Holiday Wishes From Provost Purtell

December 20, 2017 8:32 AM


Dear NOCE Community,

As 2017 draws to a close, I want to wish you and your loved ones a peaceful and happy new year. This has been an extraordinary year at North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE), a year of new beginnings. We made a difference in students' lives and new connections in our communities. We launched a new name and a new brand and we received a full re-accreditation. We welcomed newcomers and said good-bye to dear friends and we took the first steps toward reshaping NOCE for the changing needs of our students and local employers.

I'll certainly remember 2017 fondly as my investiture year, my first year as the NOCE Provost. It is a privilege to be at this remarkable institution and a great pleasure to work with all of you. I want to thank our faculty and staff for their devotion to students and tireless effort. I also want to thank our students for their curiosity and drive, open minds, perseverance, and commitment to learning. All of this makes NOCE a special, vibrant place to work and to learn.

Please enjoy this holiday season.


Warmest wishes,

Valentina Purtell, Provost

North Orange Continuing Education