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Actors of all skill levels who identify as female are encouraged to audition. Scripts will be provided. No memorization required.
Two convenient course options are available at the college’s Skokie campus.
Attend a free information session to learn about the trucking business and Oakton’s eight-week Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training program.
For the third-straight year, Washington Monthly ranks Oakton as the best community college in Illinois for adult learners.
The team was recognized on campus; with proclamations from the cities of Des Plaines and Park Ridge; and through a victory tour that included stops at the Arlington Park winner’s circle, Schaumburg Boomers, Chicago Dogs in Rosemont, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and the Illinois Statehouse where they were presented to the state Senate and awarded certificates of merit.
Oakton continued executing upon its Master Plan to improve its infrastructure and create inspirational spaces for teaching and learning.
Since 2015, the institution’s graduation rate has steadily increased from 18 to 22 percent. In May 2018, Oakton celebrated the largest commencement ceremony in the history of the college.
Oakton partners include: Elmhurst College; LSG Skychefs; NorthShore University Health Systems; John Crane
Oakton collaborates with partner high schools to offer college-level classes to eligible high school students allow ing them to obtain high school and college credit simultaneously.
More than 500 Oakton students and employees actively engaged in community service projects throughout 2018.
Awards and recognition for students, alum, employees, and programs come from a variety of sources, including: ValueColleges.com; Washington Monthly; Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada; American Association of Women in Community Colleges; Illinois Community College Trustees Association; Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference; and WileyPLUS Next Gen Partnership Award.
Students have more to choose from at Oakton with new academic programs launched in 2018.
During the 2017-18 academic year, the Oakton Educational Foundation made available more than $1 million in scholarships and grants assisting Oakton students and programs.
Oakton hired several new leaders who bring a broad wealth of experience to the college.
Oakton hired several new leaders who bring a broad wealth of experience to the college.
“A Field Guide to the Biodiversity of the Chicago Region,” will be used this spring for students enrolled in Introduction to Environmental Science.
Liz Stangel, co-captain for the women’s basketball team, was a standout goalie for the soccer team in the fall, and has a 4.0 GPA as she works toward earning her associate degree.
Basketball guard Jordan Irving also works hard In the classroom. He is studying sports marketing and earned a 3.6 GPA in his most recent semester.
The five-year grant will provide approximately 50 scholarships for full-time students interested in STEM fields to attend the college tuition free.
Bukola Abdulwahab-Omotose ranks 4th in the nation in goals scored and postseason accolades include being named to the NJCCA Region IV All-Region Men’s Soccer Team and the Illinois Skyway Conference (ISCC) Men’s Soccer All-Conference First Team.
Over the past 15 years, Empty Bowls at Oakton has raised more than $270,000 to fight hunger.
Sophomore Mahnoor Jamal captured the top spot in the poetry category at the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Writers’ Competition and Festival.
On the season, guard Jordan Irving leads the Owls in scoring (22.5 points per game). In addition, he is averaging 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest.
Yngride Jean-Philippe led the nation in solo blocked shots (121) and led the Owls with 296 total kills.
Nzelu Maitha will represent the Oakton Owls in the national championship scheduled May 21-24, 2019, at the Swan Lake Golf Resort in Plymouth, Indiana.
Bukola Abdulwahab-Omotose (Ilorin, Nigeria/British Nigerian Academy) and Brian Ramos (Addison/Addison Trail High School), received countrywide postseason recognition by being named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region IV All-Region Men’s Soccer Team.
Plan now; spring semester classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Three Owls named to All-Region Team, All-Conference Team
The Oakton chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society swore in nine new officers and inducted 105 new members at its Nov. 15 induction ceremony.
Register today; winterim classes begin Dec. 17.
The Koehnline Museum of Art will display unique compositions by Chicago artist Harold Haydon (1909-1994), known for introducing a radical new approach to painting composition, Thursday, Dec. 6, through Friday, Jan. 25.
With the Oakton Community College women’s basketball team returning five players from last season, the arrow is pointing up for this year’s edition of the Oakton Owls.
With the team returning its top two leading scorers from last season, this year’s edition of the Oakton Owls will be strong on offense.
An annual celebration of jazz bands and combos from schools in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference who will perform and be rated by a panel of Chicago jazz musicians.
Sophomore Pablo Custodio, who plays baseball and soccer for the Oakton Owls, sports a 3.2 GPA. He is also involved in the Association to Nurture and Develop the Advancement of Latinos in Education (¡ANDALE!) at Oakton.
Sophomore Caitlin Dalton is captain of the women’s soccer team and working toward her associate in arts degree.
Freshman Nzelu Maitha is only the fourth player in the past 11 years to complete the “trifecta” of being named to the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference All-Conference Team, NJCAA Region IV Tournament All-Region Team and qualifying for nationals in the same season.
As a team, Oakton established a school record with 44 wins in a single season, surpassing the previous record of 43 from in 2012.
Participants assisted nonprofit groups including the Salvation Army in Norridge, Emily Oaks Nature Center in Skokie, Heartland Animal Shelter in Northbrook, Family Focus in Evanston and WINGS in Elk Grove Village.
Leslie Dubin, instructor of marketing, management and entrepreneurship, was recognized for her outstanding work in the classroom.
