Ozarks Technical Community College


Ozarks Technical Community College is one of dozens of organizations having money withheld following a decision Wednesday by Gov. Jay Nixon.

The $1 million withhold for OTC’s Republic campus is part of over $115 million Nixon has restricted from new and expanding programs in order to balance the Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

“We’re disappointed that the money is being withheld but we are hopeful that the governor will release the funds when the state’s revenue improves,” said Mark Miller, OTC spokesman.

(Poster design courtesy Ozarks Technical Community College)

Ozarks Technical Community College Fine Arts Department will present the musical comedy "Lucky Stiff" April 29-May 1st in the Springfield Art Museum Auditorium. This zany comedy, with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty; is based on the novel "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo."

(photo taken from now-defunct "VINTAGE BROADCAST MICROPHONES" website, www.k-bay106.com, now on Internet Archive)

Ozarks Technical Community College Fine Arts Department will present Joe Landry's stage adaptation of the beloved Frank Capra holiday movie It's a Wonderful Life at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, November 20-22.  It's an innovative and evocative time-capsule treatment of the story, depicting a live late 1940s radio broadcast of the Wonderful Life script. 

Michele Skalicky / KSMU

The Jared Atrium at Ozarks Technical Community College was the site of one of today 's ceremonies honoring veterans.  The OTC Choir performed, the Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard presented the colors and the featured speaker was Retired Army Colonel and local attorney David Appleby.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky brings us this sound portrait.

Ceremonies were also held on the OTC Richwood Valley Campus and at OTC's Waynesville Center.

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  Local food pantries will benefit from an event that begins this week at Ozarks Technical Community College.

In honor of National Hunger Awareness Week, OTC will host its second annual food drive today through November 20th. 

According to OTC officials, the food drive is an effort to give back to the organizations that help many of the community college’s students.