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OCtech Graduate, Employee Named Outstanding Young TRiO Alumni Award Winner

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The South Carolina TRiO Alumni Association has named Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College graduate Tawanie Shanks Pointer a 2018 Outstanding Young TRiO Alumni. Pointer, an administrative assistant for the college’s TRiO Student Support Services program, was recognized during the Wanda Hendricks Bellamy Student Leadership Conference Luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 13, in Myrtle Beach. This year’s conference theme […]

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Robotics Camps Available This Summer at OCtech

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Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College will host robotics day camps for students in July and a special workshop for teachers in June. The VEX Robotics Summer Camp for rising eighth- through 12th-graders will be held Monday through Friday, July 9-13, and for rising fifth- through seventh-graders Monday through Friday, July 16-20. Sessions are 8:30 a.m. to 2 […]

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NASA’s Network of States Program Launches in Orangeburg

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Area schools are about to get a STEM boost thanks to a NASA initiative that kicked off April 16-17 at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. Network of States – a collaboration among the nation’s 10 NASA centers to build regional networks for educator professional development – brings together school districts that serve populations underrepresented in STEM, higher […]

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OCtech Invites Community to Reconnect with the College for 50th Anniversary

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In this photo – from Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical Education Center’s 1970 ORACAL yearbook – Mrs. Leland, right, explains how an atom works to Janet Ayer, a certified laboratory assistant student at the center. This year, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College celebrates 50 years of transforming the lives of students and their families in our community. Festivities will begin […]

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OCtech’s Free Family Movie Nights Kick Off Thursday with ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

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Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of free family movie nights beginning Thursday with the fantastical Dick Van Dyke classic “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” All titles that will be shown during family movie nights were released in or are about 1968, the year OCtech opened its doors to students. Also […]

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OCtech Honors 2019 Educators of the Year

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Three faculty and staff members have been honored as Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College’s Educators of the Year and are being recognized during the South Carolina Technical Education Association’s annual conference Feb. 14-16 in Myrtle Beach. Fran Andrews, Radiologic Technology and Radiologic Technology Online program coordinator, is the outstanding faculty member; Susan Bender-McGuire, an information technology specialist […]

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OCtech Foundation Flower Show Highlights the Colors of Spring at Annual Symposium

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Showcase the best and the brightest from your very own yard at the Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Foundation’s Home and Garden Symposium Flower Show on Wednesday, May 8. The flower show features nine categories celebrating the beauty of nature – specimen plants and houseplants; bulbs and rhizomes; roses; herbs and other edibles; annuals and perennials; shrubs […]

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OCtech Honors 2020 Educators of the Year

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Three faculty and staff members have been honored as Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College’s Educators of the Year and were recognized during the South Carolina Technical Education Association’s annual conference Feb. 13-15 in Myrtle Beach. Williette Waring Berry, assistant vice president of academic affairs, is the outstanding administrator; Stefanie Gadson Brown, assistant dean of Arts and Science-Health […]

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OCtech Foundation Receives $10,000 for Scholarships from Cypress Creek Renewables

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The Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Foundation has received a $10,000 gift from Cypress Creek Renewables for student scholarships. From left are OCtech Foundation Chair Donna Matthews, Cypress Creek Renewables Project Developer Ben Manuel and OCtech Foundation Executive Director Faith McCurry. Cypress Creek Renewables developed Palmetto Plains, South Carolina’s largest solar farm, in Bowman. The OCtech Foundation […]

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OCtech Plans December Graduation, Drive-Thru Diploma Pick Up June 18

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Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College will hold its 2020 graduation ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 15, and a special drive-thru diploma pick up for spring graduates Thursday, June 18. The college’s graduation ceremony originally scheduled for May was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We know this is a special time for our graduates, who have worked so hard […]

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