|Motto||We're Focused on Your Future!|
|President||Timothy A. Alvarez, Ph.D.|
OTERO JUNIOR COLLEGE Latitude and Longitude:
|Colors||blue and white|
|Affiliations||Colorado Community College System|
Founded in 1941, Otero Junior College is located on a 40-acre campus on the southern edge of La Junta, Colorado.
With on-campus housing options, OJC has an active Student Life program with featuring over a dozen student organizations including a nationally awarded Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK), International Relations Organization (IRO) that celebrates and promotes cultural diversity on the campus, Otero Players theatrical troup, Student Nurses Association, Art Club, Chess Club, STEM Club and more.
Otero Junior College Athletics are active in the NJCAA Region IX Conference. 90% Graduation Rate of Competing Sophomores for all Athletic Programs 16 NJCAA Region IX Coach of the Year Awards 175 NJCAA Academic All-Americans 660 NJCAA Academic All-Region IX Players 24 NJCAA Athletic All-Americans 272 NJCAA Athletic All-Region IX Players
Coed Teams: Golf/Rodeo
Men's Teams: Baseball/Basketball/Soccer/Wrestling
Women’s Teams: Basketball/Volleyball/Soccer/Softball.
2010 Region IX Champions: Men’s Soccer (7th in the Nation); West District Champions: Men’s Soccer
2011 Region IX Runner up: Men's Soccer
2012 Region IX Champions: Men and Women’s Basketball; Region IX & District C Finalists: Women’s Soccer
2013 Region IX Champions: Men’s Soccer and Women’s Softball; Region IX Runners up: Men’s Basketball; Region IX & District C Finalists
2014 Region IX Champions: Women’s Soccer (4th in the Nation) and Softball;District C Champions: Women’s Soccer; Region IX Runner up: Men's Soccer
2015 Region IX Champions: Men's Soccer
2017 Region IX Champions: Men's Soccer
The Koshare Indian Museum, featuring a collection of Native American artifacts and a kiva which is a performance space for the Koshare Indian Dancers, is located on the campus of Otero Junior College.
- Brian Shaw  - strength athlete, Strongman Super Series World Champion in 2009, and 3rd place in World's Strongest Man in 2009.
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