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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!

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OJC Alumni Putting their Education to Work

May 2013 OJC Alumni Showcase:     Mike Blair

June 2013 OJC Alumni Showcase:     Roxie Keen

July 2013 OJC Alumni Showcase:     Houston Reed, Alex Snyder and Dan Steffensen

August 2013 OJC Alumni Showcase:     Tracy Osborn

November 2013 OJC Alumni Showcase:     Seth Oquist

February 2014 OJC Alumni Showcase:     Sergeant Jim Powers

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OJC Alumni ~ What are they doing now?

The Franzman family*
Seth Franzman (1958), visited Otero Junior College this past summer with his wife, Barbara. Originally from the Crowley County and Cheraw communities, Seth now lives in Phoenix, Ariz., where he is retired from the Arizona Department of Revenue, Property Tax Division.

The Franzman family has recently established two scholarships for Otero Junior College students; The Franzman Family Scholarship and The Franzman Family Nursing Scholarship

Pictured are: (l-r) Jim Rizzuto, president of Otero Junior College; Barbara Franzman, scholarship donor; Lindsay Broce, Cheraw, recipient of the 2009-2010 Franzman Family Scholarship and Seth Franzman, scholarship donor and 1958 OJC alumnus.
Jane Vera*
OJC Alumni
Jane Vera
Patrice Henson*
OJC Alumni
Patrice Henson
Patrice Henson (2005) is the Director of Development for the Boys and Girls Club of Pueblo County. She was a member of the 2003-2005 volleyball and women’s basketball teams at OJC.

Henson will be producing the ‘Dare to Dream’ variety show to benefit the local Associated Charities Food Bank in December at 7 p.m. in the OJC Ed Stafford Theatre.
Connie Ryan*
OJC Alumni
Connie Ryan
Kent Mosher*
OJC Alumni
Kent Mosher*
Kent Mosher (1976) from Centennial, Colo. was on the OJC campus this past summer installing specialty cabinets for the Nursing Simulation Laboratory in Life Science.

Mosher was a member of the 1974-76 rodeo teams at OJC. He is now the owner of Kent Overall Construction in Centennial, Colo.
Cullen Johnson*
OJC Alumni
Cullen Johnson
Cullen Johnson (2009) recently wrote, directed and produced a four-part documentary series about the experiences of World War II veterans.

The series, entitled The Cost of Freedom, features interviews with seven World War II veterans from the Arkansas Valley.
R. Kim Herrell*
OJC Alumni
R. Kim Herrell*
R. Kim Herrell (1976) taught in the Douglas County Schools for 25 years before his retirement last year. His undergraduate work was completed at Otero Junior College and the University of Northern Colorado. His graduate degree in Gifted and Talented Education was also completed at UNC.
The documentary was presented at OJC on Nov. 14 as part of the Veterans’ Day Celebration. Herrell’s dedication to his students and theatre arts at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Douglas County was recognized in 2007 by the Alliance for Colorado Theatre organization who named Herrell the Colorado High School and Middle Level Theatre Educator of the Year.

While a student at Otero Junior College from 1975 to 1976, Herrell was a class president, the first president of the Outdoor Recreation Club, and acted in and directed several Otero Players productions. One of Herrell’s greatest achievements while a student at OJC was designing the Otero Players logo. The two-faced jester in black and white illustrates a diverse emotional face with one side happy, the other sad. The logo is still used by the Otero Players as the organization’s official emblem. According to Herrell, one of the greatest influences in his life was OJC Theatre Director, Ed Stafford. “Under the direction of Mr. Stafford, I learned to love the art of theatre and knew that teaching this art form would become my life’s ambition,” said Herrell.

Herrell, his wife Ann and their two children live in Castle Rock



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