Jul 18th, 2022
Roger Eddy Serving as Interim President at OCC
Roger Eddy is serving as the Interim President at Olney Central College following his appointment by the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Board of Trustees. A longtime educator, administrator and five-term state representative, Eddy served as Interim President at Lincoln Trail College during the 2020-21 academic year, and most recently worked on special projects for the IECC District.
Jul 18th, 2022
Anderson Library Revamping Historical Archives
The Anderson Library is reorganizing Olney Central College’s Historical Archives to make items more accessible and easier to locate. Library Assistant Kaitlyn Weger started the project in early June. The collection ranges from photographs and negatives to old board minutes and video tapes of past productions by the OCC Theater. “We really wanted to get the items organized so people could find what they are interested in,” Weger said. “We’re trying to identify and arrange the photographs by departments like Allied Health and Music and Theater.”
Jul 18th, 2022
UAT Program Acquires New Ag-specific Drone
Students in Olney Central College’s Unmanned Aerial Technology Program will gain hands-on experience working with a new ag-specific drone this fall. The DJI Agras T30 is the largest unmanned aerial vehicle acquired to date, weighing 55 pounds, and spanning 8 feet by 7 feet, with the arms fully extended.
Jul 14th, 2022
Beginning and Advanced Woodworking Classes Start August 24
Olney Central College will offer beginning and advanced woodworking courses during the fall semester. TRA 1604 Woodworking I and TRA 1605 Woodworking II will meet from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the West Richland Center in Noble, beginning Aug. 24. Instructor Kyle Kuenstler will assist students in completing a project of their choice.
Jul 6th, 2022
Curtis Miller Serving as OCC Admissions Representative
Curtis Miller is looking forward to connecting with students and supporting them in the admissions process as Olney Central College’s Admissions Representative. Miller joined Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, in the newly created position, in late May. He worked in the banking industry for five years and had previously been employed at Audibel Hearing Aids in Effingham.
Jun 30th, 2022
Camden Cowger Named to PTK All-USA Illinois Academic Team
Olney Central College student Camden Cowger, of Albion, has been named to the All-USA Illinois Academic Team by Phi Theta Kappa, the international two-year college honor society. Cowger was recognized for his accomplishment, receiving a medallion and certificate at the annual Phi Theta Kappa All-USA Illinois awards banquet at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield. Cowger was selected from among community college students across the state on the basis of academic achievement, volunteer work, campus activities, honors and awards.
Jun 23rd, 2022
OCC Spring 2022 Academic Honors
OLNEY, Ill. — Outstanding students at Olney Central College have received academic honors for the Spring 2022 Semester. Students named to the Chancellor’s List have attained a grade point average of 3.90 or higher, on a 4.0 scale. Those on the President’s List have achieved a grade point average between 3.75 and 3.89, while those students named to the Dean’s List have earned a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.74. Chancellor’s List:
Jun 22nd, 2022
Anderson Library Summer Exhibit Features Local Artists
The Anderson Library has opened its gallery this summer to feature works by local artists Bob Treece and Joe Gower. “I really hope people enjoy it and the space,” said Chad Groves, Director of Instructional Support Services. “It is something a little bit different and I hope people will stop in to see it.” Both artists are originally from Olney. Treece attended The Art Institute of Chicago and paints in both realist and surrealist styles. Galleries in Chicago and St. Louis exhibited his artwork while he was living in those cities.
Jun 21st, 2022
OCC Student Finalist in National Welding Competition
Olney Central College student Tyler Dowty is one of 16 finalists selected to compete in the 2022 Project MFG National Welding Competition in Wichita, Kan. Dowty was among 78 competitors from 13 states who participated in the qualifying round. The Claremont resident received a $500 cash award for advancing with the chance to win $10,000 at nationals on June 28 at Wichita State University Tech.
Jun 9th, 2022
OCC's Phi Theta Kappa Inducts New Members
Olney Central College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter recently held its new member induction ceremony. PTK members include: Gabriell Weber of Albion, Madison Glover of Bone Gap, Katelyn Miller of Cisne, Samuel Hanson of Lawrenceville, Tice Smith of Louisville, Taylor Meritt of Noble, Heather McNary of Robinson, Destiny Davis-Legg of Sumner, Bonnie Allen of Xenia and Fred Christopher of Charlestown, Ind.