Nov 29th, 2023
New OCC Children’s Choir to Begin Rehearsals January 11
Olney Central College is expanding opportunities for young musicians through its new Children’s Choir directed by Keegan Tucker. An elementary music teacher in Robinson, Tucker has been active for many years in the Olney Central College Theater and helps facilitate its Summer Children’s Theatre Workshop, which is held in conjunction with the Olney Arts Council.
Choir Practicing
Nov 29th, 2023
OCC Community Choir to Present Holiday Pops Concert December 9
The Olney Central College Community Choir will present its Holiday Pops Concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 in the Dr. John D. Stull Performing Arts Center. Director of Choral Activities Dr. Andrew Pittman said this year’s event will feature a lighter fare of holiday favorites including Winter Wonderland, All I Want for Christmas is You, You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch and Christmas Time is Here from the 1965 animated television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas.
David Denton
Nov 15th, 2023
Presentation to Focus on JFK Assassination — 60 Years Later
Olney Central College Professor David Denton will explore the most recent developments in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy during a presentation at 6 p.m. on November 21 in the Dr. John D. Stull Performing Arts Center at OCC.
Logos for the Intelligent rankings for Best Community Colleges and Best Community Colleges in Illinois
Nov 6th, 2023
All Four IECC Colleges Rank Among the Top Community Colleges in Illinois and the Nation
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges received high marks from, as the education research website ranked Frontier Community, Lincoln Trail, Olney Central and Wabash Valley among the top community colleges in Illinois and the nation.  
Photo of Equinox Sculpture
Nov 2nd, 2023
OCC is an Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College
The Aspen Institute has named Olney Central College as one of the 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among two-year colleges. The institutions selected for this honor stand out among more than 1,000 community colleges nationwide as having high and improving levels of student success as well as equitable outcomes for Black and Hispanic students and those from lower-income backgrounds.
OCC Navy Blue Knight Helmet
Oct 18th, 2023
OCC Meet the Knights Event October 23
Olney Central College will host its annual Meet the Knights event at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 23. Fans are encouraged to come out and support the Blue and Lady Knights as they prepare to kick off the 2023-2024 basketball season. The evening includes player introductions and court time for both the Blue and Lady Knights. An autograph session with the players will follow. Admission will be a Gatorade, Powerade, or any sports drink.
Students working in the chemistry lab
Oct 17th, 2023
OCC Spring Registration Ongoing
Spring registration is now open at Olney Central College. Call 618-395-7777 to schedule an appointment with an advisor. New students can apply online for free at The Spring 2024 schedule is available at
A Lincoln Trail College student hands out candy during Trunk or Treat at the Trail
Oct 16th, 2023
Trunk or Treat at the Trail set for October 26
One of Lincoln Trail College’s most popular community events is returning this year. Trunk or Treat at the Trail takes place from 4-6 p.m. on October 26, 2023, in the large parking lot at the College. “This is a really fun event for everybody,” says Lincoln Trail College Coordinator of Marketing and Public Information Chris Forde. “We really enjoy providing the community a safe and fun place where families can trick or treat.” College clubs and organizations along with community businesses and organizations will set up stations for trick-or-treating in the parking lot. 
A group of LTC students enjoying a campus event
Oct 16th, 2023
LTC Plans Senior Day Event
Lincoln Trail College will welcome high school seniors to the College on October 25. The Senior Day event will give seniors more information about LTC. “We want to make this a fun and engaging event for our area seniors,” says Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Director of Enrollment Management Andrea Loll. “We’re planning some unique activities to showcase how Lincoln Trail College is a great choice for area students.”