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March 2014

OTC bringing reading group to campus Monday, March 03, 2014

February 2014

Entertainer traces roots to OTC training Monday, February 10, 2014

January 2014

December 2013

EMP students come to rescue of non-profit Monday, December 30, 2013
PTK officer handles busy schedule Monday, December 30, 2013
Sisters heading for healthcare careers Monday, December 02, 2013

November 2013

EMTs, paramedics come to OTC for exercise Monday, November 18, 2013

October 2013

OTC Choir set for Carnegie Hall Monday, October 21, 2013
OTC students prepare to open bakery Monday, October 14, 2013
'Silent Witness' program coming to OTC Monday, October 07, 2013

September 2013

Fitness part of PTA program Monday, September 23, 2013
HIT program goes completely online Monday, September 16, 2013

August 2013

July 2013

Graduate goes from graphics to pizza Monday, July 22, 2013

June 2013

May 2013

OTC student is first to attend MIT Friday, May 24, 2013

April 2013

'Clue' first musical produced at OTC Monday, April 08, 2013

March 2013

OTC dental students head to Nicaragua Monday, March 04, 2013

February 2013

Videophone helps students communicate Friday, February 15, 2013

January 2013

OTC graduate feeds state legislators Friday, January 25, 2013
OTC TV studio getting new look Friday, January 04, 2013

December 2012

Welding instructor uses talent for art Friday, December 28, 2012

November 2012

Barrett named new president of MCCA board Friday, November 09, 2012

October 2012

Student's story part of newspaper series Friday, October 19, 2012
Dr. Jochems part of group in Brazil Friday, October 12, 2012
New menu gives cafe new taste Friday, October 05, 2012

September 2012

Former OTC student lets paintings do the talking Artist copes with speech impediment Friday, September 21, 2012
Student's love for cars earns her state award Student grew up watching her grandfather work on cars. Friday, September 14, 2012
OTC graduate nominated for Emmy Award Chris Davis could win sound editing award Friday, September 07, 2012

August 2012

New Allied Health dean ready to lead department Dr. Sherry Taylor moves into position head by Dr. Steve Bishop Monday, August 20, 2012

July 2012

June 2012

OTC choir program expanding in the fall New ensemble choir to be created. Friday, June 29, 2012
OTC's next Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs prepares for new role Bishop reflects on career so far Friday, June 15, 2012
OTC SkillsUSA finalist strives to be the best OTC student is from the Ukraine Friday, June 08, 2012
Fine Arts' Wishing Wall project a hit in community Wishing wall has room for 12,000 wishes Friday, June 01, 2012

May 2012

Student pays it forward with loan repayment First student to pay back Foundation loan Friday, May 25, 2012
Dr. Lawler retiring from career at OTC Dr. Lawler came to OTC 15 1/2 years ago Friday, May 18, 2012

April 2012

Instructors look foward to Community Day Both instructors contributed to the event's beginnings. Friday, April 13, 2012
Middle College instructor honored for reading program Students read five books a semester. Friday, April 06, 2012

March 2012

Venezuelan brothers make most of time at OTC Brothers want to become engineers. Friday, March 30, 2012
Students have memorable time at symposium Playwright students had their plays read. Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Student finds career path at OTC Former business owner hopes to go into public service. Friday, March 16, 2012
OTC's Alpha Psi Tau chapter wins 13 Phi Theta Kappa awards Group advances to international competition. Monday, March 05, 2012
Fire science alum giving back to OTC students Battlefield fire chief teaching fire science at OTC. Thursday, March 08, 2012
OTC student become nurse as payback for care After suffering disease, he became a CNA. Friday, March 02, 2012

February 2012

Couple putting OTC training to work Thursday, February 23, 2012
Art students study woodcuts made 80 years ago Art pieces belonged to staff member's relative. Friday, February 10, 2012
State National Guard medics to test at OTC It's the first time the Guard has used OTC's facilities Friday, February 03, 2012

