Phi Theta Kappa

OTC students honored for leadership, academic achievement

Ten Ozarks Technical Community College students were honored today, Thursday, April 13, at the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) Student Leadership and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Awards Luncheon at Stephens College in Columbia. The PTK All USA Team recognizes high-achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence, intellectual rigor, leadership, and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit…

OTC Crosslines Mobile Food Pantry

Community Resource Specialists help OTC students succeed

During the fall semester of 2022, community resource specialists at Ozarks Technical Community College helped 604 students with non-academic needs such as food insecurity, housing insecurity and affordable childcare. Community resource specialists are relatively new positions at OTC. Their job is to remove barriers that might prevent students from completing their educational goals. “An expensive…

OER

Open Educational Resources save OTC students nearly $1 million

Since 2019, Ozarks Technical Community College has saved its students nearly $1 million through Open Educational Resources (OER). Open Educational Resources are no-cost teaching, learning and research materials. OER learning tools are either in the public domain or are released under an intellectual property license allowing their use. “Open Educational Resources are high-quality, peer-reviewed materials…

Innovation Celebration 2023

Great ideas on display at OTC’s 2023 Innovation Celebration

Creating opportunities for student success, collaboration and employment was the theme when faculty and staff convened for Ozarks Technical Community College’s fourth annual Innovation Celebration on February 21, 2023. The gathering was the first Innovation Celebration held in person since the inaugural event in 2020.  OTC’s full-time employees got together at the White River Conference…

The OTC Jazz Band will debut on Dec. 13

The Ozarks Technical Community College Jazz Band will make its concert debut on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at Drury University’s Stone Chapel. The “Winter Joy” concert will also feature holiday favorites performed by the OTC choirs. The Jazz Band came into existence when Philip Forrester, an OTC music instructor, applied for and received…