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Merit Approved

merit logoOwensboro Community and Technical College celebrates all of our students' successes in many ways! Through Merit Pages, we are able to award "achievements" to students and add to their professional online portfolios.

To earn these "achievements," OCTC students should review the Merit Approved events schedule, and attend these events with their student ID in hand. Your attendance will earn you that achievement automatically in Merit! So keep an eye on both this schedule and your Merit portfolio! Merit Achievement Badge

One more thing! If you're looking at flyers around campus or social media posts about upcoming events, look for a Merit badge. That's another way to know an event is Merit Approved! 

17 "Unity in the Community" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. March begins at Daviess County High School at 9:00 A.M. and ends at OCTC's Main Campus. Keep an eye on OCTC's social media for weather related updates.
19 Student Workshops: Blackboard Ultra 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. and 1 P.M. - 2 P.M. in L216 (Room 216 on the 2nd floor of the Learning Resource Center). To reserve a spot, students should email Lisa May or call 270.852.8609.
29 Oak Island Theatre: Auditions for our "play with music" Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in Blandford Hall (located in Humanities Building) 1 P.M. - 3 P.M.
30 Oak Island Theatre: Call backs today 1 P.M. - 3 P.M. in Blandford Hall (located in Humanities Building). Those interested should contact Grae Greer or visit the OCTC Oak Island Theatre Facebook page for more audition information.
15 "Pizza with the Prez" 11:00 A.M. in ATC 107. For more information, email Rosa Gogel.

“Central Asia and the Afghan Diaspora" presented by Aleena Jun Nawabi, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), hosted by Owensboro Area World Affairs Council.

This event will be virtual via Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 816 7489 1817

Passcode: 082497

  ELC Workshop 11:00 A.M. in IIC Rm 104: cover letter and resume development. Contact John Bristow for more info.
24 Black History Month Event at 11:00 A.M. in Blandford Lecture Hall (Humanities Bldg). An in-person and virtual presentation titled "Muhammad Ali: A Legacy of Advocacy and Service" by Matt Alschbach. This presentation will be available via Facebook Life at
  Bellevue University Online programs with KCTCS – Virtual Appts ONLY: 4-Year Transfer Opportunity 
25 BCTC's 2nd Annual LGBTQIA+ Conference "Building Bridges" 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Please, view our conference page for details. Contact Sharmy Davis for more info.
28 4-Year Transfer Opportunity: Murray State University (in person & online appts): Sign up for your appt today! 

"National TRiO Day" Celebration from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. in LRE 206. Faculty, staff, and students are invited. Refreshments will be served.

There will be three $50 giftcard giveaway drawing opportunities for OCTC students completing a TRiO information registration card, online trivia games, showcase of TRiO services, and displaying of our 2021 TRiO graduates on TRiO's Wall of Fame. Contact Becky Hodskins for more info.


RN to BSN Nursing Transfer Fair 1pm – 5pm IIC Lobby

17 ELC Workshop at 11:00 A.M. (location TBD): Interview Tips and Etiquette. Contact John Bristow for more info.
23 Presentation by Atinuke Wilhite from Matthew 25: HIV/AIDS Servies 11:00 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. in ATC 107 and virtually. Contact Karri Barnett for more information.

Career Exploration Forum: Explore FBI Careers: The FBI offers a wide variety of careers for all types of degrees and backgrounds.

  • 11:30AM on OCTC Main Campus (4800 New Hartford Road) in the Advanced Technology Center (ATC), Room 107.
  • The event will be both in-person and virtual. *LINK to participate virtually will be provided soon.
  • The event will be open to the faculty/staff/students/community.
  • We will have guests from the FBI Louisville Office to talk with participants about the FBI/Career Possibilities/Q&A. 

OAWAC Presentation "Putin's Russia and the Conflict in Ukraine" by Dr. Raluka Viman-Miller

WKU-O Badgett Conference Center, 7pm


4-Year College Visit to OCTC

Northern Kentucky University

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5 "The C-Word: Consent" presented by OCTC Counseling Center, 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. in ATC 107. For more information, please contact Barb Tipmore or Karri Barnett.

4-Year College Visit to OCTC

Bellevue University - Virtual Appts Only!

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4-Year College Visit to OCTC

University of Louisville BSN

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4-Year College Visit to OCTC

Western Kentucky University - Owensboro

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4-Year College Visit to OCTC

Brescia University

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12 Healthy Co-Parenting presented by The Center, 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. in ATC 107 (virtual option available)

4-Year College Visit to OCTC

Kentucky Wesleyan College - No Appt Necessary!
14 Spring 2022 Common Read: Kathleen Driskell, author of Next Door to the Dead, plans to visit OCTC in person at 12:30 P.M. in Blandford Hall (located in Humanities Building). For more information, click here!
14-16 Oak Island Theatre: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night performances at OCTC Lakeside on Oak Island (in case of rain, performance will be held in Blandford Hall--located in Humanities Building). Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, 7 P.M.

4-Year College Visit to OCTC

University of Southern Indiana

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21 ELC Workshop at 11:00 A.M.: Am I Job Ready? - Dress for Success or Dress Like a Mess (location TBD). Contact John Bristow for more info.

4-Year College Visit to OCTC

University of Louisville - Virtual Appts Only!

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4-Year College Visit to OCTC

Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green)

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The Owensboro Area World Affairs Council is proud to host Dr. Marko Dumančić as he presents “The Question of a Ukrainian Genocide and Ukrainian Identity.”  He will present in-person in ATC 107, however there will an option to attend remotely.

ATC 107 at 7:00PM

Contact: Angela Ash

Coming soon!

Merit Approved - Online & On Demand

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)

Manage stress, test anxiety, procrastination, trouble sleeping & more. Begin your path to balance with TAO. Merit credit requires completion of these three sessions that can be found in your To-Do list: Facing Fears, Goal Setting, and Motivation. 

Career exploration, resume development, interview skills, networking, and job search & placement. Merit credit requires scheduling and attending a ONE-on-ONE Meeting with an ELC Student Success Coach in person or virtually. Schedule your meeting now with Lauren or John by clicking on a link below.