Onondaga Named Military Friendly School for 3rd Consecutive Year
Onondaga Community College has been named a "Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs Magazine.
Dr. McColgin Receives Multicultural Leadership Award
Dr. Cathleen McColgin, Provost and Senior Vice President of Onondaga Community College, was recognized at the National Diversity and Leadership Conference.
Onondaga and Le Moyne Announce 2+2
The agreement allows students who earn their associate degree at Onondaga to transfer to Le Moyne with junior status where they can complete their baccalaureate degree.
Fall 2013 Continuum
The Fall 2013 issue of Continuum, a publication for Onondaga supporters, friends, alumni and the CNY Community, is available now.
Onondaga Announces Transfer Agreement with Ithaca College
Onondaga Community College is proud to announce a transfer articulation agreement with Ithaca College.
AmeriCU Opens at Onondaga
Onondaga Community College and AmeriCU Credit Union today announced a multi-faceted partnership and the opening of a AmeriCU Financial Center on Campus.
2013 A Celebration of Success
Onondaga will honor extraordinary alumni, and acknowledge scholarship recipients at the 2013 Celebration of Success on Wednesday, October 2 from 8 - 9 a.m. in the SRC Arena and Events Center.
Summer Bridge Programs Closing Ceremony
Onondaga Community College celebrated the conclusion of its Summer Bridge programs last week at a ceremony held in Storer Auditorium
General Ellis Cemetery Rededicated
The General Ellis Cemetery on Rt. 173 was rededicated by the College this summer following a lengthy restoration process.
Campus Safety & Security Receives Hero Award
Four members of Campus Safety & Security Department received the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver Hero Awards for lifesaving actions they took earlier this year.
Athletic Branding Feedback
The College is considering three preliminary concepts for athletic brands and identities. We invite you to review the concepts and provide your feedback.
Men's Lacrosse Wins National Title
The Onondaga men's lacrosse team defeated Nassau Community College 15-11 on Sunday, May 12 to capture its fifth consecutive NJCAA National Championship.
Three Athletes Receive Chancellor's Scholar Athletic Awards
Three Onondaga Community College student-athletes have been recognized by the SUNY Chancellor for their academic and athletic success.
Board of Trustees Approve 2013-14 Operating Budget
The Onondaga Community College Board of Trustees approved the College’s 2013-14 operating budget.
Onondaga Students and Alum Honored at Syracuse Press Club
Three students with ties to Onondaga Community College were honored at the Syracuse Press Club’s annual banquet.
Onondaga Senior Receives Syracuse Press Club Scholarship
Paul Valentino will receive the 2013 Devesty-Williams Scholarship, sponsored by the Syracuse Press Club, on May 5.
Onondaga Announces First Doctoral Program Partnership
Onondaga announced that it will be partnering with St. John Fisher College to offer the first doctoral program available for completion on the Onondaga Campus.
Welcome Event for Next President
Onondaga Community College hosted a welcome event for its next President, Dr. Casey Crabill.
Six Students Earn SUNY Chancellor's Awards
Six Onondaga students were honored with Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence.
John P. Sindoni Appointed to Board of Trustees
John P. Sindoni, Esq. Partner in the law firm of Hiscock & Barkley, has been appointed to Onondaga Community College’s Board of Trustees.
Onondaga Announces Tuition Break for Out-of-State Veterans
Effective starting the summer 2013 semester, veterans honorably discharged in New York State whose legal residence is out-of-state will pay the in-state tuition rate.
Onondaga Professor Named Fulbright Scholar
Onondaga’s Dr. Valerie Melburg has been named a Fulbright Scholar.
SUNY Alumnus and Hip-Hop Artist B. Martin Releases “SUNY Anthem”
SUNYChancellor Nancy L. Zimpher joined University at Albany graduate Brendan Martin in the official debut of his latest track, “SUNY Anthem.”
New GED Fast Track Program
Onondaga Community College, in partnership with OCM BOCES, is now offering Fast Track GED® Test Prep classes for students interested in earning a GED®
Onondaga Peace Officers Go Navy Blue
Onondaga Community College’s Peace Officers are getting a new look. Starting Monday, February 18 they’ll be wearing navy blue uniforms.
