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Kiki Medina retiring from OJC after 29 years

LA JUNTA – Kiki Medina has seen a lot of changes at Otero Junior College in the 29 years she has served as director of the BUENO HEP GED program there. Among the biggest? Technology. Medina, who will retire effective … Continue reading

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OJC President’s Leadership Program hosts 14 scholars

LA JUNTA – The inaugural year for Otero Junior College’s President’s Leadership Program (PLP) is fully underway this fall. The program currently has 14 scholars who were chosen based on merit and achievement in their communities. The PLP was developed … Continue reading

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OJC’s Learning Commons to open in January

LA JUNTA – Within the next couple of months, a state-of-the-art concept in student learning services will be completed on the Otero Junior College campus. It is expected that by the end of November, OJC’s new Learning Commons facility will … Continue reading

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Conley D Residence Hall completed at OJC

LA JUNTA – Over the summer months a fourth dormitory was added to Otero Junior College’s E.J. Conley Residence Hall complex. Conley D is a 16-room dormitory, situated on the west side of campus behind Conley A, B and C … Continue reading

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OJC hosts international students from unique exchange programs

LA JUNTA – Close to 30 international students are attending Otero Junior College this fall, including four students who have come to the college through unique international exchange programs.  According to Rochelle Wallace, director of the OJC International Program, three … Continue reading

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Gary Ashida to retire from OJC

LA JUNTA — Gary Ashida, Swink, Otero Junior College’s vice president of administrative services will retire at the end of June after a 25-year career with the college. Replacing Ashida as the college’s budget officer on July 1 will be … Continue reading

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OJC’s economic impact reported at $40.2 million annually

OJC’s Macdonald Hall, orginally the only building on campus, built in 1941. Today there are 17 buildings on campus with two more currently under construction this summer. LA JUNTA — A report recently released by Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. (EMSI) … Continue reading

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OJC Fitness Center welcomes SilverSneakers members

LA JUNTA — Otero Junior College has announced a new partnership with SilverSneakers that allows members of the Healthways Fitness Program access to the OJC Fitness Center’s classes for older adults.  Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program is the nation’s leading fitness … Continue reading

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OJC’s Boehme to have jersey hang in Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

LA JUNTA – Aubry Boehme, a 6’0 post player for the Otero Junior College women’s basketball team the past two seasons, has recently been honored with a special request. The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn. has asked … Continue reading

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New website helps students access 10 southern Colorado colleges

LA JUNTA – A new website will allow southern Colorado students to learn about programs at 10 two and four-year colleges in one easy step.  The site, www.socolo-edu.org, is intended to show low- and moderate-income students that they can be … Continue reading

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