Oakton Announces 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awardees

Published on September 15, 2023

Celebrate four accomplished Oakton College alums at the Distinguished Alumni Awards presentation and reception, Sept. 28, 6 p.m. on Oakton’s Des Plaines Campus. This year’s honorees distinguished themselves with their commitment to building just and thriving communities, which is Oakton’s strategic plan Vision 2030 goal. Read More

Oakton Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Published on September 15, 2023

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15), also known as Latinx Heritage Month, at Oakton College. Attend upcoming Latinx Heritage Month events, which are free and open to the public, to learn more about the Latinx community and support local Latinx food vendors and business owners. Read More

Oakton announces 2023-24 Jewish Studies Speaker Series

Published on September 11, 2023

Des Plaines (Sept. 11, 2023) - As the Jewish community prepares to celebrate Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 15 - 17) and Yom Kippur (Sept. 24 - 25) — two of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar — Oakton College invites community members to the 2023-24 Jewish Studies Speaker Series. The virtual events are free and open to the public, allowing attendees to reflect and learn about Jewish history and culture. Read More

Oakton seeks pianists to audition for Six Piano Ensemble

Published on August 28, 2023

Des Plaines (Aug. 28, 2023) - Are you a pianist seeking a new musical adventure or a community of fellow musicians? Don’t be afraid to take a leap and audition for the Oakton Six Piano Ensemble, Sept. 19-21, at the Des Plaines campus or online. Alternative audition dates are available. Read More

Oakton adopts Neurodiversity Inclusion Statement

Published on August 16, 2023

Oakton College Board of Trustees voted Aug. 15, to approve a Neurodiversity Inclusion Statement, which will guide the College’s efforts in supporting the neurodiverse community and advance the College’s commitment to building just and thriving communities. Read More

Oakton art professors exhibit at the Korean Cultural Center of Chicago

Published on August 15, 2023

Des Plaines (Aug. 15, 2023) - View new artwork from longtime Oakton College art professors and local residents Moritz Kellerman, Arlington Heights, and Mark Palmeri, Des Plaines, at the Korean Cultural Center of Chicago exhibition – free and open to the public – Sept. 2-28. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sept. 2, 5-7 p.m. Read More

Oakton celebrates paramedic certificate recipients, ready to serve community

Published on June 27, 2023

Des Plaines, Ill. (June 27, 2023) - This year’s Oakton College paramedic certificate recipients have much to celebrate, as 18 of 21 students have already accepted conditional job offers while waiting for their Illinois Department of Public Health paramedics license. Oakton partners with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (ALGH) to facilitate the Emergency Medical Technician–Paramedic Certificate program, and together recognized the 2023 class at a graduation ceremony at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, June 21. Read More