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OJC Press Release ID: 2732

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Otero Junior College’s Angel Project a Success


On Friday Dec. 8 Otero Junior College’s TRiO program hosted their annual Angel Project event. The event provides gifts to young children of OJC students who are in need of assistance this Christmas season.

Holly Lewis, TRiO director, describes the event as a great success. “There was a total of 31 students who participated in the Angel Project, 21 of whom were TRiO students. We had several students come and help with the different activities that we did with the children. The kids got to color Christmas pictures, play minute to win it games, and meet Santa,” Lewis explained.

Serving as Santa this year was Kenny Arguello. “Everyone at the event, both adults and students, were entertained by Santa. He was a big hit and helped create a lot of fun for everyone,” said Lewis.

Lewis thanked the OJC campus community, saying that the event can’t happen without the OJC staff. “We had so many generous OJC staff members support this project. We even had several staff come and ask if all of the children had gifts.”

Lewis also applauded Sodexo, OJC’s Campus Food Service. “They did a great job with the snacks for the afternoon,” she said.

TRiO is a grant funded program that serves students who are either first generation, income eligible, or have a documented disability. For more information about TRIO contact Holly Lewis, at (719) 384-6835.


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Pictured are children receiving gifts from Santa at the Otero Junior College TRiO Angel Project event. The Angel Project event provided gifts to young children of OJC students who are in need of some assistance this Christmas season.