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PCC seeing rise in older students returning to college
Oregon has the second highest unemployment in the nation (12.1 percent) and much of the latest surge has been attributed to a rise in older adults un-retiring or being laid off. According to Portland Community College’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness, the number of full-time equivalent students 50 or older taking career and professional technical courses at PCC has increased by 18.9 percent since 2005-06. Even without the effects of the economic recession, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that, by 2016, workers between the ages of 55 to 64 will increase by 36.5 percent and those 65 and older […] Monday, May 11, 2009
Global Speaker Series features former director of the Peace Corps
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 13 – for an early morning coffee at 7:15 a.m., followed by a lecture, “Post-Conflict Reconstruction – Challenges Facing Business, NGOs and the Obama Administration,” in the Performing Arts Center at Sylvania. Mark Schneider, senior vice president and special advisor on Latin America for International Crisis Group, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, and former director of the United States Peace Corps, will headline the event. There will be an opening welcome by Preston Pulliams and Mercy Corps’ Jeremy Barnicle beginning at 7:30 a.m. Among the topics Schneider will address include post-conflict reconstruction; opportunities in […] Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009
Sylvania hosts week-long celebration of planet Earth
Sylvania Campus Earth Week Saturday, April 18 Get in there and make a difference with the PCC Habitat Team Meet at Sylvania Campus in Parking Lot 10 at 9 a.m. or just after that in Sylvania Natural Area Park. Habitat Team leaders will meet you at the Parking Lot and bring you to our work areas in SNAP! The team will target English ivy, Himalayan blackberry, English holly, and assorted other non-native plants. Be sure to: Wear long sleeves and pants, closed shoes/boots, that can get dirty! Dress for mud, rain, and prickly plants! Be prepared to work outside for […] Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009
PCC scores with customized classes for Winter Hawks
The Portland Winter Hawks aren’t just thinking about developing hockey players, but about getting their players the best education possible and preparing them for careers after hockey. Twelve members of the Western Hockey League junior team, which consists of mostly Canadian players, are taking advantage of a new partnership between Portland Community College and the club. PCC is providing non-credit life-skills and core credit classes to help get them a degree or enable them to explore what they want to do when their hockey careers end. Travis Ehrhardt, the team’s captain from Calgary, Alberta, leads by example as he takes […] Monday, Mar 23, 2009
PCC scores with customized classes for Winter Hawks
The Portland Winter Hawks aren’t just thinking about developing hockey players, but about getting their players the best education possible and prepare them for careers after hockey. Twelve members of the Western Hockey League junior team, which consists of mostly Canadian players, are taking advantage of a new partnership between Portland Community College and the club. PCC is providing non-credit life-skills and core credit classes to help get them a degree or enable them to explore what they want to do when their hockey careers end. Travis Ehrhardt, the team’s captain from Calgary, Alberta, leads by example as he takes […] Friday, Mar 13, 2009
PCC in the NEWS: Enrollment takes spotlight in February
A look at news stories about PCC from around the local area and the nation in February. In total, PCC events and people appeared 49 times in the local community or national online media, newspapers or TV/radio. Jan. 29, The Portland Skanner showcased Cornel West’s speaking engagement and ran a photo of him chatting with Preston Pulliams (PCC President) and Sylvia Welch (Director of PCC Affirmative Action). Feb. 1, Tom Lowles is quoted in an Oregonian article about small business. Feb. 2, The Oregonian spotlighted Cornel West’s visit to Portland. Feb. 4, The Portland Observer featured the Cascade Festival of […] Tuesday, Mar 3, 2009
Renowned ‘Namibia’ director coming to PCC
The 19th annual Cascade Festival of African Films, held in honor of Black History Month at Portland Community College Cascade Campus, will run from Feb. 6 through March 7.  Every year the college features more than 20 films from or about the African continent that are brought to Portland by a small but dedicated group of local volunteers. All screenings of the films are free and open to the public. The films in the festival, which attracted more than 5,000 filmgoers in 2008, come from every region of the African Continent. The event will open with the adventure film, "Zaïna: Rider […] Monday, Jan 26, 2009
Nurses graduate, thanks to multi-agency agreement
By Patricia Feeny Like a proud parent, Oregon State Hospital will celebrate when six employees receive their nursing degrees at Saturday’s graduation from Portland Community College. Eighteen months ago, these employees were put on a fast track to an RN degree and upon graduation have agreed to provide nursing services to OSH for 30 months. In return, the hospital paid for their tuition and provided flexible scheduling to accommodate their work and school needs. "To be successful, the program requires a tremendous commitment from both the student and the employer," said Nancy Frantz-Geddes, director of OSH Nursing Services. "As the […] Friday, Dec 12, 2008
New bioscience program comes at the right time New bioscience program comes at the right time
Kelly Payne, 38, worked for a Tel-co company, which fits new houses with fiber optics. It was a good career for the Hillsboro resident, but in May of this year he was laid off due to the downturn in the housing market. Instead of a long layoff and maybe having to take a job he was overqualified for, Payne discovered a new program when he was at the Oregon Employment Department. He was told it would pay his tuition, books and, at the end, give him a foot in the door with four of the areas top bioscience companies. “Personally […] Monday, Nov 3, 2008
Local design artist helps film become 'beautiful'
David Friedman’s company is getting more beautiful and more national by the minute. The owner of local design firm FriedMedia designed the poster and Web site for the award-winning documentary, “America the Beautiful,” a film that explores America’s obsession with beauty. Friedman said he jumped at the chance to develop their signature Web site and poster. “I had always wanted to work on a film project so I spent a couple of weeks throwing out a bunch of concepts,” he said. Friedman says it was gratifying to see the two- by three-foot poster prominently displayed at theaters last month. His […] Thursday, Oct 30, 2008