This free hiring event will feature more than 40 employers with career openings in positions at health care providers,
Jordana Lambropoulos began working at Oakton in 2000. She has a master’s degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona.
Abdulwahab-Omotose is an explosive forward for the Owls men’s soccer team who leads the squad in scoring. He also sports a 3.2 GPA and is actively involved at the college as a student ambassador.
Alwan is the captain of the Owls volleyball team and boasts a 3.92 GPA, serving as the co-president of the Math Club. She also is in Oakton’s Honors Program and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
Oakton students withstood nuisances like ants, termites, and cockroaches to help a school ravaged by Hurricane Maria prepare for the school year
Guests are invited to attend an open house in the Margaret Burke Lee Science and Health Careers Center, as part of the 2018 Illinois Solar Tour, which showcases the contributions of local renewable energy installations.
Sponsored by Oakton’s Career and Transfer Center, the job fair is free and open to the public. More than 40 businesses are scheduled to participate.
Sponsored by Peace and Social Justice Studies at Oakton.
Scifio, who was selected from a pool of 37 applicants, most recently served as the director of facilities for Augustana College.
Paul Gulezian, associate professor of biology, and Marian Staats, professor of English, co-taught this honors seminar that combines biology with the humanities.
Oakton’s paralegal studies program offers a 60-credit-hour associate in applied science degree in paralegal studies in addition to a 24-credit-hour paralegal certificate.
Men’s golfers have qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Men’s Golf Championship three of the last four years, and the bar continues to rise for the Owls men’s golf team.
Women’s soccer team has something to prove this year – that last season’s record (3-11) was an anomaly.
This is the 26th straight year the college has been recognized by the Chicago-based Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Fnancial Report (CAFR) and the17th straight year for its Popular Annual Fnancial Report (PAFR).
Men’s soccer coach Steve Brody, who enters his 19th year at the helm, is confident he has the pieces in place to improve upon last year’s 10-5-2 record.
Youngock Lee, psychology lecturer, was honored at the college’s Aug. 13 fall semester kickoff, “Voices: Ignite Understanding, Drive Progress.”
Coach Kelly Johnson’s young roster will be led by No. 1 singles player Jillian Sagat (Maine South) and No. 2 singles player Ruth Abigail Gomez (Niles West).
A global campaign that works toward preventing overdose, reducing the stigma associated with it and providing support to families and loved ones of overdose victims.
Figueroa’s keynote tied directly to Oakton’s engagement and enrichment program for first-year students, which explores equity through the lens of “poverty and privilege” and calls attention to economic, social and political inequality.
Owls national champion baseball team to be recognized prior to Aug. 19 Chicago White Sox game.
Named for the founding chair of the board of trustees, the accolade epitomizes excellence in teaching and respect for students and peers.
The new first-year experience program provides new students experiences specifically tailored to enhance their academic and social integration into college.
The Enrollment Center will be open extended hours from Monday, Aug. 6, through Saturday, Aug. 25. Many fall credit classes begin as early as Aug. 20.
Students of all skill levels can take credit courses in music. Fall semester begins Monday, Aug. 20.
Courses include private lessons, group piano classes and piano ensemble for students of all proficiencies.
Put on your thinking caps and enjoy a night of fun and friendly competition at Club Casa Café.
Fratto, a resident of Wheeling, guided the Owls to a historic 2018 season that culminated with the team’s first national championship and a school record 44 wins in his 13th season at the helm.
The Vamonde app is equipped with GPS maps, images and text, allowing Oakton visitors to tour more than 20 outdoor sculptures produced mainly by Chicago-area artists.
Oakton’s project, “Smart Recovery of Water Vapor Loss for Sustainable Operations,” examined a heat mass exchange process to convert wasted heat to renewable energy.
Alexander Crinigan and Tommy Gertner were named to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III All-America Team.
Oakton finished 10th overall in the 2018 NASA Robotic Mining Competition at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.
Oakton finished 10th overall in the 2018 NASA Robotic Mining Competition at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.
Owls finish NJCAA Division III World Series in dramatic fashion with 14-11 win over Tyler.
Watch live via NJCAA TV apps for Amazon, Apple TV, Android and Roku.
Owls two wins away from advancing to NJCAA Division III World Series.
Students can navigate a streamlined schedule from EKG Technician Certification Prep to Basic Nursing Assistant Training programs to prepare to earn two certifications in just six months.
Oakton Community College has partnered with North Shore Community Bank & Trust Company to help small business owners take their business to the next level.
Timothy Panfil, Elmhurst College director of enrollment management for graduate studies and Maine East High School grad, earned two associate degrees from Oakton and now serves on Oakton's Alumni Council.
Oakton (20-9) is averaging 7.7 runs per game with a .325 batting average and .460 slugging percentage.
Trustees elected new board chair Joan W. DiLeonardi, vice chair Benjamin Salzberg, and secretary Martha Burns, and welcomed its newly elected student trustee John Timperley.
A Visiting Artist Series event, made possible by a generous grant from the Oakton Educational Foundation.  
“Challenges for the Criminal Justice Community: Police Reporting” will be moderated by Jim Humenik, Oakton assistant professor of law enforcement.
Now in its seventh year, Creating Justice is one of the most popular free public events at Oakton.