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Southwestern Alumni

Your Gifts Make High-Quality Education Possible

Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation provides opportunities for alumni to reconnect and celebrate Southwestern’s students and community. We hope that by encouraging engagement between alumni and the college, together we can honor the college’s history, instill pride and create a legacy.
One of the ways each year we honor an alum who have gone on after college to improve their professions, education, communities, and the world. The College is accepts nominations annually through April 1. 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 leaders in education, the arts, Native American tribes, business and finance, research, health care, and the military.

Alumni Stories

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Ryan DeVore
One man’s mission
Vet creating military families scholarship

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What do these Nurse alums have in common?
They love serving our coastal communities
From Brookings to Reedsport

Augusto Reyes-Mendoza
On a Law Enforcement Career Path
2022 Curry Campus scholarship

Distinguished Alumni

Dr. Eric Gleason

2023

Carolyn Thompson

2022

LaMont Swinson

2022

LaMont Swinson

2022

LaMont Swinson

2022

Ways To Be Involved

Be a Scholarship Reader

Each March, SWOCC Foundation engages 100 volunteers to read scholarship applications. This is a great way to give back to the college and support students. For a volunteer, the process is an online engagement with a 3- to 4-hour commitment. For details, email foundation@socc.edu. 

Attend Athletic Events

SWOCC has the largest, most active athletic program of any Oregon community college. Connect with us through the college’s social media channels or website calendar for game schedules, live coverage links or attend in person. 

Attend Science Lectures

Southwestern’s popular Geology, Physics and Chemistry Lecture Series bring in some of the nation’s top scientists and current topics. Learn about the latest research, fun discoveries and scientific exploration. Connect with us through the college’s social media channels or website calendar for schedules, live coverage links or attend in person. 

Make a Donation!

When you donate to education, your gift makes it possible for students to achieve their goals.

Make a Donation!

When you donate to education, your gift makes it possible for students to achieve their goals.

Legacy Bricks Support Scholarships

SWOCC Foundation sells Legacy Bricks to help alumni, former staff and college supporters commemorate their experiences at Southwestern. The bricks are permanently placed in the Henry Hansen Union Square in the center of the Coos Campus. Proceeds support the annual Laker Legacy Alumni Scholarship.

Legacy Brick 8×8 Order Form (PDF or online form)
Reserve a permanent brick for a minimum donation of $200.

Legacy Brick 4×4 Order Form (PDF or online form)
Reserve a permanent brick for a minimum donation of $100.

Payments can be made online here:
Please submit order form by email to: foundation@socc.edu or send to:
SWOCC Foundation
1988 Newmark Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420

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