Southwestern Oregon Community College implements fee relief for students during spring term 2020

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – All Southwestern Oregon Community College credit courses will be online for spring term. To better serve our students during the COVID-19 situation, Southwestern is providing the following fee relief for spring term:  1.     Southwestern will waive the $37 online course fee.  2.      Southwestern will waive the payment plan fee of $32 for spring term.  3.      No late fees will be charged to a student for spring term.  4.     Students can register for spring term if …

Southwestern Oregon Community College moves services and classes online as of Friday, March 20

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – To protect the health and safety of our community and students, while continuing to support their success, Southwestern Oregon Community College will provide services by virtual means beginning Friday, March 20, through Sunday, April 5, 2020. During this time campus buildings will be closed to the public and visitors. Only essential staff will be allowed access. …

Retired Athletic Director, John Speasl, inducted into the NJCAA Coaching Hall of Fame

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s retired Athletic Director and Coach, John Speasl was inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Hall of Fame, on March 7, 2020 at the NJCAA National Championships in Council Bluffs, Iowa. John Speasl started his wrestling career at Lebanon High School in Oregon. He was a two-time district champion and a state Greco Roman Champion. After …

Southwestern offers online supervision certificate

Elise Hamner Business & Culinary, News

Southwestern Oregon Community College is excited to offer a new online Career Pathway Certificate in Supervision. This training can be completed in just two terms.  The certificate in Supervision prepares people for careers in supervision and management. It is designed for those who are interested in becoming an entry level supervisor. If you are already working in the field of management, this training …

Astronomy Lecture: Goldilocks Planets and the Search for Habitable Worlds

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – As part of Southwestern Oregon Community College’s 2019-20 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series we welcome Dr. David Alexander, O.B.E , Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University and Director of Rice Space Institute, to discuss what Sun-Earth interactions can tell us about the habitability of exoplanets around other stars. The lecture “Goldilocks Planets and the Search for …

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute’s Ice Team takes home Gold

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) competitive Ice Team traveled to Frankenmuth, Michigan in January, where they won the National Ice Carving Association U.S. National Collegiate Ice Carving Championship. The competition was hosted by John Zehnder of Frankenmuth. OCCI’s newly formed team competed in three categories: Compulsory Single Block Design; Freestyle; and Multi-Block. The team took …

Southwestern Students Recognized for Academic Honors Fall Term 2019

Anne Matthews News, Student Success

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College announces the names of students who excelled fall term 2019-2020. These students are being recognized with placement on the college’s Dean’s List (DL), Honor Roll (HR) and Academic Excellence (AE) list. •    Academic Excellence – students must receive a GPA of 4.0 in at least 12 credits •    Honor Roll – students …

Physics Talk at Southwestern – Science at CERN: The World’s Largest Particle Accelerator

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College welcomes, as part of our 2019-20 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series, Dr. Heidi Schellman, Professor of Physics and Physics Department Chair at Oregon State University, to discuss “Science at CERN: The World’s Largest Particle Accelerator”. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7pm in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on …

Southwestern calls for Distinguished Alumni nominations

Anne Matthews News

COOS BAY, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is seeking the community’s help to honor graduates who have gone on after college to improve their professions, education, communities, and/or the world. Nominations are open through April 1, 2020. To be eligible, nominees must have graduated with a degree or certificate, or have completed a minimum of 60 credits from Southwestern.  Southwestern’s graduates …

Southwestern to renew accreditation, announces public comment phase

Anne Matthews News

Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The college is updating its accreditation this year, a standard evaluation process that involves a visit from a NWCCU team and a public input and comment phase.  The comment phase is open now through March 8.  Interested parties can direct their comments to: Northwest …