The 1970's

Historical Notes of Interest

Charles Kuralt visited OWJC.

Completion of the College Mall in Niceville

First graduation held in OWJC auditorium (the gymnasium). Congressman Bob Sikes gave the commencement address.

Dual Enrollment -- a state program enacted by the Florida Legislature in 1971 -- began at OWCC to enable high school students to earn college credits while still in high school.

OWJC receives a Citation from USA President Richard Nixon for support of inmate rehabilitation at the Eglin Federal Prison

Completion of the Home Economics Building and Child Care Center at the Niceville campus (P) and the Auto Mechanics building (M) in Niceville and the Chautauqua Center in DeFuniak Springs

OWJC received a federal HUD grant to establish the Chautauqua Neighborhood Center in DeFuniak Springs. Groundbreaking was September 4, 1970



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Snoopy in parade Sharon McGuire Showing off Chester Clark Parker Green Cutchens OWJC Library Scope Art Group Circle K Home Queen Terri Boyd Debbie Maynard Jim Lively Best Edwards Sherry Smith Raider Basketball OWJC Cross Country Cheerleading Biology Lab Hamilton Tennis Team Black Student Union