OCC student honor society Phi Theta Kappa held its fall induction ceremony November 3 in Storer Auditorium. The College’s chapter, Alpha Sigma Zeta, inducted 135 new members. Students selected must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment at OCC.
Alumnus John Dau, ’05 was the guest speaker. Dau is a former “Lost Boy” who was forced from his home in the South Sudan and spent five years in refugee camps before immigrating to the United States and settling in Syracuse. Dau graduated from OCC and Syracuse University. He is president of both the John Dau Foundation and the South Sudan Institute. His foundation raised enough money to build a medical clinic in South Sudan, bringing services to people who previously did not have access to them.
In April Dau received the American Association of Community Colleges 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award. He was one of only six recipients in the nation. During the PTK induction ceremony Dau was named an honorary inductee of the organization.