2020 News and Events

Oakton Recognizes 26 Nursing Graduates at Pinning Ceremony

Published on December 18, 2020

Des Plaines, Ill. (Dec. 18, 2020) – Twenty-six students completed Oakton Community College’s Nursing Program this fall and are now on their way to beginning rewarding careers in the health care industry. Oakton recognized the fall 2020 nursing graduates at a drive-up pinning ceremony Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Des Plaines campus. Graduates received their pins and celebrated their success with honks and waves from faculty, family and friends. Read More

Director of Marketing Receives Communicator of the Year Award

Published on October 27, 2020

(Oct. 27, 2020) Displaying the quality of talented leadership at Oakton Community College, Andrea Lehmacher, Ed.D., director of Marketing, has been named the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) District 3 Communicator of the Year. The award, presented at a virtual ceremony on Oct. 22, recognizes demonstrated leadership and ability in the area of two-year college communications. Read More

Oakton TRIO Program awarded $1.7 million grant to support student success

Published on August 24, 2020

(Aug. 24, 2020) Oakton Community College will receive a federal Student Support Services (SSS) grant of $1,745,805 over five years from the U.S. Department of Education to help more students succeed in and graduate from college. Oakton first received this grant in 1990 and since then has helped thousands of students accomplish their academic goals. Read More

High School Students Celebrate Earning Nursing Credentials from Oakton

Published on August 14, 2020

(Aug. 14, 2020) Each year, Oakton helps high school students get a jump on earning college credit by offering dual credit opportunities. Recently, 61 Maine Township High School District 207 students celebrated graduating high school while also relishing in earning their first post-secondary credential – the Basic Nurse Assistant Training (BNAT) Certificate. Students were recognized for their accomplishment at a virtual graduation ceremony July 29. Read More

Oakton Honors Program plants seed for graduate to join Doctors Without Borders

Published on July 2, 2020

(July 2, 2020) Maryana Nissan of Niles credits Oakton Community College’s Honors Program for much of her academic success. This fall, Nissan will attend the University of Illinois-Chicago, where she will major in neuroscience. However, she doesn’t plan on stopping there. Her ultimate goal is to ally herself with the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders. Read More

Oakton Earns National Recognition as Leader College by Achieving the Dream Network

Published on February 20, 2020

(Feb. 20, 2020) In recognition of our commitment to improving student success and equity, Oakton Community College is proud to have earned the prestigious designation as a new Leader College from the Achieving the Dream (ATD) network. Oakton is among just four community colleges across the U.S. to receive the distinction in 2020. Read More