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Future Ready Oregon Grant Provides Financial Assistance to Southwestern StudentsJuly 20, 2022
Southwestern hosts community forum for Curry County residentsJuly 6, 2022
Southwestern Students Recognized for Academic Honors Spring Term 2022June 23, 2022
Southwestern Athletics awarded NJCAA Sport Opportunity Grant from NJCAA FoundationJune 13, 2022
STEM Student Art Exhibit – Strategic Initiatives: Groundbreaking Innovation Evolved from Initial Military PurposesJune 9, 2022
What Our Students Are Saying . . .
Simply put, I cannot imagine a better study abroad program than what SWOCC offers. From the day that I arrived from Tokyo, it has been stimulating living in Oregon and the experience of studying in Coos Bay allowed me to grow as an individual and discover my own talents. On campus, the smaller class size helped me actively participate in class discussions. Professors were very friendly and engaging and I have been able to maintain great relationships with them. I got to interact and spend quality time with interesting people every single day. The community that SWOCC is in is quite wonderful as well. I had the privilege of getting involved in musical theater and the experience was just invaluable. They were very accepting and caring and always pushed me to achieve more. I can't fai...Jumpei – Japan
I am 24 years old and will be a second-year nursing student next year. I live in Brookings and attend the Curry campus. SWOCC has given me the education to progress toward my goals of becoming a well-rounded nurse. I have always believed in compassionate care for individuals and have practiced this as I go throughout my clinical rotation. I love being able to care for people and create an atmosphere of kindness. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity. - Lauren Cotten, DeArmond CTE ScholarshipLauren Cotten
During the two years I attended Southwestern, I was also a member of the TRIO program. The resources TRIO provided allowed me to be a successful first-generation college graduate. Not only was I awarded various grants for my academic success, but I also had a place to go if I needed extra help with an assignment, or an inviting environment to take a break and relax. The TRIO program is also where I met my best friend and became more involved in my community through volunteering. Furthermore, the other TRIO students were welcoming, willing to help, and regularly inspired me to become a successful student. Overall, being a part of TRIO truly gave me a sense of belonging.Kalandria Wisbey
Taking advantage of College Now is one of the smartest decisions I made. It allowed me to enter my four-year degree with so much more flexibility in my course load that other students don’t normally have. It also allowed me to dive straight into degree specific courses, which has really helped me in the STEM field.Nathan Midyette
He estado estudiando en Southwestern Oregon Community College desde hace ya un tiempo y debo decir que ha sido una experiencia bastante agradable. Algunos puntos que podría recalcar son que es un college pequeño a comparación con otros, lo que lo hace más acogedor, como una pequeña familia. La atención que brindan es más personalizada, las clases son de grupos pequeños por lo tanto hay mayor comunicación con los profesores que hasta saben los nombres de casi todos sus alumnos. En lo personal me gusta estar en contacto con la naturaleza y puedo asegurar que este lugar es increíble con respecto a eso, estamos rodeados de árboles, un pequeño lago y a veces cuando camino a mis clases encuentro venados por los jardines del campus.Ximena – Peru
Lucius – South Africa
"I came to Southwestern Oregon Community College because this school offered me opportunities that I could not get anywhere else. After graduation, I will transfer to a university and major in graphic design or digital media. With your help, you have brought my goals closer to reality. I cannot put into words how appreciative I am of that." - Kayla Flint, John W. Burles Memorial ScholarshipKayla Flint