Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program

The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) of the Central Oregon Community College Foundation brings renowned scholars, lecturers and experts to our region to provide broad-based programming on a diverse range of subjects. VSP's mission is to provide educational and relevant programming to COCC, its students and the community.

The program was established in 1985 by the late Robert W. Chandler, Sr. to honor his wife Nancy.

For more information about the program or its upcoming events, please contact Charlotte Gilbride, the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program Coordinator at or 541-383-7257.

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Out West with Buffalo Bill:

LGBT Stories of the American West Hinton Headshot

Gregory Hinton - Author, Historian, Lecturer

Tuesday, March 6, 6 p.m.
High Desert Museum 

Many gay men and women born in the rural west leave their hometowns behind in search of community, companionship and security. Gregory Hinton will showcase LGBT history and culture in the American West. He'll discuss his nationally acclaimed museum series, Out WestTM. The program was inspired by his longing to return home as his true self, and Hinton will explain how William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody led the way. 

Tickets $10 general public
$5 for High Desert Museum members
FREE student tickets available at CCC info desk 
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About Hinton
Gregory Hinton is the creator of Out WestTM, a national museum series illuminating the history and culture of LGBT communities in the American West. A writer and historian, Hinton also co-founded Out West in the Rockies, the first regional LGBT Western archive at the American Heritage Center in Laramie, Wyoming. 

This program compliments the exhibit Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo currently on display at the High Desert Museum. 

This program is co-organized by The High Desert Museum and The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program of the COCC Foundation. 

This program is sponsored by Brooks Resources Corporation, the Associated Students of COCC, the OSU-Cascades Student Fee Commitee, Cascade A & E, and Zolo Media. This project has been funded in part by the Oregon Heritage Commission and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. This project is supported by the Oregon Cultural Trust. 


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