Southwestern calls for Distinguished Alumni nominations for 2019

COOS BAY, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is seeking the community’s help to honor graduates who have gone on after college to improve their professions, education, communities, and/or the world.

Nominations are open through March 15, 2019. To be eligible, nominees must have graduated with a degree or certificate, or have completed a minimum of 60 credits from Southwestern. 

Past recipients have included teachers, leaders in business and finance, a fitness champion, medical professionals, a poet, a human rights advocate, athletes and a U.S. Army colonel. Southwestern’s graduates have distinguished themselves in professions and efforts around the globe. The College is committed to celebrating individuals who have contributed selflessly to improvement.

This year’s distinguished alum will be invited to speak at the commencement ceremony on June 14, 2019 and will be recognized at the Southwestern Foundation Distinguished Alumni Celebration the evening before (June 13). To read more about the Distinguished Alumni nomination process, including who the past recipients have been, visit the Southwestern Foundation’s webpage at

Nomination form and guidelines can be found here:

Distinguished Alumni Award Guidelines

Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Form

Please submit nomination forms by March 15 to: [email protected]


Distinguished Alumni Selection Committee
c/o Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation
1988 Newmark Ave.
Coos Bay, OR  97420