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Q&A: Karin Edwards takes helm of Cascade ship Q&A: Karin Edwards takes helm of Cascade ship 13
The Cascade Campus of Portland Community College has a new president. Karin Edwards took up her new post in July. Edwards comes to Cascade from Three Rivers Community College in Connecticut, where she served as chief student affairs officer. Recently, Edwards sat down for a Q&A session to reveal who she is and what she has planned for PCC’s North Portland campus. What is it about the campus and PCC that inspired you to apply for your new job? Edwards: I was inspired to apply for the position of Cascade Campus president because Portland Community College is the largest institution of […] Monday, Aug 18, 2014
Student building a better prosthetic hand at PCC’s MakerSpace Student building a better prosthetic hand at PCC’s MakerSpace 9
Jordan Nickerson goes all in to develop a better prosthetic hand at PCC’s MakerSpace Monday, Aug 11, 2014
PCC’s SBDC staff, left to right, front row: Tammy Marquez-Oldham (director), LaQuita Martin (client services coordinator) and Sean Harry (business advisor); back row: Yevette Johnson (program specialist), Kristen Mozian (client services manager and, Bob Hanks (executive director of CLIMB). PCC’s SBDC wins Small Business Week awards 1
The college’s Small Business Development Center is recognized for excellence at the state and regional levels Monday, Jul 28, 2014
Sara Seely honored for her dedication to Rock Creek community Sara Seely honored for her dedication to Rock Creek community 10
The Rock Creek librarian wins the annual Bill Christopher Award Monday, Jul 21, 2014
Bridges student Erica Lee Barrios shows off her research poster at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Bridges Program aims to increase diversity in biomedical research field 3
PCC is one of about 50 institutions nationwide to offer a Bridges to Baccalaureate Program Monday, Jul 14, 2014
Early College High School: A second chance at college Early College High School: A second chance at college
A group of Beaverton high school students get a head start on college at PCC Monday, Jul 7, 2014
Sylvania’s literary magazine crowned with national honor Sylvania’s literary magazine crowned with national honor 2
The student publication wins a Gold Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Monday, Jun 30, 2014
PCC donates 85 computers and more to Vernonia PCC donates 85 computers and more to Vernonia 1
The college’s Rock Creek Campus gives the Vernonia School District 85 computers and 47 LCD flat screens for student learning Monday, Jun 23, 2014
Instagrads: 2014 graduates rock the Glass Palace Instagrads: 2014 graduates rock the Glass Palace 4
Portland Community College’s 52nd Commencement Ceremony attracted thousands of people to Memorial Coliseum on Friday, June 1 Monday, Jun 16, 2014
Next fall, Herrera’s journey continues at WSU-Vancouver where she will major in psychology and minor in neuroscience, and hopes to eventually earn doctorates in those same fields. Herrera finds own path to student speaker role 22
Once unsure if college was her thing, Yesenia Herrera has the made the most of her education at PCC Thursday, Jun 5, 2014