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PCC IN THE NEWS: PCC student returns minor fortune

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The Oregonian

Steve Duin, columnist with The Oregonian, wrote about a PCC Criminal Justice student who did the right thing when she found a wad of money in her Taco Bell bag (“The high cost of a good night’s sleep,” on May 2).

Jerrica Geer, 17, who has faced a series of struggles in life, including health problems, has turned the corner and will enroll at PCC this fall, according to a profile in the newspaper on April 16 (“Teen will enroll full time at PCC”).

On April 2, a story featured Silvio who came into the United States from Mexico at age 14 and took English classes at PCC so he could enroll into high school. Now, at 20, he attends PCC, helping to pay for his education by working night shifts at a supermarket (“Immigration: Dollars and sense” by Janie Har and Michelle Cole).

Community College Journal

Tammy Billick, director of PCC’s Information Technology Services, wrote about MyPCC in the February/March issue of the journal (“Student portal increases connections”). Billick highlighted the fact that the new portal has become a one-stop for information and student resources.

The Business Journal

On April 3, the newspaper showcased the Marylhurst University-PCC partnership with two other community colleges to improve student access to undergraduate education (“Marylhurst to sign pact with community colleges”).

The Skanner

The newspaper featured PCC’s new dual admissions agreement with Marylhurst University and Tillamook Bay and Columbia Gorge community colleges (“PCC, Marylhurst Join Educational Forces”).

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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