PCC / News / December 13, 2006

PCC loses ESOL instructor Behroozian

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Shervin Behroozian, an ESOL instructor at the Sylvania Campus, has passed away. Behroozian taught in the former ESL Department from 1988 through 1993. She then returned in the fall of 2003. At PCC, she was known as an outstanding instructor in the area of beginning ESL (now ESOL) literacy and for her deep concern for the welfare of her students.

In addition to teaching at PCC, she was a full-time ESL and reading specialist for Beaverton Public Schools for more than 20 years. She also periodically taught Persian and introductory linguistics classes at PSU.

African film festival receives $5,000

The PCC Grants Office is pleased to announce the award of $5,000 from the Oregon Council of the Humanities (OCH) for the 17th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films.

This one-year grant will support the 2007 Cascade Festival of African Films. One of the focuses at this year’s festival will be the 50th anniversary of Ghana’s independence. This grant from OCH will provide funds to bring Ghana’s foremost film director, Kwah Ansah, to help open the festival. Ansah will present two of his recent films, answer questions and share insights on contemporary filmmaking in African and the legacy of independence.

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James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »