CACOCC New Classified Employee Profiles
COCC prides itself on the high quality of classified staff members who provide daily support to faculty and students. The classified staff totals over 100 support positions across all of our campuses in Bend, Redmond, Madras, and Deer Ridge. The staff brings a wide-range of depth and experience to the campuses and provides not just front line information and support to students, faculty and the public but also smiling, friendly face to help guide you in your experience at COCC.
Office Specialist, Admissions & Records
Jessi was born and raised on a Cattle Ranch in Vale, Oregon.
After graduating High School, she moved
to Winnemucca, NV where she attend Great Basin College and received her
Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Recourses. While attending Great Basin College, she
worked as a student worker in the Admissions Office, and after receiving her
degree, she then worked at GBC as the Science Lab aid. In 2006, she married her
husband Justin and they continued to live in Winnemucca with dreams of someday
farming and raising their own cattle. When the opportunity arose for Justin to
work on a large Hay farm in Powell Butte Oregon, we jumped and moved our family
to Powell Butte. We are excited to call
Central Oregon our home and look forward to everything it has to offer.
Scheduler, Campus Services
Kirsteen was born and raised on Cape Breton Island, Nova
Scotia, Canada. She has held jobs as diverse as usher, telemarketer, house
painter, stage manager, waitress, restaurant baker, sales person in a
year-round Christmas store, tree planter, kitchen staff, cashier, forest worker
(brushing with machetes and pruning), remote camp cook, grounds keeper, retail
clerk, nanny and writer as well as many hours of volunteer work. She and her
husband traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada with trips to England, Baja
California, Ecuador, Nepal and India.
In 1998, when Kirsteen and her young family drove up College
Way to check out the COCC campus, it was like winning the lottery: excellent
program and beautiful location. Her husband studied forestry and completed an
associate degree in GIS at COCC (and then finished his Bachelor of Science in
Forestry at OSU) while Kirsteen raised their two children. When the kids were
older, she enrolled at COCC, worked for three years as an editor at The
Broadside and completed her AAOT. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Liberal
Studies with a Writing and Communication focus at OSU-Cascades.
Because of the happy associations with COCC and a deep
belief lifelong learning, Kirsteen is absolutely delighted to have a position
on campus and to have such great coworkers in Campus Services. (Photo by The Broadside)