Oakland Community College
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|Motto||Open the future.|
|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, MIHighland 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|
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. The district headquarters are in Bloomfield Hills.
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 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.
- Auburn Hills Campus in Auburn Hills ( )
- Highland Lakes Campus in Waterford ( )
- Orchard Ridge Campus in Farmington Hills ( )
- Royal Oak Campus in Royal Oak ( )
- Southfield Campus in Southfield ( )
The OCC athletic 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.
- Andrew J. Feustel - Geophysicist and NASA astronaut
- Myles Jury - wrestler; professional mixed martial arts fighter
- Tomo Miličević - lead guitarist of rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars
- Ted Nugent - rock musician
- Jem Targal - bass guitarist and singer for the rock group Third Power
- WORB - Defunct Radio Station
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