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News Archive for July, 2012

PCC receives National Award for Financial Reporting PCC receives National Award for Financial Reporting 2
During the last board meeting, the Financial Services department was given the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the June 30, 2011 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. “This was the twentieth consecutive year that the college has received the coveted award.  To receive such an honor for 20 consecutive years is a testament to the support of the Board and upper management, and to the due diligence and excellence to which the […] Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012
ETAP Offers Trades 'Boot Camps' ETAP Offers Trades ‘Boot Camps’
“Our goal is to prepare people for a life in the trades.” Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012
Sylvania Campus leaders honored with accolades Sylvania Campus leaders honored with accolades 1
OREGON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION TAPS JEANNIE LAFRANCE – At its annual benefit this year, the Oregon Education Association, the state’s largest public school employee organization, honored Jeannie LaFrance with the Ed Elliot Human Rights Award, for making a sustained contribution to human and civil rights in Oregon. LaFrance is the coordinator and co-founder of Portland Community College’s Illumination Project, an innovative student leadership and education program designed to foster a climate of equality, compassion, justice, and respect for all people in the college’s academic community and the community-at-large. Using peer education and interactive social justice theater, the Illumination Project engages student educators/actors and audience members so that they join together to rehearse ways of solving problems – such as racism, immigration […] Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012
Portland Community College Board of Directors names new Chair and Vice Chair Portland Community College Board of Directors names new Chair and Vice Chair 2
On Thursday, July 19, the PCC Board of Directors named their Chair and Vice Chair for the upcoming board terms.  Denise Frisbee, the former vice chair, has been named as the Chair to the Board of Directors, and Deanna Palm has been named the new Vice Chair.  Their duties and term begin immediately. The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the budget and overall policy direction of the college. Denise Frisbee – Chair “I am looking forward to a busy year for PCC Board, continuing our efforts to ensure and expand access to training and affordable post secondary education for our students, while boosting our success rates so that our students can be ready to transfer to 4 year […] Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012
Be a Mentor and THRIVE toward success! Be a Mentor and THRIVE toward success!
The Portland Community College Rock Creek campus THRIVE program, (To Help Retain, Instruct & Visualize Excellence), is now enrolling first and second-year students as mentees and 2nd and 3rd year students as mentors in one of the College’s most personalized success programs.  The enrollment is happening now and closes on July 31, so be sure to click on the link below. Mentees benefit from time with selected partners who help newer students connect with campus resources, get free academic advising and leadership skill development. Mentors benefit by sharing their experience with others, by being mentored by committed Rock Creek volunteer faculty and staff members and learning advanced leadership training. THRIVE involves a one-year commitment and is open to all students. […] Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012
Mayor Sam Adams (center) and Portland Community College District President Preston Pulliams shook the hands of every new Future Connect student. Future Connect celebrates second round of scholars 1
The scholarships are an increase over the 150 awarded to the first-ever Future Connect class last summer Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012
Gateway to College National Conference comes to Portland with important PCC roots Gateway to College National Conference comes to Portland with important PCC roots 2
PCC innovation will be apparent this coming Monday (July 23), as the Gateway to College National Network Peer Learning Conference kicks off.  The Gateway to College program started as a pilot launched by PCC in the late 1990’s and is now a national program and model for more than 33 community colleges around the country. Funded through partnerships with school districts, the goal of Gateway to College is to help at risk youth find a path toward a better life.  Starting Monday, July 23rd, the Gateway to College Peer Learning Conference is being held here in Portland at the DoubleTree. Gateway to College serves almost 350 high school students annually at PCC and has been a successful program for at […] Friday, Jul 20, 2012
PCC soars past 50,000-hour community service goal PCC soars past 50,000-hour community service goal 4
College staff, faculty and students tallied a staggering 71,841 community service hours during the college's 50th anniversary Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012
Mayor Sam Adams, center, and Portland Community College District President Preston Pulliams shake the hand of new Future Connect student April Johnson at a ceremony last May. PCC Foundation awarded $300,000 for Future Connect
The program is a partnership with the City of Portland, six Multnomah County school districts, multiple community education providers and local philanthropic organizations Friday, Jul 13, 2012
Free Community Health Screening Fair at Willow Creek
The health fair provides second term Medical Assisting students with the opportunity to provide basic screening services to the community Friday, Jul 13, 2012


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