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Air Show donates $20,000 to Rock Creek programs, Multicultural Center gets $7,000

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Sometimes money does fall from the sky.

Pictured from Rock Creek with the ceremonial check from the Air Show are Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor Marshall Pryor, and Aviation Science Technology instructor Larry Altree.

Left to right, Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor Marshall Pryor and Aviation Science Technology instructor Larry Altree with the ceremonial check from the air show.

The PCC Foundation, on behalf of the college’s Aviation Science and Aviation Maintenance Technology programs, accepted a $20,000 donation in support of student scholarships from the Oregon International Air Show. Both programs are based at the Rock Creek Campus.

The funds were actually awarded in August but the ceremonial check arrived at Rock Creek Campus this month. The gift supports scholarships for five currently enrolled aviation students. Since 1988, the Oregon International Air Show has donated more than $1.6 million to local charities. This is the first year it has recognized the Rock Creek programs.

Rock Creek’s Multicultural Center Awarded $7,000

And there’s more good news from Rock Creek.

The PCC Foundation has accepted a check for $7,000 from the IME Becas Scholarship Program for the Rock Creek Multicultural Center.

Left to right, Narce Rodriguez, Rock Creek's dean of Student Development and Liliana Luna Olalde, Multicultural Center coordinator with Mexico Consul General Francisco Maass Pena, and PCC Foundation Executive Director Ann Prater.

Left to right, Narce Rodriguez, Rock Creek’s dean of Student Development, and Liliana Luna Olalde, Multicultural Center coordinator, with Mexico Consul General Francisco Maass Pena and PCC Foundation Executive Director Ann Prater.

The check, presented by Mexican Consul General of Oregon Francisco Maass Pena, recognizes the fund-raising success of the Rock Creek Multicultural Center on behalf of students protected by the DREAM Act. The Rock Creek Multicultural Center raised more than $25,000 last May during its first DREAMERs Scholarship Gala.

The Dream Act created a multi-phased process for undocumented immigrants in the U.S. that would first grant conditional residency and upon meeting further qualifications, permanent residency.

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