Ulrich Receives National Baseball Honor
Congratulations to Onondaga baseball player David Ulrich, Tioga, on receiving a 2012 Collegiate and High School Rawlings Gold Glove Award.
New Regional Higher Ed Center Partnership
New agreement will allow students who graduate from Onondaga’s Hospitality Management program to earn a bachelor’s degree from Paul Smith’s on the Onondaga campus.
Flext Start Spring 2014
Flex Start is an opportunity for students to earn college credit in a 10 week period of time, courses begin February 25, 2013 and end May 13, 2013
St. John Fisher 2+2 Agreement
St. John Fisher and Onondaga Community College have signed a new 2+2 agreement that will create a direct pathway from Onondaga to St. John Fisher in 12 different degree programs.
2011 - 2012 Report to the Community
Onondaga Community College invites you to view the College’s first digital annual report.
Alumni Faces Honored at Celebration of Success
Onondaga honored six graduates as Alumni Faces at their Celebration of Success event held on October 3rd.
$250,000 Gift Targets Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education
Onondaga Community College is the proud recipient of a $250,000 prize which will be used to expand awareness of and engagement in STEM fields among middle and high school students.
Health Professions Info Session
An information session for those interested in any of Onondaga's health profession options will be held on Thursday, October 25 from 5 to 7 pm in Storer Auditorium.
On the Move: College Bookstore
The Barnes & Noble College Bookstore has moved to its new location off the Whitney Atrium.
Information about the search process for the President of Onondaga.
STEM Camp at Onondaga
Onondaga’s STEM Camp helps introduce middle and high school students to the world of robotics, and explore its applications in both industrial and personal settings.
Board Grants Emerita Status to Outgoing Trustee
At its board meeting of June 19, the College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve Trustee Emerita status to outgoing Trustee Connie M. Whitton.
Board Grants Emerita Status to Outgoing President
At its board meeting of June 19, the College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve President Emerita status to outgoing President Debbie L. Sydow, Ph.D.
Naples Elected Chair of Board of Trustees
The Onondaga Community College Board of Trustees has elected Allen J. Naples as Chair, effective July 1, 2012.
John H. Mulroy Hall Dedication
Onondaga officially dedicated H-1 Hall into John H. Mulroy Hall during a ceremony in May in honor of one of the "founding fathers" of the College.
Men's and Women's LAX Capture National Championship
The Onondaga men’s and women’s lacrosse teams have done it again – both teams captured the 2012 NJCAA National Championship.
Fair Trade Coffee Now Available at OCC
Starbucks in the Gordon Student Center now offers a choice of fair trade coffee.
Music Chair Among 50 Most Influential Music Professors on Twitter
The Degree360 group has named Music Chair David Abrams among the 50 “Most Influential Music Professors on Twitter.”
Onondaga Receives STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability
Onondaga Community College has earned a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Margaret M. O'Connell Appointed Interim President by Board
The Onondaga Community College Board of Trustees voted today to name Margaret M. “Meg” O’Connell as the interim president of the College, effective July 1, 2012.
President Debbie L. Sydow, Ph.D., named President of the College of William and Mary’s Richard Bland College
The College of William and Mary’s Board of Visitors announced today that Debbie L. Sydow, Ph.D., President of Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, has been named the President of Richard Bland College in Virginia.
2012 John F.X. Mannion Lecture Series
In this series, leaders from a variety of fields will discuss communication as it relates to their workplace, expertise or areas of concern.
Women's Basketball Clinches Regional Championship
The Women's Basketball Team won the 2012 NJCAA Region III Division III Women's Basketball Tournament championship on March 4.
Onondaga is Now Mobile
Onondaga has launched a collection of web services that students can use on their phone or any mobile device.
50th Commemorative Book Now Available
Pick up your copy of Onondaga Community College’s 50th anniversary commemorative book today at the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore.
