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.
Administrative Assistant, World Languages and Cultures
Sara grew up in the heartland of
Ohio and attended Bowling Green State University. She graduated with a
B.S. in Interior Design and a Masters in Organizational Development.
While working on a Masters in Art History, she heard the fantastic news that
her husband had accepted a job teaching at COCC! Four years and one
daughter later, her family loves to call Bend home. Who wouldn’t!?
With the friendliest people in the nation, the brew scene and the outdoor
lifestyle; Bend is one of a kind.
After designing interiors,
consulting for Harley-Davidson, and managing a family-owned grocery, Sara is
ready for her new responsibilities at COCC. She is thrilled that she will
be working within the World Languages and Cultures department which houses
topics that she is passionate about: History and Archaeology.
You can frequently find Sara,
her husband Josh, their daughter Hypatia and their dog Moose wading in the
waters at Shevlin Park (their favorite local spot).
Human Resources Assistant
Katie is a native of Southern
Oregon; she was born in Medford, raised in Klamath Falls, and is a new addition
to Bend. Katie is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Oregon Institute of Technology.
She received a BS in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Human Resources,
a minor in Psychology, and her Dispute Resolution Certificate. Her career
includes several years in customer service and benefits within the
manufacturing industry. Katie and her husband Steven enjoy spending time
in the outdoors, especially when hiking with their two dogs. They are both
looking forward to fall and winter in Central Oregon and cannot wait to hit the
slopes at Mt. Bachelor when the snow falls.
Office Specialist, Admissions & Records
Melissa is native to Bend and graduated from Mountain View High School. Her college foundation was built on COCC, where she then transferred to the University of Oregon program that was offered at the OSU Cascades
building. She graduated with a B.S. in Social Science and is currently
finishing her Masters in Academic Advising through Kansas State. She couldn’t be happier to be working at COCC; because of her own experiences
at COCC, she feels like she is home!
When Melissa is not studying, she enjoys
spending time with her newlywed husband. They enjoy all of the great
outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, trap shooting, and horseback
riding. They don’t technically have children, but with the way they talk about their
two dogs, it might seem that they do.