The Oakland Community College Foundation is taking orders for this year’s “Buy a Brick” campaign.
Launched in 2002, the campaign allows OCC employees and the public to honor personal heroes at OCC’s Combined Regional Emergency Services Training (CREST) center. CREST is the Midwest’s largest emergency training facility and is located on the college’s campus in Auburn Hills.
Bricks with three or six lines of engraved text are available as tributes. Engraved bricks are $100 for a small one and $250 for a large one. Bricks are displayed on a “Path of Honor” leading up to the CREST site main entrance. With each order, contributors receive a keepsake miniature replica of the brick.
“These tributes honor our heroes,” said OCC Foundation Executive Director Kathryn Rusak. “You may honor a friend or relative, or someone who serves or has served as a member of a law enforcement, fire or EMT organization.”
To buy a brick, call Julie Burley at (248) 341-2137 or visit the “Buy a Brick” website at https://www.oaklandcc.edu/crest/BrickProgram/.
For more information about CREST, view the Oakland County Prosper video here.
Oakland Community College is the largest community college in Michigan and ranks 23rd among the nation’s 1,200 associate degree-granting schools. With five campuses throughout Oakland County, it offers degrees and certificates in more than 160 fields, including university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts, as well as workforce training and certificate programs. Three quarters of a million students have enrolled at the college since it opened in 1965.