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Scholarships are available to all students meeting the minimum standards of academic persistence with a 2.0 GPA or better.
Cannabis dispensary and patient care specialist, perioperative nursing and cancer registry management certificates must have ICCB approval before accepting student enrollments in 2019.
Last season, the Owls recorded a 44-17 shattering numerous school records in the process.
Oakton has named 41-year law enforcement veteran Terry Mee interim chief of police, effective Monday, March 4.
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.
To apply for a scholarship, students must have an admission application on file. Scholarship announcements are expected to be made in July.
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.
This year, Coming Together highlights the Polish American identity and culture through discussion, film, and a festival.
New Oakton assistant VP for institutional effectiveness and strategic planning to start March 11.
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.
The recognition is among several postseason coaching accolades Fratto received after guiding 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.
Provided that students meet the GPA and course requirements, Lake Forest guarantees admission to students from Oakton.
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:; 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.
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.