Oregon Coast Community College’s (OCCC) Academic Scholars, Brittany Williams and Michael Winter were honored recently at an event in Salem hosted by the Oregon Community College Association. The OCCC scholars were nominated by faculty members Dr. Catherine Pavlish and Ms. Jeanne Quarles.
Writing and Literature instructor Dr. Catherine Pavlish reflected on the OCCC representatives; “Over the past two years, Brittany Williams has been my student and the editor of the Waves Literary Journal. She always gives 200% in all that she gets involved with”. Likewise, Mike Winter received accolades from Dr. Pavlish. “Mike, through his compassion and intelligence will have a great deal of positive influence and change the lives of people with special needs”.
Brittany Williams will be completing her Associates of Art Oregon Transfer at OCCC then furthering her studies to be a registered nurse at Oregon State University-Cascade campus. Mr. Winter, upon completion of his OCCC degree will pursue a baccalaureate degree in Psychology/Special Education from Western Oregon University. As members of PTK Honor Society, Williams and Winter are both eligible for transfer scholarships in support of their studies at the baccalaureate level.
Event host Oregon Community College Association turns 50 years old this year while the Oregon Coast Community College turns 25 years old on May 19th. The community is invited to attend the 25th Anniversary celebrations at the Newport campus on May 19. The day features self-guided tours through the main campus and the Aquarium Science building and includes music, food and games. The event officially kicks off at 10:00 but a birding session, bike ride and the 2.5 mile walk are pre-event activities. A July 21st birthday celebration is also planned on the Lincoln City campus.
The College’s Community Education Program is currently underway and includes over 25 new non-credit classes. Coinciding with the College’s age, many of the classes cost $25 with community instructors generously donating their time. The class catalog was recently mailed to households in Lincoln County.