2021
Jan 21
Community College Faculty Invest Time, Energy Into Better Online Teaching
January 21, 2021|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2021 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh COLUMBUS, OH – Community college teachers across Ohio will hone their online teaching skills in 2021 through a 25-week course focused on online college instruction, thanks to a collaboration between the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) and the Association of College [...]
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2020
Dec 18
OACC Names New Chief Academic Officer
December 18, 2020|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2020 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) has named Richard Woodfield, Ph.D., as its new chief academic officer. Dr. Woodfield replaces Dr. Michael Snider, who retired earlier this year after more than a decade of service to the OACC [...]
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2020
Jun 10
Ohio’s Two-Year Colleges Step Up to Provide Students and Families a Rare Commodity These Days—Certainty and Safety
June 10, 2020|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh COLUMBUS – To help provide Ohio’s students some things in short supply right now—certainty and safety—Ohio’s community colleges have come together to launch a new effort to help first-year college students put aside questions about where and how they’ll go to [...]
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2020
May 14
Ohio Community College Students Named to 2020 All-Ohio Academic Team
May 14, 2020|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh COLUMBUS, OH – Nearly 70 students from Ohio’s community college system have been named to the All-Ohio Community College Academic Team for their excellence in academics, leadership and community service. “With our commitment to providing an accessible and high-quality postsecondary [...]
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2020
Apr 3
Ohio community colleges donate ventilators and more than 200,000 PPE items to support the state’s fight against COVID-19
April 3, 2020|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, April 3, 2020 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio’s 23 community colleges have donated more than 200,000 medical face masks and pairs of gloves to hospitals and local first responders across the state, according to the Ohio Association of Community Colleges.  Twenty-five much-needed medical ventilators are [...]
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2019
Dec 12
As Tax Year Closes, Ohio Community Colleges Seek Donations to Help Students
December 12, 2019|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 12, 2019 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh COLUMBUS, OHIO – As the 2019 tax year comes to a close and Ohioans are looking for charitable-giving tax deductions, the state’s 23 community colleges are encouraging families to consider making a financial gift to their local college, boosting efforts to [...]
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2019
Nov 14
Ohio Community Colleges Join to Shed the Outdated Stigma of Attending a Two-Year School
November 14, 2019|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 14, 2019 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh COLUMBUS, OH – Students and alumni of Ohio’s community colleges want the world to know they’re proud of their education and tired of the mistaken notion that their schools don’t measure up to four-year institutions. So they’re spreading the message through [...]
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2019
Oct 9
Community Colleges and Hospitals to Hold Workforce Summit October 16
October 9, 2019|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio’s community colleges and hospitals are collaborating to address the ongoing health care staffing shortage and the need to promote career pathways. The Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) and the Ohio Hospital Association are hosting the 2019 [...]
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2019
Sep 25
Community Colleges Praise Ohio’s New TechCred Program
September 25, 2019|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Association of Community College (OACC) issued the following statement about the State of Ohio’s new TechCred program announced today at Cincinnati State Community College. “What strikes me most about this proposal is its agility, and I [...]
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2019
Sep 12
Ohio’s Community Colleges Forging New Partnerships to Increase Apprenticeships to Meet Workforce Needs
September 12, 2019|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 12, 2019 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh COLUMBUS, OH – This week, Lorain County Community College (LCCC) became the latest Ohio college to partner with a leading nonprofit trade association to engage regional employers in the development and implementation of a new apprenticeship pathway in healthcare. The goal [...]
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