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Dr. Larson’s Spring 2018 Colloquium Speech

January 19, 2018

Spring 2018 Colloquium Advancing the Vision Jon H. Larson President, Ocean County College January 19, 2018 “Ocean County College will be the boldest, most creative, most innovative student-centered college in America and, by pioneering community college education internationally, will be a new prototype for global education.” – OCC Vision Statement, 2018 Good morning and welcome.......
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Dr. Larson’s December 2017 Report to the Board of Trustees

December 7, 2017

Finance and Administration On November 15, 2017, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders adopted a resolution authorizing the execution of a funding agreement with Ocean County College and the Ocean County Vocational Technical School relating to the construction of a Performing Arts Academy on the College campus.  The resolution formally approved the funding arrangement.......
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Dr. Larson’s November 2017 Report to the Board of Trustees

November 2, 2017

TO: Members, OCC Board of Trustees FROM: Jon H. Larson, Ph.D.President SUBJECT: Items of Interest for the November 2, 2017, Board Meeting DATE: October 27, 2017 Sign Language Society Ocean County College’s Sign Language Society, advised by Ms. Kathy Basilotto, Assistant Professor of American Sign Language (ASL), functions as a bridge between American Sign Language students.......
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Dr. Larson’s September 2017 Report to the Board of Trustees

September 28, 2017

Ocean County College Military History Institute The OCC Military History Institute now has a formal presence on campus, having opened the last week in May in the Library.  Former History Associate Professor Richard Trimble developed the Institute and is now its Director.  He built a collection of books and artifacts during his tenure at the.......
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Dr. Jon H. Larson’s Fall 2017 Colloquium Remarks: A New Era of Innovation

August 31, 2017

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln Welcome to the Fall Semester of our fifty-second year! Thank you, Dr. Clay, for opening our program in your customary elegant style. We have many things to discuss in today’s.......
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Dr. Larson’s August 2017 Report to the Board of Trustees

August 23, 2017

Fall 2017 Colloquium The Fall 2017 Colloquium will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2017, with a continental breakfast, followed by my State-of-the-College address at 9:00 a.m.  The Colloquium theme is “A New Era of Innovation at Ocean County College.” Five workshops will run concurrently from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again.......
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$5,000 Awarded To Grunin Center At Ocean County College

June 30, 2017

The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College received a grant of $5,000 by OceanFirst Bank of Toms River. The grant monies will be used for student scholarships of the full stage performance of the children’s opera Brundibar. As part of the County Basie Theatre Performing Arts Academy, Eli Villanueva, Los Angeles Opera Director,.......
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Dr. Larson’s June 29, 2017 Report to the Board of Trustees

June 28, 2017

College Academy at Lacey Ocean County College and Lacey Township High School began a partnership in 2014 as part of the Jump Start Program wherein Lacey juniors and seniors had the opportunity to register for up to 18 OCC credits.  That partnership has evolved into the College Academy at Lacey.  Beginning in fall 2017, Lacey.......
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Ocean County College Receives National Endowment For The Arts Grant

June 16, 2017

Grant to support the Beyond the Classroom Stories of Service Toms River, NJ – Ocean County College (OCC) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the Beyond the Classroom Stories of Service. The purpose of the Beyond the Classroom series is to engage both OCC students and members of the.......
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$8M Donation To Bring Ocean County Vocational Technical School Performing Arts Academy To Ocean County College Campus

June 15, 2017

Local Donors Jay and Linda Grunin Benefactors of the Arts in Ocean County TOMS RIVER, NJ – During Ocean County College’s 50th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 25, 2017, Dr. Jon H. Larson, OCC President, announced an $8 million donation to the College.  The donation, a gift from The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation will help construct a.......
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