Southwestern celebrates 59th graduating class

Anne Matthews News

COOS BAY, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College hosts its 59th annual commencement on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm. The College’s ‘virtual’ ceremony will be streamed via our website at www.socc.edu/graduation. A program (available to download) listing all the names of the graduates can be found here as well. Southwestern is especially proud to be celebrating the 2020 graduates who have …

Southwestern plans early start for fall term 2020

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College fall term courses will start on Monday, Sept. 14. The college is taking steps to begin fall term two weeks early to better serve our students during the COVID-19 situation. With this schedule, students will take 11 weeks of classes and the last day of finals will be Wednesday, Nov. 25. This ensures students complete fall term prior to the …

Southwestern offers Community Education courses online this summer

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering noncredit Community Education classes online for summer. Instructors will be utilizing our online learning platform through myLakerLink. Summer term begins on June 22, 2020 and extends to August 13, 2020. Some classes may be short term with specific dates. Registration is open now and can take place online through myLakerLink or …

Physics & Astronomy Lecture Series: Measuring Far Away While Close to Home

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – As part of Southwestern Oregon Community College’s 2019-20 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series we welcome Dr. Roman Gomez, Senior Research Scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, for our first virtual lecture in the series. On June 3, 2020 beginning at 7pm, Dr. Gomez will present Measuring Far Away While Close to Home where he will discuss measurement of ions …

2020 Southwestern Oregon Community College Commencement

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s 2020 Commencement Ceremony (Graduation) will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020 in an online format. The College’s ‘virtual’ ceremony will be available for viewing on several different platforms. Join Southwestern through the 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 2020 graduates who have …

Hospitals help student nurses graduate early

Elise Hamner News, Student Success

On the Front Line Southwestern doubled enrollment in its nursing program this year to help health care providers meet a growing demand for workers. It was a race to meet hospital and clinic needs and be ready to expand the program into the new soon-to-open Health & Science Technology Building. Then came COVID-19. It brewed into a perfect storm. With …

Geology Lecture Series: 40th Anniversary of the Mount St. Helens Eruption

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Geology Lecture Series goes virtual at 8:32 a.m., Monday, May 18, 2020 – the 40th Anniversary of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption. That’s right, 8:32 a.m. That’s not a typo! The LiveStream lecture will correspond to the exact moment of the volcano’s eruption. Dr. Kathy Cashman, of the University of Bristol, will …

Southwestern announces changes in coaching positions

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College announced Monday that Coach Trevor Hoppe will become the college’s Head Coach for the men’s and women’s cross country program, and Coach Riley Grandinetti will replace Coach Hoppe on the sidelines as the new Head Coach of the men’s basketball team. Coach Trevor Hoppe has led the men’s basketball program at Southwestern …

Dr. Ali Mageehon of Southwestern Oregon Community College Chosen for National Presidential Fellowship for Community College Leaders

Anne Matthews News

40 Aspiring Community College Presidents Will Participate in 2020-21 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship to Advance Student Success Coos Bay, OR – The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today announced that Dr. Ali Mageehon, Vice President of Instruction at Southwestern Oregon Community College, is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2020-21 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship. This leadership program will bring …