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OCC’S 58TH COMMENCEMENT SETS RECORDS
Orange Coast College will host its 58th commencement ceremony tonight (May 25) at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa.

The ceremony is set to begin at 5:30 p.m., and a crowd in excess of 7,000 is expected to attend. The Pacific Amphitheater, located at the Orange County Fairgrounds & Exposition Center, is situated on Fairview Road, directly across the street from OCC’s campus.

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PIRATES REIGN AT 58TH FACULTY AND STAFF BREAKFAST
Pirates were on Parade Wednesday morning (May 24) when OCC staged its 58th annual Faculty and Staff Breakfast in the Student Center and Student Center Lounge.

Theme for this year’s event was: “Life's Pretty Good, and Why Wouldn't it Be? I'm a Pirate, After All!" The breakfast was hosted by OCC’s Foundation and the Staff Development Office.

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PHOTO ADVENTURE SLATED FOR RABBIT ISLAND
A not-for-credit photo adventure workshop to Rabbit Island, B.C. will be directed this summer by award winning outdoor photographer Don Gale.

Gale will teach basic photographic techniques that will enable students to expertly capture the breathtaking beauty of the island wilderness.

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COSTA MESA’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HONORS
OCC’S MALE AND FEMALE STUDENTS OF THE YEAR
Two students have been saluted by the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce as Orange Coast College’s Male and Female Students of the Year for 2005-06.

The students, Christine Scarborough of Costa Mesa and Yusef Abukar of Irvine, were honored last Friday morning (May 19) at the chamber’s 27th annual Recognition Breakfast, held at the Costa Mesa Hilton.

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FORMER OCC INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
NAMED DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE’S INTERNATIONAL CENTER
Former Orange Coast College international student, Madjid Niroumand, has been named director of the institution’s International Center.

Niroumand’s selection was announced Wednesday evening (May 17) by the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees. The OCC graduate has been serving as interim director of the center for the past seven months.

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TAMANAHA NAMED DIRECTOR OF OCC’S EOPS PROGRAM
Steve Tamanaha is returning to his alma mater – Orange Coast College – to take over as director of the school’s EOPS Program.

The new director replaces Richard Hernandez, who served in the post for 36 years. Hernandez retired last year.

Tamanaha, 53, of Irvine, spent the last two years as associate dean of EOPS at Grossmont College in El Cajon. Prior to that, he was director of EOPS for two years at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo.

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OCC’S FALL CLASS SCHEDULE NOW ONLINE
Orange Coast College’s fall 2006 class schedule is now posted online on the college’s website.

OCC’s web address is www.orangecoastcollege.edu.

Persons arriving at the website should click on “Class Schedules” on the first page of the site, and then on “Fall 2006.” Fall semester classes will begin on Monday, Aug. 28.

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OCC UPDATES FACULTY AND STAFF BIO FORMS
OCC’s Community Relations Office is in the process of updating its faculty and administration biography files.

Fulltime faculty members, managers and administrators can submit their updated forms to Mary Roda (mailbox in the Administration Building hallway), or by email. Mary has an electronic Word document she can send you. Email her at mroda@occ.cccd.edu, or contact her at (714) 432-25726.

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OCC’S CHILDREN’S CENTER RECEIVES NATIONAL ACCREDITATION
Orange Coast College’s Children’s Center, now in its 37th year of operation, was notified this month (May) that it has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

The NAEYC is the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.

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40 STUDENTS TO GRADUATE JUNE 8
FROM OCC’S MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
Forty students will receive their diplomas on Thursday afternoon, June 8, from Orange Coast College’s Middle College High School.

The ceremony will be the eighth graduation to be conducted in the Middle College High School’s 10-year history. The school has been operating on OCC’s 164-acre campus since the fall of 1996.

The 2006 graduation ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. in OCC’s Robert B. Moore Theatre. The public is invited to attend. A reception will follow in the theatre foyer.

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SUMMER SESSIONS BEGIN JUNE 5 AND 19
Orange Coast College’s two 2006 summer sessions are scheduled to begin the weeks of June 5 and 19, and will consist of four, six and eight-week classes.

Summer classes are open to OCC students, members of the community, high school juniors and seniors, and students at four-year colleges and universities.

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OCC TO CONDUCT BOAT AUCTION AND MARINE GEAR SALE JUNE 24
Orange Coast College will conduct its annual spring boat auction and marine gear sale on Saturday morning, June 24.

