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PCC IN THE NEWS: State wonders at lack of Oregon Opportunity Grant interest

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The Oregonian

On Oct. 9, the newspaper revealed that many eligible students aren’t applying for the Oregon Opportunity Grants (“College aid sits, waits for takers,” by Shelby Oppel Wood). The state is trying to figure out why its effort to give more grants to low-income students hasn’t been as effective as it hoped.

PCC’s very own, Teri Mills, has a plan to create the Office of the National Nurse, much like the Surgeon General, and she was featured in the paper on Oct. 9 (“An Oregon nurse has a way to help care for all Americans,” by Janet Goetze). Mills, 53, who has taught in Portland Community College’s nursing program for 25 years, is the chief force behind the proposal.

Another article (“Diversity, growth keep alternative schooling on front burner”) on Oct. 5 highlighted a PCC partnership with Sherwood School District. The district is looking to add one new high school alternative program option each year through 2010. The Sherwood district, which has been working with PCC, is exploring the possibility of including a PCC learning center at a future school site that college students use by day and high school students at night.

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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