Oakland Community College

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Oakland Community College
Motto Get anywhere from here.
Established June 1964
Chancellor Dr. Timothy R. Meyer
Students Almost 82,000 students in the four semesters of 2011
Location Oakland County, Michigan, United States

District Office, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Highland Lakes Campus in Waterford, MI; Auburn Hills Campus in Auburn Hills, MI; Orchard Ridge Campus in Farmington Hills, MI; Royal Oak Campus in Royal Oak, MI and Southfield Campus in Southfield, MI
Colors Green and White
Website http://www.oaklandcc.edu

Oakland Community College (OCC) is a community college established June 8, 1964 in Oakland County, Michigan. With five campuses, it is the largest community college in Michigan and one of the largest in the U.S. [1]

The teams are known as the Raiders and compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA). Men's varsity sports include basketball, cross-country, and golf; women's varsity sports include basketball, cross-country, softball, tennis, and volleyball; men's club sports include soccer. OCC also has a competitive speech and performance team (the forensics team) that has had both State and National champions. OCC also has a vibrant and growing performing arts program with a free 2-day Performance Festival event each February and regular theater shows. [1] OCC also has a nationally acclaimed Culinary Studies Institute. [2] OCC also is regionally recognized for its outstanding ABA [3] approved paralegal program. [4]

Orchard Ridge Campus


The college opened in September 1965 with two campuses - Highland Lakes, a renovated hospital in Waterford and Auburn Hills, a former Army Nike missile site in Auburn Hills. In September 1967, the award-winning Orchard Ridge Campus opened in Farmington Hills. In 1980, a new campus opened in Southfield that replaced a temporary location in Oak Park. Later, the Southeast Campus System expanded through the purchase and remodeling of buildings at a site in Royal Oak. The Royal Oak buildings were replaced by a new campus complex which opened in the fall of 1982. [2]

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Rock musician Ted Nugent claims he enrolled at OCC in the early 1970s to receive a student deferment in order to avoid being drafted;however his Selective Service records show him as being classified with 1-Y and 4-F, indicating he was deemed ineligible due to physical or mental issues.

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