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OC’s catering director offers a taste of big names with a dash of passion

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’s new catering director worked with world-class celebrity chefs

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

Dr. David Mitchell recognized for leadership in workforce development

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

Two Outstanding Olympic College students selected for All Washington Academic Team

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

Magazine ranks Olympic College as one of the top colleges in the US for veterans in 2011

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:

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Student photo exhibit March 7 to April 13, 2012 at Olympic College

The opening night of a student photo exhibit, titled “Looking Glass,” is on March 7, 2012 at Olympic College. This year marks the 10th year of showcasing the work of OC’s photography students. Each year the exhibit has a different theme. This year’s photo show features the works of students from the years 2010–2012 and will be judged in several categories. Read more

Olympic College ranked as one of the fastest growing public two-year colleges in its class

Olympic College has been recognized as the 4th fastest growing community college in the state for its enrollment size (5,000 to 10,000 students) by Community College Weekly. It has also been ranked the 43rd fastest growing public two-year college nationwide in the same enrollment category. Read more

It’s Caribbean Time! Please join us at the Olympic College Foundation 5th Annual Auction & Brunch at Anthony’s!

This annual fundraising event will be held from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2012  at Anthony’s Restaurant in Bremerton. Doors open at 9:45 a.m!

Up to 150 guests will enjoy a delicious champagne brunch while bidding on fantastic auction items for a good cause! The proceeds for this event benefit the highest priority needs at Olympic College. For more information on attending this fun event or for information on in-kind donations to support the event, please contact the Olympic College Foundation at (360) 475-7120 or

Running Start Information Night at Olympic College in Bremerton March 15, 2012

Olympic College will host the Running Start Information Night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Olympic College’s Bremer Student Center on the Bremerton Campus. The event is open to all high school students and their parents/guardians.

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