Nursing career goal leads SWOCC student home

Anne Matthews News

Mandy McCaffree’s life changed with one email. “Congratulations! … you have been Provisionally Accepted into the Fall 2020 Nursing Program” Sometimes life takes you in a circle that ultimately brings you home. McCaffree’s story started long before she enrolled in SWOCC’s nursing program. Having grown up in North Bend, she worked as a certified nursing assistant for many years. She …

Southwestern Students Recognized for Academic Honors Winter Term 2020-2021

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College announces the names of students who excelled winter term 2020-2021. 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 & Astronomy Lecture: A New Era in Solar Observations

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College announces the start of the 2021-22 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series welcoming Dr. Holly Gilbert, Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research High Altitude Observatory. In her talk “A New Era in Solar Observations” Dr. Gilbert will discuss some of the current solar and heliospheric observations (both space-based and ground-based) and the scientific …

Gold Beach graduate completes high school and college at the same time

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Giada Champlain will graduate this June from Gold Beach High School. She will also graduate at the same time with an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree from Southwestern, achieving a first-ever accomplishment for a Curry County student. She did it by simultaneously taking a combination of “free” dual credit classes through her high school and online at Southwestern. “My …

Lakers Swim Big at Nationals

Elise Hamner News

Southwestern may appear to be small college on the map, but its swim team made a big splash at the national level. We are the Lakers, after all. At this year’s NJCAA National Championships, Southwestern swimmers finished on top: First place in women’s 100-yard individual medley. First place in men’s 50 backstroke, 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke. Second top-scoring college …

Southwestern honors Donald Ivy as 2021 Distinguished Alumnus

Anne Matthews News

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

Anne Matthews News

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 …