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Have you even started to think about the Fall 2014 semester? If not, it’s time to get busy! Classes begin Monday, August 18th and registration has already begun!

Have you met with an Advisor?  Are you required to attend a ConnectSession? Have you taken your placement tests?  Do we have all your transcripts? Is your Financial Aid secured?  Do you know what classes you need? I know it’s a lot of questions, but your education is important!

Registration for Fall 2014 classes began on Monday, July 7th for qualified students.  Open registration for all advised students begins Thursday, July 17th!  Current walk-in advising hours for the Orange County Campus are Tuesday and Wednesday, 2-5:30 ; and Friday, 9-noon.

Whether you are a new or returning student, come see us at the Orange County Campus, or give us a call at 919-536-7238, ext 4203,  for the information you need.  You can also visit the Advising and Registration page to find your answers!  We hope to see you soon!

 

Media Contact
Barry Jacobs
Chair, Orange County Board of Commissioners
Phone: (919) 732-4384
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ORANGE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ANNOUNCE BONNIE HAMMERSLEY AS NEW COUNTY MANAGER

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (May 19, 2014)— The Orange County Board of Commissioners announces the selection of Bonnie Hammersley as the next Orange County Manager starting June 25, 2014.
As County Manager, Hammersley will lead the day-to-day operations of Orange County Government, interacting with the Board of County Commissioners, county departments and the general public. She will report directly to the Board of Commissioners.
Hammersley has served for 26 years in county government, including most recently as County Administrator for Muskegon County, Michigan. She was the first female to lead Muskegon County starting in 2009. Prior to that, she spent 21 years working with Dane County, Wisconsin.
Her educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin.
Barry Jacobs, Chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners, commented on the pending arrival of the new manager. “We’re very pleased Bonnie Hammersley is coming to Orange County as our new manager. Ms. Hammersley possesses impressive experience, has worked in a progressive community, and brings a striking combination of competence, confidence, and thoroughness. She is a good listener and by all accounts a hard worker and an adept practitioner of the collaborative skills we value,” Jacobs said.
Over 50 applicants from 15 states expressed interest in the position.
Hammersley is looking forward to being part of Orange County. “Orange County offers a wonderful quality of life, political stability and the community aggressively addresses the issues in a progressive and proactive manner. This is a great professional opportunity,” Hammersley said.
Michael Talbert is currently serving as Interim County Manager until his retirement on June 30, 2014.
The official vote on the appointment of the County Manager will occur at the Orange County Board of Commissioners’ Budget Public Hearing on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Department of Social Services, Hillsborough Commons, 113 Mayo St., Hillsborough, starting at 7:00 p.m.
Orange County will host a “meet and greet” on Friday, May 23, 2014 to offer the public an opportunity to meet Hammersley. The event will be held at the Link Government Services Center, 200 South Cameron Street in Hillsborough, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m

Check out the May issue of  the Transfer Times. You will find information regarding the ASUT Student Recognition night, Honors Program participants, the Introduction to Engineering student’s recent Trebuchet competition, National Spanish Honor Society’s induction of new members and Durham Tech’s German instructor, Svetlana Yokum, comments about her German class and students!

Wondering what courses to take to pursue a college degree in accounting, nursing, secondary education, or engineering? Looking for financial aid information and resources? Researching transfer options and application deadlines at area colleges and universities? Durham Tech’s Virtual Transfer Center offers quick links and assistance for these and other transfer questions around-the-clock. You will also find links to plans of study, pre-majors and study-tracks, links to local college and university admissions web pages, and past issues of “The Transfer Times.”

The last day for late advising for the Summer 2014 curriculum semester will be Thursday, May 15th, at both the Durham and Orange County campuses.  The Summer 2014 semester classes will begin Monday, May 19th.  This is the last opportunity to get advised for a curriculum class before the Summer semester begins.  OCC will offer walk-in late advising that day from 1-6 p.m.  Registration via WebAdvisor closes at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 18th for Summer 2014 credit courses.  Please remember, payment is due the same day you register.  Note: If you register between 12 a.m. and 2 a.m., payment is due by 2 a.m.

Placement testing and attendance at a ConnectSession, if required, must take place before registration.  For additional information, please visit the Advising information page.

If you have any questions, please call us at 919-536-7238, Ext 4203.

There will be a student mixed media art show on the Orange County Campus starting this Saturday, May 10th through Saturday, May 31st. Continuing education students from the Polymer Clay Mosaics and Abstract Painting classes, both instructed by Debi Drew, will display a few of their pieces. Make plans to stop by this Saturday, May 10th from 2-4 p.m. to meet the students, instructor, and view their unique and beautiful art display!

 

Polymer Clay Mosaic by Eliza Murphy

Polymer Clay Mosaic by Eliza Murphy

 

Media Contact
Donna Baker, Clerk to the Board of Orange County Commissioners
Phone: 919-245-2130 or Thom Freeman (919) 245-2125
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

APPLICANTS NEEDED FOR ORANGE COUNTY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL (ABC) BOARD

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (April 24, 2014)— One major way citizens can have a positive impact on the future of Orange County is to volunteer to serve on the various County advisory boards and commissions.
The Orange County ABC Board is an independent political subdivision of the State of North Carolina that purchases, distributes, controls and sells spirituous beverages to eligible citizens and visitors in this County. This is performed consistently with the applicable laws of North Carolina and the rules of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. This board also adopts rules for the ABC system and has the authority to hire and dismiss employees.
Their united goal is to achieve balance in five important areas: (1) providing the highest level of customer service, (2) maintaining a dedicated workforce, (3) contributing net profits to local Orange County programs, such as educational/rehabilitation, law enforcement and the Orange County general fund, (4) supporting efforts to ensure the legal sale of alcohol, (5) maintaining sufficient working capital to provide for expansion and improvements.
This Board consists of 6 members all appointed by the Orange County Board of Commissioners.The County is currently looking for applicants for the ABC Board for positions that will be up for appointment in June, 2014. If interested, please apply at http://www.orangecountync.gov/boards
Orange County strives for diversity on volunteer advisory boards. Minorities are encouraged to apply. Volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners have an opportunity to influence the way of life in Orange County.

General Registration for summer credit classes runs April 17th through May 18th. The summer semester begins Monday, May 19th. You must see your assigned Advisor before you are able to register for classes via WebAdvisor.

Walk-in advising is available at the Orange County Campus (OCC) on Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 2-5:30 pm or Friday mornings from 9 am-noon. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 919-536-7238, ext. 4203 or visit this webpage .

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