Southwestern offers Community Education courses online this summer

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering noncredit Community Education classes online for summer. Instructors will be utilizing our online learning platform through myLakerLink. Summer term begins on June 22, 2020 and extends to August 13, 2020. Some classes may be short term with specific dates. Registration is open now and can take place online through myLakerLink or …

Physics & Astronomy Lecture Series: Measuring Far Away While Close to Home

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – As part of Southwestern Oregon Community College’s 2019-20 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series we welcome Dr. Roman Gomez, Senior Research Scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, for our first virtual lecture in the series. On June 3, 2020 beginning at 7pm, Dr. Gomez will present Measuring Far Away While Close to Home where he will discuss measurement of ions …

2020 Southwestern Oregon Community College Commencement

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s 2020 Commencement Ceremony (Graduation) will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020 in an online format. The College’s ‘virtual’ ceremony will be available for viewing on several different platforms. Join Southwestern through the LiveStream website feature by going to https://livestream.com/accounts/1075958 at the designated time. The video ceremony will also be available via Southwestern’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/swocc) or YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/soccvideo/). Southwestern is especially proud to be celebrating the 2020 graduates who have …

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 …

Geology Lecture Series: 40th Anniversary of the Mount St. Helens Eruption

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Geology Lecture Series goes virtual at 8:32 a.m., Monday, May 18, 2020 – the 40th Anniversary of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption. That’s right, 8:32 a.m. That’s not a typo! The LiveStream lecture will correspond to the exact moment of the volcano’s eruption. Dr. Kathy Cashman, of the University of Bristol, will …

Southwestern announces changes in coaching positions

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College announced Monday that Coach Trevor Hoppe will become the college’s Head Coach for the men’s and women’s cross country program, and Coach Riley Grandinetti will replace Coach Hoppe on the sidelines as the new Head Coach of the men’s basketball team. Coach Trevor Hoppe has led the men’s basketball program at Southwestern …

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 …

Southwestern Small Business Development Center available to assist small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – The Southwestern Oregon Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is on the front lines helping small businesses through the COVID-19 financial crisis.  SBDC’s expert advisors are available to help small business owners link with lenders and the U.S. Small Business Administration to learn about and understand the latest changes in assistance programs. In addition, advisors can help …

On a journey of inspiration

Elise Hamner Alumni, Student Success

Yesterday’s drop-out. Today’s teacher When Lou Rushton hiked into Coos Bay looking for a bus to take south, the 50-state traveler had never heard of this town nor any little towns on the Oregon Coast. He figured Coos Bay was just another step in a long journey. In reality? It was 2002 and Rushton had “crash landed” at Southwestern Oregon …

Southwestern Oregon Community College implements fee relief for students during spring term 2020

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – All Southwestern Oregon Community College credit courses will be online for spring term. To better serve our students during the COVID-19 situation, Southwestern is providing the following fee relief for spring term:  1.     Southwestern will waive the $37 online course fee.  2.      Southwestern will waive the payment plan fee of $32 for spring term.  3.      No late fees will be charged to a student for spring term.  4.     Students can register for spring term if …