On May 17, 2012, Olympic College will pay tribute to the men and women of the armed forces and celebrate the first anniversary of the Veteran and Military Support Center (VSMC). The community is invited to join the celebration which will feature an open mic session as well as an open house at the VMSC.
The event starts at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2012 by the clock tower near the Haselwood Library on the Bremerton campus. This event is followed by a hotdog lunch which is free for veterans and active duty military, and $5 for the general public.
Olympic College serves a community that has a large population of veteran and military personnel. OC has been consistently rated as a military-friendly college. The college’s Veteran and Military Support Center has consistently earned positive reviews by the military community as friendly and supportive center.
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Kitsap Sun, April 18, 2012 – “The college is studying internally whether there is a demand, both from employers and students, to offer the degree, as well as a degree in cybersecurity and a two-year certificate in pharmacy tech, OC President David Mitchell said.” Read more here
Kitsap Sun, April 14, 2012 – “Air Force Veteran Samantha Powers had no art background when she set out to decorate a plain white plaster mask during a recent workshop at Olympic College.” Read more here
On April 17 Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed will visit Olympic College’s Bremerton campus for his annual college civics tour. This year’s tour theme is “I Will Vote”. Secretary Reed will visit Olympic College from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Bremer Student Center. Students, visitors and the media are welcome to attend the event and join in the festivities.
Secretary Reed will take part in activities and discussions with students on the importance of voting, volunteerism and a look at exciting races and measures on the 2012 ballot. “The college civics tour is always fun for me and students, and it’s a great way to help get them more interested in voting and being involved,” Reed said.
The College Civics Tour is organized by the Office of Secretary of State’s College Civics Program and funded by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), a federal law that was adopted in 2002 to help with voter education. From April 9 to May 15, Secretary Reed will visit 45 campuses throughout the entire state as part of the tour.
Members of the media are welcome to attend the event. To schedule an interview with Secretary Reed or to make other arrangements, please contact Brian Zylstra at 360-902-4173 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or David Ammons at 360-902-4140 or email@example.com.
Kitsap Sun, April 1, 2012 - “Olympic College‘s new catering director might have once rubbed elbows with cooking legends Bobby Flay and Julia Child, but Chef Nancy Aala hopes her current job will get her a little closer to culinary newbies.” Read more here
Olympic College is pleased to announce Chef Nancy Aala as the new catering director. Chef Aala brings a wealth of knowledge and culinary experience to her new position at Olympic College. She worked with world-class celebrity chefs like Julia Child and Stephan Pyles. She cooked with Chef Pyles at two banquets for the historic James Beard House in New York City. Read more
From left to right: John Powers, executive director of KEDA; Dr. David Mitchell, president of Olympic College; and Julie Tappero, KEDA board chair.
Dr. David Mitchell, President of Olympic College, was recognized for his leadership in workforce development when he received the Economic Development Champion Award on Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) Annual Meeting. Read more here
Jonathan Franklin and Kyle Walker, two Olympic College students, were selected for the All-Washington Academic Team this year. The All-Washington Academic Team annually honors two outstanding students from each two-year college in the state. Franklin and Walker will be honored in a recognition ceremony at noon Thursday, March 22, 2012 at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia. The two students will each receive a $750 scholarship, which includes $500 from the Northwest Education Loan Association and $250 from Key Bank. Read more
Olympic College was ranked as the top two-year college on the west coast for military veterans by Military Times Edge. Over 500 student veterans were surveyed in spring 2011 on what they consider the most important school services for vets. The factors they considered in selecting a college are: academic accreditation; central veterans’ offices; and staff knowledgeable on veterans’ issues. Results of the survey informed the magazine’s rankings of two-year colleges across the country. Eighteen colleges that offer two-year degrees in the US made the list. Olympic College was ranked fifth and was the only two-year institution from Washington State. The ranking list is on the web at: http://www.militarytimesedge.com/projects/best-for-veterans/best-colleges-for-veterans/2011/2-year/#.Tvucjn_Pqv0.email.