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New hires announced at Rock Creek, Sylvania
Photos and Story by James Hill
Levine joins Rock Creek Campus as new learning skills specialist
There is a new face to the PCC family. Jessie Levine has accepted the learning skills specialist position at the Rock Creek Campus. Levine had previously worked at Mount Hood Community College. She has a bachelor’s degree in international politics from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in adult education from Portland State University.
Levine brings an extensive amount of tutoring experience gained from working at three separate institutions of higher education. She also has plenty of experience connecting students to a variety of resources such as financial aid. In addition, she has served as student retention specialist at the Londer Learning Center where she gained many skills.
She will be serving students in the following professional technical programs: Auto Collision Repair; Aviation Maintenance Technology; Computer Information Systems; Computer Applied Systems; and Veterinary Technician.
Maldonado to head Oregon Leadership Institute
Also new to the Rock Creek Campus is Brenda Maldonado, who has been hired as the new Oregon Leadership Institute coordinator at the campus. Maldonado comes to PCC from Washington State University where she has served as the assistant director of Intercultural Leadership Initiatives and Student Development.
There she counseled students of color leaders with academic and personal challenges on a one-on-one basis. She also developed a leadership program that integrated intercultural collaborations and leadership development for the successful retention of students of color.
Maldonado earned her master’s degree in higher education administration with an emphasis in student affairs. She is bilingual in Spanish and English and holds a current teaching certificate in English and bilingual education. She is a certified diversity trainer with the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI).
Sartin named new clubs specialist at ASPCC-Sylvania
At Sylvania, there is a new clubs and program specialist with ASPCC – Cynthia Sartin. She previously had helped with programs, clubs, funding issues and training during the past year when she served as the student leadership coordinator assistant at the Sylvania Campus. Congrats to Cynthia!