InsideJanuary 28, 2008Vol. 36 No. 19This Week There is a world offline, too, editorial, p. 2. Fall honor roll recipients named, p. 7. Scuba diving lessons offered, sports, p. 8. Artists club welcomes all, clubs, p. 10.Oklahoma City Community CollegePIONEERwww.occc.edu/pioneerCollege visionseen throughstudents’ eyesGetting with the programAchieving the Dream ‘about success’By Chris LuskEditorOCCC is not only committedto providing quality education, but also to providing its students every means necessary tograduate, said President PaulSechrist.At a luncheon open to all collegeemployees, Sechrist gave an overview on a new initiative aimed atachieving these goals — Achievingthe Dream: Community CollegesCount.Achieving the Dream is a long-term commitment to help studentsgraduate, from here or elsewhere,Sechrist said.He said the initiative is a part ofa nationwide program that the college became involved in this pastJuly.The program is geared towardcommunity colleges and is particularly focused on student groupswho have traditionally faced barriers to success, Sechrist said.“Our first goal is to bring thehigh-risk student success rates upto the averSee “Vision,” page 12age.OCCC employeediversity on the riseBy Matt BishopSenior Staff WriterThe number of employeesamong OCCC workers hasincreased to create a more diversework environment among facultyand students, according to a reportgiven at the Board of Regents meeting Jan. 14.The number of minority collegeworkers at OCCC has increased by3 percent among part-time workers and 2 percent among full-timeworkers since 2005, according tothe report.These increases put the minority workforce for part-time and fulltime workers at 19 percent.Native Americans were the minority with the largest increase inthe OCCC workforce with a 1.5percent increase from 2005, making up 4.9 percent of the workforce,compared to 3.4 percent in 2005.African Americans were right be-“We have a diverseapplicant pool and we wantto show that OCCC is agood place to work.”—Millie TibbitsHuman ResourcesCompliance Officerhind with a 1.4 percent increase,making up 6.5 percent of theworkforce.The Asian workforce went up .4percent to 4 percent total, and theHispanic workforce was steady at3.5 percent.OCCC’s Human Resources department is finalizing an institutional diversity plan that aims tostrengthen the diversity in thecollege’s workforce, said MillieTibbits, Human Resources compliance officer.“[The institutional diversity plan]is to broaden our recruiting net,”she said.Photo by Amber McBrideNutrition major Marco Barbosa signs up to join the Psychology/Sociologyclub at the recent Club and Organization Fair held in the College Union.Student Clubs and Organizations Assistant Karlen Grayson said 25 clubsparticipated in the event. For more information on joining a campus clubor organization, call Student Life at 405-682-7523.“We have a diverse applicant pooland we want to show that OCCCis a good place to work.”The location of the college provides an easy commute for workers and students in and aroundOklahoma City, Tibbits said.“We just want people to know weprovide a great educational andworking environment.”Carlos Robinson, an OCCCalumnus who is still working at theWelcome Center where he has beenemployed for more than threeyears, said he thinks the collegecould hire even more minorityworkers.“I believe the minority workforceshould be equivalent to the studentpopulation.”Robinson currently is attendingOklahoma City University, butmaintains his job at the WelcomeCenter because, he said, he feelsOCCC is a comfortable place toboth work and attend class.“[OCCC] has great culture andthe leadership is good.”LaWanda LaVarnway, photography lab assistant, said the diversity planis a great See “Diversity,” page 12
2 PIONEER January 28, 2008Editorial and OpinionEditorialWant reality?Turn the channelHere are a couple questions for you: In whatcountry is the region known as Darfur located?Why is there a “conflict” there?How many people have died due to violence ordisease directly related to this “conflict”? What isthe United Nations — or the United States for thatmatter — doing about it?I find it disappointing that most of the people Iknow are completely oblivious to the tragedy thatis occurring in Darfur.It seems we as a country are more capable oflisting the top three finalists for the last five yearson “American Idol” than we are of explaining theevents that have taken place in Sudan for the lastfive years.I believe it is time for us, as a nation, to seriously re-examine our priorities. It is amazing tome how self-centered we have seemingly become.We spend all of our free time updating ourMySpace pages, checking comments that peopleleave on our Facebook and downloading the coolestnew ringers for our cell phones. All this while