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A Lesson in Excellence

Oakton recently lost a valued colleague with the passing of Dr. Gregory James. James came to Oakton in August 2005 as dean of students and was promoted to assistant vice president for Student Affairs/Office of Access, Equity, and Diversity in June 2009 – the first to hold that position.

A mentor to students and colleagues alike, James’ commitment to social justice and anti-bias work made him a leader, both at the College and regionally. He was regularly called upon to speak at events and conferences about his work. James, who earned his Ed.D. from Grambling State University in Louisiana, served on Oakton’s Master Plan Steering Committee and on the steering committee of the Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education.

Dr. James had a strong commitment to student success – and complete confidence that Oakton students could meet any challenge. He also held students to a high standard. And he wasn't afraid to say so.

In his honor, the College has established the Dr. Gregory C. James Memorial Scholarship Fund. To contribute, stop by the Office of Student Activities and pick up a donation card.



March 25
Registration opens for summer 2013 sessions.

March 31
Oakton Foundation scholarship applications due.

April 8
Registration opens for fall 2013 semester.

April 26
Wentcher Scholarship application due.

May 1
Academic Merit Scholarship application due.

May 1
Priority financial aid application filing date for 2013-14.

May 9, 10
Evaluation Days.

May 10
Last day of student attendance.

May 13
Summer 2013 interim classes begin.

May 13
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

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