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KUDOS: New Directions awarded $8,600 from U.S. Bancorp

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The Grants Office is pleased to announce the award of $8,600 from the U.S. Bancorp Foundation to the PCC Rock Creek New Directions Program.

This one-year grant will allow PCC’s New Directions program to provide education and career planning assistance and college information to Washington County low-income residents with limited English skills.

New Directions helps single parents and displaced homemakers develop job-readiness skills, explore careers, and make an education and career plan leading to financial self-sufficiency.

Through this grant, New Directions will develop and offer a course in Spanish at Adelante Mujeres, a non-profit social services agency in Forest Grove. Funds will be used to translate the New Directions curriculum into Spanish, provide a bilingual instructor, and purchase students’ books and supplies. By the end of project period, 40 low-income women will have completed a career plan and will ready to put their plan into action.

For more information, contact Christine Paull, coordinator of the Rock Creek Women’s Resource Center at 503-614-7448. Congratulations to New Directions!

Vet Tech gets new faculty chair, instructor

Brad Krohn has been hired on at the Rock Creek Campus as instructor for the Veterinary Technology program. Krohn, who will also serve as faculty chair, received his veterinary degree from Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. He served as an intern in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada. Krohn also worked as an intern for the Denver Zoological Gardens in Colorado as well as a veterinarian in the Portland area.

He also has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Illinois and attended the National Marine Biological Laboratory in Wood’s Hole. Congrats to Brad!

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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