January 2012

Career Center student first to enter Honors Program Willard graduate wants to work with plants. Friday, January 27, 2012
Married couple both earn PN pins Couple plans to continue education in other fields. Friday, January 20, 2012
Student hopes for singing career Solo at concert entertained crowd. Friday, January 13, 2012
Scholarship helps student reach goal Graduate is now a physical therapy assistant. Friday, January 06, 2012

December 2011

Branson brothers set example for siblings Brothers are part of a large family. Thursday, December 29, 2011
OTC's contribution to community leads to donation Student services named after Foster. Thursday, December 22, 2011
Networking grad now working for Microsoft First OTC grad to work for computer business. Thursday, December 15, 2011
Student enjoys wearing lots of hats at OTC Student likes being involved in groups. Thursday, December 08, 2011

November 2011

OTC employees' effort to help others begins at OTC Other organizations helping collect gifts. Wednesday, November 30, 2011
RN finds inspiration for book through OTC classes Book uses fish to teach alphabet. Thursday, November 17, 2011
OTC's late-night courses are focus of NBC News report National broadcast brought attention to unique program. Monday, November 14, 2011
OTC turf and landscape students help, learn by doing Landscape projects help students, community. Monday, November 07, 2011

October 2011

OTC student's food art to be featured at show Culinary students takes photos of food. Monday, October 31, 2011
Daughters help mom make way through college Daughters taking classes at OTC, too. Friday, October 21, 2011
OTC student opens business, plans to hire OTC grads Student wants to give others a chance to gain experience. Thursday, October 13, 2011
OTC's SIFE groups begin month-long food drive Drive hopes to collect 15,212 pounds of food. Friday, October 07, 2011

September 2011

Fine Arts Gallery to host Art Walk exhibit Art Walk marking anniversary with contest, exhibition Thursday, September 29, 2011
Howard concentrates on simulation center Mannequins used to mimic medical emergencies. Monday, September 19, 2011
Music remains big part of dean's life Madden has degree in classical guitar. Monday, September 12, 2011
Former OTC student takes talent to Las Vegas White was top gymnast, cheerleader before Vegas. Monday, September 05, 2011

August 2011

Family has ties to OTC, Lincoln High School Great-aunt attended Lincoln High School. Monday, August 29, 2011
OTC alumnus learns lessons from Joplin tornado Nicholls began his education career at OTC. Monday, August 22, 2011
Construction projects finished in time for fall semester More projects on the horizon in Waynesville, Hollister. Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Instructor uses Legos in classroom Plastic parts uses to build programmable robots. Monday, August 15, 2011

July 2011

Agriculture degree added starting in fall Change at OTC targets some A+ program students. Friday, July 22, 2011
Culinary students still buzzing about cooking for Crow Students were national Skills USA winners. Friday, July 22, 2011
OTC hosts emergency technicians for simulation training Emegency medical personnel train on simulation manikins. Friday, July 15, 2011
Reading volunteers needed for literacy program Volunteers needed for literacy program. Friday, July 08, 2011
New motorcycle classes to begin at Springfield campus Classes give riders chance to learn skills. Friday, July 01, 2011

June 2011

Open houses set for OTC education centers Open houses set for the next two months. Friday, June 24, 2011
OTC's dental hybrid program prepared for online Program rolls out January 2012. Friday, June 17, 2011
OTC music student thrives without piano Student practices at OTC piano laboratory Friday, June 10, 2011
Hybrid CNA course offers students new option Most of the course will be taught online. Friday, June 03, 2011

May 2011

OTC relief effort brings out best in Ozarks College collects tens of thousands of dollars and tons of goods. Friday, May 27, 2011
OTC turns to summer semester registration Increase in tour requests is indicator of increased interest. Friday, May 20, 2011
Gov. Nixon will highlight OTC commencement History will be made at this year's ceremony Friday, May 13, 2011
OTC Profile focuses on economic impact Stories based on economic impact report. Friday, May 06, 2011

