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Dan Gilsdorf has a license to ink Dan Gilsdorf has a license to ink 6
Dan Gilsdorf opened his tattoo studio in North Portland 17 years ago at a time when there were only nine other shops in town. Fast-forward nearly two decades and the number of parlors now hovers closer to 150 Monday, Apr 13, 2015
Rudy Martinez uses PCC to 'trade up' in careers Rudy Martinez uses PCC to ‘trade up’ in careers 12
Rudy Martinez is re-careering thanks to PCC’s Trades & Apprenticeship Department Monday, Apr 6, 2015
Today Fitzgerald is chair of the Multimedia Program at the Cascade Campus in North Portland, the place where she earned her associate’s degree and the department she’s helped build into an award-winning program. Elizabeth Fitzgerald is PCC’s Multimedia maven 15
Elizabeth Fitzgerald's winding path to head of the Multimedia Program Thursday, Apr 2, 2015
Proof! A Monster Spotters Student Club photograph of one of the many strange tracks they found among invasive ivy in Lesser Park. Tracks lead to a trap students made that is baited with M&Ms. They report no beast has been captured yet, though. April Fools Day Review: Student club reports strange, dancing beast in Sylvania forest 24
Sasquatch spotted at Sylvania Campus, college on high alert Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015
PCC hopes investment in Day at the Capitol returns dividends PCC hopes investment in Day at the Capitol returns dividends
Staff, students and friends told their legislators PCC pays big educational dividends Monday, Mar 23, 2015
Chris Chairsell (right), vice president of academic & student affairs, shares a light moment with Kate Chester, PCC's Public Relations manager, as they discuss the college's accreditation report. Q&A with Chris Chairsell: PCC prepares for evaluation team visit 1
VP Chris Chairsell gives an update on the college’s accreditation review Monday, Mar 16, 2015
College unveils its five Diamond Alumni for 2015 College unveils its five Diamond Alumni for 2015 7
PCC announces the five Diamond Alumni to be honored for their success and service to the community Monday, Mar 9, 2015
Renowned Korean artist uses PCC to improve English skills Renowned Korean artist uses PCC to improve English skills 2
Student Soyoung Park is exhibiting art created from her long walks Monday, Mar 2, 2015
The Creative Writing Club, which has more than 50 members, is one facet of the program that’s benefited from the expansion. Started in 2012, the club hosts combined student/faculty readings and produces the literary journal “Center Street,” which features poems, short prose pieces, photos and art of the Southeast Campus community. Faculty, students forge creative union at Southeast Campus 4
The Southeast Campus Writing Program is spreading the word Monday, Feb 23, 2015
Arun Gandhi is the fifth grandson of India’s legendary leader and he took time on a busy book tour to stop by PCC on Jan. 22. His presentation, 'Teaching Peace in Turbulent Times,' attracted more than 200 staff, faculty and students. Gandhi Principles: Grandson imparts lessons from a legendary leader 4
A grandchild of Mahatma Gandhi discusses his philosophy of peace at Cascade Campus event Monday, Feb 16, 2015