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PCC in the NEWS: Preston Pulliams makes a difference in student's life

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A look at news stories about PCC from around the local area and the nation. In total, PCC events and people appeared 33 times in the local community online media, newspapers or TV/radio.

Nov. 2, National Catholic Reporter profiled a former PCC student who prevailed with charitable work despite suffering through adversity.

Nov. 5, Affordable Housing Finance showcased PCC’s learning center at New Columbia housing development.

Nov. 6, Hillsboro Argus featured the college’s International Education Week.

Nov. 6, the Hillsboro Argus highlighted a future PCC student who turned his educational career around through an at-risk youth program.

Nov. 6, some day there could a sky bridge between Jefferson High School and the Cascade Campus, reports the Portland Tribune.

Nov. 6, the Portland Tribune also interviewed a PCC student about the tobacco tax measure.

Nov. 7, south Utah’s The Spectrum showcased the efforts of Frank Goulard, who won a triathlon there.

Nov. 7, the Baltimore Sun reported on how Preston Pulliams changed the life of a young student for the better.

Nov. 8, Jeannie LaFrance was featured in The Oregonian for her interactive theater work to combat prejudice.

Nov. 9, the national nurse debate, spear-headed by PCC’s Teri Mills, was profiled on

Nov. 15, The Oregonian highlighted Cecelia Barry’s trips to Mexico to help small villages build infrastructure and improve literacy.

Nov. 16, former PCC student Deanna Palm named executive of the year by Oregon State Chamber of Commerce, according to the Hillsboro Argus.

Nov. 16, in an Oregonian article Deborah Sipe commented on the recent issue of a child being kicked out of school over stick figure drawings.

Nov. 20, Springfield News-Leader featured Cherie Alderson, who is PCC’s new associate vice president for finance.

Nov. 21, the Hillsboro Argus announced PCC’s newly approved Web site degree program.

Nov. 22, Eugene Register-Guard profiled former PCC art instructor Marie Watt, who received a 2008 Contemporary Northwest Art Award.

Nov. 28, the showcased Preston Pulliams participation in a healthcare roundtable with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressman David Wu.

Nov. 30, the Savannah Morning News mentioned PCC’s Gateway to College program as part of their local schools’ effort to help dropouts.

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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