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Top Feature Stories of 2008

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Best of 2008

Each week during the past year, we have featured the story of a student, faculty or staff member at Portland Community College. Many of these stories were viewed thousands of times.

To celebrate 2008, we now present the most popular stories:

Feature Photo1) PCC’s dream girl nominated for Grammy (part 1 of 2)
Julianne Johnson-Weiss is starring in the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center’s production of ‘Dreamgirls.’ She also was a 2008 Grammy nominee. [March 24, 2008 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo2) PCC Winter Powwow a community event
The community is invited to the college’s annual powwow, which helps those in, and out of, the Native community develop relationships. [January 07, 2008 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo3) Cannes winner highlights African film festival
PCC’s Cascade Festival of African Films features award-winning movies and a visit from documentary filmmaker Jean-Marie Téno. [January 28, 2008 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo4) It’s hammer time for welding grads
Thanks to four former PCC welding students, Hal Hickman’s PowerHammer Co. has pounded out a niche selling his invention all over the world. [February 25, 2008 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo5) Emily Hall a diverse cause
When Emily Hall entered PCC as a 30-year-old single mother a few years ago her confidence was at an ‘all time low.’ Now, her spirits or career couldn’t get much higher. [August 25, 2008 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo6) Cascade student earns national Coke scholarship
Amber Parke is one of 400 community college students nationwide, and the only one in Oregon, who was selected to receive money from the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program. [November 24, 2008 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo7) New bioscience program comes at the right time
Workers laid off and looking for retraining into a stable career can look no farther than PCC’s new bioscience technology short-term training program. [November 3, 2008 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo8) SolarWorld sees the light with PCC
SolarWorld in Hillsboro contracted with the college’s Customized & Workplace Training and Microelectronics programs to develop training and a new solar degree program. [September 8, 2008 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo9) Cascade Job Fair
Presenting Sponsor Comcast says the annual job fair gives them a critical connection to the community’s workforce. [April 14, 2008 – Archived home page]
Feature Photo10) PCC celebrates 46th graduation
Thousands of students and their families will crowd into the Memorial Coliseum for their most important night. [June 9, 2008 – Archived home page]

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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