Oklahoma City Community College honors alumni

8 alumni will be honored by Oklahoma City Community College on Nov. 13.
BY KIM HOLDING Modified: October 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm •  Published: October 27, 2012
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Tenecka Holley is vice president and senior project manager for Serenity Properties Inc., a real estate investment company. She owns and operates Brown & Holley Tax & Budgeting Consultants. In October 2011, Holley started the “T Holley Walk Again Campaign,” devoted to helping her younger brother who was seriously injured in an accident and raising awareness of the needs of spinal cord injury patients.

Tom Jones, class of 1985, is president of City Rescue Mission in Oklahoma City. Jones received his associate degree in psychology, a bachelor's degree in family studies from Southern Nazarene University, his master's degree in leadership from Grand Canyon University, and a Ph.D in practical ministry from Heritage University and Seminary in Kissimmee, Fla. Jones is creator of the “Bridge to Life Recovery Program,” the state's largest free drug and alcohol recovery program which is used across the country. He is chairman of the Oklahoma Interagency Council on Homelessness and serves on the community relations board for the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City and is on the board of the Dream Center in Los Angeles.

Brandee Morgan, who was recently promoted to the position of coordinator of admissions and policy compliance at OCCC. Morgan received an associate degree in business administration from Rose State College, an associate degree in Spanish from OCCC and a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership from Southern Nazarene University. She is pursuing a master's degree in business administration at SNU.

Marvin York, who is being inducted as an Honorary Alumni Hall of Fame member, is former president pro tempore of the Oklahoma State Senate. From 1968 to 1986, York represented south Oklahoma City in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and then the Senate. York was a high schoolteacher for several years before earning his juris doctorate from Oklahoma City University's College of Law in 1963. York played a key role in starting South Oklahoma City Junior College, the original name of Oklahoma City Community College.

Kim Holding is a public relations specialist for the marketing and public relations department at Oklahoma City Community College.