The sale will be staged at OCC’s Marine Services Yard, situated behind the Coast Community College District Office in Costa Mesa. The office is located at 1370 Adams Ave., directly across the street from OCC's campus.

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BEAT THE HEAT WITH OCC'S SUMMER SWIM LESSONS
Registration is underway for Orange Coast College's summer swim program, with a wide variety of classes for all levels of swimmers.

Four 10-day sessions will be held Monday through Friday throughout the summer starting June 12, June 26, July 10 and July 24 Parent and Me classes for children between 1 and 3 years of age will meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with classes starting June 26 and on July 17.

Cost of the program is $51 for one session; $100 for two sessions; $147 for three sessions and $192 for four sessions. Parents may register their children by phone at (714) 432-5880, press 1.

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OCC PLANS CHILDREN'S SWIM TEAM
Swimmers age five and older who can swim the width of the pool are invited to join Orange Coast College's swim team this summer.

During the season, which runs through June and July, children will receive instruction in all four of the competitive strokes. The program emphasizes fun and improvement instead of winning. Each child on the team will receive a swim suit, T-shirt, individual trophy and a team picture.

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS JUNE 3
The Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets Saturday, June 3, at Orange Coast College.

The club, which has been gathering on OCC’s campus for more than two decades, meets the first Saturday of each month, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Chemistry Building.

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OCC TO CONDUCT AUDITIONS IN AUGUST
FOR FIRST FALL MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION
Orange Coast College’s Theatre Department will conduct auditions for Larry Gelbart’s hilarious comedy, “Sly Fox,” on Monday and Tuesday evenings, Aug. 28-29, in the Drama Lab Theatre.

Rehearsals begin Aug. 31, and run Monday through Friday evenings, from 7-10:30 p.m.

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2006 OC FAIR OFFERS 21 DAYS AND NIGHTS OF FREE ENTERTAINMENT
During the 21 days of the 2006 OC Fair, the Washington Mutual Arena will offer free daily entertainment including Speedway and other motorized events, bull riding, and concerts, as well as a smorgasbord of Latino programming.

Launching the Arena’s 21 days of action will be the 31st Annual Speedway Fair Derby and Freestyle Motocross Jumping on Friday, July 7, the Fair’s opening day, when the top racers in the United States compete at 8 p.m.

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SPECIAL ADMISSION DAYS AND PROMOTIONS ENCOURAGE
EVERYONE TO ENJOY FLOWER POWER AT THE 2006 OC FAIR
Special admission prices and promotions add value for guests of the 2006 OC Fair, July 7-30. The Fair is closed on Mondays July 10, 17 and 24.

Opening Day, Friday, July 7, Free Hour offers free admission and parking from noon - 1 p.m. Also on Opening Day, all active duty military, law enforcement, and fire personnel with a valid ID will receive free admission into the Fair, along with one guest, from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AT COAST! WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?
This summer, I will celebrate my 35th anniversary as an employee of Orange Coast College.

I consider it a significant milestone.
 
When I was hired, in August of 1971, I assumed that I’d be with OCC for less than five years. My rather ill defined career goal at the time was to become a sports information director at an institution like USC, UCLA or Washington. I didn’t expect to fall in love with this place.

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Book Talk

“I Can’t Believe She Did That”
By Nan Mooney
HD6058.M58 2005
 
“Garbage Land”
By Elizabeth Royte
HD 4484.N7 R68 2005
 
“Traveling Light”
By Max Lucado
BV4501.3.L86 2001

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Library Media/Computer Lab

“The Wanderers”
Warner Bros. Films, 2002 (c.1979)
DVD, 117 minutes
Location: Media CIRC PS3566 .R544 W3

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

If you think you may have shingles, see your doctor right away.

Early treatment with an antiviral drug can minimize the pain, promote healing, and reduce the chance of complications. The earlier you start, the better.

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Did You Know

Wounded Warriors is an organization dedicated to assisting men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have been severely injured during service in Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas of the world. Injuries range from amputations through severe spinal cord injuries and paralysis. Wounded Warrior services begin in the hospital with support then into rehabilitation, adaptive sports and recreation programs. One recent project with Disabled Sports USA started this year with The Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project 2006. Activities included a series of sports activities including clinics on Nordic skiing, snowboarding, cycling, golf and outrigger canoeing. To contribute or for more information, visit their web site at www.woundedwarriorsproject.org.

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