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SHORTTAKES: OADL helps get dental lab needed hand pieces

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In June, Oregon Association of Dental Labs (OADL) donated 14 Marathon Handy 701 hand pieces to the PCC dental program. All students now have new or almost new, functioning hand pieces. If PCC’s dental lab technology program had to purchase them from the Precision 2 Laboratory Equipment supplier, their bill would have been $10,500. The association and the PCC dental lab program at Sylvania Campus have maintained a business partnership for many years. PCC has the sole dental lab technology program in Oregon. Congrats to all in dental lab technology!

PCC retiree Don Krumm passes on

Don Krumm, who recently retired from PCC after working for more than 10 years, passed away. His college service was a second career for Don after a successful career in the trades. Krumm was the lab support technician for the Trades and Industry program at both Cascade and the Southeast Center. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association. Don will be sorely missed.

PCC film festival awarded $5,000 grant

The PCC Grants Office announced the award of $5,000 from the Oregon Cultural Trust to help fund the 18th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films. This grant will support the participation of Rachid Bouchareb, director of the Franco-Algerian film, “Days of Glory/Indigenes. Bouchareb will present and answer questions about his films and participate in a community-based seminar on crossing cultures and the status of Arabs and Africans in the U.S.

Allied Health program welcomes Elliott to its ranks

Candia Elliott has been appointed to the position of Allied Health Advisor/Program Support Specialist within the Allied Health and Science Division. Elliott brings more than 15 years of experience in administration and teaching of counseling and communications courses to the position. She has earned certificates in both medical assisting and alcohol and drug counseling, and will soon earn a master’s degree in communications from the University of New Mexico. Congratulations Candia!

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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