Bandon Women honor a dedicated alum and inspiring teacher

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Coos Bay, OR – The community giving group 100 Strong Bandon has joined with Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation to help students succeed, making a $2,375 donation to the Barbara Dodrill Scholarship.  It all started with a friend of Dodrill’s who wanted to honor the retired educator and good friend. Lynn Kellogg got to know Dodrill on a Habitat for Humanity trip …

Partnership improves college connection with Native American students

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is excited to announce a new four-year partnership with Oregon State University and the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians. The three organizations have joined to increase outreach, activities and paid internship opportunities for local Native American pre-college and college students. The project is funded by a $289,000 U.S. …

Southwestern and Southern Oregon University partner to offer teacher education pathways to south coast residents

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College will be facilitating a free information session regarding Southern Oregon University’s satellite teacher preparation program. The presentation will be held virtually on Zoom, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 5 pm – 6 pm.   The educational partnership between Southwestern Oregon Community College and Southern Oregon University is opening the door for new …

Fire Science students get real-world experience with local agencies

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Photo: Josh Cogburn worked throughout the summer with Coos Forest Protective Association. This photo was taken of him working on the suppression of the recent North Bank fire just south of Coos Bay. Southwestern Oregon Community College works in close partnership with fire agencies in our region. This provides students with real-world experience needed to become professional firefighters. There are …

Study shows college a major economic player

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Southwestern grads added $80 million to local economy SOUTH COAST — What is the economic impact of Southwestern Oregon Community College to the South Coast? Your mind might immediately go to a college’s output — highly skilled nurses, forestry techs, teachers, welders, chefs, firefighters and more. These people are part of the picture. Most of Southwestern’s graduates stay here and work …

Southwestern Offers Free Virtual Tutoring for High School Students

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is pleased to offer free virtual tutoring services for high school students. Teachers and students are encouraged to utilize this service to help them navigate the upcoming school year. Starting September 14, Southwestern student tutors will be available via Zoom Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – …

Business Management Entrepreneurship degree

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Thinking about getting your business degree? No need for a “gap year” – maintain your flexibility (and sanity) with our part-time option. Southwestern’s Business Management/Entrepreneurship Associate of Applied Science degree is an online program with added opportunities to collaborate with other students and local business leaders. Enroll now and receive our College Nuts & Bolts workshop FREE, and get a …

Southwestern Foundation Congratulates 2020-21 Scholarship Recipients

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Coos Bay, OR – The Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation is proud to congratulate their 2020-21 scholarship recipients. Thanks to generous donors, the organization awarded 107 scholarships totaling more than $160,000 for students attending Southwestern for the upcoming academic year. “Our students need scholarships more than ever during this challenging year and we owe a huge thanks to our donors for providing …

Southwestern celebrates 59th graduating class

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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 …

2020 Southwestern Oregon Community College Commencement

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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 …