April 2011

Students paint downtown sewer drain covers Paintings promote water quality protection. Friday, April 29, 2011
Married couple of 63 years to see 'Our Town' performance Wife will see inside of theatrer for first time. Friday, April 22, 2011
Tax deadline a reminder to file FAFSA Filing sooner always better in seeking financial aid.
OTC bringing 'Our Town' to Gillioz American play is the most-performed in history. Friday, April 08, 2011
Community Day offers something for everyone More groups participating in this year's event. Friday, April 01, 2011

March 2011

Middle College opens to all area districts Moores gift program $100,000 gift Sunday, March 27, 2011
Dollars flow from OTC to community Economic impact report show how OTC dollars impact region Thursday, March 17, 2011
Kids' College offers a wide variety of offerings Classes include video gaming, art and computers. Friday, March 11, 2011
OTC heading up effort to help students, neighborhood Students will help build house in north Springfield. Friday, March 04, 2011

February 2011

CWD offers online crisis management program Six-course program set to start March 7 Friday, February 25, 2011
Savor chef has roots in Culinary Arts program Chef got his cooking foundation at OTC program. Friday, February 18, 2011
Tech month marked by SkillsUSA competition at OTC Student to competition for tech ed honors. Friday, February 11, 2011
HLC accreditation team visits OTC next week Team to spend three days on campus. Friday, February 04, 2011

January 2011

Workforce center offering free OSHA training course Training will be offered in confined-space inspections. Friday, January 21, 2011
Photo exhibit opens OTC Fine Arts Gallery British photojournalist shot thousands of photos. Friday, January 28, 2011
Spring enrollment looks to be strong again Should be close to last year's increase of 16.6 percent Friday, January 14, 2011
TTI students to begin using new training simulator Students can drive in various conditions and roadways. Friday, January 07, 2011

December 2010

2010 filled with plenty of special moments, events Gifts boost capitl campaign past goal. Friday, December 31, 2010
Plenty of work ahead in the new year Springfield, Lebanon to see construction work. Friday, December 24, 2010
Technology alliance sets 2011 strategic plans A new Web site will be developed. Friday, December 17, 2010
Applications being taken for new dental program Training for Tomorrow grant is seed money for program. Friday, December 10, 2010
OTC Profile features student stories, schedules Students from campuses, centers, online. Friday, December 03, 2010

November 2010

Students, staff give to community during holidays Groups take time to help others in need. Friday, November 26, 2010
OTC welding class constructs tiger crate for zoo Crate to transport felines across country. Friday, November 19, 2010
Biology class steps out of classroom to learn Students learn by meeting with experts in field. Friday, November 12, 2010
Registration for spring 2011 semester begins this week Enrollment staggered by number of credit hours a student has. Friday, November 05, 2010

October 2010

Dental lab going green to save green Digital x-rays saving money for program Friday, October 29, 2010
Transfer fair offers students look at four-year option Last spring, nearly half of OTC graduates went on to a four-year school. Monday, October 25, 2010
OTC to be home to new hearing aid program OTC only Missouri college to offer degree. Friday, October 15, 2010
OTC students produce children's booklet for USDA Booklet to be distributed throughout the state. Friday, October 08, 2010
OTC instructor's play to debut at Artwalk Students will present the staged reading. Friday, October 01, 2010

September 2010

Public to play role in OTC accreditation The comprehensive accreditation site visit will be Feb. 7-9, 2011. Friday, September 24, 2010
Early-morning class extends time of class offerings Classes now offered at 5 a.m. and 10 p.m.
New name, connections are top priorities for IT group New name helps in marking group to region Friday, September 10, 2010
OTC Fine Arts Gallery reopens tonight Exhibitions will include faculty, student presentations Friday, September 03, 2010

