Lakers Care Grant Offers Students Financial Relief for the 2021-22 Academic Year

Anne Matthews Apply, General News, News, OCCI News, Parents, Paying for College, Student First Stop, Student Success

As of Fall 2021, the College has already awarded more than one million dollars to students attending Southwestern. Winter term applications will be accepted starting January 4, 2022. Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering relief funds for both part- and full-time students who have experienced financial hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. Called the Lakers Care Grant, …

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 …

On a journey of inspiration

Elise Hamner Alumni, Student Success

Yesterday’s drop-out. Today’s teacher When Lou Rushton hiked into Coos Bay looking for a bus to take south, the 50-state traveler had never heard of this town nor any little towns on the Oregon Coast. He figured Coos Bay was just another step in a long journey. In reality? It was 2002 and Rushton had “crash landed” at Southwestern Oregon …

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 …