Markie Egger

Markie EggerThere is math all around us. That's a view that Markie Egger, an engineering student, readily identifies with. "I greatly enjoy how this area of study uses math to analyze everyday experiences," she says. "I have always been interested in the sciences and I feel like engineering is a good combination of some sciences and math."

A former high school valedictorian and member of the National Honor Society, the La Pine resident has made the dean's list every term at the College. She was selected to represent COCC on the 2020 All-Oregon Academic Team.

After graduating with an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, Egger will continue her studies with the energy systems engineering program at Oregon State University-Cascades and is using internships as a way to identify the kind of industry she wants to work in. She says it's an educational path that comes with constant discovery. "I was drawn to this area of study because I knew that I would be learning something new every day."

Appreciative of the doors opened and connections made at the College, Egger knows she has established some lasting relationships. "COCC has helped me in a broader sense by helping me build a network with my area of study," she says. "I know that I could come back any time to chat with my professors, which means a great deal to me."