Southern Oregon colleges and universities work together on student success

Southern Oregon colleges and universities work together on student success

Ashland, Ore) — Collaboration to benefit the region’s students and economy is continuing this month as the new Southern Oregon Higher Education Consortium holds two separate meetings for academic and enrollment leaders.

Read More

Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene Students Provide $27k+ in Care to Klamath Community

Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene Students Provide $27k+ in Care to Klamath Community

Dental hygiene students at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” recently completed a yearlong course designed to help the Klamath County community while also gaining real-world experience, amounting to over $27,000 in dental services through the Community Dental Health course, which all sophomores and juniors take for 4 terms.

Read More

KMSB Foundation Invests in Oregon Tech Allied Health Programs

KMSB Foundation Invests in Oregon Tech Allied Health Programs

In memory of longtime board member Robert Graham, M.D., Klamath Medical Service Bureau (KMSB) Foundation has made a $100,000 contribution to Oregon Institute of Technology’s allied health programs. This generous gift gives a boost to the Foundational Campaign for the Future, and will aid Oregon Tech in meeting critical equipment needs in allied health. The applied, hands-on educational experiences which make Oregon Tech graduates highly sought after in the workforce are not possible without investment in state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology.

Read More

Keeping its promise to students, Oregon Tech reduces tuition rate for 2019-20

Keeping its promise to students, Oregon Tech reduces tuition rate for 2019-20

The Oregon Institute of Technology’s (Oregon Tech’s) president, Dr. Nagi Naganathan, today announced that the university would reduce its tuition rate increase to 6 percent, instead of the previously announced rate increase of 9 percent. This is based on the budget approved for Oregon’s public universities by the Oregon Legislature on June 29. Oregon Tech’s Board of Trustees, at its May 30 meeting, had approved the higher rate based on legislative proposals being floated at that time, with the caveat that the rate would be reduced should the legislatively approved budget exceed those amounts.

Read More

The Reclaimers, OIT student entrepreneurs win first place and $23k at InventOR

The Reclaimers, OIT student entrepreneurs win first place and $23k at InventOR

Portland, Ore. – A team of Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” students won big this weekend at the InventOR Collegiate Challenge. The grand prize winners are The Reclaimers, a team of Oregon Tech students made up of Renewable Energy Engineering and Electrical Engineering senior Annika Andersen of Baker City, Oregon, and recent graduates of Mechanical Engineering, Ashlei Morgan of Meridian, Idaho, and Jessica Arrington of Paisley, Oregon.

Read More

Oregon Tech Civil Engineering Students Place in Top Half at National Construction Competition

Oregon Tech Civil Engineering Students Place in Top Half at National Construction Competition

The Oregon Tech Steel Bridge team, led by construction captain Grant Banister of Pendleton, Oregon, and design captain Bryce Terhune of Roseburg, Oregon, ranked in the top 50 percent at the 2019 American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Student Steel Bridge Competition that concluded June 1 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The Oregon Tech team had earlier this spring placed second at the Regional version of the competition, which qualified them to compete at the nationals.

Read More

OIT Announces new Cybersecurity Degree starting Fall 2019

OIT Announces new Cybersecurity Degree starting Fall 2019

This coming fall marks the introduction of Oregon’s first Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity, offered by Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech.” First announced in January, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) approved the degree for fall 2019 enrollment at both Klamath Falls and Portland-Metro campuses.

Read More

Pacific Power President/CEO to be keynote speaker at OIT Commencement

Pacific Power President/CEO to be keynote speaker at OIT Commencement

On June 16, 2019, Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” will hold its 71st annual commencement ceremony in Klamath Falls at Oregon Tech’s John F. Moehl Stadium. President and CEO of Pacific Power, Stefan Bird, will deliver the keynote address, as nearly 800 students and their families celebrate graduation from the university.

