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Learn more about PCC, our students, faculty, and staff through stories and profiles.

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
Last fall, Seth Hansen chatted with students in the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program about the Robinson helicopters his company maintains. About 60 percent of his employees are PCC alumni. Seth Hansen is soaring in role with Hillsboro Aero Academy 6
Alum Seth Hansen said PCC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology Program is critical to the needs of the aviation industry Monday, Feb 9, 2015
Local film on Somali girls highlights 25th Cascade Festival of African Films Local film on Somali girls highlights 25th Cascade Festival of African Films 3
The 25th anniversary of Cascade Festival of African Films to showcase 34 films, including the local ‘Lessons of Basketball and War’ Monday, Feb 2, 2015
Crowd jams gymnasium for 16th powwow Crowd jams gymnasium for 16th powwow 1
The teen years haven’t taken anything away from the powwow, which featured drum groups and dancers from across the region. Monday, Jan 26, 2015
Left to right, in front of the Administration Building is Southeast Campus President Jessica Howard, Director of the PCC Small Business Development Center and International Trade Center Tammy Marquez-Oldham, CLIMB Center Program Manager Kristen Mozian, SBDC Advisor Andrew Adeboi and Client Services Liaison Roger Huges. Not Pictured: Business Advisor Jarvez Hall. Championing small business in Southeast Portland 1
PCC has opened a new SBDC at the college’s Southeast Campus, its third SBDC office in the metro area Monday, Jan 19, 2015
A love of learning and volunteer work has led to Alhamwi being selected as one of 10 students in the inaugural Student Ambassador Program. Hasan Alhamwi is thrilled to be a PCC student ambassador 17
Syrian Hasan Alhamwi happily serves as a student ambassador Monday, Jan 12, 2015
Doug Mecham, a 26-year-old PCC student, is all about tuning in and talking turkey. Scholarship winner eyes career in broadcast journalism 1
How receiving a scholarship helped PCC student Doug Mecham tune into his dreams Monday, Jan 5, 2015
College stories that rocked our world in 2014
Each week during the past year, we have featured the story of a program, event, student, faculty or staff member at Portland Community College Monday, Dec 29, 2014
PCC unveils its top videos of 2014
Back by popular demand: our top-list of most watched and discussed videos! Below are some of the highlighted video productions from the calendar year 2014. The videos include events that have happened at the college as well as program and student profiles. Beyond these, the PCC YouTube channel contains a wide array of instructional videos. To find out more, go to youtube.com/pccvideos Magnesis – Evertt Beidler Published on Jan 27, 2014: Evertt Beidler’s art work is a combination of kinetic sculpture, live action performance and film. Visit everttbeidler.com for more information. PCC Student Makes His Own Hand Published on Jul 28, 2014: Kelso, Washington’s Jordan Nickerson is not only a computer science major at Portland Community College, but is using […] Monday, Dec 22, 2014
Pat Kraft's hard work rewarded with state honor Pat Kraft’s hard work rewarded with state honor 13
Machine Manufacturing Technology instructor Pat Kraft wins award for working with students and partners Monday, Dec 15, 2014