August 2010

Native American group to help students, community Group to offer programs, support to Native Americans at OTC, Drury Friday, August 27, 2010
OTC to begin fall semester with look toward future More than 13,000 expected for fall semester. Friday, August 20, 2010
OTC instructor volunteers to assist injured in Haiti PTA instructor plans to return to country. Friday, August 13, 2010
Publication ranks OTC second in region's economic impact The College was second in the newspaper's list of "30 Points of Change." Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Psychology instructor uses technology for classes His podcast work was recently noted in American Psychological Association's national magazine. Friday, August 06, 2010

July 2010

OTC multi-million dollar construction projects starting Work to take place at Springfield, Lebanon and Hollister. Friday, July 30, 2010
Mannequin gives Allied Health students realistic practice Students practice with realistic mannequins. Friday, July 23, 2010
OTC students among first in Ozarks Teacher Corps Three OTC students will receive $4,000 scholarships. Friday, July 16, 2010
OTC students win national SkillsUSA honors Students take gold, silver medals in competition. Monday, July 12, 2010
Richwood Valley centerpiece of OTC open houses Students, public invited to look over campus, centers. Friday, July 09, 2010
OTC offering Social Media classes for businesses One-night classes offered by OTC's Community Enrichment Center. Thursday, July 08, 2010
Composting program coming to OTC The composting material eventually will be sold to the public, Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Culinary Arts program wins accreditation OTC only college in southwest Missouri with accreditation. Tuesday, July 06, 2010

June 2010

Follow steps for financial aid at OTC FAFSA key to determining financial aid eligibity. Monday, June 28, 2010
Kids College offers children summer camp choices Programs introduce kids to various areas, skills and activities. Monday, June 21, 2010
OTC's CWD, SAMA forming manufacturing group The consortium is would work to share training ideas and resources among its members. Monday, June 14, 2010
Students heading online for summer classes OTCOnline expanding classes offered throughout the year. Monday, June 07, 2010

May 2010

OTC students to compete for national honors Winners could go to international competition. Friday, May 28, 2010
OTC to host tobacco-free workshop Institutions from across country expected to attend. Friday, May 21, 2010
Sundy receives first OTC Distinguished Alumni award Winner has helped revitalize downtown Springfield. Friday, May 14, 2010
GED services marked by emotions, excitement More than 2,900 studied for GED at OTC this year. Monday, May 17, 2010
OTC graduates first Middle College students Out of 20 graduates, 17 going on to college. Monday, May 17, 2010
Commencement, other ceremonies set for next week Thousands will receive degrees, diplomas. Friday, May 14, 2010

April 2010

Arthur, Merlin at the heart of OTC Spring Play Play traces the early life of Arthur.
Community Day to offer something for everyone Plenty of activities being offered for visitors.
Registration starts next week for summer, fall classes Series of dates set for signing up.
Welding Day to help March of Dimes Welding repairs to raise money for good cause.
Students help restore tribute car of legendary racer Car to be started at Community Day.
Wes Wilson exhibit opens at OTC April 2 Exhibit on display through month at Gillioz.

March 2010

OTC's first Community Day scheduled for April 24 New event will offer a variety of activities and services.
Team assists OTC students facing challenges Five faculty and staff make up the core team.
Yoga classes help PTA students learn wellness Classes held in FEMA storm shelter at Richwood Valley.
OTC's new literary magazine to feature students, staff Magazine will give creative outlet to students, staff Thursday, March 04, 2010

February 2010

'Paying for College' information series starting at OTC Meetings part of 'Paying for College' series
Off-campus study site attracts more students Students, faculty meeting at Borders bookstore.
OTC students, staff contribute to Haiti effort Staff, students helping those in need after earthquake.

