Flutist Megan Prost and Dr. Mary Lee Scoville on piano rehearsing for talent show April 26, 5:30pm at OCCC Newport Campus
Just like raindrops, talented Oregon Coast Community College students are showing up in buckets for the first OCCC student talent show. Talent for the show so far includes a couple of singers, a rock guitarist, a band, a belly dancer, a hula hoop dancer, a flute player, a pianist and a classical guitarist, plus a couple of students who will read poems from the soon to be published OCCC literacy journal, Waves and another student who will read a short story.
The April Shower’s Student Talent and Art Show is a benefit for student success programs at OCCC, including art scholarships. Wilder, the development that made building the OCCC campus possible, is the sponsor of the event. The Wilder community was created, according to the developers, “to strike a balance between human society and nature.”
Edward Van Aelstyn, well known OCCC English and Film Arts instructor, will be the MC for the show. The college Choir lead by Dr. Mary Lee Scovel, will sing a couple of songs prior to the talent show. Prizes will be awarded to the three top “talents” chosen by a three-member judge team, with audience input. The Top Prize will be a $25 gift card from Wal-Mart, a $20 gift card to the OCCC College Store and two tickets to Coming Attractions Theaters. Second Prize will win a $25 gift card from Wal-Mart and a $10 gift card to the OCCC College Store. Third prize will win a $25 gift card to Wal-Mart. Plus, all contestants will win a pass to Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
In addition to the talent show, there will be a display of student photography. Student artwork from Julie Goos-Pence’s art classes will be available to purchase at the silent auction tables. Tours of the building, including the Aquarium Science building and the nursing skills lab, will be conducted for anyone interested in seeing more of the college.
The talent show is open and free to the public, with a suggested donation of $5.00 per person. The show also includes light refreshments including donated coffee from Dutch Brothers, pie from Pie Chalet, and chocolate covered cherries from Grand Island Confectionery. Other refreshment donations as well as prize donations are still being sought.
The April Showers event will be held on April 26 at the Central County Campus from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. More information about the Foundation is available on the college website, oregoncoastcc.org/foundation or call Ronan at 541-867-8531.
A’Briana Cortes, a second year student at Oregon Coast Community College is coordinating the first student talent show at Oregon Coast Community College. The April Showers event will be held on April 26 at the Newport Campus from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
The talent show is sponsored by Wilder and is a benefit for student success programs at OCCC, including scholarships.
Auditions for the talent show will be held on Monday, April 8 from 3:30-5:30 and on Tuesday, April 9 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Contact Cortes at Abriana.Cortex@gmail.com to sign-up for the audition.
OREGON COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESENTS FREE CHORAL CONCERTS
The Oregon Coast Community College Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Mary Lee Scoville, will be presenting two concerts on Tuesday, June 12 at 12:15 PM and 7:00 PM in the College commons at the College’s Central County Campus, located at 400 SE College Way in Newport. Both concerts are free and open to the public.
The twenty-two voice chorus will present a variety of selections, including a “Gershwin Showcase” arranged by Carl Strommen, “Lost In the Fifties”, arranged by Leo Lojeski, and “You Are The New Day” by John David and arranged by Peter Knight of The King Singer’s. The group is under the direction of OCCC Music Instructor, Dr. Mary Lee Scoville and is accompanied by pianist, Ramona Martin and Rick La Deou, percussion.
For more information, contact Steve Rose at (541) 867-8506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oregon Coast Community College celebrated 25 years of helping residents of all ages get the most out of life. Whether it’s personal enrichment, a career change, a first career, or just gaining credits toward transferring to a four year college or university, Oregon Coast Community College is ready to help.
During today’s 25th birthday party at the Newport College, there were special events, special historical oratory, great food, wonderful music, both inside and out. A silent auction, raffle prizes, special tours of science classes dealing with botany, biology, and aquarium sciences. Acting OCCC President Bruce Koicke said Aquarium Science graduates are having little trouble finding work. He says the growth of aquariums like Oregon Coast Aquarium, in the U.S.and around the world, are looking for those who understand about fish habitat and other aquatic sciences to help provide the visiting public the proper education about the marine environment that covers the vast majority of the Earth.
Koicke said the college will continue to offer personal enrichment courses, most of which don’t carry college credit, but which draws the community into the college so that as many people as possible learn first hand the value of higher education and how affordably priced it is at OCCC.
Koicke says they’re especially proud of their nursing program and their initial offerings of law enforcement classes as well as many others that transfer directly into other Oregon four year colleges and universities. Koicke also reminds residents that attending a local community college is far less costly than going straight into a regular college or university.
Can it be true that Oregon Coast Community College has been around for 25 years, helping to launch careers, life enrichment and a sense of progress in the community? A quarter of a century being a lighthouse, illuminating opportunities for residents on the Central Coast.
The college’s big 25th birthday bash is coming up this Saturday, May 19th, at the Newport Campus. There will be a two and a half mile Fun Walk – free to students. There will be Frisbee Golf, a Student Art Show, Cheap Food and Drinks, Beer Garden, Live Music, Carnival Games and a lot more.