The Fall Term of 2020 was unlike any that has come before. Students beginning their college careers did so in cyberspace instead of classrooms. Study sessions with fellow classmates weren’t possible, except for those held via FaceTime, Google Hangouts, or Zoom. After a particularly tough test, there wasn’t even the opportunity to grab a slice of hot pizza and a cold soda from the ‘Your College Store’ at the Newport Campus and commiserate with other students in the Commons.
“Despite this challenging, unusual term, our students persevered,” said OCCC President Dr. Birgitte Ryslinge. “Our faculty and staff were awed by the dedication and resilience our OCCC Sharks exhibited day after day, week after week, throughout the Fall.”
Excelling academically at the college level is always praiseworthy, but to be able to do so in such trying circumstances is even more impressive. The Oregon Coast Community College family is honored to announce the recipients of the College’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List, and President’s List for Fall 2020.
Flor Isela Gaspar Marquez
Leslie Melo Lira
Diana Ayllin Baltazar Gonzalez
Elizabet Estrada Cornejo
Angelina Felix Cantua
Jessica Flores Martinez
Jennifer Margarette Parker
Alejandra Rosales Cortes
Joselyn Trujillo Teodoro
Janet Zamorano Moreno
“We’re excited to share these students’ names with our community,” Ryslinge said, “and I encourage everyone to reach out to any individual they recognize from these lists – or any other student who’s pursuing their goals at OCCC – to congratulate them on their efforts, and encourage them to continue working towards their dreams.”
The Winter 2021 term began at Oregon Coast Community College on Monday, Jan. 4. This Winter, in-person instruction will resume for the College’s marine welding program, which launched just a year ago. Meanwhile, the College has built new EMT, Nursing Assistant, and Medical Assistant lab spaces at its North County Center in Lincoln City, and classes are underway this term in all three programs.
OCCC offers a variety of degree and certificate programs, including University Transfer Degree programs and its innovative teaching degree program, created in partnership with Western Oregon University and the Lincoln County School District.
New students can begin their studies with the start of the Spring Term in April 2021. A good place to start is by filling out an application at oregoncoast.edu/apply, and then scheduling a free one-on-one (via Zoom) meeting with a friendly academic advisor. Learn more, and discover the full range of degree and certificate programs available at Oregon Coast Community College — just peruse this website.