Southwestern honors Donald Ivy as 2021 Distinguished Alumnus

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COOS BAY, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is pleased to announce the selection of Donald Ivy of Coos Bay as the 2021 Distinguished Alumnus.  Ivy is Chief of the Coquille Indian Tribe, a position he has held since 2014. In a nomination supported by educators, tribal leaders, former lawmakers, and Oregon’s governor, advocates for the award describe Ivy as …

Southwestern honors Bandon Dunes Golf Resort as Industry Partner of the Year

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is pleased to honor Bandon Dunes Golf Resort with the 2021 Career Technical Education (CTE) Industry Partner of the Year award.  Bandon Dunes serves as an exemplary employer, partner, and advisor to Southwestern’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute students and graduates, providing intensive externship opportunities and successful long-term employment in the resort’s many culinary venues.  “We’d …

Southwestern to explore the health effects of space travel at the next Physics and Astronomy Lecture

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern’s upcoming Physics and Astronomy Lecture spotlights the work of Southwestern’s own Zinzi Konig, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing. The lecture, The Effects of Space Flight on Human Health and Infectious Agents will be presented Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Southwestern’s Livestream at https://livestream.com/swocc/physicsandastronomy2020-21.  Konig will present results from her past work studying infectious agents in space, carried aboard …

Southwestern offers FREE Academic and Community Classes Summer Term

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering free summer term classes through its Coos and Curry campuses. This will include an offering of academic in-person, in-person/hybrid, online, and community education classes. Space is limited. Summer term registration opens Monday, May 3. “We know this past year has been incredibly challenging for students. Don’t give up on your job training and college transfer …

Geology Lecture Series – A Seismic Doubleheader: The 2018 Kilauea Eruption and Seismology with Your Ears

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s popular Geology Lecture Series concludes for the 2020-21 academic year with a seismic double header, The 2018 Kilauea Eruption followed by Seismology with Your Ears, starting at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2021.  Talks may be viewed online live via Livestream at the college website (https://livestream.com/swocc/geology2020-21). A Q&A session with the speakers (advance questions may be sent to …

There’s still time to apply for college & financial aid!

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College will be participating in Spring Into Action, a statewide virtual event for high school seniors. Join us via zoom to meet with an admissions representative. Drop in any week day beginning Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 30, 2021, between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. to explore your options. We can help you …

2021 Southwestern Oregon Community College Commencement

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s 2021 Commencement Ceremony (Graduation) will take place at 12 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021 in an online format. The College’s virtual ceremony will be available for viewing on several different platforms. Join Southwestern through our LiveStream website feature by going to https://livestream.com/accounts/1075958 at the designated time. The video ceremony will also be available via Southwestern’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/swocc) or YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/soccvideo/). Southwestern is especially proud to be celebrating the …

Physics Student is Melting Glass Ceilings

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Editor’s Note: Nicole Wales discovered a passion for science while taking physics courses at Southwestern in 2016. The following story shares Nicole’s inspiring path from Coos Bay to a University of Oregon research lab, and on to MIT. To learn more about Southwestern’s Physics and Engineering program go to physics.socc.edu. Story courtesy of University of Oregon, Oregon Quarterly, AroundtheO ––By …

Geology Lecture Series – You Are What You Eat: How Nutrients in Coastal Sediments Affect Life

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s popular Geology Lecture Series continues virtually with Dr. Jessica Labonté, on the topic “You Are What You Eat: How Nutrients in Coastal Sediments Affect Life” at 7 p.m., Friday, April 9, 2021 via Livestream at the college website (https://livestream.com/swocc/geology2020-21).   Dr. Labonté received her bachelor of science and master of science degrees from Laval University, and …

Jordyn Tippett named Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar

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Coos Bay, OR — Southwestern Oregon Community College is thrilled to announce that student Jordyn Tippett has been named a 2021 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. This accolade comes on the heels of her being selected for the All-Oregon Academic Team. Having moved to Coos Bay four years ago, at Southwestern, Jordyn has been …