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 …

Lakers Care Grant Offers Students Financial Relief for the 2021-22 Academic Year

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As of Fall 2021, the College has already awarded more than one million dollars to students attending Southwestern. Winter term applications will be accepted starting January 4, 2022. Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering relief funds for both part- and full-time students who have experienced financial hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. Called the Lakers Care Grant, …

Southwestern Offers Free In-Person GED® and Adult Basic Education Classes Fall Term 2021

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Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) is offering free GED® and Adult Basic Education classes Fall Term 2021. These classes prepare individuals to take the GED® exam and update skills to enroll in college or career training programs. Students enrolled in these classes can build a pipeline to enter college, training programs, and jobs in high-demand career areas. We will have …

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 …