January 2010

Students flock to OTC's weekend engine class Flexible scheduling appeals to students.
Hundreds of OTC students in teacher education program This semester, there are 800 students enrolled in the program.
OTC to present "Arthur's Stone, Merlin's Fire" Play is about young King Arthur. Friday, January 15, 2010
New program trains electric line worker candidates Program helps pre-screen potential candidates.
Short-term training offers job opportunities Short-term classes offer certificates

December 2009

Reggie Hoskins joins workforce development staff Will work as business manager-workforce specialist.
Waynesville Center to offer workforce programs Courses will be held at the Waynesville Career Center.
Graphic Design a Top 10 program Program attracts students who love computers, art and design.
OTC SPOTLIGHT: Anita Kelleybrew Kelleybrew changing careers after layoff.
OTC offering classes for night owls Classes offered to give students extra choice.
Choir, ensemble to perform Dec. 10 First concert for OTC ensemble
Regional IT consortium being organized Group would help build job pool.

November 2009

Registration for spring 2010 classes begins Be prepared when signing up.
Fallen Soldier scholarship begun Fund would help loved ones of fallen soliders.
Therapy programs garnering honors Physical, respiratory, occupational therapies win.
Center to offer workforce skills training Program developed after talks with business leaders.
OTC students sending holiday boxes to soldiers Boxes going to Missouri soldiers in Afghanistan

October 2009

Shanghai educators visit OTC Group on fact-finding mission in U.S.
Culinary Arts grad makes it big in Big Apple Ric Ramos now working for Iron Chef.
Govenor opens listening tour at OTC Nixon hopes to form strategy for higher education.
Continuing Ed offers community programs Variety of programs include motorcycle training, bike safety.
First Academic Integrity Week scheduled Discussions on cheating, plagarism to be discussed.
Higdon appears on New York NPR program President discussed job training issues
OTC bringing Thai dancers to Gillioz Theater Troupe to perform to native music.

September 2009

OTC, SRC combine to offer education program Program help manufactuer's employees earn degree.
Scallions offers public a taste culinary students' work Student-operated restaurant offers dishes from across country.
OTC prepares to combat H1N1 flu Vaccinations, preventative measures to be used in fight against flu.
OTC offers new Late Start Courses beginning Sept. 18 Classes will meet on Fridays and Saturdays to suit students' needs.
Pitt, OTC partner in 'Care to Learn' program Program to help students in health, hunger or hygiene emergencies.
OTC, Drury sign A+ program agreement OTC's A+ students will be able to transition to Drury.
Night classes, online offerings meet OTC student needs Online courses also offered to help students with scheduling conflicts.
Middle College begins second year with new pathway One-of-a-kind program helping curb dropout rate.
First-generation group reaches out to OTC students Program helps students who are first in family to attend college.
New students, new spaces at OTC this fall New addition to Norman K. Myers Center finished.
Lebanon Education Center grows despite tough times Value brings students to the Nelson Education Center.
Branson center's enrollment up nearly 14 percent Center makes it eight straight semesters of increasing enrollment.
Waynesville center's enrollment through the roof Enrollment up 81 percent with more than 200 attending classes.
Richwood Valley enrollment growth continues Christian County campus home to 1,100 students, Allied Health programs
OTC trains City of Ozark workers in computer skills Customized course helps workers save city money.

August 2009

OTC SPOTLIGHT: Ryan Nicholls Greene County's director of emergency management used GED program to his success.
OTC SPOTLIGHT: Bernadette Losh Director of clinics for Ozarks Community Hospital remembers teachers, training at OTC.
OTC SPOTLIGHT: Nicholas Ibarra Springfield councilman is big believer in community college opportunities.
OTC SPOTLIGHT: Paul Sundy Owner/operator of top Springfield top restaurants/lounges has OTC connection.
Additional courses in Lebanon aimed at workforce Courses added at urging of Missouri Career Center.
Waynesville offers more workshops, certifcate courses Need for quick courses brings more programs to center.
Military students have choice between G.I. bills Decision students make cannot be changed.
OTC contributes to 'Extreme Makeover' project Faculty, former students help build house for family.
Students should use caution with social media Avoid 'digital dirt' on personal pages if you're job hunting.
OTC works to fill need for literacy tutors Tutors needed for adult education, literacy programs.

