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News Archive for August, 2012

Largest solar array in state shines at PCC Largest solar array in state shines at PCC 9
The college recently introduced the 35,000-square-foot solar array, based at the Rock Creek Campus, to the public Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012
Garden of Peace photo from Trina Hsing (August 2012) Southeast Center invites Buddhist monks to help dedicate and bless new “Garden of Peace”
On Tuesday, September 18, ASPCC and other planning committee members, are hosting a dedication ceremony for Southeast Center’s new “Garden of Peace” at 1:30 pm, following the campus in-service event. Following remarks from Dr. Jessica Howard, the new president for the Southeast/Extended Learning Campus, Becky Springer, Student Leadership Coordinator, and a group of Buddhist monks from the Ngoc Son (Jade Mountain) Buddhist Temple will lead a blessing ceremony for the new garden. Students, faculty and staff from Southeast/Extended Learning Campus are invited to take part in the dedication and blessing ceremony, as well as members of the surrounding community. The garden […] Monday, Aug 27, 2012
Experts from PCC’s Small Business Development Center at CLIMB weigh in on Going Global Experts from PCC’s Small Business Development Center at CLIMB weigh in on Going Global
Are you a small business owner?  Are you attending classes at PCC?  This story may be for you. Many Oregon small businesses are interested in jumping on the global bandwagon, and for good reason.  More than 95% of the world’s marketplace is located outside of the U.S., and considering international expansion provides a terrific opportunity for businesses to grow – why not jump in?  But before you do, the experts at the Small Business Development Center are offering up their top 10 concerns to consider so that success is achievable.   Additionally, the Small Business Development Center is offering international trade […] Thursday, Aug 23, 2012
Press Conference Highlights Neighborhood Crime-Fighting Efforts around PCC Cascade Campus Pay Off Press Conference Highlights Neighborhood Crime-Fighting Efforts around PCC Cascade Campus Pay Off 2
For years, the area around the Cascade Campus – particularly in the vicinity of the intersection of North Albina Avenue and Killingsworth Street – has had a reputation as a rough neighborhood. A new report released by the Portland Police Bureau, however, shows that this reputation may soon be a thing of the past. “The North Albina and Killingsworth Collaboration”— officially released at an Aug. 16 press conference in the Cascade Gym — details the extraordinary progress made by the neighborhood in recent years to reduce street crime and other undesirable activity. The report largely attributes this progress to the […] Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012
PCC’s Rodriguez selected as delegate to Democratic National Convention PCC’s Rodriguez selected as delegate to Democratic National Convention 13
He will join 80 other Oregonians, who are making the trip to North Carolina to represent the state’s Democratic Party Monday, Aug 20, 2012
Three PCC students step up for leadership on the Oregon Campus Compact Advisory Board Three PCC students step up for leadership on the Oregon Campus Compact Advisory Board
Oregon Campus Compact (ORCC) recently announced its 2012-2013 Student Advisory Board.  Through competitive nominations, 21 students representing 14 campuses have been selected and the ORCC is proud to welcome Sean Colebrook, Aaron McKee and Turi Trotter from PCC on this year’s board. The three PCC students were chosen for their outstanding leadership and commitment to service on campus. They will serve the board by informing and sharing the statewide narrative of service and coordinating projects across Oregon to inspire and support increased civic engagement on campuses. “This year’s board has an extremely high level of passion, enthusiasm and creativity. It’s […] Monday, Aug 20, 2012
The finished pieces for the Unity Art Project were celebrated by PCC leaders and past college presidents last May. Unity Art Project a labor of love for former PCC student 2
The Unity Art Project came about as a cooperative effort involving faculty and staff members from across the district Thursday, Aug 16, 2012
CLIMB Center for Advancement will be Closed August 20 through 25 CLIMB Center for Advancement will be Closed August 20 through 25 5
Please note that the CLIMB Center for Advancement will be temporarily closed due to classroom upgrades and construction happening this August 20 through 25.  Classes will resume on August 27. CLIMB was awarded PEAK (President Entrepreneurial Advisory Council) funding to upgrade classrooms for better efficiency and multi-use.  The Advisory Council looks at ideas submitted from faculty and staff for saving money, increasing student enrollment and improving efficiency.  With the remodeling of the classrooms, more classes can now be offered at CLIMB. Many of the classrooms will have their carpeting removed, solid surfaces laid, and sinks installed.  Through this effort, the […] Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012
Sylvania’s Teri Mills tapped for regional ‘Faculty Member Award’ by the Association of Community Colleges Trustees Sylvania’s Teri Mills tapped for regional ‘Faculty Member Award’ by the Association of Community Colleges Trustees 3
Teri Mills, a nursing educator at the Sylvania Campus of Portland Community College since 1979, has won the coveted regional “2012 Faculty Member Award” from the Association of Community College Trustees (www.acct.org), a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. The Faculty Member Award is one of a handful of honors of excellence as part of the ACCT awards program. The program is designed to recognize and honor outstanding community college trustees, equity programs, presidents, faculty members, and professional […] Monday, Aug 13, 2012
PCC’s Portland Metropolitan Workforce Training Center (PMWTC) hosts a Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative Press Conference  PCC’s Portland Metropolitan Workforce Training Center (PMWTC) hosts a Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative Press Conference
The Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative (NPI), a public-private partnership designed to develop the economic potential of East Portland, received its first corporate sponsorship on Tuesday, August 7. PCC hosted the event at PMWTC as JPMorgan Chase awarded The Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO) a Foundation Award of $50,000 in support of the Initiative. Brian Stewart, vice president and community relations officer for JPMorgan Chase, presented a symbolic check to City Commissioner Amanda Fritz at a press conference and celebration held inside the  PMWTC auditorium. The event included representatives from each of the six NPI districts, local JP Morgan Chase officials and […] Friday, Aug 10, 2012