3 COCC students selected for 2022 All-Oregon Academic Team

Quinlan Crowe, Jasmine Yegge and Chyna Kennedy. Photo courtesy: Central Oregon Community College
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Three students from Central Oregon Community College (COCC) have been selected to represent the college on the Oregon Community College Association’s (OCCA) 2022 All-Oregon Academic Team. 

Chyna Kennedy, Jasmine Yegge, and Quinlan Crowe were nominated by faculty members after maintaining a minimum 3.5 GPA and completing at least 54 credits, as well as undergoing a review process from the college’s committee for academic excellence. 

Their honors were presented by COCC President Dr. Laurie Chesley at the OCCA’s annual conference in Sunriver last week. 

Chyna Kennedy, a 30-year-old communication and journalism student from Eagle Point, earned a 3.87 GPA and is on the dean’s list.

She plans to transfer to Oregon State University’s E-campus for a bachelor’s degree, and she is interested in studying human rights and justice system issues. 

22-year-old Jasmine Yegge of Bend, also a dean’s list student, is in the early childhood education program and has earned a 3.96 GPA. 

She recently participated in a practicum with the High Desert Education Service District, and before that, served as a teacher’s assistant in high school. 

Quinlan Crowe, 19, is working on her Associate of Applied Science in massage therapy. 

The Sisters resident aims for a career to “connect with people and help them feel better both physically and emotionally.” 

She has earned both a Merit Scholarship and landed the dean’s list with a 3.89 GPA. 

The All-Oregon Academic Team is part of the All-State Community College Academic Team program that launched in 1994 in the states of Mississippi and Missouri.

Today, 38 states host All-State Academic Team programs each year, focusing on two-year colleges and recognizing exceptional students.

The OCCA sponsors the annual event, in partnership with the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, which awards some $37 million in scholarships nationally to community college students. 

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