Southwestern awarded grant to support Forestry/Natural Resources program

Anne Matthews 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 …

American Culinary Federation Team USA sets up shop at Southwestern to prepare for coming competitions

Anne Matthews OCCI News

What an amazing experience for our culinary program! “It’s kind of an honor,” says one first-year OCCI student. Executive Director Chef Randy Torres is helping manage and coach the team of professional chefs from all over the country. Check out the news story from KCBY:

What’s in a name? How we became Southwestern Oregon Community College

Elise Hamner History

Sometimes names are arbitrary. They sound cool. They might be popular at that moment in time. Other times, names hint of history and change. When it comes to Southwestern Oregon Community College, there is a story behind the name. In the beginning You know us as Southwestern, right? Or, maybe SWOCC, or even obscurely as SOCC. The idea for Southwestern …

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 …

Dr. Ali Mageehon of Southwestern Oregon Community College Chosen for National Presidential Fellowship for Community College Leaders

Anne Matthews News

40 Aspiring Community College Presidents Will Participate in 2020-21 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship to Advance Student Success Coos Bay, OR – The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today announced that Dr. Ali Mageehon, Vice President of Instruction at Southwestern Oregon Community College, is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2020-21 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship. This leadership program will bring …