Rowing Tradition Continues To Grow At Orange Coast College

In the sport of rowing, the need for an academic institution to build a positive history of success is one of the key ingredients to attracting the best oars-people in the nation as they move from high school to college. Orange Coast College itself has a history dating back to its establishment as a two-year school in 1947 with classes starting in 1948, a short history when compared to many of the leading crews at college level drawing on a history lasting more than a century for many of the top four-year institutions in the nation. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/edu/orange-coast-college-20116

 

Despite its short life and community college standing, Orange Coast College has built one of the nations most impressive rowing programs dating back through much of the history of the school based on the Costa Mesa coast of California. An impressive 11 national titles have been won by the novice crew of Orange Coast College as the program continues to attract rowers to both the male and female crews consisting of those who have the chance to go on to a strong career in a thoroughly amateur sport. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/orangecoastcollege/

 

Not only have members of the Prange Coast College rowing crew won numerous national titles but an equally impressive ten athletes have progressed from the Californian academic institution to appear at the World Championships and Olympic Games. Unlike many leading rowing programs, the destination is not always to arrive on the crew of Orange Coast College with athletes moving on to four-year schools including UC Berkely, Stanford, and Boston University.

 

Born on a portion of the disused Santa Ana Army Base in 1947, Orange Coast College has been building a strong reputation as one of the leading two-year trades-based colleges in the nation. The transfer rate to four-year institutions has risen over the years to position Orange Coast College as one of the top 100 of the more than 5,000 colleges offering programs in the U.S. A student body of more than 24,000 are offered an educational experience accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

 

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At Orange Coast College, a 164-acre campus located in Costa Mesa California, a new planetarium is now being worked on. It received an astronomical increase recently in a donation of a million dollars, from retired instructor Mary McChesney it used to have. This money will be used to fund a device that is used to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth called a Foucault pendulum.

 

The officials of the college say it is the only pendulum of its kind at the university. The officials started to break ground on the planetarium in 2016. A planetarium that existed in the 1950s became torn down. That planetarium seated only an audience of 35 people. The new one will seat 129. Also, there will be an exhibit hall which features a giant display globe. Along with serving OCC students, the new planetarium will also serve kids from grades Kindergarten to twelfth grade.

 

The budget overall for the planetarium is approximately twenty million dollars. So far, the planetarium has gotten $2.6 million dollars in the project. The majority of the fund will come from a bond measure from 2012. The officials of college want the planetarium completed by the fall 2018 semester. The remainder of this article will focus on Orange Coast College in general.

 

Orange Coast College was established in 1947, with classes that started in 1948. The OCC is a type of community college. It has grown as one of the finest and largest community colleges, it enrolls every semester over 25,000 students. It features the latest in technology has over 135 career and academic programs, and includes one of the most acclaimed and largest public nautical programs. Almost half of the students are signed up in one of the colleges Technical Education and Career programs.

 

The OCC has competitive sport teams, active clubs, as well as an involved Associated Student Body. This campus has a library which opened up a couple years ago in 2008. It had a science building remodeled called the Lewis Science Building. Also, it is the only community college in Orange County that has a Starbucks restaurant.

 

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