DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS – (022518)- ODESSA COLLEGE WINS 2018 LEAH MEYER AUSTIN AWARD

ODESSA, TEXAS/FEBRUARY 25, 2018 – ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018, ODESSA COLLEGE WAS PRESENTED THE PRESTIGIOUS LEAH MEYER AUSTIN AWARD FOR 2018 IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. THIS AWARD RECOGNIZES INSTITUTIONS THAT HAVE DEMONSTRATED OUTSTANDING PROGRESS IN DESIGNING A STUDENT-FOCUSED CULTURE AND ALIGNING INSTITUTIONAL STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE STUDENT SUCCESS.

(DR. GREGORY D. WILLIAMS, ODESSA COLLEGE PRESIDENT)

“IT’S WONDERFUL THAT WE CAN SHARE WITH OUR COMMUNITY THAT THEIR INVESTMENT IS REALLY PAYING OFF. WE’VE ASKED A LOT OF OUR COMMUNITY, WE’VE ASKED A LOT OF TAX PAYERS AND WE WANT TO GIVE THEM A TREMENDOUS RETURN.”

ODESSA COLLEGE IS A PARTICIPANT OF THE ACHIEVING THE DREAM, AND THE GOAL OF THE COLLEGE IS TO FOCUS ON BECOMING A MUCH BETTER INSTITUTION FOR THE STUDENTS, STAFF AND THE COMMUNITY.

(DR. GREGORY D. WILLIAMS, ODESSA COLLEGE PRESIDENT)

“WE’VE DOUBLED THE NUMBERS OF GRADUATES THAT WE’RE PRODUCING OUR STUDENTS SHOULD BE PROUD.”

THIS VERY IMPORTANT NATIONAL AWARD IS A RESULT OF HARD WORK BY THE COLLEGE. THE STUDENT BODY OF ODESSA COLLEGE PERFORMED AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN THE NATION BY:  SCORING HIGH GRADES AND INCREASED GRADUATION RATES.

(DR. DONALD WOOD, VICE PRESIDENT FOR INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS-ODESSA COLLEGE)

“I HOPE THIS AWARD WILL TRANSLATE TO IS TO BRING TOGETHER THE HOPES AND DREAMS OF THE STUDENTS TODAY THAT ARE CONSIDERING ‘AM I COLLEGE MATERIAL?’ THIS AWARD TELLS YOU, ‘YES YOU ARE’, BECAUSE ALL THE STUDENTS IN OUR REGION ARE COLLEG MATERIAL.”

COMMUNITY COLLEGES ACROSS THE STATE AND THE NATION ARE ACKNOWLEDGING ODESSA COLLEGE AS THE MODEL FOR ACHIEVEMENT AND INSPIRATION.

(DR. DONALD WOOD, VICE PRESIDENT FOR INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS-ODESSA COLLEGE)

“TRULY THE ODESSA COLLEGE STORY IS A STORY OF HIGHER EDUCATION, INSPIRATION: NOT ONLY FOR THE STUDENTS, BUT, NOT ONLY TO THE FACULTY, BUT ALSO FOR THE STAFF AND I REALLY HOPE FOR THE COUMMUNITY.”

ODESSA COLLEGE OFFERS 110 DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES. OC HAS EXTENSION CENTERS IN ANDREWS, MONAHANS, AND PECOS, TEXAS.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera