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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! 

Fall 2022 Merit Approved Events

September 2022 Merit Approved Events
Date Details
8

ELC Workshop: Intro. to ELC & Handshake

11:00 a.m.

TCE T207

More details

10

Big Red’s Movies on the Lawn

WKU in Owensboro
Saturday, September 10 | Free! | Reserve tickets!

5:30 pm Inflatables, Food Trucks, and Lawn Games start | 7:30 pm Finding Nemo | 9:30 pm Jaws

Food trucks (you purchase) include Coldstone Creamery | D & D Delights | Freaky Tiki | T & T BBQ | Taqueria Gomez | Popcorn Stand

More details

13

ELC Forum: Learn & Lunch - Restorative/Therapeutic Healthcare Careers

12:00 p.m.

ATC 107

More details

27-28

Transfer Fair

10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Contact Katie Ballard

29

SGA Hosts Pizza with the Prez (FREE PIZZA!)

11 a.m. or attend virtually

Contact Rosa Gogel

 

29 Common Reading Event, Sarah McCartt-Jackson, "Write Where You Are: Poetry and Place"* (KY Speakers Bureau).  12:30 in ATC 107, Tonya Northenor
29 Database Articles in 4 Easy Clicks* Library 11-11:30 a.m.
30

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

7 p.m.

Blandford Lecture Hall

Contact Grae Greer

October 2022 Merit Approved Events
Date Details
1

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

7 p.m.

Blandford Lecture Hall

Contact Grae Greer

2

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

2 p.m.

Blandford Lecture Hall

Contact Grae Greer

4

ELC Forum: Lunch & Learn - Industrial/Technical Careers

12:00 p.m.

ATC 107

More details

 

4

Learning Resource Center event, 1-1:30 p.m. Tips & Tricks for Navigating the Library's Website* LRE

 

5

Learning Resource Center Event, 2-2:30 p.m. Taking a Class? See how the library can help!* LRE

 

5

ACE Speaker Dr. OJ Oleka 12-1:30 p.m. in ATC 107, Sharmy Davis

6

Domestic Violence Workshop, 11-12:15
ATC 107, Free pizza! Barb Tipmore 

 

6

Learning Resource Center Event, 11-11:30 a.m. Are films on demand streaming videos for you?* LRE

 

20

Common Reading Event, The Art of Storytelling* with Mary Hamilton 11 a.m., ATC 107

20

ELC Workshop: Career Exploration

11:00 a.m.

TCE T207

More details

 

20

Learning Resource Center event, 1-1:30 p.m., "Are eBooks For You?", Library

 

24

Owensboro Realtors Association presentation, 9:30 a.m. ATC 107

26

Common Reading Author Visit and Book Signing

"In the Wild Light" by Jeff Zentner

12:30 p.m.

Blandford Lecture Hall

Contact Kaye Brown

27

ELC Workshop: Budgeting & Financial Literacy

11:00 a.m.

TCE T207

More details

 

November 2022 Merit Approved Events
Date Details
1

Common Reading & Cornerstone Event, 11 a.m., Diane Vego w/Christian Appalachian Project in ATC 107

2

Counseling Center Event, Mountain Comprehensive Care Center (continued therapy services resource for students) information session (free swag available) 11 a.m. in ATC 107

 

5

GG Talbott 5K Road Run/Walk 9 a.m., Main Campus

17

ELC Workshop: Am I Job Ready?

11:00 a.m.

TCE T207

More details

 

December 2022 Merit Approved Events
Date Details
4

Messiah, 2:30 p.m. at Third Baptist Church 527 Allen Street, Owensboro, KY Donation for Goodfellow's Club. Directed by Dr. Connie Ford with members of the OCTC Community Chorus

 

5

OCTC Community Chorus Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 700 JR Miller Blvd. Owensboro, KY. Dr. Connie Ford, director

 

   
 

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.

Spring 2023 Merit Approved Events

Coming soon!
February 2023 Merit Approved Events
Date Details
2-3

Regional Diversity Conference at OCTC

Contact Sharmy Davis

Coming soon!
April 2023 Merit Approved Events
Date Details
14-15

"Some Girl"

The Acorn Theatre

7 p.m.

Contact Grae Greer

16

"Some Girl"

The Acorn Theatre

2 p.m.

Contact Grae Greer

Coming soon!