• American National enters six-figure sponsorship for Plaster Manufacturing CenterAmerican National enters six-figure sponsorship for Plaster Manufacturing Center
    The Ozarks Technical Community College Foundation announced a six-figure sponsorship for the Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing from insurance provider American National. American National’s investment will fund the American National Business Incubation Center. “American National is proud of the commitment to higher education in the Ozarks, and this new center continues that legacy… The post American National enters six-figure sponsorship for Plaster Manufacturing Center appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • How to apply for spring ’22 scholarshipsHow to apply for spring ’22 scholarships
    Heads up, Eagles. Now’s the time to apply for scholarships for the spring semester. The spring 2022 scholarship applications are open from now through Nov. 1 for all OTC students. But, before you get started, we have some need-to-know information and tips to help your application stand out from the rest. Choose a scholarship There… The post How to apply for spring ’22 scholarships appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • OTC receives seven-figure gift, names atrium after benefactorOTC receives seven-figure gift, names atrium after benefactor
    Long-time Nixa teacher Emma Talbot died in 2020, but her impact on education extends beyond her life. Ms. Talbot bequeathed a seven-figure gift to the Ozarks Technical Community College Foundation. The donation is one of the most significant cash gifts the college has ever received from a single donor. Today, Thursday, Aug. 12, OTC named… The post OTC receives seven-figure gift, names atrium after benefactor appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • Apply for summer and fall ’21 scholarshipsApply for summer and fall ’21 scholarships
    Heads up, Eagles. Now’s the time to apply for OTC’s 2021 summer and fall scholarships. But, before you get started, we have some need-to-know info and tips to help your application stand out from rest: Choose a scholarship There are two types of scholarships available: OTC Institutional scholarships and OTC Foundation scholarships. Institutional scholarships are provided by… The post Apply for summer and fall ’21 scholarships appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • Longtime friend of OTC’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program endows memorial scholarshipLongtime friend of OTC’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program endows memorial scholarship
    Gene and Gerry Diullo have created one more way to commemorate the life and legacy of their late son, Anton “Tony” Diullo. The couple recently established an endowed scholarship in his name through the OTC Foundation. The funds will support students in pursuit of a physical therapist assistant (PTA) degree at OTC. “My son was… The post Longtime friend of OTC’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program endows memorial scholarship appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • OTC Foundation hires new director of developmentOTC Foundation hires new director of development
    The OTC Foundation, the fundraising division of Ozarks Technical Community College, hired Danielle Wise as its new director of development. Wise began her duties on Jan. 19. Wise will be responsible for implementing a comprehensive development program for the OTC Foundation, which includes major gift stewardship and community engagement efforts. She will also spearhead the… The post OTC Foundation hires new director of development appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • An OTC Love Story: Paul and Crystal SundyAn OTC Love Story: Paul and Crystal Sundy
    OTC alumni Paul and Crystal Sundy still debate over who asked the other out at the picnic tables near the Jared Family Atrium. The couple, now married 18 years, met as students in the late ‘90s. “As I remember it, she was stumbling over her words,” Paul said, a hint of playfulness in his voice.… The post An OTC Love Story: Paul and Crystal Sundy appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • OTC breaks ground on manufacturing center, announces naming giftOTC breaks ground on manufacturing center, announces naming gift
    The largest capital investment in the history of Ozarks Technical Community College will bear the name of the late businessman and philanthropist Robert W. Plaster. The announcement came at the groundbreaking for the Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing (PMC) today, Nov. 12 at the OTC Springfield Campus. The stated goals of the Robert… The post OTC breaks ground on manufacturing center, announces naming gift appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • How to apply for spring 2021 scholarshipsHow to apply for spring 2021 scholarships
    Heads up, Eagles. Spring 2021 scholarship applications are open now through Nov. 1. On average, OTC awards more than $900,000 in scholarships to students each year. If you’re interested in applying for a scholarship or two, keep reading for tips on how to navigate the application process. If you’re ready to apply, click here. Choose a… The post How to apply for spring 2021 scholarships appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • OTC names 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award recipientOTC names 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient
    Pediatric Occupational Therapist Marge Cheesman will be the recipient of Ozarks Technical Community College’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award. Formally presented each year at commencement, the award honors OTC alumni who have distinguished themselves for their career accomplishments and community service. With the college’s 2020 commencement ceremony canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cheesman will accept… The post OTC names 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • OTC Foundation extends fall scholarship application deadlineOTC Foundation extends fall scholarship application deadline
    It’s been hard to plan for the fall semester, but we’re here with news to make it a little easier. The OTC Foundation is extending its fall 2020 scholarship deadline through August 10. That means there’s still time to submit your one-size-fits-all application at this link. In other words, you don’t need to apply for… The post OTC Foundation extends fall scholarship application deadline appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • Emerson pledges $500,000 donation to OTC’s Center for Advanced ManufacturingEmerson pledges $500,000 donation to OTC’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing
    Emerson, a global technology and engineering company based in St. Louis, donated $500,000 to Ozarks Technical Community College’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM). “The next-generation of workers is vital for continuing to serve our customers with solutions and components for energy-efficient air-conditioning systems,” said Keith Calhoun, director of operations for Emerson’s compressor manufacturing locations in… The post Emerson pledges $500,000 donation to OTC’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • Apply for summer and fall scholarships at OTCApply for summer and fall scholarships at OTC
