Ozarka College Opens Doors in Mammoth Spring
Published on December 6, 2010Ozarka College held an open house on Monday, November 29 at its new location in Mammoth Spring. The facility on the corner of 5th and Archer Streets has been remodeled in order to serve students with day and evening classes in the northern part of Ozarka's Fulton County service area beginning January 2011.
The open house took place from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. on the 29th and the community was invited to attend and tour the facility, register for door prizes, enjoy refreshments, and meet the staff, faculty and administration of Ozarka. KKountry 95 radio station hosted a live remote during the event and Bank of Thayer, First National Banking Company, and Simmons Bank were on hand with information and giveaways from their respective financial institutions.
Current or potential students were invited to register for classes with student service personnel and faculty that were in attendance during the event. Those who registered for classes were also able to register for free tuition which was sponsored by the Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce and Ozarka President, Dr. Richard Dawe. Winners for the tuition were: Bryan Baker of Ravenden, and Tiffany Presley of Mammoth Spring.
Ozarka College President, Dr. Richard Dawe states, "I was pleased to see so many new Ozarka students and welcoming community members at our open house, especially on such a rainy day! This new site in Mammoth Spring will serve local students, including Thayer and outlying towns that might not otherwise have access to affordable, quality college education."
Classes have been available during the current Fall semester at the Mammoth Spring High School during the evening and 54 students have been enrolled in those classes. There are currently 28 day and evening classes scheduled for the 2011 spring semester at Mammoth Spring and significant enrollment growth is expected with theses additional courses and times .
Ozarka offers very affordable tuition at $75.00 per credit hour and financial aid is available. With the Arkansas Lottery scholarship funding and Federal Pell Grant, students are able to afford to attend fulltime. Ozarka also offers Arkansas in-state tuition to all Oregon County residents, making it affordable for those who live in close proximity to Mammoth Spring.
The course schedule is posted online at www.ozarka.edu. All Ozarka College student service personnel are on location through December 15 to register any new or returning students in that location. Ms. Anthem Eder of Thayer, Missouri has been hired as Administrative Coordinator for the Mammoth Spring location. Anthem is an RN and will also be serving as nursing faculty for Ozarka. Contact the Mammoth Spring office at 870-625-0411 for more information. EderAll Ozarka College offices will close for the holidays beginning December 20, 2010, and reopen on January 3, 2011. Spring classes begin on January 10, 2011.