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OCC Foundation Will Host a Western-Themed Fundraiser August 7
The Orange Coast College Foundation is hosting a fundraiser, titled “Party ‘Til the Cows Come Home for Scholarships” on Friday, August 7 from 6–10 p.m. All proceeds will go toward funding student scholarships.

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OCC Appoints Deans For Business, Technology, Social Sciences Areas
Orange Coast College has hired three deans for its Business and Computing, Technology, and Social and Behavioral Sciences divisions. The three appointments provide permanent leadership for divisions that had previously been headed by interim administrators or by other OCC deans.

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OCC Letterhead, Map Available on Portal
Faculty and staff can now download OCC’s letterhead and map directly from the portal. The documents can be located on the Portal by going to the navigation bar under Departments > Institutional Advancement and Effectiveness “President’s Wing” > Marketing and Public Relations Department.

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Theatre Department Staging Children’s Play ‘Androcles and the Lion’
Orange Coast College is staging a summer production of “Androcles and the Lion” by Aurand Harris. The show opened on July 18 and runs through July 25 in OCC’s Drama Lab Theatre.

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Cameron Brown Joins OCC As Head Crew Coach
Joining the Orange Coast College coaching family is men’s crew head coach Cameron Brown, who comes to OCC after a five-year stint as head men’s crew coach at Oklahoma City University.

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OCC Kinesiology Professor Receives State Equity Award
Orange Coast College Kinesiology professor Robin O’Connor received the Dr. John W. Rice Diversity and Equity Award on July 21. The award, which is given by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, recognizes community college staff members who have made significant contributions toward faculty and staff diversity or student equity.

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Psychology Professor Charlene Melrose Retires after 40 Years at Coast
Orange Coast College Professor of Psychology Charlene Melrose will retire on August 1 after 40 years. She was hired in 1975 after receiving her master’s degree in psychology from San Diego State University.

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$525K Friction Stir Welder Donated to OCC’s Welding Program
Orange Coast College received a half-million dollar donation in the form of a friction stir welder from Base 11, a nonprofit headquartered in Costa Mesa. Base 11 provides funding, equipment, facilities and curriculum for hands-on STEM education and training.

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Save the Date! Focus Day Scheduled for Aug. 28
Orange Coast College will host its annual Focus Day for employees on Friday, Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. until noon.

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Lynda.com Now Available to All Coast Employees
OCC is now offering unlimited access to Lynda Campus, a training tool developed by lynda.com that includes an online library of high-quality instructional videos on the latest software tools, creative and business skills. With more than 3,000 courses taught by industry experts, lynda.com is a high-quality resource for students, faculty, and staff looking to develop skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, project management, social media and a wide range of other topics.

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Message From the Chancellor — July 10
Coast Community College District’s newest interim Chancellor Gene Farrell expressed a warm “thank you” to district faculty and staff for a welcome reception held for him and new District Public Information Officer Letitia Clark.

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