wesheepishly watch shows like “American Idol” and“The Apprentice” in a misguided search for entertainment.Too often I feel we as Americans don’t pay enoughattention to what is happening outside our owncountry. We act like it isn’t a big deal if it doesn’tdirectly benefit or harm us in some way. As a country, we turn our heads and act like nothing is happening.According to estimates from the U.N., somethingis definitely happening. More than 400,000 peoplehave died due to violence and disease directly related to the conflict in Darfur since it began inFebruary 2003.In 1994 the world turned its head as more than500,000 ethnic Tutsi and moderate Hutu tribesman were exterminated by machete-wielding militias in Rwanda.Now, in 2008, Sudan is embroiled in conflict andcontroversy.People, real people, human beings are dying andbeing displaced every day, and the rest of the worldsits back and does nothing.While children starve and people are murderedhalfway across the world, we sit back in our comfortable living rooms and applaud as DonaldTrump fires B-list celebrities.As the hopes and dreams of America rest uponthe shoulders of a singer from anytown U.S.A.,our ignorance and complacence make us just asguilty as the Janjaweed, but then it’s only Africa What does that have to do with us?—Scott GlidewellStaff Writerwrite to [email protected] searching for artistsTo the editor:The most comprehensivemusic conference and festival in the Midwest is searching for emerging artists toperform July 25 and 26 atthe seventh annual Dfest.Last year Dfest had over750 submissions and thisyear we are expecting morethan 1,500 submissions.Over 120 unsigned artistswill be selected to performand 50 percent of those performers will be Oklahomaartists.Each unsigned artist receives a complimentarybadge to attend the conference, tradeshow and themusic festival. This badgeaccess to the conference allows artists to mingle withthe best of the best of musicindustry professionals.Dfest provides up-andcoming artists the opportunity to connect with representatives from well-knownlabels and music industryagencies and connect withfans.Not only will artists selected to showcase be seenby major record label A&Rprofessionals, but more importantly, they’ll be showcasing for numerous indierecord labels, bookingagents, entertainment lawyers, and managementfirms. And for artists, whoprefer the DIY career path,the conference will be a valuable tool for picking up resources and learning how tohave a successful independent career as an artist intoday’s changing music industry.“It’s our mission to advance the careers of breaking artists by providing themwith networking opportunities and education about themusic industry,” Dfest Cocreator Tom Green said.“In the past couple of years,we have had lots of talentedartists apply to showcaseand with the level of talentapplying, it’s becoming moreand more prestigious toshowcase at Dfest, becausewe showcase the best of thebest.”This past year, the eventserved as a launch pad forColourmusic, who signedwith indie record label GreatSociety, a part of the World’sFair family of artists, whichincludes noteworthy artistThe Flaming Lips.Co-founder Angie DeVoreGreen is featured in theJanuary 2008 ElectronicMusician for an article regarding artists looking toattend and/or showcase atmusic conferences in 2008.Interested artists shouldsubmit their music towww.dfest.com today. Thedeadline is April 3.—Jen ClarkRex Public RelationsVol. 36 No. 19Chris Lusk.EditorMatthew Bishop.Staff WriterScott Glidewell.Staff WriterStephen Sossamon.Staff WriterYvonne Oberly.Staff WriterBrian Schroeder.Staff WriterAmanda McCutchen.Staff WriterCynthia Praefke.Staff WriterAmber McBride.PhotographerCynthia Praefke.Ad ManagerBrian Stansberry.WebmasterRichard Hall.Lab AssistantRonna Austin.Lab DirectorSue Hinton.Faculty AdviserThe PIONEER is a publication of Oklahoma City Community College through theDivision of Arts and Humanities. It is published weeklyduring the fall and spring semesters and the eight-weeksummer session.All opinions expressed arethose of the author and do notnecessarily represent those ofthe publisher.The PIONEER welcomes letters to the editor and encourages the use of this publication as a community forum.All letters must include theauthor’s name, address,phone number and signature.However, the PIONEER willwithhold the name if the request is made in writing. ThePIONEER has the right to editall letters and submissionsfor length, libel and obscenity.Letters to the editor can bedelivered to the PIONEER office, mailed to: Pioneer Editor,7777 S. May, Oklahoma City,Oklahoma 73159 or faxed to405-682-7843.Letters may also be e-mailedto [email protected] A phonenumber for verification mustbe included.The PIONEER can be accessed on the Internet at:www.occc.edu/pioneer.
