Geology Lecture: Relationships Between Elakha (Sea Otter) and a Sense of Place on Oregon’s South Coast – A conference honoring the life and legacy of Chief Don Ivy

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s popular Geology Lecture Series continues for the 2021-22 academic year with a series of talks covering “Relationships Between Elakha (Sea Otter) and a Sense of Place on Oregon’s South Coast” a conference honoring the life and legacy of Chief Don Ivy. Join us on Saturday, April 16, 2022 …

Southwestern offers free GED classes Spring Term 2022

Anne Matthews Curry Campus, News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering free GED® and Adult Basic Education classes Spring Term 2022. 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 named to Swimming Academic List

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NOTE: Press release originated with the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) For Release on Tuesday, January 24, 2022 Richmond, VA – The Southwestern Oregon Community College men and women’s swimming teams have been selected by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) as a Scholar All-America Team. The men and women posted GPAs …

Chef Instructor Chris Foltz appears on Disney+ “Foodtastic”

Anne Matthews News, OCCI News

You never know where a career in culinary arts will take you. Perhaps even to Disney to be featured in an episode of “Foodtastic”. Chef Chris Foltz, a chef instructor for Southwestern’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI), got the opportunity to do just that! “Foodtastic” is a global competition in which artists create “extravagant scene work and larger-than-life sculptures made …

Grant helps Southwestern increase service to veterans

Anne Matthews Curry Campus, News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is excited to announce it has received $32,182 to expand its veterans center on the Coos Bay campus and increase support for students at its Brookings campus. The funding is part of an Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) grant package totaling $600,000 to expand Campus Veteran Resource Centers at 15 community colleges and public universities …

What does the future of Forestry look like?

Anne Matthews Curry Campus, News

Forest industry wants trained professionals Why not do something you love and make a career out of it? Quinn Allen asked herself that question a couple years ago. She was doing fine with a 15-year career in the restaurant industry, but she was ready to try something new. Why not, right? “I’ve always had a huge love for forests. I …

Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium awards grant to Southwestern for space research

Anne Matthews Curry Campus, News

Coos Bay, OR – The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium’s Faculty Research Award Program has announced it is investing $123,000 in Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Chemistry and Physics/Engineering PRISMS (Providing Research Infrastructure in Space and Material Sciences) project.  This two-year grant will fund faculty and undergraduate research projects, taking advantage of the modern, high-tech laboratories and equipment at Southwestern’s newly opened Umpqua Hall.  “This is a great win …

Southwestern awarded grant to support Forestry/Natural Resources program

Anne Matthews Curry Campus, News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is pleased to announce the Judith Ann Mogan Foundation has awarded the college a grant to support its Forestry/Natural Resources program. The Expanding Workforce Training in Forestry grant allows the college to hire a temporary specialist to support current faculty and determine curriculum paths to enhance forestry/natural resources and fire science programs to …

Southwestern wins grant to renovate CTE program buildings

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Coos Bay, OR – The U.S. Economic Development Administration has awarded Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) a $2.75 million grant to modernize two buildings on its Coos Bay campus.  The college will renovate Coaledo Hall to create space for the Forestry and Natural Resources Program, along with cybersecurity/computer science technology-rich classrooms. With the opening of the new, state-of-the-art Nursing labs, the college …