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Dustin Hunt

Dustin Hunt

Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life

Dustin joined the COCC Housing and Residence Life Department in August of 2021. Before joining the COCC team Dustin worked as a Resident Director at Boise State University. Dustin earned Associates degrees in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Northwest College in Powell, WY, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, and a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY. A native of Montana, Dustin enjoys being in the mountains, watching football, traveling around the Northwest, and sitting down with a good book.

The Assistant Director is responsible for much of the operational management of on-campus housing.

Contact Dustin: dhunt2@cocc.edu, 541-383-7588

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Nicole Sharp

Nicole Sharp

Residence Life Coordinator

Nicole joined the housing team in the fall of 2021 as a Community Assistant before becoming Residence Life Coordinator in the Fall of 2022. She graduated from COCC in June of 2022 with her Associates of Transfer- Business degree, and is currently working on her Bachelors in Business Administration. Nicole has been a leader in many different capacities throughout her life, the most important to her being the oldest of 3 kids. She leads the Community Assistants with a youthful, joyful, and compassionate energy, always giving residents a smile and a listening ear. Nicole is always up for an adventure and loves exploring Central Oregon.

The Residence Life Coordinator is responsible for the supervision of the student staff, day-to-day interactions with students, and development of community programming.

Contact Nicole: nsharp2@cocc.edu, 541-383-7593


Kate Donahue

Kate Donahue

Administrative Assistant

Kate joined the Housing and Residence Life Team in January 2017. She brings many years of experience of working with students at her previous position at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Kate brings welcoming energy, creative problem-solving, kindness and a sincere appreciation of students living and learning in a college environment. On weekends, you can find Kate caring for her animals and digging in the dirt at her hobby farm, Midnight Sky Farm of Tumalo, outside of Bend.

The administrative assistant provides clerical support to the Housing and Residence Life Office as well as the residents living in Wickiup Hall.

Contact Kate: kdonahue@cocc.edu, 541-383-7545


Community Assistants

Each community of students has a Community Assistant (CA) who is selected and trained to assist with student concerns, be they personal, social, or academic, as well as general college and community needs. CAs work to develop programming that builds relationships between the students and promotes a sense of community throughout the residence hall. The CA team is "on duty" during the evening and weekend hours. Additionally, CAs are trained to handle emergency situations, enforce college and residence hall policies and regulations, as well as carry out general administrative tasks.


Connor Bendele

Connor will be returning to COCC this fall. He has been working and traveling around the country this summer and is excited to be back in Wickiup Hall to meet all the new people and create a tight-knit community! Connor is continuing his journey of studying pre-med and looks forward to another great year with even more amazing people.


Sophia Wilken

This is Sophia's final year at COCC, as she finishes up her Associate degree within the massage therapy program! She has always been an Oregon resident, and loves this state's natural beauty. Coming into the new school year, she is ready to meet some new faces and take fun electives that there's finally time for. Outside of school, she loves art, movies, and being outdoors. Don't hesitate to reach out to Sophia if you ever need anything, or just want to talk.


Steven Sheehy

This is Steven’s second year at COCC, where he is majoring in Psychology. He hopes to become a therapist down the line and help others with their journey in life. Steven is a lifelong martial artist, with a background in many martial arts from Kung Fu to Brazilian jiu-jitsu and boxing. He values personal growth, perseverance, and kindness to those around him. He is looking forward to being a supportive member of the Wickiup community and to be a positive influence for those in the community!


Reagan Schleich

Reagan is a 2nd year student at COCC, majoring in Baking and Pastry Arts and getting a certificate in Culinary Arts. She lives on a small farm raising cattle with her family. She likes cooking, whitewater kayaking, fishing, hiking, and sports. Being a new Community Assistant she is excited to help her community and do whatever it takes to make sure you have an amazing and successful year at COCC. Please don’t feel afraid to reach out to her if you are having any issues, she is here to help you resolve them.


Anna Espinoza

Anna is a second year Baking and Culinary student here at COCC. Before coming to Bend, she spent two years living in Pocatello, ID studying business. You will most likely find her walking around with friends, at the cafe drinking her coffee before classes, or doing some nature photography . Her goal this year is to not only succeed in her classes, but to help anyone else reach their 2022-2023 goals.


Sayre Schafer

This is Sayre's first year here at COCC, studying Fire Science. She hails from Oklahoma and is so ready to live in an "O" state with prettier trees and actual views. Shes looking forward to meeting the community and can’t wait to explore the area. Sayre brings lightheartedness and laughter into any community shes in and will strike up a conversation with anyone. Shes always looking for good food reccomendations, as well as book reccomendations! Woot Woot!


Ryan Rhodes

This is Ryan's second year here at COCC as well as a returning CA for Wickiup Hall. He is an EMT working towards his Paramedicine and Fire Science degrees. Ryan works with Crooked River Ranch Fire and Rescue. If he's not at the station or at school, then he's probably outisde. He loves hiking and being in the water, and especially board games.


Zac Blum

This is Zac's second year at COCC, and is finishing up the helicopter aviation program. Zac loves the outdoors, such as skiing, rock climbing, and surfing. He is very ready to get to know all of you and cant wait for a great school year!


Owen Powell

Owen is a second-year student at COCC studying in the UAS program. He grew up in a rural agricultural community in central Nebraska where he graduated from Cross County High School. Living in the great outdoors and mountains motivated him to go across the nation to Bend and attend COCC. Seeing drones as the future of precision agriculture is his calling to the UAS program and a future career. Owen hopes to bring a small-town community feel to Wikiup Hall.


Kaeleigh Caswell

Kaeleigh is a second year student at COCC. She is majoring in psychology, with hopes to become a social worker in the future. She grew up in Medford, Oregon, then went to high school in Yreka, California. Kaeleigh loves to sing, play guitar and be in nature. You can likely catch her with a book in one hand and a coffee in the other. Kaeleigh is looking forward to being a part of the Wikiup Hall community again and connecting with every one of you