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OTC donor Jim Towery honored by MCCA

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Ozarks Technical Community College donor and Foundation board member Jim Towery received the Missouri Community College Association’s Award of Distinction at the association’s 53rd annual convention held this week in Branson, Mo. Towery, the former owner of Steelman Transportation in Springfield, has been a strong advocate for the college’s transportation programs. A…

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OTC Communications and Marketing earns six NCMPR awards

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) honored Ozarks Technical Community College’s Department of Communications and Marketing with six Medallion Awards at its regional conference held Oct. 1-3 in Davenport, Iowa. OTC’s Communications and Marketing team brought home the following awards. Gold Medallion Awards Television Commercial: You have a dream, we have a plan…

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OTC offers free Adult Education and Literacy classes across an eight-county service area

Ozarks Technical Community College is accepting enrollment for its free Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) classes, held at several locations across an eight-county service area. The classes provide individualized learning programs for adults who want to prepare for the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam, learn English as a second language or improve their reading, math…

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OTC locations will be open Saturday, Aug. 19

All Ozarks Technical Community College locations will be open on Saturday, Aug. 19 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…

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OTC, Drury sign aviation articulation agreement

Graduates of Ozarks Technical Community College’s aviation program will have the opportunity to transfer seamlessly into two Drury University degree programs thanks to an articulation agreement signed today, Monday, Aug. 7. OTC aviation program graduates will be able to pursue a Bachelor of Science in General Studies or a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication…

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OTC handpicked for AACC’s MentorLinks grant

Ozarks Technical Community College’s Agriculture Department will receive a boost in funding and resources thanks to a $20,000 grant from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The AACC selected OTC as one of 11 community colleges nationwide to participate in the grant program. The MentorLinks: Advancing Technological Education grant provides technical assistance and networking…

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OTC receives additional SkillUP funds to provide more free job training

Ozarks Technical Community College will receive an additional $231,730 in SkillUP Missouri funds to provide free job training and employment opportunities to individuals who receive Food Stamp benefits. SkillUP Missouri is a program piloted by the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA), the Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division and University of Missouri Extension.…

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OTC students excel at SkillsUSA Championships

Three students from Ozarks Technical Community College earned national medals at the SkillsUSA Championships, held June 19-23 in Louisville, Ky. Approximately 6,000 career and technical education students competed in 100 different trade, technical and leadership fields at the event. The championships took place as part of the SkillsUSA 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.…

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OTC’s Matthew Simpson appointed to Governor’s Innovation Task Force

Matthew Simpson, Ozarks Technical Community College’s director of research, strategic planning and grant development, has been appointed to the Governor’s Innovation Task Force as a member of its steering committee. Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced the launch of the task force earlier this week. Simpson, along with private, nonprofit and public sector leaders from across…

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OTC, Missouri State sign agreement to benefit honors students

Ozarks Technical Community College Honors Program graduates who transfer to Missouri State University will automatically be eligible for admission into MSU’s honors programs thanks to an articulation agreement signed today, May 16 at the Meyer Alumni Center. “The OTC Honors Program provides high-achieving students with a challenging curriculum in an atmosphere of scholarship,” said Todd Yerby, OTC Honors…

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OTC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter brings home 11 international awards

Representatives from Ozarks Technical Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year college students, returned from the organization’s 99th annual international convention with several awards in hand. Held this year in Nashville, Tenn., April 6-8, the convention drew delegates from approximately 1,300 Phi Theta Kappa chapters. At the event, OTC’s…

OTC faculty, students honored by MCCA

A group of OTC instructors and students received honors from the Missouri Community College Association at its annual Phi Theta Kappa and Excellence in Teaching Awards Luncheon, held this spring in Columbia, Mo. Every year, MCCA presents the following awards to outstanding community college instructors and students from across the state: Excellence in Teaching Awards…