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2,435 STUDENTS EARN DEGREES, CERTIFICATES AT 65TH COMMENCEMENT
Orange Coast College conferred 2,435 Associate degrees and certificates at its 65th commencement ceremony on Wednesday, May 22 at Pacific Amphitheatre, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

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NEWPORT FILM FESTIVAL FOUNDER JOINS OCC ALUMNI HALL OF FAME
Gregg Schwenk, founder and CEO of the Newport Beach Film Festival, businessman, writer and educator, is Orange Coast College’s 2013 inductee to the Alumni Hall of Fame.

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CAMPUS CLOSED MAY 27-28
Orange Coast College will close its campus on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Campus will remain closed on Tuesday, May 28, a furlough day.

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SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN JUNE 17
The first day of summer classes will be Monday, June 17. The summer session continues through Saturday, Aug. 10. OCC will close on Thursday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday.

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$220,000 GRANT ENDING, BUT OCC CONTINUES ALCOHOL AWARENESS EFFORT
Orange Coast College plans to continue a campus-wide alcohol awareness program originally funded by a $220,000 grant from the Orange County Health Care Agency. The 18-month grant ends in June.

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OCC TO SALUTE RETIRING FACULTY/STAFF THURSDAY
Orange Coast College's Annual End-of-the-Year Faculty/Staff Retiree Ceremony will send off faculty and staff members who are retiring at the end of the semester at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in the Student Center Lounge.

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OCC SOCIOLOGY PROF ENDS REWARDING CAREER AFTER 42 YEARS
Terry Timmins was a founder of OCC’s Recycling Center and rubbed elbows with famous scholars during his long career at Coast.

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DENNIS KELLY LEAVING MARINE SCIENCES ON A “HAPPY” NOTE
For Dennis Kelly, teaching marine biology is not really a classroom activity.

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WORLD TRAVEL ON ANNA KATSUKI’S “BUCKET LIST”
Counselor Anna Katsuki is retiring after 39 years in education, including 19 years at Coast, but slowing down is not part of her retirement plan.

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TENNIS COACH LEAVES OCC LEGACY
Janice Maran, longtime Orange Coast College women's tennis coach who helped guide the Pirates to eight state championships and over 450 wins, is retiring after 37 years at Coast.

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MICHAEL SCOTT TAUGHT PHILOSOPHY AT OCC FOR 33 YEARS
Michael Scott, professor of philosophy, is retiring after 28 years on OCC’s full-time faculty.

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APRIL STILSON IS A FOUNDING TEACHER AT EARLY CHILDHOOD LAB SCHOOL
April Stilson, a teacher at the OCC Early Childhood Lab School since it opened, is retiring after 26 years.

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JERRIE SAMPLES WAS AN EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDENT AT OCC
Jerrie Samples, who started as an OCC Early Childhood student and was hired as an assistant teacher, is retiring after 20 years at the Early Childhood Lab School.

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COSTA MESA CHAMBER HONORS TOP STUDENTS
Orange Coast College students Michael Gandy and Hale Ahangi were honored by the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce at its 34th Annual Outstanding Les Miller Outstanding Students Awards Breakfast.

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ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW CONTINUES THROUGH MAY 30
Orange Coast College student artists will display their work in the “Mass Appeal 2013 Student Art Exhibition” in the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion through May 30.

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REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR SUMMER SWIM CLASSES, SWIM TEAM
Registration is underway for Orange Coast College’s Children’s Swim Team and Summer Swim Program. A wide variety of classes, including water polo, is available for all levels of swimmers.

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THEATRE DEPARTMENT TO HOLD ‘RHINOCEROS’ AUDITIONS JUNE 17
The Orange Coast College Theatre Department is looking for actors to perform in the summer production of absurdist play, “Rhinoceros,” by Eugene Ionesco. Auditions will take place Monday, June 17, at 6:00 p.m. in the Drama Lab.

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CRASH, CHILDREN’S CENTER GOAT, NEEDS A NEW HOME
“Crash” has grown out of his Children’s Center enclosure and is looking for new digs.

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CIRCLE K HOSTS SPRING TRAINING CONFERENCE
OCC’s Circle K Club hosted 500 student leaders from 30 colleges throughout Southern California and Nevada.

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SAILING CENTER OPEN HOUSE JUNE 22
The Orange Coast College Sailing Center will hold an open house on Saturday, June 22, with free sailing and hot dogs.

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EIGHT GUARDIAN SCHOLARS ACCEPTED TO 4-YEAR UNIVERSITIES
A dozen Orange Coast College’s Guardian Scholars, students who have been in foster care, graduated this week, and eight will transfer to four-year universities.

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SUMMER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OCC FACULTY & STAFF
Orange Coast College will offer several technology training classes for faculty and staff this summer.

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DISTRICT UPDATE
In his weekly New Brief, Chancellor Andrew Jones discusses emergency contact information and the Governor’s May Revise.

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Save The Date!

SAVE THE DATE
Gallery Exhibits – Campus Events

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Pirate Sports Blog

Track and Field

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