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PEOPLE AND PLACES: Long-time PCC instructor Helzer passes away

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Dick Helzer, a 37-year art instructor at PCC, passed away Friday, June 30 from a heart attack while mowing his lawn. Based mostly at the Rock Creek Campus, Helzer was greatly loved by colleagues and students and will be sorely missed.

Funeral services for Dick will be held Saturday, July 8, at 10:00 a.m. at the Portland Memorial Funeral Home at 6705 S.E. 14th Avenue (14th and Bybee in the Sellwood District). Sharon, Helzer’s wife, is setting up a student scholarship in his name as a way to continue reaching students. For more information, contact the PCC Foundation at 503-977-4382.

Bailey-Fougnier to move to new job in California

Congratulations to Dennis Bailey-Fougnier, associate dean of Student Development at Sylvania, will be leaving PCC to accept a new position as Vice President of Student Services at Feather River Community College in Quincy, Calif. His last day on campus will be Friday, August 4. Dennis’ contributions will be greatly missed here at PCC.

Kolins to become dean of instruction at SoutheastCenter

Also, kudos go out to Craig Kolins who has been selected as the new dean of instruction and student development at the Southeast Campus. Kolins, who had been director of enrollment services, will work part-time through the summer at Rock Creek. Narce Rodriguez will remain as the interim dean of student development during the transition period.

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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