Celebrating our greatest alumni

Elise Hamner History

Every year, we share many stories from throughout time about the great accomplishments of Southwestern Oregon Community College’s alumni and current students. Some of those stories from past years are put away in files and boxes to be re-discovered in decades to come. Others are yet to be told. Part of our college’s own story is highlighting and celebrating our …

What’s in a name? How we became Southwestern Oregon Community College

Elise Hamner History

Sometimes names are arbitrary. They sound cool. They might be popular at that moment in time. Other times, names hint of history and change. When it comes to Southwestern Oregon Community College, there is a story behind the name. In the beginning You know us as Southwestern, right? Or, maybe SWOCC, or even obscurely as SOCC. The idea for Southwestern …