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Oakton art students, Courtney Camp, Alexee McNulty, Pesach Bercovice, and Vianey Mojica-Parra, will have their art work – custom-painted pianos – on display through Sept. 30.
Joan DiLeonardi did not seek a fourth term on the board after 18 years of service. DiLeonardi held numerous leadership roles in ICCTA, including secretary, treasurer and chair of two committees.
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.
Joshua Rodriguez received the Gandhi/King Peace Scholarship, endowed by Oakton Trustee Emeritus Jody Wadhwa and the Oakton Community College Educational Foundation.
John “Jack” Timperley graduated from Oakton in May and is transferring to Northeastern Illinois University, where he plans to double major in philosophy and business administration.
Oakton was recognized for its diversity-related programs for students including Latinx student persistence, overall increased graduation rates, and the new Center for Campus Inclusion and Diversity that includes a Care Closet for students.
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.
Infielder Dan Sullivan earned a selection to the first team while outfielder Andrew Rouse received third-team accolades.
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.
Oaktobotics fared well in the virtual portions, which comprised categories including systems engineering papers, outreach reports and technical presentations.
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.
In their final game of the National Championship, Oakton loses 15-10.
In the second game of the National Championship, Oakton loses, 12-7
In the first game of the National Championship, Oakton wins 11-2.
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.