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

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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, …

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 …

Southwestern, Bandon Dunes, OCCI Partner in Scholarship Fundraiser

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Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation and the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort will host a golf tournament fundraiser for scholarships. Opportunity Links! is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 8, at the 13-hole Bandon Preserve course, 57744 Round Lake Road, Bandon. Check-in is at 8:15 a.m. at the Bandon Trails Golf Shop area.

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 …