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Rob PCC Government Relations News

The purpose of this blog is to provide information about Portland Community College's government relations efforts. Rob Wagner, Government Relations Director for PCC, joined the college in April 2012.

PCC to celebrate second annual Founders’ Week, May 13-18 PCC to celebrate second annual Founders’ Week, May 13-18
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Portland Community College will salute its history and foundation with the second annual “Founders’ Week” next monthhttp://news.pcc.edu/2013/04/pcc-to-celebrate-second-annual-founders-week-may-13-18/
During winter term, student legislative interns visited with State Treasurer Ted Wheeler (middle). Interns include, left to right, Nicole Cathcart, Grace Morlock, Bill Buck, Lexi Bass, Michael Mikeworth, and Patrick Stupfel. Not pictured: Audric Perger. Students are taking advantage of State Legislature internships
Thursday, April 4, 2013
This legislative session the college has seven student interns working for state government officialshttp://news.pcc.edu/2013/04/legislature-internships/
PCC Nursing instructor Teri Mills jets between Salem and Washington, DC, to meet legislators PCC Nursing instructor Teri Mills jets between Salem and Washington, DC, to meet legislators
Monday, March 25, 2013
“Rolling stones gather no moss”: A saying that could easily be applied to PCC’s Teri Mills, a longtime nursing instructor who recently accompanied a handful of nursing students to Salem, to meet with state legislators and discuss a variety of health care legislation in the mix. Read all about their visit at: opportunity.pcc.edu/future-nurses-visit-salem-for-nurses-lobby-day/   Next, Mills jettisoned to Washington, DC, to lobby on behalf of a bill — HR 485, National Nurse Act of 2013 — currently before Congress, which proposes the establishment of a full-time National Nurse for Public Health. The new position would collaborate with the Office of the Surgeon General to identify and prioritize national health priorities. For more details on the National Nurse Act and Mills’ advocacy, […]http://news.pcc.edu/2013/03/pcc-nursing-instructor-teri-mills-jets-between-salem-and-washington-dc-to-meet-legislators/
Family, friends and the community gathered at the state Capitol Building in Salem on March 4 to recognize Harold Williams Appreciation Day in the Legislature. Legislature gives late PCC board member, Harold Williams, his day
Monday, March 18, 2013
Harold Williams Appreciation Day at the state Capitol celebrated the life and work of the longtime PCC board member and community leaderhttp://news.pcc.edu/2013/03/legislature-honors-harold-williams/
Rudy Crew, Oregon’s first Chief Education Officer, said he is looking for these kinds of models and wants PCC representatives to present at the next Oregon Education Investment Board meeting. In addition, he wants to tell the Oregon Legislature that this model exists already and all they have to do is fund it and scale it. Oregon education leader says future is bright for Future Connect
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Rudy Crew, the new head of Oregon’s education system, recently sat down with PCC leaders and students to talk about the program's future with the statehttp://news.pcc.edu/2013/02/rudy-crew-visit/
The Northwest Dragon and Lion Dance Association, PCC Public Safety Officer takes part in President’s inauguration parade
Friday, February 8, 2013
Cascade Campus Public Safety Officer Wally Chow was part of a group that traveled to Washington D.C. for President Barack Obama’s inaugurationhttp://news.pcc.edu/2013/02/chow-inauguration/
State Treasurer uses PCC to launch important legislation State Treasurer uses PCC to launch important legislation
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Ted Wheeler’s Opportunity Initiative would bolster higher education access and affordabilityhttp://news.pcc.edu/2013/01/ted-wheeler-photos/
State Treasurer to unveil new funding proposal for college students
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The initiative is a proposal could provide thousands of additional students with Oregon Opportunity Grants in an effort to create a stable way to make higher education more accessible and affordablehttp://news.pcc.edu/2013/01/state-treasurer-to-unveil-new-funding-proposal-for-college-students/
Wim Wievel (left) talks with Michael Dembrow and Preston Pulliams. PCC, PSU join forces for reverse transfer agreement
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Funded by a national grant, the two institutions will recognize students’ past achievements with associate’s degrees after they’ve transferred to the universityhttp://news.pcc.edu/2012/12/reverse-transfer-agreement/
Gov. John Kitzhaber (seated) is seen here with PCC President Preston Pulliams (right) signing several education bills at the Rock Creek Campus in 2011. Governor’s budget to have big impact on PCC
Friday, November 30, 2012
The proposed $428 million funding level is better than the last biennium budget, but would still restrict student access and affect their successhttp://news.pcc.edu/2012/11/governors-budget-to-have-big-impact-on-pcc/