January 28, 2008 PIONEER 3Comments and Reviews‘How She Move’ stepswith surprising success“How She Move” is justanother one of thosedancing/stepping, inspirational flicks that seemsto come out every sixmonths and wows viewerswith it’s insane choreography but offers no fur ther substance. Or is it?Raya Green’s (RutinaWesley) dreams of becoming a doctor seem tobe dashed when her elder sister dies of a drugoverdose. Sadly, thetragedy leaves her alreadyoverworked, West Indianparents so strapped financially that they can nolonger afford the tuition,room and board at her exclusive prep school.This means Raya willhave to return home andattend the local public highschool, which doesn’t measure up academically to theprivate school where she’sbeen on track to studymedicine. Worse, she’llhave to try to survive thestreets of the samecrime-infested neighbor hood that took hersibling’s life.Back in the ‘hood,Raya puts her ambitionson hold temporarily andfocuses more on fittingin than on excelling.However, when her mathteacher exposes her fordumbing herself down inclass, she unintentionally created tension between herself and a struggling classmate.Like oil and water, thepersonalities of hard-edgedMichelle (Tre Armstrong)and relatively refined Rayadon’t mix. What’s worse,Michelle doesn’t appreciateit when the n e w c o m e rsuddenly starts hangingout with her “Step”crowd.Rava’s curiosity aboutthe elaborate step routines was peaked whenshe lear ned about theupcoming Step MonsterCompetition with a 50,000 grand prize. Shefigures that if she canfind a team that will allow her to join, she justmight win the prizemoney to get her out ofthe ghetto again.Although this premisemight sound suspiciously similar to that ofStomp the Yard, giventhat it revolves arounddance and a main char acter whose sibling diesat the point of departure,“How She Move” hasenough of a variation onthe theme to stand on itsown.In fact, this drama is superior in almost every way,especially in terms of character development, chemistry, choreography andconveying a feeling that youare watching real peoplein a real situation.As a result, praisemust be given for the inspired performances delivered by the two youngleads, starting with recentJuilliard-gradWe s l e y , w h o m a k e s apromising screen debutas the film’s emotionallyconflictedheroine.Equally impressive isdancer -tur ned-actr essArmstrong, who morethan holds her own asMs. Wesley’s trash-talking rival.Not to be outdone, thesupporting cast does justenough to provide the realism unfamiliar in filmsof this vein.The supporting cast includes Dwain Murphy,who does a decent job asRaya’s love interest,Melanie Nicholls-King asher mom, and BrennanGademans as her geekyshoulder to lean on. Thefilm also features a fewcelebrities in cameor oles, namely, singersKeyshia Cole and Mya,and comedian DeRayDavis.Certainly the steps andchoreography cannot gooverlooked in a moviewhose goal is to wowpeople with its dancing,and “How She Move” delivers beautifully. The film’schoreography, done by thefamed Hi Hat, was impressive and elaborate.In short, this movie offersno surprises. In fact, thestory line is quite predictable at times. But in amovie style that its mainpurpose is to entertain audiences through the art ofstep and dance, this is forgivable.Rather, the outstandingperformance of the cast enhances this movie to morethan just another one ofthose dancing/steppingmovies.Given that this is notmoviegoers first encounter with this style of film,I think many people willbe more than surprisedat the overall quality.If you’re looking for apleasant movie with anentertaining view on thesteppin’ culture – andwant to erase from yourmemory all those terriblelines of dialogue fromsimilar movies – “HowShe Move” is a film thatwill deliver.Rating: B—Chris LuskEditorLast week the college was closed for the firsttime in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.This national holiday not only celebrates the lifeof the assassinated civil rights leader, it has alsoevolved as a day of national reflection on the civilrights movement and the status of social