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PEOPLE AND PLACES: Icenogle wins Drammie for best script

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English instructor Gretchen Icenogle won a Drammie for her original script, "The Mark," shown at the Stark Raving Theatre. Icenogle also teaches playwriting, scriptwriting and acting, and is an advisor to theater arts students for the annual one-act play festival. Her play was accepted at Stark Raving Theatre and was performed by them. Congratulations to Gretchen!

Staff changes at Sylvania Campus

Pat Hardin will join the Sylvania Campus Counseling and Advising Department as an office assistant on June 22. Hardin had worked in the Adult Basic Skills program at the Southeast Center.

Also at Sylvania, Heiko Spoddeck has been hired as the developmental math instructor and coordinator of math tutoring in the Student Success Center. Spoddeck has been working in this role on an interim basis since January and has been a faculty tutor in the Student Success Center since 2004.

Angelina Davis has been hired as a counselor in the Office for Students with Disabilities at Sylvania. She has previously worked at PCC as both a counseling intern and a one-year counselor in OSD before going on to positions at both Clackamas Community College and Portland State University.

Two new faculty at Rock Creek

Ishmael Rivas is the new instructor in the Diesel Service Technology program and is part of the Caterpillar ThinkBIG program at the Rock Creek Campus. Rivas has been a journeyman mechanic who performed two years of apprenticeship training with Nichols Equipment Repair in Cedarville, Calif. He went on to attend Shasta College to work on his associate’s degree in Diesel Technology, while at the same time working as a field technician for Gully Equipment repair.

Also at Rock Creek, Dennis Reynolds is a new math instructor who started his teaching career at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1994. In 1995, he began teaching for the Alamo Community College District’s St. Philip’s College and San Antonio College campuses where he taught math and computer science courses. After moving to Portland in 2001, he taught statistics at Portland State University and math courses for Portland Community College in 2002.

Congrats to both!

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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