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NEA Awards OCC’S Grunin Center $50,000 as Part of CARES Act

July 31, 2020

TOMS RIVER, NJ — The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced the nonprofit arts organizations recommended for direct funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and Ocean County College, for the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, is proud to have been approved for a $50,000 award. This grant.......
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Dr. Larson’s Report to the OCC Board of Trustees

July 23, 2020

TO: Members, OCC Board of Trustees FROM: Jon H. Larson, Ph.D. President SUBJECT: Items of Interest for the July 23, 2020, Board Meeting DATE: June 17, 2020 Commendation Dr. Henry Jackson, Executive Director of Academic Success, was recently named the 2020 NROC Ambassador of the Year.  This award is presented to an NROC member who.......
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Dr. Larson’s Report to the OCC Board of Trustees

June 24, 2020

TO: Members, OCC Board of Trustees FROM: Jon H. Larson, Ph.D. President SUBJECT: Items of Interest for the June 25, 2020, Board Meeting DATE: June 22, 2020 Commendations/Presentations Dr. Dan Baker, Professor of Philosophy, recently completed his Spring 2020 sabbatical leave project titled, “Teaching Critical Thinking Using Contemporary Moral Issues.”  His research produced a text that.......
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Ocean County College Ranked #2 Best Online Community College in NJ

June 19, 2020

TOMS RIVER, NJ — Ocean County College has been ranked second among all community colleges in New Jersey for online education in 2020. Rankings are compiled annually by Guide To Online Schools, a free and comprehensive compendium that enables students to compare all online college and university programs in the United States. This news comes.......
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OCC President Dr. Jon H. Larson’s Message on Fall 2020 Instruction

June 18, 2020

TOMS RIVER, NJ — While Ocean County College is eager to reopen its Toms River and Manahawkin campuses for instruction, a measured and gradual approach must be taken to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff. President Jon Larson has announced that the College will offer most Fall 2020 semester for-credit and.......
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OCC Graduating Nurses Honored with Virtual Pinning Ceremony

June 17, 2020

TOMS RIVER, NJ — Ocean County College honored its Nursing Classes of December 2019 through May 2020 – the 52nd graduating class of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences – with a Virtual Nurses Pinning Ceremony on June 16, 2020. Fall 2019 Graduates Megan Ahern, Kayleigh Algaze, Tori Barbosa, Brittney Bazydlo, Michelle Bogert, Alexandra.......
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OCC presents Student, Faculty Awards at 53rd Commencement

June 17, 2020

TOMS RIVER, NJ — During its 53rd Annual Commencement Ceremony, held virtually on Tuesday, June 16, Ocean County College presented a number of scholarship awards to students as part of its Annual Awards Ceremony. The College also recognized outstanding teaching among its faculty and staff.* 2020 Outstanding Teaching Awards Full-Time Faculty: Catherine Pontoriero, Assistant Professor,.......
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OCC Marks 53rd Annual Commencement with Virtual Ceremony

June 17, 2020

TOMS RIVER, NJ — Approximately 1,675 students* received associate’s degrees from Ocean County College during the 53rdAnnual Commencement Ceremony, held virtually on Tuesday, June 16, at 6:00 p.m. The ceremony is now available online, at https://oceancc.stageclip.com, for viewing at any time.   President’s Welcome • Dr. Jon H. Larson, President Faculty Greeting • Dr. William Rickert, Professor of Mathematics.......
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Dr. Larson’s Report to the OCC Board of Trustees

May 27, 2020

TO: Members, OCC Board of Trustees FROM: President Jon H. Larson, Ph.D. SUBJECT: Items of Interest for the May 28, 2020, Board Meeting DATE: May 22, 2020 Commendations/Presentations Congratulations to Ryan Park from Millburn High School for winning first place at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) 2020 National Competition held from April 15.......
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OCC President’s Message on Instruction During Coronavirus Pandemic

May 8, 2020

A message from Ocean County College President Jon H. Larson, Ph.D. Ocean County College is providing high quality, affordable, remote instruction in all classes during the mandated campus closure and will continue for as long as necessary. All classes will be delivered remotely through August 31, 2020. Thereafter, OCC is prepared to offer in the.......
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