July 2009

TOP 10 PROGRAM: Early Childhood Development Early Childhood Development draws students who love kids.
Service Academy, OTC teaching customer service Classes directed at Branson area's workers.
Richwood Valley tornado shelter nears completion Shelter being built in Christian County with FEMA grant.
OTC landscape expert offers tips during heatwave Proper mowing and watering are key to vegetation surviving.
Student satisfaction survey gives OTC high marks Students give the quality of instruction high marks
Truck driving program driving students to careers Program has graduated 130 in two years.
Fall registration in full swing Be sure to bring proper papers to campus.

June 2009

OTC to host annual tobacco-free workshop The College founded the Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Campus Policy in 2004.
TOP 10 PROGRAM: Culinary students fill positions Culinary program one of the most popular at OTC.
Alternative energy class sparks green interest Course looks at green practices in home.
First nurses' ceremony pinning held at Reeds Spring Graduating class is first since OTC took over program.

May 2009

First Transfer Fair draws interested students The fair was sponsored by the Enrollment Management office.
Graduation is a time of celebration Thousands to gather at JQH Arena to mark the achievements.
Middle College making students, families smile Students, families happy with results of Middle College program.
One of OTC's first teachers ends career Locke taught at Springfield schools, Graff Vo-Tech and OTC.
Half-century of nursing continues with RN graduate Graduate represents third generation of nurses.
Phillipsburg resident among first to receive RN pin OTC program was more affordable and blended better with her schedule.
OTC graduates ready for next step in life Graduates cheered for their accomplishments.
OTC offers short-term technical training programs Courses designed for those people looking for entry-level employment.
Computer programs offered at Waynesville Center Classes will help residents learn new skills.
Couple earns GEDs, prepares for educational future Couple rebuilding lives thanks to GED.
OTC's Kids College offers variety of fun Program offers kids variety of classes to take.
GED recipients proud of their accomplishments More than 3,00 participate in the GED program around the Ozarks.

April 2009

CWD, Continuing Education give options in education A potent one-two punch with myriad offerings.
OTC grad now works for Kenny Chesney Sound man returned to OTC to pick up diploma.
Financial aid, scholarships are available Funding available from a variety of sources.
OTC offers opportunity in tough times OTC seen as place to go to advance education.
First Honors Program established at OTC Program provides exceptional students a chance to develop potential.
OTC offers welding repairs to community Community Welding Day chance for OTC to give back.
Auto and motorcycle show set for OTC Classic cars on display on OTC campus

March 2009

Allied Health programs producing top graduates Dental hygienists, physical therapy assistants get top pay.
Top programs at OTC reflect student interest Top programs include business, early childhood, culinary arts.
Production of 'Tartuffe' play presents challenges Presenting English adaptation of French play is daunting.
Cutting-edge software brought to OTC classroom Classes are concern new facial recognition software.
OTC opens office at Missouri Career Center Staff offers unemployed training and education options.
OTC sees growth explosion in GED program Many using the free GED program at OTC to earn their high-school credential.

February 2009

OTC spring enrollment up more than 7 percent Four-week numbers show more than 10,000 enrolled.
Richwood Valley enrollment up 20 percent in spring This spring, there are 807 students enrolled.
Waynesville sees increase in spring enrollment Enrollment up over that in the fall semester.
"Tartuffe' translator to perform at Gillioz Performer will also conduct workshops for theater students
Spring enrollment up despite economy Enrollment grows by 6.9 percent over last year.
Online enrollment continues to climb More than 1,100 taking online courses.

January 2009

June 2008

OTC home to Middle College program OTC, Springfield R-12 offer help to under-achieving students
OTC's Lebanon Education Center thriving Nelson Education Center home to OTC programs
OTC opens Waynesville Education Center Pulaski County residents now have local connection to OTC