Southwestern celebrates Peace Tree planting

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Southwestern Oregon Community College has many trees on its Coos Bay campus. There are native firs, pines, maples, alders and a majestic coastal redwood. There is one tree, however, that is unique. A Hiroshima Peace Tree. “This tree symbolizes our college’s and our community’s long history of friendship and trade with people from around the world,” said Carolyn Thompson, of …

Southwestern Foundation Congratulates 2021-22 Scholarship Recipients

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The Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation is proud to congratulate their 2021-22 scholarship recipients. Thanks to generous donors, the organization awarded 176 scholarships totaling more than $264,000 for students attending Southwestern for the upcoming academic year. “This support is incredibly helpful for our college and students. We are awarding more scholarships this year than ever before, at a time our …

Bandon Women honor a dedicated alum and inspiring teacher

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Coos Bay, OR – The community giving group 100 Strong Bandon has joined with Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation to help students succeed, making a $2,375 donation to the Barbara Dodrill Scholarship.  It all started with a friend of Dodrill’s who wanted to honor the retired educator and good friend. Lynn Kellogg got to know Dodrill on a Habitat for Humanity trip …

‘None of us makes it to our goals alone’

Elise Hamner Alumni, foundation

Celebrating Barbara Eells, 2018 Distinguished Alumna If there’s one word that best describes Barbara Eells, it is “determined.” That mindset has guided Eells her entire adult life, starting with her first Southwestern class in 1975. She wanted a college education, no matter the barriers. Over the next decade as she worked full time in a medical office, Eells raised three …

Alum returns to build Health & Science center

Elise Hamner Alumni, foundation

If you’d asked Jesse Schade when he was a basketball playing student here from 1995-97 if he’d ever come back to SWOCC, it’s likely he would have said, “probably not.” Careful what you say. Building a better future Basketball and Coach Tom Nicholls enticed him back again in 1999-2000 and now — déjà vu. Jesse is here as a construction …

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