Onondaga Community College

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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Politics & Government
3:14 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Onondaga County Lawmakers Don't Get Much Feedback On OCC budget

An empty podium greeted Onondaga County lawmakers at a public hearing on OCC's budget.
Credit John Smith, WAER News

County legislators are considering Onondaga Community College’s budget proposal.  


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OCC Graduation 2013
2:22 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Onondaga Community College grads at the top of their class.

OCC 2013 Graduate Garrett Sisson is the Keynote Speaker at the 50th Commencement at SRC Arena.
Credit John Smith / WAER News


Onondaga Community College has been putting the finishes touches on its 50th Graduation Ceremony on May 18th at SRC Arena at the college.  Two students in the graduating 2013 Class won SUNY Chancellor's Awards.


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