justicein America.It is my hope that is not just a day off fromwork or a day without classes, but that it is a daywhere we collectively engage in conversationsabout the principles that underpin American democracy — civil rights, social justice, and equality. It is a day when we collectively recommitourselves to ensure that regardless of race,color, national origin, gender, age, religion, orsocio-economic status, all people are entitledto equal rights.Having grown up in the 1960’s, I have been awitness to the progression of the civil rightsmovement. And, although it has not yet reachedperfection, I celebrate how far we have come.One only has to look at the diverse roster ofviable candidates running for President of theUnited States — an African-American, a Mor mon, a former Souther n Baptist minister, awoman — as a hopeful indication that Martin L.King, Jr.’s dream is coming true.I believe that access to educational opportunityis at the heart of equality and social justice. Oklahoma City Community College was founded forthis very reason and remains a part of our official mission today — to provide broad and equitable access to a college education.It is why we are an open admissions institution. It is why tuition is significantly lower thanstate universities and private colleges. It is whywe have the OKC-Go! Program. It is why we encourage students to apply for grants, scholarships, and other financial aid. It is why we haveclasses in the evening, on Saturdays, online, andat off-campus sites. We simply want to ensurethat a dream of a college education is possibleat OCCC, without a hint of discrimination onany level.While broad and equitable access to oppor tunity is something we may take for grantedtoday, we have the courageous civil rights leaders to thank for leading the way, includingMartin Luther King, Jr., who through his lifeand death accelerated our nation’s journey towards greater opportunity and equality for allAmericans.—Paul SechristOCCC PresidentHave something to say? Let your voice be heard.e-mail us at [email protected]
4 PIONEER January 28, 2008CLASS to make campuses saferBy Stephen SossamonStaff WriterAbout nine months ago,the shootings at VirginiaTech that killed 32 people,prompted Oklahoma Gov.Brad Henry to create theCLASS (Campus Life andSafety and Security) TaskForce.“We asked ourselves,could this happen in Oklahoma?” said Henry at apress conference Jan. 15 atthe State Capitol. “How canwe prevent this from occurring?”The Task Force, usingsurveys, compiled information on safety and securityfor all the Oklahoma colleges, universities, and career technology centers.“Safety is top priority. . We need a regularsafety and security protocol.”—Glen JohnsonCampus Life and Security Task Force Chancellor“We need to take this report seriously and work together to make Oklahomacampuses safe,” Henrysaid.According to the final report the task force figuredcampuses needed to securean additional 16 million infunding to ensure that allcampuses have adequatefunding for security.Using the surveys as abaseline, the task force determined that the securitybudgets should equal 100per student.This means the total costwould be 40.7 million forOklahoma’s 400,000 college and career tech students. The current safetyand security budget forhigher education and career techs is only 24.7million this year.The baseline funding of 40.7 million is aimed atbringing all campuses tothe average per studentfunding amount, accordingto the report.These funds will begained through the use offederal grants and federalsupport until those meansare exhausted, but thelong-term solutions arequite expensive and beyondcurrent funding for campuses right now, accordingto the report.“Safety is top priority,”Chancellor Glen Johnsonsaid at the press conference. “We need a regularprotocol.”Henry stated that thetask force acted fast.“We are ahead of the nation in the measures we’retaking,” he said.The task force wants todevelop a campus emergency response plan template for each post-second-ary sector. This would assure that every campus appropriately covers all potential security and safety issues in their emergency response plans, according tothe report.A notification system alsois wanted as a part of theplan. A universal methodisn’t feasible, but 100 percent coverage should be required.