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COCC closed admissions early this Spring term

Due to a growing number of registrations, Central Oregon Community College closed its Spring term admissions on March 21, 2011, one week before the beginning of the term.

Between 1,600 and 3,200 enrolled students were unable to register for courses in the last two years at COCC.

“COCC has grown from about 4,200 students per quarter to 7,500 in the current term,” according to a COCC press release. “By closing off admissions early, COCC is able to better serve students already admitted but not yet in classes.”

COCC Board promotes faculty members

The Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors approved the promotion of 11 faculty members during its meeting on March 9, 2011.

By being promoted, these faculty members have met criteria including service to the college and the community, according to COCC’s faculty guidelines.

According to a COCC press release, the faculty members include Kevin Grove, Tim Peterson, Dana Topliff, Kathy McCabe, Robin Martinez, Sean Rule, Andria Woodell, Deb Davies, Michael Fisher, Carson Haury and Majorie Hoye. Nursing Instructor Michele Decker was granted tenure.

Sexual assault awaerness month

Central Oregon Community College has a strict no-tolerance policy against sexual assault, and is now making an effort to spread awareness.

During the month of April, COCC will be observing Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

This month will be dedicated to not only raising awareness of the existence of sexual assault in the work place, school and other areas, but also to teach students how to protect themselves from it.

COCC will be hosting four events thoughout the month. If you’re interested in learning how to deal with sexual assault, you should attend the events listed below; if you feel you have been a victim of sexual assault, you should contact student services immediately.



Sexual awarness events

April 12, 6-7:30 p.m.
Hitchcock Auditorium
Film viewing of “Sissy” followed by discussion.

April 20, 12-1:30 p.m.
Campus Center 116
“Walking the Walk: A Sexual Violence Awareness Exercise”

April 28, 8 p.m.
Pilot Butte
“Climb To New Heights To Take Back the Night

May 2, 10 a.m.
Community Coversation with Tony Porter
Contact Rebecca Swearingen at [email protected] to register

For more information, check at campus events at

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