OTC commemorates Chancellor Higdon’s 10th anniversary at the college

College officials, students, employees and community leaders celebrated Dr. Hal Higdon’s 10th anniversary as president and chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College on Tuesday, Aug. 23. A brief ceremony featured reflections from the college’s President Emeritus Dr. Norman K. Myers as well as remarks from Board of Trustees Chairman Chip Sheppard and trustee Larry Snyder.…

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OTC locations will be open Saturday, Aug. 20

All Ozarks Technical Community College locations will be open Saturday, Aug. 20 to help students prepare for the upcoming semester. Student Services staff will be available from 9 a.m. to noon to assist students with last-minute admissions, enrollment, advising and financial aid processes. Cashier Services staff will also be available during this time to help…

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OTC’s respiratory therapy program earns national recognition

Ozarks Technical Community College’s respiratory therapy program received the Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award from CoARC, the Committee of Accreditation for Respiratory Care. OTC respiratory therapy staff accepted the award during the American Association for Respiratory Care Summer Forum, held June 26, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. Seventy-eight programs received the award this year. OTC’s…

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OTC students excel at SkillsUSA Championships

Four students from Ozarks Technical Community College earned medals at the SkillsUSA Championships, held June 20-24 in Louisville, Ky. Approximately 6,000 career and technical education students competed in 100 different trade, technical and leadership fields at the annual competition. The SkillsUSA Championships took place as part of the SkillsUSA 52nd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.…

Technical instructors, program earn ACTE honors  

SPRINGFIELD  — Two Ozarks Technical Community College instructors have been selected to receive the Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education’s Outstanding Service Award, and the college’s Electronic Media Production program has been awarded the association’s Certificate of Appreciation Award. Danelle Maxwell, chair of the Industrial and Manufacturing Department and an agriculture instructor, and Carl…

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OTC to host community job fair

Ozarks Technical Community College’s Career Employment Services will host a job fair on Wednesday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the OTC Springfield Campus in Lincoln Hall, room 211.  The event is free and open to the public. The job fair is designed for both career-minded individuals and those seeking seasonal or…

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OTC instructors receive Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Three Ozarks Technical Community College instructors were recognized for excellence in the classroom by the Missouri Community College Association. Michael Holik, David Fotopulos and Ginger Zaagsma each received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The awards, presented by MCCA at a recent ceremony in Jefferson City, are given to the top community college instructors…

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OTC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter brings home seven international awards

Representatives from Ozarks Technical Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year college students, have returned from the organization’s 98th annual international convention with seven awards in hand. Held this year in Washington, D.C., the annual convention draws delegates from approximately 1,300 Phi Theta Kappa chapters each year. As a…

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OTC, MSU to host violence-prevention workshop

Ozarks Technical Community College and Missouri State University will host the Escalation Workshop, a powerful, film-based program that highlights relationship-violence awareness and prevention. The event will be held Tuesday, March 15 from 7-9 p.m. at the OTC Springfield Campus in Lincoln Hall, room 211. Produced by the One Love Foundation, the Escalation Workshop was founded…

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OTC, Drury develop new articulation agreements

New collaborative agreements between Ozarks Technical Community College and Drury University will provide OTC students with a seamless transfer to Drury University’s College of Continuing Professional Studies. The first agreement allows OTC graduates with an associate degree in Fire Science Technology to transfer to Drury’s Emergency Management program. The second agreement helps OTC students pursuing…

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OTC hosts FAFSA Frenzy 2016

Ozarks Technical Community College will host a free FAFSA Frenzy event on Sunday, Feb. 28 from 1–4 p.m. at its Springfield and Waynesville locations. The event, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, is designed to help prospective college students file their FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The event is open…