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Media Advisory: A New Year and New Term as PCC's Starts Classes Jan. 7

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PORTLAND, Ore. – The New Year will bring not only renewed optimism but also an exciting winter term of events and classes at Portland Community College. The term officially starts on Monday, Jan. 7 and students can register for classes on the touch-tone phone system, TRAIL, at 503-977-5000, or toll-free at 1-866-822-1010.Students may also contact Admissions Offices at any of PCC’s three comprehensive campuses and the Southeast Center: Sylvania Campus (located at 12000 S.W. 49th Ave.) at 503-977-4519; Cascade Campus (705 N. Killingsworth) at 503-978-5282; Rock Creek Campus (17705 N.W. Springville Road) at 503-614-7270 and Southeast Center (2850 S.E. 82nd Ave.) at 503-788-6252. Registration is also available on the Internet at www.pcc.edu.The term will once again bring students classes from a wide range of offerings, including college transfer classes, one- and two-year professional training courses in 60 different fields, personal interest classes at community locations throughout PCC’s 1,500-square-mile district, literacy classes and much more.There will also be plenty of community events. PCC will host the annual Winter Powwow with the theme, "Quilt of Life: Celebrating Family Community and Continuity"from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 in the HT Building gymnasium at the Sylvania Campus. This event is free and open to PCC staff, students and also to the public. For more information, contact the Multicultural Center at 503-977-4112.Also in winter term, the Cascade Campus hosts the Cascade Festival of African Films in February to highlight Black History Month around the PCC district. During the month, PCC will co-sponsor the 18th annual Gospel Explosion, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the New Song Community Church, 2511 N.E. Martin Luther King Blvd. The event is open to the public and promises an unforgettable musical evening.PCC is the largest institution of higher learning in the state, serving more than 980,000 residents in its five-county district in northwest Oregon. The college will enroll approximately 100,000 students this year.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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