Joianne Smith


An Updated Message from Joianne Smith, Oakton Community College President

It is time for the White community to step up, to educate ourselves about our own White culture and racial identity, and make changes that lead to racial justice and healing.

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Oakton Students Eligible for CARES Act Funding

Qualified expenses include course materials, technology, health care, childcare, food and housing. Other criteria include amount of request, number of applications, financial need and enrollment status.

Cannabis Dispensary License Workshops

Topics include legal and compliance training on state and local regulations including zoning and reporting, cannabis industry best practices and other services needed to operate a cannabis business.

Oakton’s Amelia Baldwin Selected for Prestigious Cooke Foundation Scholarship

For the third time in five years an Oakton Community College student was selected for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Federal CARES Relief Act

The Department of Education has made federal CARES Act funds available to students who incurred expenses as a result of COVID-19-related disruptions to Oakton’s campus operations.

Oakton's Honors Students Lauded for Extraordinary Achievements

Many of these outstanding students have garnered major scholarships and will transfer to top-ranked academic institutions.

Oakton Student Creates Virtual Museum Dedicated to Spanish Civil War

Initially, Gabrielle Tornquist was developing art panels for display at the Skokie campus. However, due to COVID-19, the project shifted to the virtual museum.
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