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Quilt Raffle…make a difference in the life of a student.
Photos and Story by Heidi Edwards
During the first three weeks of Spring term the ASPCC (student government) will be selling raffle tickets – giving participants the opportunity to win one of two beautiful quilts. The proceeds will go to the Raquel Escalona-Flores and the Robert E. Wright Memorial Scholarships.
Drawing will be held at the "Semana de la Raza" Event on Saturday, April 21st at 7:00 pm in the Rock Creek Campus, Building 9, Events Center. The first ticket drawn will be for the Escalona quilt; the second ticket will be for the Wright quilt.
Tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets. Buy tickets at any ASPCC Office: Cascade – SC 03 (Underground), Rock Creek – 3/128 (Student Center), Sylvania – CC 101, and SE Center – TH 151. For more information contact: Mandy Ellertson at 503.614.7261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who were Raquel & Robert? Here’s a snap shot of who these students were and why they were important to PCC. Raquel passed away unexpectedly one-day shy of her 18th birthday. She was a gentle, giving, bright person who planned on attending college to become a doctor. Academic success didn’t come easy for Raquel, but she was successful because of her discipline, and determination to give back to the community as a health care provider one day. In addition to academics, Raquel was involved with school clubs and volunteered as a tutor; assisting limited English speakers learn basic computer skills. Raquel was also a part of the Oregon Leadership Program as a mentee.
Robert Wright came to Portland Community College-Cascade campus in 1995. He was looking to make a life change andimmediately became involved in the Student Leadership Program on the campus. He began by reactivating the Black Student Union and starting the first Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Club at Cascade campus. Robert acted as the Student Body President for two years. The position demanded great leadership skills, a large time committment, and superior people skills. Needless to say, Robert was perfect for this role. Robert will not be forgotten.