OCC to Offer Full-Ride Scholarships for First Academic Year To 100 of Oakland County’s High School Seniors

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. — Oakland Community College is offering 100 qualifying high school seniors in Oakland County an incredible financial head start on their higher education next fall with a $3,500 scholarship.

Graduating high school students considering OCC for the 2020-21 academic year are encouraged to apply for a Chancellor’s Scholarship, which helps incoming, qualified students with a $3,500 award ($1,750 for the fall semester and $1,750 for the winter semester) that covers full tuition and fees for their first academic year beginning Fall Term, 2020. OCC has a total of $350,000 available for this year’s Chancellor’s Scholarships.

To qualify, students must be a high school senior graduating from a public, private, and charter or home school program in Oakland County this spring with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.6 to 4.0 and a minimum SAT score of 1200 or a minimum ACT score of 25. Adult and alternative public or private graduating high school students in Oakland County can also qualify with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

“I am honored to again offer this scholarship to our Oakland County students because it helps to reduce the financial barrier that often limits students from achieving their dream of a college education,” said OCC Chancellor Peter Provenzano. “I received a scholarship toward college and recognize the difference that it made in my life, and want to give that same opportunity to this year’s class of high school seniors.”

The application deadline is May 1, 2020. Recipients must attend OCC at least full time (12 credit hours minimum) for both fall and winter semesters. If the student does not attend classes, the scholarship is forfeited.
Eligibility criteria and applications are available online at https://www.oaklandcc.edu/finaid/chancellors-scholarships.

About OCC

Offering nearly 100 degrees and certificates, OCC is Michigan’s largest multi-campus community college and No. 1 transfer institution in the state. The College provides academic, career training and enriching experiences, designed to empower students to reach their potential and enhance our community. More than 1 million students have enrolled in the College since it opened in 1965. A seven-person Board of Trustees governs OCC. Board members are elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis, serve as volunteers and are not paid. Mission statement: OCC is committed to empowering our students to succeed and advancing our community. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu.

OCC Appoints Dan Jenuwine Vice Chancellor for Advancement

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – January 11, 2020 — Oakland Community College has promoted Daniel Jenuwine to Vice Chancellor for Advancement. In his newly expanded role, Jenuwine will be responsible for philanthropy, alumni affairs, corporate and foundation relations, and community and government relations.

Jenuwine most recently held dual roles as executive director of the OCC Foundation and interim vice chancellor for marketing and communications. He will continue in his marketing and communications role until OCC names his replacement.

“Thanks to Dan’s expertise, the Foundation achieved three consecutive record years in fundraising, and his leadership helped the College pass its millage renewal last November with a resounding 72 percent approval,” said OCC Chancellor Peter Provenzano. “Dan has a special talent for relationship building. OCC and our students will benefit from his expanded role in nurturing our connections to the communities we serve.”

Jenuwine joined OCC in January 2017 as executive director of the OCC Foundation, working with the Foundation staff and volunteer Board of Directors to advance OCC’s mission through philanthropy. He has led OCC’s award-winning marketing and communications team since May 2019, when he was named to his interim post.

“Our community partners are generous to the College in many ways,” said Jenuwine. “I look forward to working more comprehensively with them to empower our students to succeed and advance our community.”

Prior to joining OCC, Jenuwine spent ten years as a consultant with Richner + Richner, a nationally recognized fundraising consulting firm based in Ann Arbor. He also held leadership positions with the Michigan Colleges Alliance, University of Michigan-Dearborn and Wayne State University.

Jenuwine is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan, International Association of Business Communicators and National Council for Marketing & Public Relations.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University, graduating summa cum laude, and Master of Science degree in Finance at Walsh College, where he distinguished himself with honors for academic excellence. He and his family live in Troy, Mich.

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About the OCC Foundation
The Oakland Community College Foundation started in 1979 to raise private donations, increase opportunities for students, and enhance the quality of education through gifts that support students with scholarships, equipment purchases and program development. The OCC Foundation is governed by a board of directions made up of community leaders.

About OCC
With five campuses in Oakland County, OCC is Michigan’s No. 1 transfer institution, offering nearly 100 degrees and certificates. The College empowers academic and developmental experiences, allowing students to reach their potential and enhance their communities. More than 1 million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. A seven-person Board of Trustees governs OCC. Board members are elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis, serve as volunteers and are not paid. Mission statement: OCC is committed to empowering our students to succeed and advancing our community. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu.

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