Onondaga Community College

VETERANS DAY 2013
6:40 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Central New York Remembers and Honors its Veterans

Carol Anne Wood recites one of her granddaughter’s favorite poems.
Credit WAER News

Veterans and their families gathered at the War Memorial Tuesday for a celebration and honoring of their service. Carol Anne Wood is the grandmother of a woman currently serving in the U-S Army.  She would write poems for her granddaughter and the platoon, and quickly became known as the platoon grandmother.

Unfortunately not all service members are able to return to their families and communities. A special table was set up to honor those Missing in Action or who are Prisoners of War.      

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Onondaga Community College
5:57 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

OCC Building Boom Continues with New Academic and Music Building

Music Students got the cut the ribbon and open OCC's new Academic II building today.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff at Onondaga Community College joined elected officials and business leaders in dedicating O-C-C’s newest building. 

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Summer Student Program
1:49 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Doors to College Life Opening Up to Disabled Students at O.C.C.

Students at the New Visions Program on O.C.C. campus.
Credit WAER News- Christian Bersani

From volcanoes in science class to high-energy Zumba workouts, O.C.C. is opening its doors to college life for students with learning disabilities from all over the Onondaga County.


The week-long New Visions program is currently underway for handicapped community members who wish to experience college as any other student would.  Program Director Amy Mech says this is a chance for disabled students to be educated and build social skills in a much more familiar setting.

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STEM Careers
11:06 am
Fri August 2, 2013

CNY Students Get Glimpse of Careers From STEM Subjects

Students in an OCC summer science program visit national Grid's training center to learn about careers.
Credit Maximilian Eyle/WAER News

Central New York High School students visited a National Grid plant Thursday to get a look at careers that could come from a STEM education.  It was part of a week-long Onondaga Community College science workshop.


The summer STEM program offered by O-C-C encourages kids to pursue a tech career by developing their science, technology, engineering, and math skills.  National Grid Manager and Instructor Wally Dengos says that the biggest goal is to have kids “learn how to learn”.

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OCC'S NEW PRESIDENT
4:02 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

OCC Welcomes New President

New Onondaga Community College President Casey Craybill
Credit sunyocc.edu

New Onondaga Community College President Casey Crabill went undercover to explore how students felt about the institution.  She scoped out the school as a prospective student to see what she would be getting into.

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