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PCC IN THE NEWS for Jan. 19

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Lake Oswego ReviewOn Jan. 5, the Review spotlighted the book, "The Prisoner Pear," by former PCC writing instructor Elissa Minor ("On the Map" by Matthew Sherman). The book is based on excerpts from the Lake Oswego Review’s crime blotter, which she weaves into 12 poignant stories capturing the eccentric nature of the town."I wanted to write stories that had a common link geographically and when I was reading through the paper and then doing research of past additions at the library, I saw all of this potential for stories," she said in the Review article.In the Dec. 29 publication, it was announced that PCC and Outside In will team to provide homeless or at-risk youth help in college. Outside In was awarded an $115,000 grant from Worksystems Inc. to enhance success among their targeted youth.READ IT HERECommunity College TimesThe national paper announced the next four community colleges that will join PCC’s Gateway to College project in a story on Nov. 22 ("Gateway to College gets students back on track"). The colleges include Community Colleges of Philadelphia, mount Wachusett Community College (Mass.), Tri-County Technical College (S.C.), and a community college in North Carolina.The OregonianColumnist S. Renee Mitchell featured Jefferson High School in her Jan. 4 column ("It’s time to dress Jeff for success") and highlighted the school’s close partnerships with PCC and the Cascade Campus. The article highlighted the Microsoft and Sabin Community Development Corp. partnership with PCC to provide a computer learning center at Jefferson.READ IT HEREOn Jan. 12, the newspaper focused on a PCC non-credit class 40 Power Words taught by Don Woodruff ("Don’t be ambivalent in broaching power words" by John Foyston). The class helps students sound smarter and learn how to store effective words in their brains.READ IT HEREBeaverton Valley TimesThe newspaper showcased various Community Education classes on Jan. 12 ("PCC hosts slate of winter classes"). The classes included an Italian food course, Valentine’s dinner class and a gardening series.Also in the Jan. 12 Times there was an announcement of Rock Creek’s MLK event ("MLK celebration coming to PCC"). The ceremony featured Beaverton’s Mayor, Rob Drake, PCC District President Preston Pulliams and the Joyful Noise Choir.The Portland ObserverPCC received $150,000 grant to help the college train a diverse workforce in the transportation industry, according to the Nov. 30 paper ("Diverse transportation workforce wanted"). State Sen. Margaret Carter joined Gov. Ted Kulongoski to announce that ODOT will work with the Cascade Campus to improve community outreach, support, basic skills and training.

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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