Fesser, Darrell

​Darrell Fesser discusses his involvement with the Okaw Area Vocational Center (OAVC) located in Vandalia, Illinois. Darrell had been involved with OAVC for thirty-six years at the time of this interview, first teaching agriculture classes, and for the last twenty-five years as its director. He discusses the history of the OAVC, which was the third Illinois area vocational center, beginning in 1967.  The Center enrolls students in grades 11-12 from several counties: Bond, Fayette, Effingham, Christian, Montgomery, and Marion, and offers a wide variety of vocational programs.