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PEOPLE AND PLACES: Dins attends Global Corporate College meeting

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Kate Dins, the Business, Technology, and Public Services division dean at the Cascade Campus, joined Craig Kolins (dean of Instruction and Student Development at the Southeast Center) and Paul Wild (director of Customized and Workforce Training) in attending a meeting in Tucson, Ariz., of the Global Corporate College, a consortium of community colleges of which PCC is a member. The Global Corporate College is working to market corporate education and workforce training to Fortune 500 companies across the country. PCC will benefit by increasing its number of corporate clients taking credit and non-credit courses.

McKenna joins OSD at Rock Creek Campus

Ruth McKenna has accepted the position as an Office for Student with Disabilities counselor at the Rock Creek Campus. McKenna has been working for PCC since 2002 as a counselor, an instructor and counselor. She brings years of experience working in vocational rehabilitation, mental health therapy, disability services, and extensively with teens and young adults who experience Asperger’s Syndrome. Congrats to Ruth!

Counseling office adds Stoutenburg

Nancy Stoutenburg has been hired as a counselor at the Rock Creek Campus. Stoutenburg has been working for PCC since 2001 as a counselor at the Southeast Center and Rock Creek Campus. She brings years of experience in counseling, academic and career support to students and crisis intervention. Kudos to Nancy!

Hackett is new class schedule coordinator

Leslie Hackett is the new class schedule coordinator and will be based at the Sylvania Campus. She has worked at PCC for seven years and has extensive experience in schedule entry and as a Banner trainer. Schedule entry questions and requests that were previously referred to Anna Tannehill should now be referred to Leslie, including requests for new buildings and rooms in Banner. Congratulations to Leslie!

Newby, Batazhan to serve as ABS interim division deans

Jenni Newby and Tanya Batazhan will both serve as interim co-division deans for the Adult Basic Skills Division of the Extended Learning Campus (Southeast Center), while Karen Sanders serves as interim division dean position at the Rock Creek Campus for the upcoming academic year. During their interim appointments, both will be responsible for their current duties in addition to their new duties listed below. Newby has served as an Adult Basic Skills Manager for the Extended Learning Campus for 5 years. Batazhan has served as the ABE/ESOL Intake Manager at the Extended Learning Campus for 4 years. Kudos to Jenni and Tanya!

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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