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Gatewood wins Malibu challenge, campaign also a winner

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The campus presidents and campaign volunteers met at the Malibu Grand Prix Raceway on Friday, May 12 to celebrate progress of the PCC Foundation’s 2006 Faculty Staff Campaign. The presidents are competed in a fun race with the cars. Algie Gatewood (left) wins a trophy from Foundation Director Mike Drake for his fast lap.

The winner of the timed lap race was Algie Gatewood, Cascade Campus president, who came in with the best time of 59 seconds around the course. Katherine Persson, Rock Creek Campus president, finished second and Paul Hill, interim Sylvania Campus president, was third.

As for the Faculty Staff Campaign, numbers of donors has reached a record number with 720 making gifts or payroll deduction pledges.

“Your participation has been great!” said Preston Pulliams, District President. “Thanks to everyone who has helped us reach for our goal of $116,000.”

The Cascade Campus also surged ahead in the campaign and is posting 114 percent of their donor goal. Some of the campuses and centers have also achieved their dollar goal, but the college as a whole remains at 95 percent of it’s over all dollar goal of $116,000. As of May 18, total funds raised through the campaign stood just more than $110,000.

DONOR TOTALS Percent Funds Raised

Cascade Campus 114 $24,318

Portland Metro 88 $2,810

Rock Creek Campus 69 $15,210

Southeast-CPWTC 62 $6,115

Sylvania Campus 48 $39,168

Capital Center 42 $3,344

Retirees NA $19,254

Total 72 $110,219 (95 % of goal)

* As of Thursday, May 18, 2006Paul Hill, Sylvania Campus interim president, shows off his new ride.

Campaign Chair Eddie Lincoln announced that the campaign will continue through Thursday, June 1 so the campaign can reach its goals. The Foundation has offered the winning campus/center a special $1,000 Scholarship/Program Award. The campus/center with the highest percent of donor participation will win the special $1,000 Award.

To donate, call the Foundation office at 503-977-4382, or go to the Faculty Staff Pledge Form on the Foundation Web site at www.pcc.edu/giving.

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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