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OACC on Farm Bureau’s “Town Hall Ohio”

The Ohio Association of Community Colleges is coming to a radio near you! OACC Interim President Dr. Karen Rafinski and Director of Public Affairs Jeff Ortega recently taped a segment for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s “Town Hall Ohio” radio program, a public affairs program hosted by Joe Cornely, OFBF’s Sr. Director of Corporate Communications [...]

2014-12-03T19:35:03+00:00 December 30th, 2013|OACC News|

Letter to the Editor — The Blade – Stinziano

Letters to the Editor 2-year collegians need state help   I couldn’t agree more with The Blade that Ohio’s two-year students deserve access to state need-based aid (“Higher education” editorial, Sept. 21). Community colleges continue to be a key driver of work-force development training and high-quality and affordable undergraduate education. That students at community colleges [...]

2016-12-20T17:44:18+00:00 October 6th, 2013|OACC News|

News Release: Rafinski Named Interim President

For Immediate Release RAFINSKI NAMED INTERIM OACC PRESIDENT  COLUMBUS, Ohio --  Karen Rafinski, Ph.D., has been named the Interim President of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. Dr. Rafinski, who is President Emeriti of Clark State Community College in Springfield, began her duties with the OACC on Sept. 16 and will stay on as interim [...]

2014-12-03T19:31:44+00:00 September 18th, 2013|OACC News|

OACC President Ron Abrams To Retire

For Immediate Release OACC PRESIDENT RON ABRAMS TO RETIRE   COLUMBUS, Ohio – After nearly six years at the helm of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges and 40 years in higher education, OACC President Ron Abrams announces that he will retire later this year. “Working together, Ohio’s community colleges and the OACC have moved [...]

2016-12-20T17:44:18+00:00 July 3rd, 2013|OACC News|

Coaches help struggling college students succeed

From The Columbus Dispatch (online) By: Encarnita Pyle Columbus State Community College will be one of 10 Ohio two-year schools to have coaches on hand to help first-time students enrolled in a remedial course plan their studies so they eventually earn a certificate or degree. "These coaches will provide their students with the support needed [...]

2016-12-20T17:44:19+00:00 August 21st, 2012|OACC News|

Community College’s $6.5 Billion Impact on Ohio

Study quantifies how community colleges in Ohio are working to promote economic development, enhance student careers and foster an improved quality of life statewide for all Ohio residents. COLUMBUS – Wednesday, May 12, 2010 – Recognizing the vital role community colleges have in the state’s economic future, the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) commissioned [...]

2016-12-20T17:44:20+00:00 May 12th, 2010|OACC News|

OACC Supports Third Frontier

The following statement may be attributed in whole, or in part, to Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) President Ronald E. Abrams.  COLUMBUS – Monday, April 19, 2010 – “The Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) supports State Issue 1 - the renewal of the Third Frontier program. "In its first seven years of operation, [...]

2014-12-03T19:29:22+00:00 April 19th, 2010|OACC News|

OACC Unveils New Website

COLUMBUS – Friday, April 16, 2010 – As part of a continued effort to further the mission of community colleges around the state, as well as to improve communication among its membership and the general public, the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) today launched a new website, The new site is designed to provide [...]

2016-12-20T17:44:20+00:00 April 16th, 2010|OACC News|