    Did you know that OTC awards more than $900,000 in scholarships to students each year? That’s a lot of dough. Now’s the time to apply for OTC’s 2020 summer and fall semester scholarships. If you’re ready to apply, click HERE. Need more information? How about some scholarship application tips? Read on. Choose a scholarship There… The post Apply for summer and fall scholarships at OTC appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • Retired OTC English instructor endows scholarship fundRetired OTC English instructor endows scholarship fund
    Michael Pulley found a way to impact OTC students long after his retirement. Thanks to earnings from his latest writing project, the former English instructor endowed the Michael Pulley Scholarship Fund through the OTC Foundation. The scholarship will support current OTC students who plan to transfer to a four-year university to earn a bachelor’s degree… The post Retired OTC English instructor endows scholarship fund appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • Dine to Donate program to raise scholarship fundsDine to Donate program to raise scholarship funds
    In 2018, the OTC Foundation awarded more than $362,000 in scholarships to 388 OTC students. This year, and with your help, the foundation is committed to increasing those numbers with a new (and delicious) program called Dine to Donate. The OTC Foundation has partnered with several local restaurants to provide an easy way for students,… The post Dine to Donate program to raise scholarship funds appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • Take a look inside the new Jared Family Welcome CenterTake a look inside the new Jared Family Welcome Center
    Prospective students will soon have a new starting point when they visit the OTC Springfield Campus. The construction of the Jared Family Welcome Center, located at the heart of campus in the Information Commons building, is nearly complete. “First impressions matter,” said Dr. Joan Barrett, vice chancellor for student affairs at OTC. “We wanted to… The post Take a look inside the new Jared Family Welcome Center appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • Apply for OTC Spring Semester ScholarshipsApply for OTC Spring Semester Scholarships
    On average, 640 students receive more than $800,000 in OTC scholarships each year. That’s a lot of dough. Would you like to be one of those students? Good news: starting Friday, Sept. 1, you can apply for OTC’s 2017 spring semester scholarships. If you’re ready to apply, click HERE. Need more information, or maybe just a… The post Apply for OTC Spring Semester Scholarships appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • OTC Foundation unveils Passion. Purpose. Promise. campaign totalOTC Foundation unveils Passion. Purpose. Promise. campaign total
    The OTC Foundation raised $18 million for its Passion. Purpose. Promise. — The Campaign for OTC. Foundation officials and the college community celebrated the culmination of the campaign with a reception held Aug. 16 at the OTC Springfield Campus. “Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we can continue fulfilling our mission of providing life-changing… The post OTC Foundation unveils Passion. Purpose. Promise. campaign total appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • Apply for OTC scholarshipsApply for OTC scholarships
    The deadline to apply for fall 2017 scholarships at OTC is Thursday, June 1. On average, 640 students receive more than $800,000 in scholarship money each year. Sounds pretty good, right? Keep reading for more scholarship details. If you’re ready to apply, click HERE. There are two types of scholarships available: OTC Institutional scholarships and… The post Apply for OTC scholarships appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • OTC to honor Rick Hughlett with Excellence in Business awardOTC to honor Rick Hughlett with Excellence in Business award
    Rick Hughlett, founder and president of Rick’s Automotive, will be the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Business award to be presented by Ozarks Technical Community College on Thursday, April 20. The award ceremony will be held from 7:30–9 a.m. at the White River Conference Center in Springfield. The event will feature an exclusive conversation… The post OTC to honor Rick Hughlett with Excellence in Business award appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • Nancy Higdon Memorial Scholarship raises $30,000 for studentsNancy Higdon Memorial Scholarship raises $30,000 for students
    Ozarks Technical Community College students will have another scholarship available to them in the fall of 2017 thanks to the Nancy Higdon Memorial Scholarship. The fund, established by Chancellor Hal Higdon in memory of his late wife, has reached $30,000 since its inception in November 2016. This endowment will allow for the scholarship to be… The post Nancy Higdon Memorial Scholarship raises $30,000 for students appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • 10th annual OTC Foundation Golf Tournament brings record number of players10th annual OTC Foundation Golf Tournament brings record number of players
    The 10th annual OTC Foundation Golf Tournament at Hickory Hills Country Club brought a record number of players together for one common goal: supporting the students of Ozarks Technical Community College. The 28 teams of four, along with event sponsors, raised more than $17,000 for student scholarships. “More than 60 percent of our students qualify… The post 10th annual OTC Foundation Golf Tournament brings record number of players appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • Jared Lightle named coordinator of scholarships and alumni for OTC FoundationJared Lightle named coordinator of scholarships and alumni for OTC Foundation
    Jared Lightle, former human resources information systems manager at NPC International, has been named the Coordinator of Scholarships and Alumni for the OTC Foundation, the fundraising arm of Ozarks Technical Community College. In his new role, Lightle will manage the foundation’s scholarship award process, build the alumni association, and assist with the foundation’s recently announced… The post Jared Lightle named coordinator of scholarships and alumni for OTC Foundation appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • #GiveOzarks Thank You#GiveOzarks Thank You
    A huge thank you to those who gave to OTC through ‪#‎GiveOzarks‬. With your help, we raised $3,889 for the OTC Foundation Student Emergency Fund, which provides assistance to our students experiencing financial hardship. In addition, the OTC Fine Arts department raised $615 to purchase lighting and equipment for its art, music and theatre classrooms.… The post #GiveOzarks Thank You appeared first on News & Information. Read more »
  • OTC Foundation 2015 Donor ReceptionOTC Foundation 2015 Donor Reception
    Thank you to those who attended the OTC Foundation Donor Reception on Tuesday, April 7 at the Tower Club. We enjoyed honoring our student scholarship recipients, and we appreciated the opportunity to thank those who made their education possible!   The post OTC Foundation 2015 Donor Reception appeared first on News & Information. Read more »