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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
SWOCC has given me friends for life and connections all over the world. The system here at SWOCC is so encouraging and supportive. The faculty have been so helpful throughout my time at SWOCC. There are people to help assist you in every aspect such as graduating and credit requirements, tutoring, finances and more. Housing is a big reason why I love SWOCC. Unlike a lot of other colleges, SWOCC offers an on campus apartment style accommodation. It gave me a feel for independent living. The spacious apartment styled dorms are so comforting and allowed me to have privacy at the same time as living with my friends. My favorite place at SWOCC is the soccer field. It is my safe space. The full sized turf is in amazing condition which makes playing the sport I love even more enjoyable. M...Niamhie – Ireland
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
I am attending the Brookings campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College. I maintain a high grade-point average of 4.0, and I am an active community member that participates in community service and community involvement. I also work part time at a local business in my newly sought profession, Business and Accounting. Thank you again so much for this gift and wonderful opportunity to follow my dreams and obtain a college degree to help me find a higher paying job in the profession that I love. - Donna Miller-Crabtree, Bezzarides ScholarshipDonna Miller-Crabtree
In high school, college was a dream I was so determined to turn into reality. But, as a small human in the midst of everything, it almost felt impossible. Now that my first year of college is coming to a close, I have never felt more determined and empowered to keep going and furthering my college career to come closer to finishing my academic education. Thank you, thank you, thank you! - Jorda Harlow, Bob and Debra Main ScholarshipJorda Harlow
TRIO Student Support Services was a lifesaver for me at SWOCC. The program helped me to integrate on campus and become a confident college student. I always knew I had a place to go for advising, tutoring, and hanging out with my peers. Without TRIO, I don't feel that I would have succeeded in college and earned my degrees. I credit TRIO for my educational success and I recommend the program highly. Joining Student Support Services means you will have a wonderful support system and amazing people to help you achieve your goals and dreams.Chelsea Feger
I plan to attend SWOCC next year with the goal of graduating with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Sciences as well as earning EMT certification. This scholarship will help lighten the load financially so that I can continue to focus on school and remain a Student Firefighter for Coos Bay. - Trevor Niehoff, DeArmond CTE ScholarshipTrevor Niehoff
I was born here in Coos Bay and have lived here for practically my whole life. I come from a Hispanic household. Although we are not extremely wealthy, we work hard to meet our goals. I have two loving parents that have supported me from the beginning. They are always making sure I accomplish and complete my life goals. I am pursuing an associates degree in Nursing and I’m hoping to make it into the nursing program next year. - Adolfo Rodriguez, Art and Toni Poole ScholarshipAdolfo Flores Rodriguez