50th Anniversary Convocation Ceremony
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Onondaga Community College held its first-ever convocation ceremony in January to welcome new students from the Class of 2014
New Scholarship Program Covers Up To 25% Of Annual Tuition for Eligible Students
Onondaga Community College announces a new scholarship program, “Onondaga Community Scholars,” which provides qualified students with scholarships of up to $1,000 - saving students and families approximately 25% of annual tuition costs.
Proposed Inner Harbor Campus
Onondaga has announced its interest in a proposed development for the Syracuse area’s Inner Harbor.
Quote from President Debbie L. Sydow, Ph.D. on State of the State
Onondaga Community College applauds Governor Cuomo’s efforts to extend NYSUNY 2020 to all of the 64 campuses in the State University of New York system.
A 50th Anniversary Community Celebration will be held on Friday, January 27, 2012 from 7 – 10 p.m. in the SRC Arena and Events Center.
Allyn Hall Dedication
Onondaga Community College rededicated the former Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building to Allyn Hall in honor of William F. “Bill” Allyn and Janet J. “Penny” Allyn.
Music Professor Inducted into MCANA
David Abrams, professor of music and chair of the music department, was recently inducted into the Music Critics Association of North America.
SRC Arena and Events Center Dedication
In December, Onondaga held an official ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony commemorating the opening of the SRC Arena and Events Center.
Championship Rings Presented to Men's LAX Team
A ring ceremony was held on October 15 at Onondaga Community College for the 2011 NJCAA National Champion Men's Lacrosse team.
Onondaga Receives NJCAA Region III Sportsmanship Award
The NJCAA has selected Onondaga to receive a 2010-11 NJCAA Region III Sportsmanship Award.
Onondaga Announces New VP for Development
Onondaga Community College has named John Zacharek Vice President for Development and Executive Director of the OCC Foundation.
Top-Ranked National Publication Names College Military Friendly
G.I. Jobs Magazine has named Onondaga Community College as one of its 2012 Military Friendly Schools.
September 11 Commemoration Ceremony
Students, employees and community members joined together on Friday, September 9 in remembrance of the events that took place on 9/11/01.
50th Anniversary Kickoff
A ceremony was held to officially begin the College’s 50th Anniversary year-long celebration and dedicate its newest sculpture.
Onondaga Announces New Athletic Director
Onondaga Community College has named Rob Edson as Athletics Director.
Onondaga to Become Energy Smart Learning Center
Onondaga has renewed its agreement to become an Energy Smart Learning Center as part of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Building Science.
Board Approves 2011-12 Operating Budget
At its regularly scheduled board meeting, the Onondaga Community
College Board of Trustees passed the College’s 2011-12 operating budget which keeps tuition under $4,000 annually.
Solar Panels Installed on Whitney Building
In Spring 2011, the College began installation of a 21.16 kWp solar array on the roof of the Whitney Applied Technology Center.
Important Check Scam Information
Info about a national check scamming operation that has targeted Onondaga, as well as other colleges and organizations.
Men's Lax are 2011 National Champs
The Men's Lacrosse team won its third straight and fifth overall national championship today by beating CCBC Essex 12 to 9.
Onondaga Breaks Ground on New Academic II Building
Onondaga Community College broke ground on its new Academic II building today, a project that will span over the College's hallmark gorge and connect Ferrante Hall and the Gordon Student Center.
Governor and SUNY Chancellor Unveil Groundbreaking NYSUNY 2020 Program
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher today unveiled the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program.
Onondaga Community College Ranked in Top 10%
Aspen Institute College Excellence Program yesterday ranked Onondaga Community
College as one of the nation’s 120 best community colleges, challenging it to
compete for the prize funds.
Female Onondaga County High School Seniors Eligible for Scholarship
Applications for the Data Key Communications - Vera House scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year are now being accepted through May 1.
Onondaga Congratulates Dr. James Sunser, New President of Genesee CC
Onondaga formally extends its congratulations to James Sunser, Ed.D., who was named the new president of Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY. Dr. Sunser has served at Onondaga Community College for 23 years, most recently as Vice President for Continuing and Extended Learning.
