The OTC Lebanon Center was honored as the Large Business of the Year by the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College, accepted the award at the chamber’s annual membership dinner, held Thursday, Oct. 1 at the Cowan Civic Center.
“This award means a great deal to our staff, faculty and students,” said Higdon. “It has never been more apparent that OTC is a vital and significant part of the Lebanon community, economy and workforce.”
Dr. Dustin Childress, OTC Lebanon Center director and chamber board member, added, “We are incredibly proud of our employees at the center. They’ve gone above and beyond the call of duty to volunteer at chamber events and initiatives. This award shows that we are an integral part of this community.”
OTC began offering classes in Lebanon nearly 20 years ago. The OTC Lebanon Center moved into its new location along Highway MM in 2011, thanks to a generous donation by Reuben and Mary Lou Casey. The center serves approximately 600 students and offers a range of associate degree programs including a general transfer degree, business and marketing, and early childhood development.