OTC receives $25,000 grant from the William T. Kemper Foundation & Commerce Bancshares Foundation

The William T. Kemper Foundation & Commerce Bancshares Foundation have presented the OTC Foundation, the fundraising arm of Ozarks Technical Community College, with a joint grant totaling $25,000.  The gift, which was made to support the college’s Major Gifts Capital Campaign, will be used toward furniture, fixtures and equipment for the expansion of the Information…

OTC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa receives more than a dozen honors at regional convention

Representatives from Ozarks Technical Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, recently returned from the organization’s annual Missouri Regional Convention with several awards in hand.  The students and advisors of the college’s chapter were honored with 15 awards, one regional officer position, and one advisory council position during…

Rescheduled SkillsUSA contests set for Friday at OTC

OTC’s technical education students will be among many other participating in Friday’s rescheduled district SkillsUSA competition at the Springfield campus. The competition was rescheduled due to snow. Competitions will be held in Automotive Collision Repair, Advertising Design, Health Knowledge Bowl, Television Production, Video Product Development, Preschool Teaching Assistant, Welding and SkillsUSA technical written tests. Winners…

OTC Foundation receives two $15,000 pledges

The OTC Foundation, the fundraising arm of Ozarks Technical Community College, has received two $15,000 pledges from John Gentry, president and chairman of the Board of Positronic Industries.  One of the gifts will benefit the Middle College program, and the other will go toward the expansion of the Information Commons West on the Springfield campus.…

OTC and University of Illinois at Springfield announce online academic partnership

Ozarks Technical Community College and the University of Illinois at Springfield have finalized a new transfer agreement between OTC Online and UIS.  A signing ceremony was held this morning at Ozarks Technical Community College’s Springfield campus.  The agreement is designed to provide a seamless transfer for qualified Ozarks Technical Community College students into online programs…

$100,000 grant from The Sunderland Foundation takes OTC Capital Campaign over $10 million

The Sunderland Foundation has presented the OTC Foundation, the fundraising arm of Ozarks Technical Community College, with a grant of $100,000 to help with the construction costs for new classrooms at the College’s Springfield campus.  This grant brings the total amount raised during the OTC Foundation’s first-ever Major Gifts Capital Campaign to $10,091,110. “This grant…

OTC and University of Maryland University College announce online academic partnership

Ozarks Technical Community College and University of Maryland University College have finalized a new transfer agreement between OTC Online and UMUC.  A signing ceremony was held this morning at Ozarks Technical Community College’s Springfield campus. The agreement is designed to provide for a seamless transfer for qualified Ozarks Technical Community College students into UMUC.  Students…

OTC seeks public comments as part of accreditation renewal process

Ozarks Technical Community College is seeking comments from the public in preparation for its periodic ten-year accreditation renewal evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.   OTC has been continuously accredited by the Commission since 1996.  The College will undergo a comprehensive site visit…

Faculty member of 19 years honored by Missouri Community College Association

Ozarks Technical Community College Transportation Department Chair and Collision Repair Technology Instructor Kerry Wrinkle was honored recently with a 2010 Senior Faculty Service Award from the Missouri Community College Association.  Wrinkle, whose award was presented at the Association’s annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri, joined OTC just before its very first fall semester, in August…

Interim Commissioner of Higher Education visits Ozarks Technical Community College

Missouri’s Interim Commissioner of Higher Education, Dr. David Russell, visited the Springfield campus of Ozarks Technical Community College on Tuesday, November 9.  Dr. Russell toured the College’s facilities and met with various members of the administration to discuss the role of community colleges in Missouri’s Higher Education system. “We were pleased to have this opportunity…

OTC’s Supervision and Leadership Online Program Receives HRCI Certification

Ozarks Technical Community College has been certified as an approved continuing education provider for its professional development Supervision and Leadership online program. The Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), an internationally recognized leader in HR certification, made the certification. HRCI is a partner of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The certificate is offered online…