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2021 Veteran Champion of the Year in Higher Education awarded to OCC’s Ryan Luurtsema

April 16, 2021

TOMS RIVER — Congratulations to Ryan Luurtsema, assistant director of OCC’s Veteran and Military Resource Center (VMRC) who recently was designated a 2021 Veteran Champion of the Year in Higher Education by VIQTORY. One of only 19 in the country to receive this award, Luurtsema was recognized for his commitment, effort and success in creating.......
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Harvard Professor and Author Unlocks Secrets to Happiness in a Virtual Presentation at OCC’s Grunin Center in May

April 15, 2021

TOMS RIVER — How does happiness change over a lifetime and how can we get happier as we age? It’s probably safe to say that everyone would like the answer to that question. Harvard professor and author Arthur C. Brooks reveals the answers to these questions by exploring the advances in behavioral economics and social.......
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OCC’s Cybersecurity Seminar Series continues — Vulnerability Disclosure is this month’s topic

April 12, 2021

TOMS RIVER — The Cybersecurity Seminar Series at Ocean County College will continue on Friday, April 30, from 1 to 2 p.m. via WebEx. “A History of Vulnerability Disclosure” will be presented by Julian Cohen, who has served as an enterprise Director of Security, Chief Information Security Officer, and security professional across finance, healthcare, government,.......
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OCC presents Alton Fitzgerald White, Broadway’s longest running Lion King, who shares work-life fulfillment secrets

April 9, 2021

TOMS RIVER — Singer, actor and dancer, Alton Fitzgerald White, who starred as Mufasa in Broadway’s Lion King longer than any other actor, will appear (virtually) at the Grunin Center at Ocean County College on April 20 at 11 a.m. White will share his secrets to fulfillment in work and life through About My Pride:.......
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Legendary Toms River South Baseball Coach Celebrated in Film, Showing at OCC

April 8, 2021

TOMS RIVER — Ocean County College hosts the showing of South Baseball — The Spirit of Winning, a film about legendary Toms River High School South baseball coach Ken Frank. This free, virtual event will be held Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m.  Coach Frank has won more games than any other coach in New.......
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Nimbus Dance Performs Acclaimed Social Justice Initiative, Lynchtown/Thistown, at OCC

April 6, 2021

TOMS RIVER — Don’t miss this special evening featuring Nimbus Dance’s acclaimed social justice initiative, Lynchtown/Thistown, on April 24 at 7 p.m. Two iconic American modern dances will be performed: Charles Weidman’s 1936 masterwork, Lynchtown, and Pearl Primus’ renowned 1943 solo Strange Fruit. Both works explore race, violence and mob mentality, and illustrate the sociopolitical.......
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Dr. Larson’s Report to the OCC Board of Trustees

March 25, 2021

I want to begin this month’s report by noting that it was on March 13 last year that the coronavirus caused colleges and universities throughout the nation to move to remote operations.  The majority of OCC faculty, staff, and students have been away from the campus for an entire year. I mention this because, again.......
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Press Release–The Counseling Center of Ocean County College Joins County Agencies to Promote Addiction Education, Awareness, Prevention and Recovery

March 22, 2021

TOMS RIVER — Join OCC’s Counseling Center and Recovery Support Program, the Addictions Studies Program, Hope Sheds Light and the DART Coalition in a month-long exploration of recovery and the people who live it. Each session will take an in-depth look at various topics to promote education, awareness, prevention and recovery from addiction. Monday, April.......
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Dr. Larson’s Report to the OCC Board of Trustees

February 25, 2021

Middle States As part of the Middle States Self-Study process, Dr. Ellie Fogarty, OCC’s Vice President Liaison from Middle States, will be available to meet with College constituency groups on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.  This all-day virtual Self-Study visit will allow Dr. Fogarty to learn about the current state of the institution, to provide insight to.......
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Press Release — OCC Delivers through Workforce and Professional Education

February 18, 2021

TOMS RIVER — Meeting the growing need for allied health professionals is one of the areas in which Ocean County College’s Workforce and Professional Education (WPE) excels. WPE delivers purposeful education in Healthcare, Business & Technology and Education, taught by industry-certified staff and instructors. The aging population in the United States has created a demand.......
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