Meet Detective Reyes-Mendoza…

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Well, not yet. Police work is Gold Beach man’s dream. If you visit the Curry Campus in Brookings, you just might meet Augusto Reyes-Mendoza. He is concentrating on his education at the Curry Campus to achieve his Associate of Applied Science degree. From here, he plans to enter the Criminal Justice program at Western Oregon University. “After I’m a police …

Southwestern Foundation Congratulates 2022-23 Scholarship Recipients

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Coos Bay, OR – The Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation is proud to congratulate their 2022-23 scholarship recipients. Thanks to generous donors, the organization awarded nearly 190 scholarships totaling more than $275,000 for students attending Southwestern for the upcoming academic year. “With the rising cost of basic living expenses, these scholarships are often the choice factor for students pursuing their education or …

Brownies anyone?

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Local brownie makers needed a place to produce their sweet treats. SWOCC’s Curry Campus provided the perfect start-up kitchen. Michele and Steve Berlant were known throughout Curry County for their excellent brownies. They had been attracting loyal customers since 2013 to their Old Agness Store Bakery & Spice Shop. Then in 2017, they lost their kitchen space in Agness. Their …

Southwestern Offers Free GED Classes Fall Term 2022

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering free GED® and Adult Basic Education classes fall 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 hosts community forum for Curry County residents

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Brookings, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College invites Curry County residents to a community forum to help shape the future of education and job training in the region.  The event will be held from 2-4 pm, Monday, July 25, 2022 at the Curry Campus, 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway, north of Brookings. College staff wants to hear from people of all ages to gather ideas …

Six new nurses graduate from the Curry nursing program

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The six Curry Campus nursing graduates began their nursing education in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. They persevered. They learned amazing lessons in flexibility and being able to adapt to change – all excellent skills essential to the nursing profession. In the face of multiple challenges, this group worked hard to maintain their studies, work as a team, and …

Southwestern Oregon Community College celebrates its 2022 graduates

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s 2022 Commencement Ceremony takes place on Friday, June 10, 2022, at noon on the Coos campus (1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay). For more details concerning the ceremony visit: www.socc.edu/graduation. The celebration will be available for viewing live via our website at www.socc.edu by clicking on the ‘Livestream’ button. Southwestern is proud of the 2022 graduates who have persevered under difficult times. This year the …

Providing nurses for Curry County

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Laura Middleton goes from nursing student, to nurse, to nurse educator Laura Middleton, RN and House Supervisor at Curry General Hospital, wore a lot of different hats before becoming a nurse. Waitressing, real estate, and EMT work all kept her afloat until the timing was right to enter the nursing program at Southwestern. As a single mom attending nursing school, …

Physics and Astronomy Lecture: Southwestern to showcase research results by STEM student researchers

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Coos Bay, OR – As our final Physics and Astronomy Lecture event of the 2021-22 academic year, Southwestern Oregon Community College will feature the research work done by our student researchers and staff during winter and spring terms. The symposium will be held Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 7 pm on the Coos campus (1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay) in Umpqua …