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College hosts prominent proponent of math, science

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PCC is hosting Freeman A. Hrabowski III’s lecture on “The Access Imperative: Creating a Climate of College-Level Success for all Students.” He will speak at 9 a.m. on Feb. 8 at Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (1945 SE Water Ave.) This event is sponsored by the Union Bank of California and is open to faculty, staff and students. Check-in and seating is at 8 a.m. and breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m.

Hrabowski is president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and is a prominent proponent of math and science education, with an emphasis on minority participation. He has an outstanding record of honors and achievement in addition to publishing two books. His keynote will help attendees continue the process of developing ideas, strategies, and outcomes that will enable us to do a better job of being of service to all of our students. Seating at OMSI is limited. Please register by Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Hrabowski is also a consultant to the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. He sits on several corporate and civic boards such as the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Constellation Energy Group, The Marguerite Casey Foundation (Chair), The France-Merrick Foundation, McCormick & Company, Inc., and the Urban Institute.

“We are honored to host Dr. Hrabowski and we are looking forward to hearing his ideas and experience in helping all students succeed in college,” said Sylvia Welch, Affirmative Action director.

For more information, visit, or call (503) 978-5841.

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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