“We also need help fromthe students and faculty ofeach campus,” said TerriWhite, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health andSubtance Abuse coordinator. “If they see a threat,they need to speak up.”Online Editor StephenSossamon can be reachedat [email protected]! expands to Western HeightsBy Brian SchroederStaff WriterOklahoma City Community College will be expanding the OKC-GO! free tuition program to more highschool graduates in theOklahoma City area.Beginning in the summerand fall of 2008, studentsgraduating from WesternHeights Public Schools willbe eligible to apply for freetuition through the OKCGO! program at OCCC.Everyone who graduateson time from an OklahomaCity or Western Heightspublic school and attendsOCCC the following fall semester is eligible for up tothree years or 61 hours oftuition, said Gayla Holmes,admission adviser.This includes tuitioncosts only and students willbe responsible for fees,books and other suppliesassociated with classes.Holmes said there is anunlimited number of OKCGO! scholarships availablefor students who are qualified and apply.“I’m hoping we will beseeing more students fromWestern Heights because ofthis program, and I thinkthat we will,” she said.“I’ve talked to some parents from Western Heightsand they are elated nowthat we have this programgoing (for their school district).”SuperintendentJoeKitchens said about 80 percent of the students areeconomically disadvantaged.Western Heights is a lowincome school district,Holmes said. The purposeof this program is to provide financial assistance tostudents who need the helpand incentive to go to college, Holmes added.“OCCC is in the middle ofthe Western Heights SchoolDistrict, and it only makessense that we are there tohelp that school districtand are partners with themin continuing their student’s education as muchas we do Oklahoma CityPublic Schools,” she added.The program, which began in 1999, has providedmore than 1,000 studentswith financial assistancewho attended OCCC afterhigh school. Approximately364 students of more than1,500 graduating seniorsfrom Oklahoma City public schools were grantedscholarships in the fall of2007.A new requirement forthe program is for studentsto also apply for the FreeApplication for Federal Student Aid.“So many of the students,just from the OklahomaCity Public Schools, are eligible for Pell Grants andother financial aid but hadno clue they were even eligible,” Holmes said.Each OKC-GO! students’performance is reviewed atmid-semester. If the requirements are still beingmet, the following semester’s tuition is approved.Holmes is a former Western Heights Public Schoolteacher.She said students in thedistrict do not give a second thought to college asIt pays to advertise in the Pioneer!Call 405-682-1611, ext. 7674 forpublication dates and advertisingrates.option because of the cost.“They can’t grasp the concept of them being able togo to college — they feel itis for everybody but them,”she said.Holmes said she hopesthe high school studentswill see college as an optionand prepare themselveswhile they are in highschool.StaffWriterBrianSchroeder can be reached [email protected]
January 28, 2008 PIONEER 5Oklahoma base offering internshipsBy Amanda McCutchenStaff WriterBusiness students whowill soon graduate will wantto take notice of the TinkerAir Force Base Intern Program.Tinker Air Force Base isoffering student internships with pay, benefitsand an opportunity to experience hands-on work atthe Oklahoma City Air Lo-gistics Cente.Judi McGee, Employment Services coordinator,said the program is aimedtoward business and management majors who havecompleted around 60 credithours.Student intern benefitsinclude flexible schedules,promotion opportunitiesand payment based on hisor her GPA. Federal benefits include 10 paid federalholidays a year, federalhealth and life insurance,paid time for on-base fitness