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Rodriguez graduated from Oakton in May 2019 with an Associate in Engineering Science degree and has set his sights on returning to UIUC to earn a degree in nuclear engineering.
Jidapa Thia had her pick of eight top colleges. She chose Oakton Community College and the Engineering Pathways program to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
In the winner-take-all-game Sunday, Oakton won 25-1.
Last season, Oakton won its first national championship by winning 14-11 in extra innings of the clinching game in the World Series.
The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for distinguished alumni over the last five decades to be recognized at a fall 2019 event in conjunction with the college’s 50th anniversary. Nomination deadline is Wednesday, July 31.
Alena “A.J.” Alwan owns the distinction of being named the first recipient of the college’s Outstanding Women’s Student-Athlete of the Year.
To receive this distinction on their transcripts, students are required to complete 18-credit hours of honors-designated courses.
Associate degree candidate Bukola Abdulwahab-Omotose, a resident of Chicago, owns the distinction of being named the first recipient of the college’s Outstanding Men’s Student-Athlete of the Year.
Joe Isip was honored with an award of excellence for his work at the 2019 Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Juried Art Exhibition.
Oakton’s wide-ranging sustainability initiatives encompasses the college’s grounds, building operations and educational curriculum.
Lincolnwood resident and associate degree candidate Venice McNish has been chosen to deliver Oakton Community College’s commencement address Tuesday, May 21.
Emma Battaglia, former Chicago Public Schools teacher was inspired to join the medical field after seeing her grandmother improve dramatically from a stroke with the help of physical therapists.
Joshua Rodriguez (four-time President’s Scholar with a 3.95 GPA) and Gabija Ulcinaite (PTK chapter president and Student Government senator with a 4.0 GPA) were recognized at a recent ceremony in Springfield.
The College installed newly elected trustees Gail Bush, Marie Lynn Toussaint and Wendy B. Yanow, each serving a six-year term, and welcomed its newly elected student trustee Adisa Ozegovic (Skokie), who will serve for the next year.
Andrew Kostiv, Aishat Mohammed, Joshua Rodriguez, and Luz Trejo Camarillo were presented their awards by Board Chair Joan DiLeonardi Thursday, April 18, in Niles.
Supporting the advancement of women in community colleges is a core value of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC).
The competition, sponsored by NIU’s School of Art and Design, featured entries from more than 10 community colleges across the state.
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Classes begin the week of August 19.
Owls’ co-captain sophomore guard Liz Stangel led the team with 388 rebounds (14.9 rebounds per game), good for second in the nation.
This past season sophomore basketball forward Darius Jones averaged 14.6 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.
Last season, the Owls recorded a 44-17 shattering numerous school records in the process.
Sophomore guard Liz Stangel was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region IV Division II (District D) All-Region First Team as well as the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) All-Conference Second Team.
Sophomore guard Jordan Irving was named First Team All-Skyway; sophomore forward Darius Jones was an honorable mention.
Oakton employs approximately 800 full- and part-time faculty providing instruction at campuses in Skokie and Des Plaines, in addition to online.
Sophomore guard Jordan Irving helped the Owls to a 3-0 record last week, averaging 30.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5 assists and 2.3 steals per game during that span. He shot 58.9 percent from the field, including 65 percent from beyond the three-point arc.
Sophomore forward Darius Jones leads the Owls in rebounds (8.0 per game), assists (2.9 per contest), blocks (2.5 per game) and games started (25). He also is averaging 13.8 points per contest.
In six games, Ava Gardner has averaged 22.3 points per game, shooting 51.2 percent from the field. She has averaged 36.5 minutes of playing time this season.
Sophomore Elmina Alic earned a 4.0 GPA and President’s Scholar recognition for the fall semester while pursuing an associate of arts degree.
Sophomore men’s basketball forward Jack Framke has been selected the college’s male student-athlete of the month.
Enjoy readings, lectures and discussions about Jewish literature by enrolling in this free five-part series
Gateways to Opportunity credentials are awarded and recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Bureau of Child Care and Development.
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.
Sophomore women’s volleyball outside hitter Elmina Alic has been selected as the Oakton Community College women’s student-athlete of the month.
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.
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.
This free hiring event will feature more than 40 employers with career openings in positions at health care providers,
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.
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.