Read More

Nontraditional Students at Oregon Tech Celebrate High Academic Honors at Annual Banquet

Nontraditional Students at Oregon Tech Celebrate High Academic Honors at Annual Banquet

Klamath Falls, Ore. -  A special event was held on May 9 to celebrate the academic success of nontraditional students involved in Oregon Institute of Technology's Tech Opportunities Program (TOP). President of the university, Nagi Naganathan, Ph.D., applauded the TOP students who each earned 3.3 GPA or higher in fall or winter term of this academic year. 

Read More

Committing to their futures

Committing to their futures

One student plans to return to her hometown and teach kindergarten. Another wants be an orthopedic surgeon. Others plan careers as wildland firefighters, Air Force and commercial pilots, business leaders and high school teachers.

The 38 members of the Lost River Junior-Senior High School class of 2019 on Thursday celebrated their futures with the school’s third annual Signing Day, 37 pledged to 12 different colleges, and one plans to join the Coast Guard this fall.

Read More

Newly dedicated Brian Leach Resource Center prepares next generation of civil engineers

Newly dedicated Brian Leach Resource Center prepares next generation of civil engineers

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - Honoring an alumnus who became a mentor to many students, Oregon Institute of Technology, "Oregon Tech," announced the new Brian Leach Civil Engineering Design Resource Center within the newly remodeled Cornett Hall at the Klamath Falls campus. The Center is named for Brian Leach, Oregon Tech 1995 civil engineering graduate and dedicated alumnus.

Read More

New university librarian, John Schoppert, joins Oregon Tech

New university librarian, John Schoppert, joins Oregon Tech

Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” announced this week the appointment of John Schoppert, as its new university librarian in Klamath Falls, beginning April 1, 2019. Schoppert comes to Oregon Tech from his former position as library director of Columbia Gorge Community College.

Read More

KCC and Oregon Tech sign MOU to provide education incentive to students of Klamath County

KCC and Oregon Tech sign MOU to provide education incentive to students of Klamath County

Today the presidents of Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” and Klamath Community College, “KCC,” strengthened their institutions’ partnership by signing an agreement to promote college access, affordability, and bachelor’s degree completion for more students in Klamath County.

Read More

Phi Theta Kappa partnership with Oregon Tech expands transfer student access to bachelor's degree

Phi Theta Kappa partnership with Oregon Tech expands transfer student access to bachelor's degree

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Community college transfer students wanting to transition to an undergraduate institution are finding the way even more practical and cost-effective through a new partnership between Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” and Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

Read More

Oregon Tech Recognizes Cascade Health Alliances' Commitment to the Klamath Basin

Oregon Tech Recognizes Cascade Health Alliances' Commitment to the Klamath Basin

Klamath Falls, OR — March 1st, 2019 Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) awarded a plaque of appreciation to Cascade Health Alliance (CHA) recognizing CHA’s dedication to the Klamath Basin community and their investment in children and families through support of the Oregon Tech Behavioral Improvement Group (BIG) Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Clinic.

Read More

Oregon Tech Instructor Appointed First Community Dental Health Coordinator

Oregon Tech Instructor Appointed First Community Dental Health Coordinator

Dora Luz Sandoval, part-time clinical instructor at the Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene school at Chemeketa Community College, is the first and only certified Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) in Oregon.

A collaboration between the Washington County Access to Care Committee, Washington County and Oregon Oral Health Coalition, the Dental Access Coordinator role is being piloted with Pacific University Dental Outreach Van and the Providence Promotores Program.

Read More

Oregon Tech Respiratory Director Appointed to State Licensing Board

Oregon Tech Respiratory Director Appointed to State Licensing Board

Sarah Woodman, program director of respiratory care at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” recently received appointment to the Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board for the State of Oregon, with her official term having begun December 2018. Woodman joins colleague James “Jim” Hulse, who serves as vice chair on the Board.

Read More

Oregon Tech Student Appointed to Board Representative of Society for Vascular Ultrasound

Oregon Tech Student Appointed to Board Representative of Society for Vascular Ultrasound

Emily Coelho, a senior studying vascular technology at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” recently received appointment as student board representative to the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU).

Read More