Southwestern Students Recognized for Academic Honors Spring Term 2022

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College announces the names of students who excelled spring term for the 2021-2022 academic school year. 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 …

Southwestern Athletics awarded NJCAA Sport Opportunity Grant from NJCAA Foundation

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Athletic Department was awarded a $1,000 grant from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Foundation to assist in sustaining swimming and women’s wrestling at Southwestern. The NJCAA Sport Opportunity Grant was created to support the addition and growth of two-year collegiate sports. “The NJCAA Foundation is excited to further support the growth of NJCAA member …

STEM Student Art Exhibit – Strategic Initiatives: Groundbreaking Innovation Evolved from Initial Military Purposes

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is proud to host our STEM Student Art Exhibit Strategic Initiatives: Groundbreaking Innovation Evolved from Initial Military Purposes beginning Tuesday, June 14, 2022 until mid-October in the new Umpqua Hall Health and Science Building on the Coos campus (1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay).In celebration of the exhibit please join us Tuesday, June 14th at 7:00 pm …

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 …

Southwestern honors Carolyn Thompson as 2022 Distinguished Alum

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is pleased to announce the selection of Carolyn Thompson of North Bend as the 2022 Distinguished Alum. The Distinguished Alumni award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated significant contributions to their professions, communities, or academia.  “Carolyn has been a terrific ambassador for the college for many years. Her dedication to helping students is inspiring. Her story exemplifies the journey …

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, …

Chem team on a powerful mission

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Students lead energy research project In the 1940s, Sci-Fi writer Isaac Asimov envisioned humans harvesting solar power in space and sending it down to power people’s needs on Earth. Engineers are still working on that one. What if scientists could create better solar panels here on Earth? What if it could be in the form of an ultra-thin organic film? …

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 …

Geology Lecture: “The Last Lecture? Oribatid Mites, Conodonts and Musings from Nearly Four Decades in the College Classroom”

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s popular Geology Lecture Series concludes for the 2021-22 academic year with a talk by Dr. Ron Metzger, Professor of Earth Sciences at Southwestern with “The Last Lecture? Oribatid Mites, Conodonts and Musings from Nearly Four Decades in the College Classroom”. The talk will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm in …