Meet the Staff

The Recruiters

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Colin Layne
Admissions Outreach Advisor
colin.a.layne@occc.edu

Office Phone:
405.682.1611 ext. 7449

Education:
B.A., University of Oklahoma 

What makes OCCC a great place: OCCC is an inviting and personable environment to pursue higher education and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with students to help them set, work toward and reach their goals. 

Colin's Region and Schools
Region 1 NW:
ASTEC High School
Classen SAS
El Reno
Emerson North
John Marshall
Northwest Classen
Oklahoma Comm. Christian School
Putnam Academy
Putnam City
Putnam City North
Putnam City West
Piedmont
Yukon
Deer Creek

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Cristy Martin 
Admissions Outreach Advisor
cristy.a.martin@occc.edu

Office Phone:
405.682.7515 

Education: 
B.A.T, Tarleton State University

What I love about working at OCCC:
I love helping students start their educational journey. OCCC offers a wide variety of programs, which makes it easy for anyone to start their college career here.

Cristy's Region and Schools
Region 2 NE:
Bishop McGuiness
Crooked Oak
Choctaw
Dove Science Academy
Edmond Memorial
Edmond North
Edmond Santa Fe
Harding Charter
Harding Fine Arts Academy
Jones
Justice Alma Seeworth
Millwood
Northeast Academy
Oklahoma Centennial
Star Spencer

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Julian Ortiz   
                                                                                    Admissions Outreach Advisor

julian.ortiz@occc.edu

Office Phone:
405.682.1611 ext. 7609

Education:
B.A., Wichita State University
A.A., Garden City Community College

What makes OCCC a great place: The diverse programs OCCC offers, which can transfer to 4-year universities.

Julian's Region and Schools
Region 3 SW:
Blanchard
Bridge Creek
Capitol Hill
Douglass
Emerson South
Mount St. Mary
Mustang
Western Heights
West Moore
U.S Grant
Yukon
Tuttle

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Royce Liston
Admissions Outreach Advisorrliston@occc.edu

Office Phone:
405.682.7516

Education:
B.A., University of Oklahoma
A.A., Oklahoma City Community College
A.A., Oklahoma City Community College

What I loved about being a student at OCCC:  When I was a student at OCCC, I most enjoyed being myself. The student body at OCCC has students from different backgrounds which creates an environment that encourages interaction and a healthy exchange of ideas.

Royce's Region and Schools
Region 4 SE:
Community Christian (Norman)
Little Axe
Mid-Del Schools
Moore
Noble
Norman
Norman North
Purcell
Santa Fe South
Shawnee
Southeast
South Moore
Shawnee
Washington

The Admissions Officers

 

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Christopher Billing
Admissions Outreach Advisor
christopher.c.billing@occc.edu

Office Phone                                                                       
405.682.7514

Education:
B.F.A., University of Oklahoma

What makes OCCC a great place:  OCCC cares about its students, faculty, and staff.





   

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Benjamin Thomas                                                                       
Admissions Outreach Advisor
benjamin.j.thomas@occc.edu

Office Phone:
405.682.1611 ext. 7378

Education:
M.Ed., University of Central Oklahoma
B.A., University of Oklahoma

What makes OCCC a great place: OCCC has an atmosphere that inspires excellence in academics while serving a diverse community.

The Assistants

 

Maria Garcia-Brahim
Recruitment & Admissions Assistant
maria.garciabrahim@occc.edu

Office Phone
405.682.7513

What makes OCCC a great place:

 
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Admissions Intake Assistant                                                     
octa.m.gillen@occc.edu

Office Phone                                                                                           
405.682.7518

What makes OCCC a great place: The positive environment, staff and faculty, objectives and the students we serve!

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Becky Kraetzer                                                                                     Admissions Intake Assistant
rebecca.a.kraetzer@occc.edu

Education:
A.S., OCCC

Office Phone
405.682.1611 ext. 7654

What makes OCCC a great place: I enjoy the atmosphere and feeling like I am a part of something larger that is making a difference.  I also like that my job challenges me every day in different ways.

 
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Nisha Desai
Intake Assistant for Recruitment and Admissions
nisha.m.desai@occc.edu

Education:
B.A., University of Oklahoma

Office Phone
405.682.1611 ext. 7683

What makes OCCC a great place: I love helping students begin their journey to a fulfilling future.

The Recruitment and Admissions Leadership Team

 
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Michael Hoggatt
Director of Recruitment & Admissions
michael.d.hoggatt@occc.edu
Office Phone                                                                                         405.682.1611 ext. 7743


Education:
M.H.R, University of Oklahoma
B.A.,  University of Oklahoma


What makes OCCC a great place: The people; everyone who works here is very warm and helpful.

Alexa Mashlan

Alexa Mashlan
Assistant Director of Admission-Development & Outreach
amashlan@occc.edu

Office Phone                                                                                         405.682.1611 ext. 7721

Education:
M.A., California State University, Long Beach
B.A., California State University, Long Beach
A.S., El Camino College
A.A., El Camino College

What I love about working at OCCC: I love working with students who are the first generation in their families to attend college.

Jana Wade

Jana Wade, DSO
Coordinator of Community & Campus Recruitment Events
jana.l.wade@occc.edu


Office Phone                                                                              
405.682.1611 ext. 7725

Education:
B.A., University of Central Oklahoma

Tips on making the admissions process easier: Admission can be an easy process if you are prepared.  Make sure you fill out the application completely and accurately so that we can best assist you.

International Admissions

 
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Spencer Hui-min Ryan
Director of International Recruitment and Admissions
sryan@occc.edu

Office Phone
405.682.7538

Education:
B.A., Tamkang University
M.Ed., Oklahoma City University

What makes OCCC a great place:  International students enrich the campus diversity with their cultural heritages. OCCC welcomes them with respect and makes them feel at home.

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Rod Wyrick
Immigration and International Admissions Advisor
rwyrick@occc.edu


Office Phone
405.682.7884

Education:
M.Ed., Boston College
B.S., University of Oklahoma
Education Specialist, San Francisco State University

What I love about working at OCCC: Working with our diverse international student population.