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Two PCC staff members honored for efforts in gerontology
Photos and Story by James Hill
The Oregon Health Care Foundation for Quality Long-Term Care presented their 2006 Special Achievement Award to PCC’s Gerontology Program.
Receiving the award at a special luncheon ceremony Sept. 12 were Program Director Jan Abushakrah and Careers Specialist Linda Wiener. The award recognized their efforts as “the dynamic duo at Portland Community College who are paving the way for generations of men and women to enter the field of aging, aging services, and long-term care," through their innovative online certificate and degree program, and collaborative partnerships with community organizations.
The Oregon Health Care Foundation (OHCF) is a non-profit, charitable organization established to enhance the lives of older Oregonians through education, research and training. The foundation is affiliated with the Oregon Health Care Association and Oregon Center for Senior Housing.
Earlier this month, OHCF awarded scholarships to two PCC students who received their associate’s degrees in gerontology in June. Both Linda Danielson and Rene Miller plan to pursue bachelor’s degrees with a concentration in Gerontology beginning this fall.