Achieving The Dream on our Podcast

In the latest edition of our podcast, “Higher Ed News You Can Use from Onondaga Community College,” we’re discussing our commitment to helping students who need help the most.

Mike O’Connor

Two years ago OCC was selected to participate in the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network. The network is comprised of over 200 colleges working to preserve access and assure that their students, especially low-income students and students of color achieve their goals for academic success, personal growth and economic opportunity.

On our podcast we’ll introduce you to Mike O’Connor. He’s Chair of our English Department and one of the leaders of the Achieving The Dream efforts on our campus.

Christopher Son

You will also meet student Christopher Son. He’s the child of Vietnamese immigrants who earned his GED, came to our campus, started by taking developmental classes and grew into an outstanding student. By the time Christoper earned his degree in Communication Studies last December he was an officer in our chapter of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa. He was also one of only six students selected nationwide as a DREAM Scholar, an honor which awarded him the opportunity to speak at the Achieving The Dream professional development conference in San Francisco.

We hope you enjoy the latest edition of Higher Ed News You Can Use from Onondaga Community College!


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