2015 Top News Stories: Students rule readers’ choices on PCC profiles
Story list by Web Team. | 1 comment
Welcome to our top-list of most read stories. Each week during the past year, we have featured the story of a program, event, student, faculty or staff member at Portland Community College. Many of our stories were viewed thousands of times and generated lots of discussion. Sit back and enjoy our most popular web stories of 2015!
1) Scholarly Pursuits
Portland Community College students Tuong Hoang and Quynh Do can add “national scholars” to their academic résumés. Hoang was named one of 50 community college students from the United States and American Samoa who are 2015 New Century Scholars while Do was one of 50 selected from across the country as this year’s Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholars.
- Published April 27
- 3,777 views
- Read: Scholarly Pursuits »
2) In a League of Her Own
Fagan, who began at PCC taking Transitions Program classes, had been mulling Mount Holyoke College, Cornell and Yale as possible transfer destinations. However, it was Yale’s Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Program that won her over to further her interest in refugee camp designs and how they relate to common library infrastructures.
- Published August 18
- 3,741 views
- Read: In a League of Her Own »
3) Bigfoot at PCC? April Fools!
Is Bigfoot roaming the forest at the Sylvania Campus? “This is more significant than when we spotted the Loch Ness Monster in the Rock Creek koi pond,” said PCC Monster Spotters Student Club President Harley Anderson. “This time, it’s definitely not a swimming labradoodle. This is a real monster. It’s Bigfoot!”
- Published April 1
- 3,162 views
- Read: Bigfoot at PCC? »
4) Inclusion in Action
Portland Community College has the highest population of transgender and gender nonconforming students of any community college in Oregon and one of the highest of any higher education institution in the state.
- Published May 25
- 2,850 views
- Read: Inclusion in Action »
5) Soccer Returns to PCC
On a hot August day under the Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District’s soccer field pavilion, Walter Arevalo is the center of attention. Arevalo welcomes players to the artificial turf field next to Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus, handing each their blue-and-white jerseys, white shorts and multi-band long socks with impressive skill and swiftness.
- Published October 22
- 2,734 views
- Read: Soccer Returns to PCC »
6) Taking the Lead
At Portland Community College’s 53rd Commencement Ceremony, Myrick will address more than 1,000 fellow graduates and thousands more in friends, family and community members. He’ll discuss his story of being a trans man going from homelessness to honor student and student leader, and how he learned to ask for help.
- Published June 8
- 2,699 views
- Read: Taking the Lead »
7) PCC’s diamond discovery
PCC has announced its annual Diamond Alumni Awards for 2015. This honor is bestowed upon PCC graduates who have become successful in their chosen field or who are community leaders, making a difference in the lives of many.
- Published March 9
- 2,584 views
- Read: PCC’s diamond discovery »
8) Hasan Alhamwi happy to serve
Following the civil war that broke out in Syria, Hasan Alhamwi found himself in no man’s land. He was studying civil engineering in his northern Syrian hometown of Aleppo in 2012 when he abruptly left the country as rebel fighting and terrorist attacks encroached on his government-controlled city.
- Published on January 12
- 2,504 views
- Read: Hasan Alhamwi happy to serve »
9) Artist’s walks in the park
Park is a transplant to Portland from Seoul, South Korea. While her husband worked at Oregon Health & Science University as a visiting dentistry professor, Park sought to acclimate to her new home. Part of this process included enrolling at PCC in January 2014 for English language training so she could better communicate with the locals.
- Published March 2
- 2,281 views
- Read: Artist’s walks in the park »
10) Scholars of Space
Students Andrew Jozwiak of Beaverton and Abram Morphew of Southwest Portland are taking part in a Mars rover program this month at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. In addition, Tanner Hageman of Southeast Portland is headed to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas the last week of October to take part in a red planet-related robotics project.
- Published November 2
- 2,094 views
- Read: Scholars of Space »