activities, tuition assistance, and incentive andtime off awards.At 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, representatives from the Tinker Internship program will be inCollege Union room 3, providing students with information on how to get involved.Interns must meet thefollowing requirements; Bea U.S citizen, enrolled inTinker Track plan of studyor willing to switch, completed at least 60 hours ofcollege coursework, and arecurrently pursuing his orher first baccalaureate degree.New Cultural Programs director namedBy Yvonne OberlyStaff WriterDan Yates, 31, recentlyhas been hired to be thenew Cultural Programs director. One goal he said hehas while taking on the jobis to solicit ideas from student groups about culturalprograms they would like tosee on campus.“Being in the culturalprograms department, weare here to serve,” Yatessaid.He said he is excitedabout taking on the newposition.“I wanted a job that wouldallow me to contribute tothe citizens of Oklahoma,and this job is exactly whatI was looking for in everyway,” Yates said.Previously, Yates workedfor seven years for a nonprofit group called theGround Water ProtectionCouncil and, upon leaving,“I wanted a job that would allow me tocontribute to the citizens of Oklahoma, and thisjob is exactly what I was looking for in everyway.”—Dan YatesCultural Programs Directorworked as the communications director.As Cultural Programs director, three of the mainassignments Yates willwork on are to provide leadership for Arts FestivalOklahoma, plan the Cultural Arts Series and develop new cultural programs, he said.Arts Festival Oklahoma isan annual OCCC event thatincludes arts and crafts,games and food vendors.The Cultural Arts Seriestakes place during thespring and fall, and iswhere featured artists comefrom around the world toperform at OCCC.Yates said he will work onbringing awareness to students about the new cultural program, so they cancome to him with any ideasor plans they would like tosee happen.There are many ideasYates has been brainstorming on, including having anoutdoor music festival, heRead the PioneerOnline atwww.occc.edu/pioneer.said.He would also like to getlocal minority-driven artout to the public at-large.This could be done byhaving a festival, he said,so local area artists can getthe publicity they have notbeen able to otherwise receive.John Boyd, CommunityDevelopment associate vicepresident, said he ispleased to have Yates atOCCC.“It is my belief that he isgoing to be a tremendousasset to the college,” Boydsaid.Yates graduated fromBeaver High School, located in the Panhandle ofOklahoma.He received his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma City University invocal music education,where he studied opera,music theater and folk.Continuing his educationat the University of Oklahoma, he obtained hismaster’s degree in publicadministration, Yates said.Yates plans to continuehis education in one year,once he gets comfortable inhis new position, he said.He is interested in work-Dan Yatesing toward a secondmaster’s degree in politicalor social science.If he does not do that, hewill work toward a doctoraldegree, he said.“I have a very strong interest in continuing tolearn,” Yates said.His interest in politicalscience comes from his interest in politics and wanting to learn more aboutgovernment.He said he believes it willhelp to understand issuesthat come about with thecollege.During the summer,Yates enjoys playing softball and is on three different softball teams.He likes to play disc golfand badminton. He alsolikes to go bike riding andenjoys playing with his cat,Chloe.Staff Writer YvonneOberly can be reached [email protected]
