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The OJC Foundation is a charitable, non-profit corporation dedicated to raising funds for Otero Junior College.  Providing affordable, accessible and quality education is essential to our students and vital to our community. Through your donations, the Otero Junior College heritage and legacy will continue to flourish and the needs of current and future students will be met. This important work wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of the many individual and business supporters who make annual donations to the Foundation. 


OJC Foundation

In 1939, the residents of the La Junta School District Number 11 voted that bonds be used to partially finance a junior college building to be administered by the Board of Education. On September 15, 1941, "La Junta Junior College" opened its doors to the first class.  Read the full history of OJC here.

Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to the Foundation.  Click on "Ways to Give" or a donate button below.

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President's Leadership Program

This is a program designed to foster and cultivate leaders who are ethical, visionaries, critical and innovative thinkers, empowering of others, rational and intuitive, open to possibilities, servants of the broader good, committed to action.

OJC Alumni

Since 1941, Otero Junior College has provided higher education opportunities to the residents of Otero, Bent and Crowley counties as well as people from across the state of Colorado, the United States and the world.

OJC Alumni & Foundation Events

The OJC Alumni and Foundation help sponsor two events during the year. The New Year's Eve Ag Gala on December 31 and Celebrating Excellence in Health in May. Find out more about them or register for the events (This link opens in the OJC Events Section).

OJC Alumni & Foundation Newsletter

The OJC Alumni and Foundation Newsletter, known as the Rattler News, provides current news and happenings at Otero Junior College.