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May 16, 2023

OCC Foundation to Honor Jon H. Larson at Annual Scholarship Celebration June 23

OCC president Dr. Larson

TOMS RIVER, NJ — The Ocean County College Foundation will host the 2023 Scholarship Celebration on Friday, June 23 at 6 p.m. on the OCC main campus in Toms River. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available now.

The annual open-tent event on the college’s Campus Mall is an opportunity for the Foundation to honor extraordinary individuals in the community while raising crucial funds to help students in Ocean County fulfill their dreams of a college education. This year, the Foundation will honor OCC President Jon H. Larson, Ph.D. in recognition of his many years of dedicated service to Ocean County College, its students, and the greater Ocean County community.

The evening’s festivities will feature a sumptuous gourmet buffet and a silent auction, with all proceeds from the celebration benefiting the mission of the Foundation. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets, please visit

The Ocean County College Foundation is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and development of Ocean County College through scholarships, endowments, and capital and special projects. Since 1965, the Foundation has provided support for thousands of deserving students in our community. Through the generosity of its donors, the Foundation has awarded more than $19.5 million in direct scholarship and special program support, and continues to provide assistance across the college community in truly impactful ways, including funding for the Helping Hands Food Pantry, the Blauvelt Speaker Series, the Grunin Center for the Arts, the Global Travel Experience, Veterans Affairs, the Novins Planetarium, the Citta Sailing Center, Viking Athletics, and many more college and student-led initiatives. Learn more at

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