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$480,000 MILLER ESTATE BEQUEST IS A RECORD FOR OCC FOUNDATION
Orange Coast College this week announced that it has received $480,000 from the estate of Ruth Miller, a long-time Costa Mesa resident who passed away in 2012, to honor the memory of her late husband, Matt Miller. The gift is the largest unrestricted bequest in the history of the OCC Foundation.

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SCHOLARSHIPS HIT NEW RECORD FOR 2014 HONORS NIGHT
Orange Coast College will distribute more than $400,000 in scholarships to students on Wednesday, May 14, when the college conducts its 56th annual Honors Night ceremony. It’s a new record, according to OCC Foundation Director Doug Bennett. More than 500 scholarships will be awarded.

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OCC WORKING MOM WINS RESPIRATORY CARE SCHOLARSHIP
OCC Respiratory Care student Kristie Mourani of Huntington Beach is the recipient of a $500 scholarship for academic excellence from the California Society for Respiratory Care (CSRC). She was a guest of honor at the CRSC annual meeting and convention held at The Queen Mary in Long Beach Wednesday.

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OCC TO HOST “DRIVE IN, DRIVE OUT” HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION SATURDAY
The OCC Recycling Center, the Costa Mesa Sanitary District and OC Waste & Recycling are sponsoring a free community “drive-in and drive-out” household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, May 10.

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HANGING OF THE ORANGE NOMINATIONS DEADLINE MONDAY
Orange Coast College is seeking nominations for OCC’s 2014 Hanging the Orange Award. The award recognizes OCC faculty and staff who provide service “way above and beyond” the call of duty and exemplify the concept of Servant Leadership.


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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Faculty, staff, hourly employees and managers can submit nominations to the Coast District Management Association for Manager of the Year through 12:00 p.m. Friday, May 16, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PHLV5WH.


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OCC EMPLOYEES ASKED TO TAKE SURVEY ON CAMPUS INTERNATIONALIZATION
OCC’s Comprehensive Internationalization Task Force is asking faculty and staff to complete an online survey to help assess the current level of internationalization at Orange Coast College. The opinions and data gathered from this survey will be used in the creation of a strategic plan that will identify steps to further internationalize the campus. Your feedback is important; please take a moment to complete and submit the survey. Access the survey at http://cclimate.dis.cccd.edu/classclimate/indexstud.php?user_tan=UF78C.

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OCC’S PAUL NAVIDAD FEATURED IN “SAXOPHONE TODAY”
OCC music professor Paul Navidad is a featured artist on the cover of the May/June issue of “Saxiphone Today.” The magazine also includes a lengthy interview with Navidad by writer Thomas Edmann.

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“SPRING AWAKENING” ROCK MUSICAL ENDS MAY 11
OCC’s rock musical, “Spring Awakening,” ends this weekend with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, and a matinee at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, in the Drama Lab Theatre. Advance tickets are $12 adults, $10 seniors 62 and over, and $8 for OCC students. Tickets may be purchased at the OCC Bursar’s Office, (714) 432-5880, ext. 1, or online at www.occtickets.com. If available, tickets will be $15 at the door. The show is recommended for mature audiences.

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OCC SYMPHONY TO STAGE “SWEENEY TODD” THIS WEEKEND
The Orange Coast College Symphony, faculty and Music Department alums will star in a concert version of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and May 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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CHEER AND DANCE TEAMS ANNOUNCE MAY TRYOUTS
Orange Coast College’s national championship cheer and dance teams will hold open tryouts on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and May 10, in the Fitness Complex Gymnasium.

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DANCE STUDENTS TO PERFORM IN POPULAR “STUDIO HOUR”
The OCC Dance Department will present "Studio Hour,” a fun, spirited and upbeat program featuring students in the OCC Dance Department performing material learned in class during the current semester. The performance will take place on Tuesday, May 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW OPENS MAY 14
Orange Coast College student artists will display their work in the “Mass Appeal 2014 Student Art Exhibition” in the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion May 14 through May 24. The public is invited to an opening reception on Wednesday, May 15, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. including an ice cream social, awards presentation and entertainment. Admission is free. The exhibit will be juried by OCC art faculty.


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WORLD DANCE TO FEATURE 50 DANCERS IN MAY 16 PERFORMANCE
A cast of 50 multicultural dancers will celebrate colorful movements from around the globe on Friday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m. onstage at Orange Coast College’s Robert B. Moore Theatre. Directed by OCC faculty member, Angelika Nemeth, this 60-minute concert includes dances originating from Egypt, Hawaii, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Scotland, Spain, Tahiti and West Africa. Performers include OCC dance and music faculty, including Angelika Nemeth, flamenco instructor Arlene Hurtado, and guest artists and student dancers from the college’s Performing Dance Ensemble Class. Special guests include Arpana Dance Company with dance from South India and Ballet Folklorico Raices de Mexico OC.

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OCC REP TO STAGE ONE-ACT PLAYS MAY 16-18
Orange Coast College will display the talents of the Repertory Theatre Company's student directors, actors, designers and playwrights during the annual Spring One-Act Play Festival.


