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Cape Girardeau Educator Named “Advisor of the Year” for Efforts to Help Rural High School Students Succeed After Graduation

Inaugural recognition part of statewide effort to place dedicated advisors in rural high schools to help students develop and achieve strong plans for lifelong success A college and career advisor at Cape Central High School in Cape Girardeau has been named “Advisor of the Year” for her efforts to help high school students in rural…

Teacher Education Degree

OTC class earns approval as substitute teacher training

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has approved Ozarks Technical Community College’s class “Orientation to the Teaching Profession” as substitute teacher training. Students who complete this introductory course for OTC’s new teacher education degree will be eligible to apply to become substitute teachers in the state of Missouri. “When the college revamped…

SRC Quality Lab

OTC receives six-figure contribution from SRC

The Ozarks Technical Community College Foundation announced a six-figure contribution from the employee-owners of SRC Holdings Corporation for the SRC Quality Lab inside the Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing. “We want the move to Advanced Manufacturing to consider remanufacturing and its profound impact on sustainability,” said Jack Stack, SRC founder and CEO. “This…

Cecily Wright

Student overcomes challenges to chart a path for her future

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.”                                                                                     – Former NBA star Earvin “Magic” Johnson   For Ozarks Technical Community College student Cecily Wright, the help, hope and belief came from a couple of OTC employees. Wright grew up in Archie, Mo., a small town south…