OCCC achieves important step towards independent accreditation
Isn't it time you were published?
Waves, OCCC's annual literary and visual arts journal, is now accepting submissions for the 2016 edition. All OCCC students (credit and non-credit), faculty and staff are invited to submit artwork, short stories, poetry, prose, excerpts from novels, creative non-fiction (essays, memoirs, and personal narratives) and more.
Submissions must be original and 2,500 words or less per person. Please double-space your writing submissions. Submit your work via email, here. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by the Waves Submission Committee.
Hurry, as the deadline for submission is April 6, 2016.
If your work is accepted for publication, you will receive a free copy of Waves 2016 and will have the opportunity to attend the publication party at the end of May and, if you choose to do so, will be invited to read your published work to the audience. Check out highlights from the 2015 edition, and publication party.
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Heard about the Oregon Promise? Get the details on who qualifies for this tuition grant program
The state is launching its Oregon Promise program—offering new high school graduates and GED® recipients an opportunity to have some or all of their community college tuition covered. In instances where tuition is covered by other state and federal grants, students may receive a $1,000 Oregon Promise grant for use toward room and board, transportation, or books.
The Oregon Promise program grant is first available in Fall 2016. To qualify, students must enter community college within 6 months of graduating high school or receiving their GED®. This means, in most cases, the Oregon Promise grants are not available for current community college students. If you are a current student, we encourage you to talk with our financial aid office to explore the many other ways to afford your college goals.
Key eligibility criteria include:
• Receive an Oregon high school diploma or GED® in Spring/Summer 2016