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ADVANCED VOICE STUDENTS TO PERFORM DISNEY FAVORITES MAY 17
Students in Beth Hansen’s Advanced Performance Voice Class will perform “A Little Chat With Disney” in the end-of-the-semester Musical Theatre Workshop on Saturday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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SAVE THE DATE – END OF THE YEAR EVENT SET FOR MAY 19
“A Year in Review: 2013-2014,” Orange Coast College’s 66th Annual End of Year Event, will honor retirees and welcome newest members of the Pirate crew on Monday, May 19, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Center. All faculty and staff members are invited to join the celebration.


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OCC GUITAR ENSEMBLES TO PERFORM MAY 22
OCC music instructors Adam Pettit and Dave Murdy will direct the OCC Guitar Ensemble in a performance on Thursday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. Tickets are available for $10 at the OCC Bursar’s Office, (714) 432-5880 or at www.occtickets.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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ECLECTIC CAFÉ WRAPS UP SPRING WITH NY STEAK, FETTUCCINE & CATFISH PO’ BOY
OCC’s gourmet lunch spot, Eclectic Café, ends the semester on Friday, May 8, with a menu featuring pan-seared New York steak served with whipped duchess potatoes and spring vegetables. Other entrees include spinach fettuccine smothered in creamy artichoke mushroom sauce and fried catfish po’ boy with house-made potato chips.

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OCC HEALTH CENTER SPREADS AWARENESS ABOUT MELANOMA
Orange Coast College’s Student Health Center is joining a campaign by the Orange County Health Department to fight against melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer.

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LIBRARY, STUDENT CENTER OPEN LATE FOR FINALS WEEK
Orange Coast College students studying for final exams can take advantage of extended hours in the OCC Library and the Student Success Center.

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SPRING 2014 STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOPS
The Counseling Division and the Associated Students of Orange Coast College are sponsoring a series of study skills and personal development workshops in April and May. Students can sign up in the Counseling Office or call (714) 432-5078. Extra credit slips will be available.

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LIBRARY STUDENT WORKSHOPS
The library provides the final open workshop of the semester on Monday, May 12, at 6:00 p.m. Students will learn how to do research in the physical and virtual library. The 60-minute workshops are held in the library’s Lecture Room. Extra credit slips will be provided.


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COMMUNITY ED UNVEILS SUMMER PROGRAM
Orange Coast College’s Community Education will offer a wide variety of classes, program and camps for children and adults this summer. Community Ed opened online registration and mailed out its summer program booklet this week. Request a booklet by calling 714-432-5154, Program guides are also available in the Bursar’s Office and the OCC Administration Building.

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OCC IN THE NEWS
OC Register Garden Editor Cindy McNatt praised OCC’s Horticulture Club, which won another blue ribbon at the Southern California Spring Garden Show at South Coast Plaza. “Not only are their display gardens stunning,” she wrote, “they have picked up first-place prizes in four of their five years participating in the design contest.”

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LYDIA ARBIZO, VIDA SHAJIE FEATURED IN “FUSION INTERNATIONAL” ART EXHIBIT
Art by OCC counselor Vida Shajie and retired EOPS counselor Lydia Arbizo will be on display in the “Fusion International” exhibit at the Creative Art Center, 1100 W. Clark Avenue, Burbank, in George Izay Park from May 9 through May 29. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 9, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Admission is free.

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CELEBRATING DIVERSITY: MAY 2014 CALENDAR
By the International and Multicultural Committee

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CAMPUS CALENDAR
Gallery Exhibits  -  Campus Events

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On A Personal Note

Michael Leigh Led OCC Speech Teams to 5 National Championships

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Pirate Sports Blog

PIRATES FINISH OFF WARRIORS TO ADVANCE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONALS
COSTA MESA – No late-inning heroics were necessary on Saturday for the Orange Coast College baseball team as the Pirates topped El Camino, 8-2, to advance to the second round of the 2014 Southern California Regional playoffs.

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PIRATES CAPTURE 2ND PLACE AT 2014 STATE MEET
LOS ANGELES – Sophomore diver Rae Adams and her freshman teammate Candice Buck helped lead the Orange Coast College women's swim team to an impressive second-place team finish at the 2014 California Community College Athletic Association State Meet, held at East Los Angeles College.

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TWO GOLFERS QUALIFY FOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!
POWAY – Despite a disappointing third-place team finish at Monday’s Southern California Regional Championship, two members of the Orange Coast College men'’ golf team have earned a spot at next week's state finals.


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HUTCHINS, WEBB HIGHLIGHT PIRATE SELECTIONS FOR ALL-PCC TEAM
COSTA MESA – The newly-crowned, state-champion, Orange Coast College men’s volleyball team filled in several slots in this year's All-Pacific Coast Conference Team, as selected by the PCC head coaches.

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NULPH NAMED OEC MVP; HILL BROTHERS SHARE PITCHER OF THE YEAR HONORS
IRVINE – The All-Orange Empire Conference Team for 2014 is covered in orange and blue as several Orange Coast College Pirates were selected to this year'’ squad.

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ARMENTA HEADING TO HAWAII PACIFIC
COSTA MESA –- Orange Coast College women's basketball player Dayanara Armenta will be continuing her athletic and academic careers at Hawaii Pacific University in the Fall, according to head coach Mike Thornton.


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