Welcome, Oakton Alumni!

#OaktonAlumniGive #GivingTuesday

On November 29, the Oakton Alumni Council begins a new tradition by participating in #GivingTuesday — a global day of giving back that can bring about real change in our communities.

Join us on #GivingTuesday in support of the soon-to-come Student Center at the Des Plaines campus. The Council recognizes that the quality of campus life has a major impact on student success. And when our students succeed, our community succeeds.

Contributions to the Student Center can be one-time gifts or pledges of up to five years. If together, Oakton alumni pledge $15,000 over five years, the center's fireplace will be dedicated to the Oakton Alumni Association. Individual alumni who pledge more than $500 will also be recognized on the Student Center donor wall. And all alumni who give will have a chance at winning free tickets to the Chicago Wolves alumni outing on February 25!

#GivingTuesday gifts can be made:

  • online
  • by phone at 847.635.1893
  • by check to the Oakton Foundation
    1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL.

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Call for Proposal

Oakton's Office of Alumni Relations and Center for Professional Development are accepting proposals from alumni for the keynote presentation at Oakton's Staff Day - OaktonTalks.

Staff Day is an annual professional development event for Oakton staff, and OaktonTalks will be structured like the popular TEDTalks. Staff Day 2017 will take place on March 15.We are seeking alumni who are willing to share their Oakton stories and experiences in a 10-15 minute presentation. As alumni, you are in a unique position to demonstrate to our staff how they have made a difference in your life.

Proposals are due December 5, 2016. Selected presenters will be notified by January 15, 2017, and will receive a $500 honorarium. For more information, call 847.635.1893. Download Call for Proposal.