OTC graduate Garrett Moeller

OTC grad credits student organization for kickstarting his political career

Garrett Moeller packed his resume full of experiences during his time at OTC. Thanks to his involvement with student organization Politically Active, the up-and-coming marketing professional worked two local election campaigns, led numerous voter registration drives, hosted a community election forum and more. “I mean it when I say OTC – all the professional development…

OTC Information Commons Building

Join the conversation: Is it love, or is it stalking?

When some of our favorite shows and movies include “Stranger Things,” “You,” Twilight,” and “Love Actually,” behaviors like showing up at someone’s home or watching them from afar are often portrayed as romantic gestures. But in real life, would we consider these behaviors stalking?  During Stalking Awareness month, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on how we can better support our…

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File your FAFSA by Feb. 1

February 1 marks an important financial aid deadline for Missouri college students. That’s the absolute latest you should file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021-2022 school year – especially if you want to be considered for any state funding. You’ll need the following information before you get started: Your FSA ID (a parent may…

MCCA's 2020 award winners

MCCA honors OTC employees at virtual convention

The Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) honored OTC employees at its 55th annual convention, held Nov. 11-13. The convention was virtual this year due to COVID-19. At the convention, the following individuals were recognized for their outstanding service to OTC:   Administrative Professional Leadership and Senior Service Award: Marla Moody, Vice Chancellor for Finance *Ms. Moody…

OTC celebrates 2020 Excellence in Education award recipients

OTC administrators and trustees honored the 2020 Excellence in Education award recipients at the college’s monthly board meeting in November. Candidates were nominated by staff members and selected by a college-wide committee. Each winner was presented with a plaque and monetary award, made possible by a donation from the Turner Family Foundation. “Since 1992, OTC has recognized…

OTC student Robert Border accepts the 2020 Outstanding Student Veteran Award

OTC announces recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Student Veteran Award

Ozarks Technical Community College announced Robert Border as this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Student Veteran Award during the college’s annual Veterans Day ceremony, held Wednesday, Nov. 11. OTC’s Outstanding Student Veteran Award is presented annually to a student in good academic standing with an honorable service record. The student’s personal conduct, contributions and successes…

OTC paramedic student sits in front of an ambulance simulator

OTC adds nursing pathway for paramedics

In a rare move offered by few institutions of higher learning, Ozarks Technical Community College created a nursing pathway exclusively for paramedics. Pending the completion of an eight-week introduction to nursing course, paramedics can gain admission into the college’s hybrid Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse program. The Missouri State Board of Nursing approved the…

OTC's Joyce Bateman calls students affected by COVID-19

OTC case managers provide support, resources to students amid pandemic

Tucked away in quiet workspaces or offices, linked only by technology and their shared mission, OTC’s COVID-19 case managers have been hard at work for months. Responsible for helping students navigate coronavirus-related issues, these employees spend their days communicating by email or phone as they sift through student reports, questions and concerns. “We don’t just…