Jun 1st, 2021
OCC Basketball Summer Shoot Outs and Elite Camp
Olney Central College Basketball has scheduled its Summer Shoot Outs and Elite Camp. June 4 — 7th & 8th Grade Boys Shoot Out - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. June 7-8 — Junior Varsity & Varsity Boys Shoot Out - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. June 11 — Elite Camp. The camp is for high school students who are being recruited for the future. This is for incoming sophomores in high school through seniors. All freshmen that have signed for next year will be attendance as well. June 14-15 — Junior Varsity & Varsity Girls Shoot - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
May 28th, 2021
OAC & OCC Theatre Children's Theatre Workshop Starts July 6
The Olney Arts Council and the Olney Central College Theatre are partnering again this summer to provide a 3-week summer theatre workshop for students in Grades 3 through entering freshmen. Rehearsals are weekdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. July 6-23. Participants will learn valuable skills in the theatrical arts including set design, makeup application, healthy vocal production, characterization, costuming and more. The workshop will conclude with a production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr., presented by all workshop participants.
May 27th, 2021
Cotten Returns to LTC to Lead Statesmen
Junsie Cotten is back for another run with Lincoln Trail College. Cotten, who led the Statesmen to a Regional Championship in 2007, was named the head coach of the men's basketball team at the May 18 IECC Board meeting. "I am absolutely thrilled to be returning to Lincoln Trail College as the head men’s basketball coach,” says Cotten. “It is a place I’m very familiar with and one that has welcomed me with open arms. I am looking forward to developing lifelong relationships with our players, coaches, and the Robinson community.”
May 20th, 2021
OCC's Sarah Bergbower Completes Citizen Scientist Training for Illinois RiverWatch Program
Olney Central College Assistant Professor of Life Sciences Sarah Bergbower has completed training as a citizen scientist in the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center's Illinois RiverWatch Program. The Illinois RiverWatch is a volunteer stream monitoring program administered by the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC). Established in 2002, NGRREC’s scholars and scientists study the ecology of the big rivers, the workings of the watersheds that feed them and ties to the river communities that use them.
May 20th, 2021
OCC Student's Photograph Featured in NIU Exhibit
A photograph by Olney Central College student Troy Green is among the works included in Northern Illinois University’s Community College Student Juried Virtual Exhibition. Green, a student in Heather Sandy’s online Introduction to Photography course, was one of 79 artists whose works were selected from more than 150 submissions. “I was honored, impressed and humbled all at the same time,” said Green, who resides in Geismar, La. “I thought it was a good photo, but I didn’t know how it would compare to other photographers’ work. It’s a high honor to be included.”
May 19th, 2021
Kid's Summer Classes
Frontier Community College is excited to announce this summer's line-up of kid's summer classes. These are an excellent way for kids to learn about fun topics in a hands-on interactive course. If you would like to enroll your child in any of the courses listed below, stop by the records office at Frontier Community College.
May 14th, 2021
Dr. Theresa Marcotte Retires After Serving 22 Years With IECC
Associate Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Dr. Theresa Marcotte is retiring after 22 years with the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District. During her career, Marcotte has worked in a variety of positions at all four colleges — Frontier, Lincoln Trail, Olney Central and Wabash Valley. She has been a nursing instructor, department head and administrator. She was Dean of Instruction at Wabash Valley College from 2007 to 2010 and has served the last five years in her current position at OCC.
May 14th, 2021
IST Program Refurbishes Computers for TRIO SSS Participants
Olney Central College’s Information Systems Technology Program recently refurbished and donated 10 computers to the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges’ TRIO Student Support Services Program. “We are thrilled PJ (Zeilstra) thought of us and our students,” said TRIO SSS Director Wain Davis. “These computers will help students get access to the technology they need to further their education.”