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News Archive for 2006

Service learning gets shot in the arm with $15,000 grant
The Grants Office at PCC has announced the award of $15,000 from the American Association of Community Colleges to the colleges service-learning program. Tuesday, Dec 12, 2006
Brandon’s Story: The ultimate rebound
At the age of 18, Brandon Hoggans was sent to prison. At the age of 27, he is making sure he never goes back. Hoggans, who went to Roosevelt High School, spent more than seven years incarcerated for robbery after his conviction nine years ago. He admits he hung with the wrong crowd. However, the experience of being locked up woke him up and made him vow that he wouldn’t turn into a career offender like his cell mates. Since being released, he has been good on his word. You’ll find Brandon now either studying to be a nutritionist at the Cascade Campus or grabbing rebounds for the PCC men’s basketball team. Once he gets his transfer degree, he plans […] Monday, Dec 11, 2006
Ophthalmic Medical Technology with a French twist
Rachid Alilat was born in France. He graduated from high school in Morocco. He has been all over the world and has traveled all over the United States. Soon, he’ll graduate from Portland Community College. Alilat is a second-year student in the Ophthalmic Medical Technology program at the Cascade Campus. He first came to the United States five years ago. After finding employment in the hotel industry, he decided to find a career by starting on his associate’s degree at PCC. “PCC was my first experience with education in the U.S.,” Alilat said. “It was a perfect choice, really affordable and I like the proximity of the campus. It’s closer to my home and I can drive down to Albina […] Monday, Dec 11, 2006
MOTT program recruiting for Winter Term
Designed to help students in developmental reading, writing, and/or math and plan to complete a Professional Technical program at PCC. Monday, Dec 11, 2006
Sylvania evening and Saturday childcare available
Students enrolled at any PCC campus can enroll for childcare services at Sylvania. Friday, Dec 8, 2006
Thursdays 'missing' from Community Ed Schedule
Important notice about the winter Community Education schedule. Wednesday, Dec 6, 2006
PEOPLE AND PLACES: Hall selected as new Perkins learning skills specialist
Allen Hall has been hired as the new Perkins Learning Skills Specialist, in the division of Student Development and Services. Wednesday, Dec 6, 2006
Governor's budget translates to approximately $14 million next biennium for PCC
PORTLAND, Ore. - On Monday, Gov. Ted Kulongoski revealed his recommended budget for the 2007-09 biennium. The Governor's budget is usually the starting point for negotiations during the legislative session. Wednesday, Dec 6, 2006
PCC's Volunteer Literacy Tutoring program gains national spotlight
The valuable work by the Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program at Portland Community College has earned it an opportunity to collaborate on a national Promising Practices Guidebook to be distributed nationwide. Wednesday, Dec 6, 2006
Rinck is a ‘Leader with Promise’
Ann Rinck, a student at the Sylvania Campus, has been selected as a 2006 Leader of Promise by the national organization of Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year honors society. Only thirty students across the country are named Leaders of Promise annually and each receives a $1,000 scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to facilitate completion of associate degree studies and to encourage new Phi Theta Kappa members to serve in leadership positions in their chapter, college and community. "I was very surprised," said Rinck, who is the co-president of the Sylvania chapter. "So many people apply and I’m very excited I was chosen. This is an extremely big help because it will go towards schooling like tuition or […] Monday, Dec 4, 2006