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The program is designed to prepare students to monitor the contacts of infected people and notify them of their exposure. All courses can be completed online.
Oakton Awarded $100,000 in Career and Technical Education Improvement Grants from Illinois Community College Board
Oakton will provide high-touch engagement to enhance relationships with students of color, mitigate barriers for these students and work to ensure they complete CTE credentials
Jae Hee Kim springboarded from Oakton to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she now attends as a junior on two music scholarships.
Services the grant will provide include academic tutoring, financial aid advice, career and college mentoring, help in choosing courses and other forms of assistance.
Oakton and Evanston Fire Department Collaborate to Create Tuition-free Firefighter Apprenticeship Program
Evanston residents who are at least 17 years of age are eligible to apply for the three-year apprenticeship program.
Shaked Gafni of Evanston is one of more than 200 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members named a 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. He will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Recently, 61 Maine Township High School students celebrated graduating high school while also earning their first post-secondary credential – the Basic Nurse Assistant Training (BNAT) Certificate.
The Oakton men’s golf team boasted an overall GPA of 3.31, while the volleyball squad accumulated a 3.05 GPA. In addition, seven student-athletes earned Academic All-American honors.
Oakton’s Workforce Solutions partnership with Youth Job Center and Evanston Township High School is one example of the full range of cost-effective, high-quality training solutions that can be delivered at a variety of locations.
This fall, Maryana Nissan will attend the University of Illinois-Chicago, where she will major in neuroscience.
More than 30 Oakton student-athletes were honored by the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) for their academic accomplishments during the 2019-20 academic year.
Social equity applicants are encouraged to attend.
Aaron Banks has been admitted to Northwestern University with a full academic scholarship, where he plans to double major in economics and mathematics.
A statement from Juletta Patrick, assistant vice president for Student Affairs/dean of Access, Equity and Diversity
Use your voice, not just behind closed doors, but openly and publicly. Call out racism when you see it. No longer can you be complicit in the silent solidarity that fosters racism.
If your fall college plans have changed due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, Oakton will keep you moving toward your four-year degree.
It is time for the White community to step up, to educate ourselves about our own White culture and racial identity, and make changes that lead to racial justice and healing.
Initially, Gabrielle Tornquist was developing art panels for display at the Skokie campus. However, due to COVID-19, the project shifted to the virtual museum.
Many of these outstanding students have garnered major scholarships and will transfer to top-ranked academic institutions.
Oakton’s mission, vision, and values and our commitment to equity will continue to guide us as we strive to be agents of change toward achieving racial justice.
A virtual online camp for young people between the ages of 8 and 14 begins June 8 and runs through Aug. 24.
Mia Trais won a cash grant to produce copies of an illustrated paperback children’s book, designed for children with an incarcerated parent. The project grows out of her interest in psychology, which she plans to pursue at Loyola University of Chicago, where she has been awarded a generous transfer scholarship.
Suarez was elected as the student member of the Board of Trustees. In addition, she became president of the French Club, a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and secretary of the Latinx Club.
For the third time in five years an Oakton Community College student was selected for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
In addition to the public health benefit, the program also creates employment opportunities for individuals who have been financially impacted by the crisis. Registration is now open for the online, self-paced program. Courses begin May 26.
The trustees elected William Stafford (Evanston) as new chair, Paul Kotowski (Niles) as vice-chair and Marie Lynn Toussaint (Evanston) as secretary. Karen Suarez (Des Plaines) will serve for the next year as the new student trustee.
Whether you choose the transfer path or a career path, Oakton can help you build the skills and confidence to reach your goals. Fall classes start Monday, Aug. 24.
Oakton is donating COVID-19 face shields to area health care facilities.
The Oakton Education Foundation will match Student Success Fund donations through April 15.
Groundbreaking journalist Melissa Isaacson headlines list of presenters with a discussion on women in sports.
In recognition of our commitment to improving student success and equity, Oakton is proud to have earned the prestigious designation as a new Leader College from the Achieving the Dream (ATD) network
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of community college students to grow as scholars and leaders.
With the Oakton men’s basketball team returning only one player from last season, this year’s edition of the Oakton Owls will be relying heavily on 11 freshmen.
In its 50-year history, Oakton has awarded more than 30,000 degrees and certificates to students who are making a difference.
Dress up and celebrate with students, faculty and staff! Family fun, too! Bring kids to a safe environment. Hosted by the Office of Student Life.
Oakton is believed to be the first community college to offer a college-credit health communications program focused on preparing people to work in the medical cannabis industry.
The College is joining with U.S. Representatives Brad Schneider and Jan Schakowsky, National Able Network and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) for this hiring event, hosting dozens of employers with career openings in positions at health care providers.
An Athletic Academic Support and Compliance Specialist provides Oakton student-athletes with academic, personal, learning, and career-related advising on an individual basis.
The five-year grant, totaling $676,512, will provide approximately 50 scholarships for full-time students interested in STEM fields to attend Oakton.
The need for private security personnel is skyrocketing with more than 5,000 security job postings listed in the Chicago area in 2018.
The College received congratulatory notes from legislative leaders representing Oakton’s district. Dignitaries in attendance included Illinois State Senators Laura Murphy and Laura Fine, Village of Mount Prospect Mayor Arlene Juracek and George Van Dusen, mayor of the Village of Skokie.
Abdallah Simmons is prepared for the next step in his educational journey – transferring to University of Illinois at Chicago, where he plans to pursue a degree in architecture.
Gabija Ulcinaite was invited to join Oakton’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) international honor society, and credits PTK as a transformational experience that made her a strong leader and resulted in cherished relationships.
The public is invited to participate in the Founders Day opening ceremony and reception to begin Oakton ’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration, starting 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 25.
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).
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.