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Longtime retiree James Straight passes away

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James Straight, a longtime retired computer information systems instructor at the Sylvania Campus, died July 26 of prostate cancer at age 71. Remembrances can be made to the PCC Foundation for CIS scholarships. Straight was born in 1936 in Idaho, but grew up in California. He served in the Navy and graduated from UCLA, where he also earned a master’s degree. He moved to Portland in 1977 to work at PCC. James will be sorely missed.

Craig hired by media services department

Scott Craig has accepted the position of media services operations engineer at the Sylvania Campus. The position was previously held by Mike Young who recently retired from PCC after more than 30 years of dedicated service. Craig had worked at the Rock Creek Campus where he was the media services coordinator for the past few years. His new responsibilities will include the college IP Video Classrooms and PCC Channel 27 on cable television. Congrats to Scott!

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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