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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Oregon Tech Board of Trustees Approve New Program in Cybersecurity

Oregon Tech Board of Trustees Approve New Program in Cybersecurity

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – The Oregon Institute of Technology (“Oregon Tech”) Board of Trustees met Jan. 24 at the university’s Portland-Metro campus in Wilsonville and virtually. Among the areas of discussion and action, Trustees approved board appointments including a new vice chair, and a new bachelor’s degree program in cybersecurity; and heard updates on other programs and services at Oregon Tech.

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Rippey Family Foundation Gifts Propel Oregon Tech to New Heights

Rippey Family Foundation Gifts Propel Oregon Tech to New Heights

Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” is proud to announce a generous gift from the James and Shirley Rippey Family Foundation, in support of student scholarships and civil engineering equipment upgrades. This gift will help toward several priority initiatives for the university; enhancing state-of-the-art facilities and providing unique learning opportunities, while increasing the university’s ability to recruit students and provide broader access to educational opportunities.

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Oregon Tech Earns 2019-2020 Military Friendly School Designation

Oregon Tech Earns 2019-2020 Military Friendly School Designation

Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” has earned the 2019-2020 Military Friendly® School designation.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. In its 10th year, the Military Friendly school list is a standard for which higher education institutions provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. This year only 766 schools earned the designation.

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Oregon Tech & Klamath Union Present Partnership at National Conference

Oregon Tech & Klamath Union Present Partnership at National Conference

The Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” and Klamath Union High School (KU) Liberal Arts and Math & Science Academies were in the spotlight in November as leaders from the two schools presented at a national conference in San Antonio, Texas.

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Cascade Health Alliance Invests in Children with Expansion Grant to Oregon Tech Behavior Improvement Clinic

Cascade Health Alliance Invests in Children with Expansion Grant to Oregon Tech Behavior Improvement Clinic

Oregon Institute of Technology, has announced a generous community investment of $150,000 from Cascade Health Alliance (CHA), for the critical expansion of Oregon Tech’s Behavior Improvement Group Applied Behavior Analysis (BIG ABA) clinic. Focusing primarily on the treatment of children with autism or pervasive developmental disorder diagnosis, the Oregon Tech BIG ABA clinic began serving…

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Oregon Tech-OHSU Program Graduates 48 Practitioners from State’s Only Medical Lab Science Degree this Saturday

Oregon Tech-OHSU Program Graduates 48 Practitioners from State’s Only Medical Lab Science Degree this Saturday

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – This Saturday, 48 new Medical Lab Science graduates will enter the region’s workforce after graduating from a rigorous bachelor’s degree program at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” and OHSU. The MLS program has a stunning job placement rate of nearly 100 percent within three to six months of graduation. Approximately half of the graduates have jobs at graduation; many are offered immediate positions from their externship sites.

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KCEDA Receives New Commitments from Local Stakeholders

KCEDA Receives New Commitments from Local Stakeholders

Klamath Falls, OR – The Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA) has recently received commitments from Cascade Comprehensive Care, Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Community College, Sky Lakes Medical Center, Fisher Nicholson Realty, and Coldwell Banker to become Principal Members of the organization. Each organization has agreed to upgrade their existing memberships in support of the direction KCEDA is taking with its operations under the new leadership of CEO, Randy Cox.

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