at OCC

August 3, 2023

TOMS RIVER, NJ — The Workforce and Professional Education (WPE) department at Ocean County College will host an open house for individuals interested in starting a new career, upgrading their job skills, or exploring new educational opportunities. The event will take place on August 23 from 4-7 p.m. in the Hovnanian Health Sciences Building (#102) on.......
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Helping Hands Food Pantry at Ocean County College Selected as August’s Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Beneficiary

July 31, 2023

TOMS RIVER, NJ — Store leadership at Stop & Shop’s Brick Boulevard location has selected Ocean County College’s Helping Hands Food Pantry to receive a $1 donation from every purchase of the $2.50 Stop & Shop Community Bag for the entire month of August. The Community Bag Program facilitates community support with the goal to make.......
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Dr. Monaco’s July 27, 2023 Report to the Board of Trustees

July 26, 2023

National Endowment for the Humanities This summer, Dr. Madison Peschock, College Lecturer II in English, received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant, which enabled her participation in its program, “Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor,” hosted at Georgia College.  Dr. Peschock spent four weeks in O’Connor’s hometown of Milledgeville, Georgia, participating in workshops and scholarship dedicated.......
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