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Top-10 Stories of 2007

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Best of 2007

Each week during the past year, we featured the story of a student, faculty or staff member at Portland Community College. Many of these stories were viewed thousands of times.

To celebrate 2007, we now present the most popular stories:

Feature Photo1) Carmen Martinez: Broken arm, but not spirit
The Rock Creek chemistry instructor finds herself in a life-and-death struggle on Mt. Hood. A friend saves her life. [April 02, 2007 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo2) Power of the powwow
Nate Salazar is not only coordinating this year’s Winter Powwow at the Sylvania Campus, but is getting in touch with his ancestry, too. [January 08, 2007 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo3) Ready, Set, Write
Faculty member Jan Underwood wrote her first published novel in just 72 short hours. [June 11, 2007 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo4) From dropout to a success
Nikki Hurtado, who once gave up on her education, returned to PCC and was recently named a national Jack Kent Cooke scholar. [July 16, 2007 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo5) To the Rescue
PCC’s Small Business Development Center guides entrepreneurs through tricky decisions. [July 30, 2007 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo6) Lopez gets into the right CAMP
Luis Lopez found his calling in life thanks to the direction and support of the CAMP program, which recently scored a five-year, $1.5 million Department of Education grant. [March 19, 2007 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo7) Jack Kent Cooke winner thrives from inspiration
Elizabeth Bair takes the inspiration from her parents and children to go back to school. [July 02, 2007 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo 8) Keeping medical technology healthy
PCC’s new Biomedical Engineering Technology program has been approved by the state and will help fill a critical need in area hospitals and local medical companies. [August 27, 2007 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo9) World at his feet
Thanks to a creative biology video, Eric Dexter will be going to Africa to film a James Madison University research project. [June 04, 2007 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo10) Finding his niche
Former multimedia student Andrew Delaney excels at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. [June 11, 2007 – Archived home page]

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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