College Utilizes Report as Framework for Moving Toward Contract Resolution
With efforts to negotiate a successor contract between OCC and the OCC Federation of Teachers and Administrators (OCCFTA) underway since April 2008, a report from the Fact Finder appointed by the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has been issued.
Onondaga Earns National Recognition as Model of Efficiency
University Business magazine has named Onondaga Community College as a “2010 Model of Efficiency” in their most recent issue.
Allen J. Naples Joins Board of Trustees
Allen J. Naples, Senior Vice President and Regional President of the Central New York region for M&T Bank, was sworn in today as a member of the Board of Trustees.
A Celebration to Remember
Professor Matt Louer rallied with students in his public speaking course to throw student Dut Deng a birthday party he'll never forget – his first.
Campus Safety Turns to Students for Patrol
Members of the College's student patrol group are helping Onondaga remain one of the safest SUNY campuses.
Onondaga Receives Award From CNY Chapter of American Institute of Architects
In recognition of the College’s efforts to integrate sustainability principles into its Strategic Plan, President Debbie L. Sydow recently accepted the 2010 President’s Award by the American Institute of Architects' CNY Chapter.
Onondaga Community College and Syracuse University Announce New Dual Admission Agreement
The two institutions officially announced a partnership to provide qualifying students with dual admission and guaranteed transfer into 33 degree programs at Syracuse University.
Create [Change] at Onondaga
Find out how you can keep our campus a positive, safe and respectful place.
Onondaga Dedicates Two New Sculptures
Onondaga Community College President Debbie L. Sydow and Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor joined with artist and SU alumna Carole Eisner to dedicate two new sculptures on the Onondaga campus.
Ferrante Hall Academic II Addition
Plans for the addition to Ferrante Hall and renovations to the Gordon Student Center were presented to the County Legislature on July 15th and 16th.
Onondaga and YMCA Partner
Onondaga Community College and the Greater Syracuse YMCA have announced a strategic partnership to build a YMCA on the Onondaga campus.
Children's Learning Center Earns National Accreditation
The Children's Learning Center (CLC) at Onondaga has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Onondaga Lax Teams Honored by U.S. Government
U.S. House of Representatives honors Onondaga’s 2009 Men’s and Women’s National Championship Lacrosse teams.
Honey, We Shrunk the World!
Emmanuel B. Awuah, Ph.D., acting associate vice president of instructional services and professor of sociology, discusses the dynamic shrinking of distance on a global scale.
Campus Entrance Signs Enhance Communication
Entrance signs welcome thousands of students and visitors and bolster campus communication.
Onondaga Joins National Consortium for Autism
Onondaga has partnered with 41 colleges across the country to help lead the new Community College Consortium for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.
ProLiteracy and Onondaga Partner to Improve Adult Literacy in CNY
Goals of the partnership include increasing literacy research and reduction of area illiteracy rates.
Sustainable Landscape at Onondaga
It’s more than just letting the grass grow, Onondaga's landscape is going green.
SRC and SRCTec Announce $1 Million Gift
The gift, the largest in the history of the College, is pledged for Onondaga’s Presidential Scholars Program, and also establishes the “SRC Arena” on the campus.
Community Colleges Meet the Needs of Adult Students
Take a look inside a classroom and you might be surprised to see recent high school graduates learning alongside people who may not have been in a classroom setting for a while
Onondaga Announces $6 Million Capital Campaign
Onondaga Community College announced at a press conference the public launch of the College’s $6 million Capital Campaign, Reach Beyond.
A Decade of Capital Investment
Following an extensive process of establishing priorities, soliciting input and securing funding, the College has established the 2008-2013 Facilities Master Plan to continue the College's commitment to capital investment.
Onondaga and SUNY ESF Partner
Students will have new opportunities to continue their education, with scholarship support, through an innovative agreement between Onondaga and the SUNY ESF.
Onondaga’s security system model for others
Other colleges in the region have been visiting OCC to check out their high-tech security system.
Their Story is Our Story
Students tell their story and offer their perspective on Onondaga Community College.