Honors Night is a long standing tradition at Orange Coast College (OCC). This year we are celebrating our 64th year of recognizing students, staff, and faculty for their service and leadership contributions. Honors Night is also our opportunity to show our appreciation to our donors, as through their generosity we are awarding scholarships to students who have demonstrated academic excellence and have excelled in their education at OCC.

The Service & Leadership and Scholarship Award ceremonies will be held together to ensure one grand celebration! As this is our first in-person Honors Night in over 3 years, our theme is “Together Again” to celebrate our coming together as a community of learners and educators.
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Date & Time

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Reception begins @ 4:30 p.m.
Ceremony @ 6:00 p.m.

Event Program



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Event premiered on May 11 @ 6 p.m.


Event Information

The Honors Night reception, courtesy of Associated Students of Orange Coast College (ASOCC), will take place from 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in the Quad area just in front of OCC’s Robert B. Moore Theater.  At the reception you will have the opportunity to enjoy some amazing flavors prepared by OCC’s very own award-winning Culinary Arts Program.

Following the reception, invited guests will have the opportunity to enjoy our Honors Night Ceremony, which will start at 6:00 p.m.

All guests are invited to park in Parking Lot C located at the corner of Fairview Road and Merrimac Way.  Parking for this event is free.  There is no need to purchase a parking pass.

All guests can be dropped-off at the roundabout located directly next to the Robert B. Moore Theater.  In order to access the roundabout, please enter into Parking Lot C from Arlington Drive off of Fairview Road.

Transportation service will be provided on the evening of the event between the hours of 4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.  There will be tents located in Parking Lot C and on the Westside of the Robert B. Moore Theater where these services can be accessed.

Accessibility requests should be made no later than five business days prior to this event by contacting Maria DeNunno, Dean of Students Administrative Assistant, at mdenunno@occ.cccd.edu or (714) 432-5741.

Per Coast Community College District mask mandate, masks are required at all times while indoors. If attendees do not agree to adhere to this mandate, they will be unable to attend the Honors Night Ceremony.

Masks will be available at the entrance of the Robert B. Moore Theater.

Watch our Past Events

Honors Night 2021

Honors Night 2020

Honors Night 2019

Watch more past events

Honors Night Committees

  • Doug Bennett
  • Brock Cilley
  • Tina DeShano
  • Maria DeNunno
  • Erik Forssell
  • Rick Garcia
  • Juan Gutierrez
  • Kevin Holder
  • Michael G. Morvice
  • Kevin O’Hara
  • Jasmine Nguyen
  • Dr. Tijai Nguyen
  • Quintin Powell
  • James Rudy
  • Thomas Selzer
  • Dr. Derek Vergara - Chair
  • Douglas Bennett – Chair
  • Mike Carey
  • Michael Collier
  • Julia Clevenger
  • Dr. Heather Codding
  • Cristina Crouth
  • Eric Cuellar
  • Katherine Donahoe
  • Dr. Jan Goerrissen
  • Lauren Hitbrunner-Johnson
  • Rene Kinn
  • Jon Mochizuki
  • Bernardo Moreno
  • Dr. Yvette Nguyen
  • Dr. Tijai Nguyen
  • Virginia Nuzzolese-Laflamme
  • Marco Ochoa
  • Leland Paxton
  • Vida Shajie
  • Steve Tamanaha
  • Rini Sukaesih
  • Sean Wellengard
  • Dr. Dean Abernathy  
  • Dr. Kaveh Bahraini  
  • Gladys Calderon
  • Jason Kehler
  • Michael G. Morvice - Chair
  • Dr. Julie Nguyen
  • Maricela Sandoval