6 PIONEER January 28, 2008College VP congratulates studentsStudents are eligible to beon the Vice President’sHonor Roll by achieving aGPA of 3.5 while carrying atleast 12 hours. Part-timestudents are eligible if theyhave maintained a 3.5 GPAfor two consecutive semesters.AbdulAbdul,JuluAcharya, Curtis Adams,Arati Adhikari, John Adkison. Robert Ahboah. PhilipAken, Lucinda Akins, UmarAli, Chelsea Alinger.Jonathan Allen, RogerAllen, Rogelio Almeida,Farooq Altaf, AngelinaAnaya, Ingrid Anderson,Jennie Anderson, HeatherArnett, Dwayne Ashlock.Angela Atherton, ChikaAtoyosoye, Shonda Ayers,Amanda Badgett, DustinBaker, Robert Baker, CoriBarrier, Shawn Bass, Khaled Bawatna.John Bayne, Cobey Bean,Randall Beavers, WesleyBehrens, Christopher Belew, James Bell, TheresaBeller, John Bellymule,Kyoko Berry.John Bingman, AmandaBlasingame, Andrew Blochowiak, Tyler Bowman,Steven Boyd, Logan Branscum, Nathan Bremmer,Ashley Brinlee.Evans Brown, JanaeBrown, Elizabeth Broyles,Beau Bruhwiler, JenniferBuck, Jessica Buck, AsiaBurbridge, Michelle Burke,Brad Burris.Nathan Burris, ThomasBuster, Dylan Butler, JosephButler, Jason Bynum, KevinCameron, Callie Campbell,David Canizales, Ricky Cannon.Erica Cardiel, MatthewCarlisle, Kimberly Carlsen,Jessica Carnes, FranciscoCastro, William Chan, JohnChancey, Luis Chavez,Kwanghee Cho.Phong Chu, Julie Church,Alana Clark, Char minClayborn, Benjamin Clemons, Tanner Clift, BradleyCline, Regina Cobb, BriannaCoker.Cristina Conallis, JessicaCook, Jeremy Cooper, JerriCordeiro, Camille Cory,Cynthia Coszalter, Jonathan Cotts, Brenda Couch,James Crabbe.Erik Crooks-Becerra, JoniCrowe,EdgarCruz,Sheriann Cunningham,Christine Cuthbertson, Jennifer Davenport, JessicaDavid.Austin Davidson, JessicaDavidson, Allison Davis,Alysa Davis, Jessica Davis,Amrita Dawadi, ZachryDeaton, Victor Deras,Joshua DeWeese.Alissa Digiorgio, ElizabethDinger, Tue Dinh, AndrewDobry, Chance Dodson,Emily Dodson, Linda Dolder,Jayme Doussette, JeffreyDowning.Jamilyn Dunn, NicholasEllis, Jayson Elrod, ErfanaEnam, Erica Engdahl,Danielle Epps, LaurenEuhus, Christy Ezell, JustinFancher.Chelsea Ferrell, KimberlyFerrell, Jacob Fisher, DavidFlesher, Cheryl Flud, MariFord-Malatka, Kyle Fore,Matthew Fowler, AlishaFranks, Kali Fulmer.Anup Gajurel, ShauneGarmon, Jennie Garrod,Christina Gause, OwenGilmore, Theresa Giovanni,James Goldsbury, JamieGonzalez, Irma Gonzalez.Brandon Gorman, AnaCorine Gray, Chelsey Green,Emily Green, Ashley Griggs,Angela Grissom, JonathanGross, Chad Gulikers,Monica Gumm.Christopher Gunter, AnjuGurung, Darrell Hafer,Burma Hames, Casey Hammer, Carl Hammrich, SongHan, Christine Hanna, DavidHapgood.Van Hatfield, MatthewHawkins, Brittany Height,Jimmie Hendrix, ClaudiaHerrera, Kayley Higgins,Timothy Hillstromb, GregoryHilovsky.Steven Hipp, MichaelHisey, Tu Ho, Ronnie HoChau, Amanda Hogue, BrianHolmes, Nathanael House,Carlous Hudspeth, YvonneHughes.Jessica Hughes, PeggyHumphreys, Samuel Husky, Eric Hutchinson, HaiHuynh, Moustapha Ibrahim, Raejeana Inge, RyanJacob, Phillip James.Julie James, NicholasJarman, Muhammad Javed, Kristen Johnson,Courtney Johnston, Christopher Jones, R yan Jones,Cornelia Jones.Dinah Joyner-Gantz, ErinJuarez, Ashley Just, CamilleKamgaing, Cheryl Kelly,Glenda Kelsey, Daniel Kemp,Kyle Kendrick, ElaineKetring.Bradley Kettner, DevrajKhadka, Charlie Kilgore,Jamie Kilpatrick, WendyKinder-Hurley, Garrett King,Anastasia Knowlton, Christain Kotoucek.Toby Kraft, Robert Kramer, James Krause, JonasKripas, Kelly Kuhlman,Abhishek Kundalia, Mukesh Kunwar, Kelly Lail,Sachit Lama.Matthew Landrum, FredaLang, Emily Langley, JaredLapsley, Karen Lara, KristinLasater, Thomas Laster,Kieu-Diem Le, Joshua Lee,Zachary Lee.Jilliann Lee, Kiae Lee,Debbie Lehman, KimberlyLemdadi, Samuel Lingle, T.J.Little, Clarice Lubensky, TyLudvicek, Shelly Maddox,MacMillan Maina.Jessica Malacane, CrystalMartin, Kayce Martin, LuisMartinez, Robert Martinez,Jorge Marzola, Alex Massey,Serge Maure, Ryan Mavis.Guiqin McAnally, BrandonMcBryde, Jessica McCartney, T ravis McClendon,Gabrielle McDermott, CalvinMcDonald, Jay McGrew,Brandi McKinley.Angella McLaughlin, SarahMedellin, Samuel Medina,Abel Mendoza, JenniferMerrell, Jonathan Meyer,Steve Michael, Beverly Milby,Jeffrey Miller.Norman Mi
OCCC is a comfortable place to both work and attend class. "[OCCC] has great culture and the leadership is good." LaWanda LaVarnway, photogra-phy lab assistant, said the diver-sity plan is a great "We have a diverse applicant pool and we want to show that OCCC is a good place to work." —Millie Tibbits Human Resources Compliance Officer