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PCC IN THE NEWS: Cascade featured in several newspapers

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The Portland Observer

The college’s basketball teams were highlighted in the newspaper on Feb. 15 (“PCC basketball grows with new gymnasium”). The article focused on how the program is changing the lives of its players, who compete at the Cascade Campus.

On Feb. 15, Algie Gatewood, Cascade Campus president, was featured in the newspaper (“Blasting through barriers” by Sarah Blount). The story centered on Gatewood’s thoughts about education, emphasizing PCC-Cascade’s role in bridging education gaps within the community and striving to represent the diverse neighborhood.

The Portland Skanner

The paper also profiled the PCC basketball program on Feb. 8 (“PCC talent revitalizes and expands program”). The story showed how being in the program has helped change the direction of point guard Lamarcus Stewart for the better.

The Oregonian

A high school student and future PCC student is bowling his way to $2,000 worth of college scholarships, according to a Feb. 23 story (“Revived Tigard bowlers set sights on state meet” by Ian Ruder). The story highlighted the surging success of the sport and Matt Walsh, who plans to attend Portland Community College next year and use the scholarship money earned from it to pay his way.


The paper showcased how high school juniors and seniors can take classes at PCC-Rock Campus, get credits toward high school diplomas and two-year associate’s degrees (“Early enrollment gives high-schoolers options,” by Amy Hsuan). The Feb. 16 article showed the students are from the Beaverton School District, helping them to get a jump on college through his special program.


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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