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Dr. Larson’s Fall 2014 Colloquium Remarks

August 28, 2014

Fall Colloquium 2014 Charting Our New Course Good morning! Welcome to the Fall Colloquium. It is gratifying to see so many joining us today for a very important kickoff to Ocean County College’s efforts at thinking anew and acting anew in our transforming initiative: Charting Our New Course. Welcome especially to our distinguished guests: Chair of the Board.......
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President’s July 2014 Report to the OCC Board of Trustees

July 25, 2014

Trip Abroad I will be attending the 3rd Universia International Presidents Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 27 to 29. The theme of the meeting is “The University of the 21stCentury: An Insight from Latin America.” Its purpose is to create a collaborative interchange of ideas and insights into higher education to identify ways in which relationships among the Ibero-American universities and other universities can be enhanced as well as to promote the diffusion of knowledge through the Internet. This event is sponsored by Bank Santander.......
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President’s June 2014 Report to the OCC Board of Trustees

June 23, 2014

Instruction e-Learning – The first semester of the e-Learning My Foundations Lab (MFL) Development Education Pilot Program has been completed and assessed. Although the pilot program initially presented a few challenges, it soon settled into a nice rhythm. Following the results of a preliminary analysis, the MFL Pilot appears to have yielded some very positive.......
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President’s May 2014 Report to the OCC Board of Trustees

May 27, 2014

Academic Affairs The Faculty Center for Excellence, Innovation, and Creativity has been in operation for almost one full academic year. Under the leadership of co-directors Professor Jennifer Dellner and Lecturer II Robert Marchie and with the assistance from the Advisory Committee, much has been accomplished. In its new and beautiful location in Room 306 of.......
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President’s March 2014 Report to the OCC Board of Trustees

March 24, 2014

Phi Theta Kappa The Twenty-Seventh Annual Phi Theta Kappa Middle States Regional Convention was held in Galloway, New Jersey, from March 7 to 9. Nine members of OCC’s Tau Iota Chapter, and one alumna, who is also an advisor to Tau Iota, attended the convention. The Office of Student Life provided financial support for the.......
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Dr. Larson’s February 2014 Report to the Board of Trustees

February 24, 2014

e-Learning Partnerships Ocean County College is continuing to deepen the successful partnerships already in place with Kean University and Fairleigh Dickinson University. On February 12, Executive Vice President Sara Winchester, Vice President Jianping Wang, Director of e-Learning Jeff Harmon, and I joined with Mr. Matt Leavy and Ms. Allison King, CEO and Vice President of Pearson eCollege, respectively, to meet with Kean President Dawood Farahi and FDU President Sheldon Drucker and Provost Christopher Capuano. The.......
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Dr. Larson’s January 2014 Report to the Board of Trustees

January 27, 2014

Administration Building Update In the early morning hours of Saturday, January 4, due to extremely cold weather a pipe burst in the Administration Building, which caused water damage throughout the building. The building was closed for repairs, and clean-up began immediately. Because we were in a heavy registration period leading up to the start of the spring semester,.......
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Dr. Larson’s Spring 2014 Colloquium Remarks

January 21, 2014

Colloquium Spring, 2014 I Have A Dream Welcome, everyone, to Ocean County College’s 2014 Spring Colloquium! It is so wonderful to see all of you again! Thank you for coming. And, thank you, each and every one, for all you have done and will do in this momentous year for this extraordinary institution. 2014 will.......
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Dr. Larson’s November 2013 Report to the OCC Board of Trustees

December 2, 2013

Ocean County College Athletics On Saturday, November 9, the Ocean County College Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championship Meet hosted by Holyoke Community College in Massachusetts. I am very proud to announce the Women’s Team won the National Championship and the Men’s Team finished as the National Runner-Up. Liz Kowalski won the women’s race and was named the Individual National Champion. She was also named an NJCAA.......
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