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8/25/2020 4:46 PMOrange Coast College Campus Goes Smoke Free Starting in Fall 2020

​In an effort to create a healthy campus environment for all who visit, Orange Coast College has announced that it is now a 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free campus.

7/16/2020 11:14 AMOrange Coast College Names Interim Vice President of Instruction

OCC has hired Pamela D. Walker as its Interim Vice President of Instruction while it continues the search for a permanent replacement for Kevin Ballinger.

7/1/2020 9:04 AMOrange Coast College Sailing Center Re-Opens, Offering Youth Sailing Camps

​​Following guidance by the State of California Department of Health, Orange Coast College's School of Sailing and Seamanship re-opened on June 22.

6/22/2020 4:22 PMCharter Donates $50,000 to OCC for Newsroom as New Building Takes Shape

​The donation will be used to fund equipment such as computers and video screens in a new journalism lab currently under construction. 

6/9/2020 9:04 AMOrange Coast College Lab School Recognized as Outstanding Program of Year

​The Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children has named Orange Coast College's Early Childhood Lab School its Outstanding Program of the Year for 2020.

5/28/2020 10:03 AMOrange Coast College Names Dan Matulis as New Men’s & Women’s Water Polo Coach

​Orange Coast College is pleased to announce the hiring of Dan Matulis as the College's new men's and women's water polo coach.

5/25/2020 11:09 PMOCC Unveils First Integrative Health Coach Program at Community College

OCC is launching a first-of-its-kind Integrative Health Coach program this fall that will train students on how to blend traditional medical treatment with alternative and complementary therapies.

5/22/2020 3:16 PMOCC Set to Award More Than 5,000 Degrees, Certificates at Virtual Commencement

​​Orange Coast College will hand out 2,531 degrees and 2,677 certificates at its virtual commencement ceremony for graduates on June 6.

5/21/2020 4:44 PMMost Classes to Take Place Online at Orange Coast College in Fall 2020

​The Coast Community College District has announced plans for most classes at Orange Coast College to take place online during the Fall 2020 semester.

5/14/2020 10:49 AMLimited Number of Students Return to OCC’s Campus to Complete Allied Health Coursework

​​Orange Coast College allowed a limited number of students to return to campus to complete coursework in some Allied Health programs that are considered essential and critical during the COVID-19 pandemic.

5/11/2020 5:05 PMOrange Coast College Receives CARES Act Funds, Announces Plans for Distribution

​Orange Coast College has received $9.2 million in emergency funding as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

4/28/2020 5:19 PMOCC Makerspace Gets to Work Making Masks, Touchless Keys for Campus

​​Orange Coast College's Makerspace is back up and running with a critical task: produce enough masks and touchless keys to be ready for when campus re-opens.

4/16/2020 11:04 AMOCC Foundation Emergency Fund Raises Thousands for Students in Need

​​The Orange Coast College Foundation has launched an emergency fund to help the school's most vulnerable students. 

3/23/2020 2:29 PMOrange Coast College Loans Ventilators to Local Hospital in Response to COVID-19

​With most classes moving online, OCC is able to loan its three respirators to Saddleback Memorial in the face of a growing crisis. 

3/20/2020 11:09 AMOrange Coast College Food Service Program Donates Unused Food to Families in Need

​Since the announcement that OCC's physical campus would be closed until at least the end of March, Coast faculty and volunteers have packaged more than 1,100 meals to be donated to local families in need.

3/5/2020 4:46 PMTony Altobelli Receives National Award for Professionalism during a Tragedy

​During the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) weeklong announcement of the 2020 Special Awards, Orange Coast College's Tony Altobelli was recognized for his courage while performing under a most difficult situation as he was awarded the Bud Nangle Award.

2/27/2020 10:10 AMOCC President Angelica Suarez Named Orange County Hispanic Woman of the Year

​The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) - Santa Ana Council #147 recognized Orange Coast College president, Dr. Angelica Suarez, as one of its 2020 Hispanic Women of the Year awardees.

2/24/2020 5:18 PMOCC Symphony Will Kick Off Spring Season with Music From Classic Broadway Shows

​​The OCC Symphony and Orchestra will present a concert of music from well-known Broadway shows at their spring opener, "The Sound of Broadway," on Feb. 29.

2/21/2020 11:43 AMOCC Dance Opens Spring Master Class Series with Eminent Choreographer

Orange Coast College's dance department  is thrilled to host Los-Angeles-based Gregory Butler, associate choreographer for the six-time Tony-Award-winning Broadway musical CHICAGO on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 3-5 p.m.

2/14/2020 12:28 PMGuest Lecturer Provides Insight Into Life of Working Musician

​Orange Coast College's music department has invited professional musician Tish Diaz to give a guest lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

2/12/2020 2:12 PMFounder of Kwanzaa Invited to Give Talk at OCC to Celebrate Black History Month

​Orange Coast College will host activist and scholar Dr. Maulana Karenga on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m.

1/27/2020 1:50 PMImmersive Media Technology Highlighted in Exhibition at The Doyle Starting Jan. 29

​A cutting-edge exhibition premiering a series of interactive, virtual and augmented reality projects will be on display at the Doyle Arts Pavilion from Jan. 29 until Apr. 4.

1/27/2020 1:44 PMFirst Survey of John Upton’s Photographs, An Influential Educator in Photographic Education at The Doyle Starting Jan. 29

​John Upton's first survey of his fine art photography will examine his decades-long commitment to exploring urban and natural landscapes in transition.

1/26/2020 3:18 PMSTATEMENT: Passing of John Altobelli

​It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Orange Coast College head baseball coach John Altobelli. He was a coach, a colleague, a mentor and a friend at OCC for 27 years. 

12/6/2019 4:48 PMOrange Coast College Will Host ROADS on Mars Challenge for SoCal Region

​​Orange Coast College will be the Southern California hub for NASA's ROADS on Mars Student Challenge in the Spring of 2020. 

12/4/2019 6:15 PMOCC Poinsettia Sale Scheduled for Dec. 6

​​Orange Coast College is kicking off the holiday season with its annual Poinsettia Sale. The popular event will take place on Friday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the College's greenhouses. 

12/2/2019 2:51 PMOCC Celebrates Kwanzaa with Creator of Pan-African holiday, Dr. Maulana Karenga

​Orange Coast College's UMOJA program has invited activist and scholar Dr. Maulana Karenga to speak at a Kwanzaa celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 12:30 p.m. in the College's Multicultural Center.