Southwestern Foundation Hosts a “Celebration of Nursing” Open House Nov. 16

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The Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation and the College’s Department of Nursing invite all nurses in the local community to an open house on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event, “A Celebration of Nursing,” will take place in the nursing wing of Southwestern’s new Umpqua Hall. Current faculty and students will provide tours of …

Thanks for having us at the Reno College Fair!

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Reno residents, we enjoyed visiting you at the college fairs this fall! In case you missed us—or if you’re just looking for info about why you should be #SWOCCbound—here’s a quick overview of what we offer: No out-of-state tuition! On-campus living in  apartment-style student housing. A fun, active campus. Easy to get involved in clubs and activities. A chance to …

Thanks for Having us at the Montana College Fair!

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Montana residents, we enjoyed visiting you at the college fair this fall! In case you missed us—or if you’re just looking for info about why you should be #SWOCCbound—here’s a quick overview of what we offer: No out-of-state tuition! On-campus living in  apartment-style student housing. A fun, active campus. Easy to get involved in clubs and activities. A chance to …

Southwestern Foundation Congratulates 2021-22 Scholarship Recipients

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The Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation is proud to congratulate their 2021-22 scholarship recipients. Thanks to generous donors, the organization awarded 176 scholarships totaling more than $264,000 for students attending Southwestern for the upcoming academic year. “This support is incredibly helpful for our college and students. We are awarding more scholarships this year than ever before, at a time our …

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 …

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 …

Culinary training opens door to Bandon Dunes resort

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Imagine a career where your office is a kitchen. Every day, that’s precisely where Maria Gutierrez goes – into her grill station “office” in one of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort’s restaurants.  “It was definitely a wonderful experience coming to OCCI. I learned everything I needed to work in a restaurant,” Maria said. Maria grew up in a family who cooked …