Zeilstra Joins OCC as Title III Grant Information Systems Technology Specialist

   PJ Zeilstra has joined Olney Central College as the Information Systems Technology Specialist for the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Title III Block Grant. The Title III program is supported in part by a five-year grant awarded to Olney Central College from the U.S. Department of Education last October. The estimated total cost for all project activities is $2,506,775 financed by the grant award of $2,249,968 (90%) and $256,807 (10%) by Olney Central College. Initiatives include implementing and redesigning the Information Systems Technology Program. Zeilstra, who previously worked for the Help Desk at the IECC District Office, assumed his new position on January 14th and is already at work revamping the program’s curriculum in preparation for the first students this fall. He also is overseeing the creation of a new state-of-the-art Information Systems Technology lab at the West Richland Center in Noble.