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PCC in the NEWS: PCC's bond measure is front and center on local news

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A look at news stories about PCC from around the local area and the nation for the month of March. In total, PCC events and people appeared 59 times in the local community online media, newspapers or TV/radio.

March 3, Gente Traylor, a student at the Cascade Campus, was profiled in The Skanner newspaper for winning Miss Black Oregon.

March 4, The Asian Reporter announced that local author Chanrithy Him would make an appearance at the Rock Creek Campus.

March 4, The Portland Tribune showcased PCC’s workforce development services in its publication “Rethinking Portland.”

March 4, The Portland Tribune profiled a man who found manufacturing work by stopping by PCC’s Capital Center.

March 5, The Skanner ran a front page photo of music instructor Julianne Johnson starring in the production of “Dreamgirls.”

March 6, The Tigard Times featured Laris Fedorkova-Felty about the college’s workforce development program.

March 7, The Oregonian highlighted the Roosevelt Rose Princess who said she plans to attend PCC.

March 7, the Sellwood Bee announced the mayoral debate forum at the Cascade Campus.

March 10, The Oregonian profiled Julianne Johnson’s role in Stumptown Production’s “Dreamgirls.”

In the spring 2008 edition of Portland Executive Home and Life, a section produced by the Portland Business Journal, PCC’s enrollment was spotlighted.

March 14, The Gresham Outlook announced the filing of former PCC student and firefighter Greg Matthews for incumbent’s John Lim’s House seat in the Legislature.

March 14, local TV news stations KGW and KATU reported on the mayoral forum held at the Cascade Campus.

March 15, The Oregonian and Blue Oregon reported on the mayor forum at the Cascade Campus.

March 15, KOIN TV featured clips of the mayoral forum at Cascade on its Web site.

March 17, KOIN TV and other news stations reported on the Cascade Campus lockdown over an active shooter.

Match 17, Willamette Week had a review of the mayoral debate at PCC-Cascade.

March, League for Innovation featured the upcoming Art Beat festival and its development as well as how events like it fit into PCC’s mission.

March 19, The Oregonian quoted Cascade instructor James Harrison about racial history in Oregon on the eve of Sen. Barack Obama’s visit to Portland.

March 20, the Beaverton Valley Times profiled a Rock Creek Campus student who participated in Intel’s High Tech U.

March 20, The Oregonian profiled a retired OHSU professor who took a PCC beekeeping class and got hooked.

March 20, The Oregonian reported that the board approved to go out for a $374 million bond next November.

March 21, KGW-TV and KATU-TV highlighted the board’s vote to go for a bond measure.

March 21, the Forest Grove News Times also featured the bond measure decision by the board.

March 21, The Eugene Register-Guard, Salem Statesman Journal, Beaverton Valley Times, and Southwest Community Connection highlighted PCC’s bond needs and the board’s approval to put it on the November ballot.

March 25, the Hillsboro Argus showcased the particulars of the upcoming PCC Bond.

March 25, the Hillsboro Argus spotlighted two PCC governor’s scholars – Yvonne Norman and April Castillo.

March 26, Newport News Times profiled a former PCC student who got his start in medical translating at the college.

March 27, the Forest Grove News Times and The Oregonian reported on the shaky future of the Forest Grove Employment Center that PCC helps run.

March 27, the Lake Oswego Review ran a story on Community Education’s Better Bones class.

March 27, the Lake Oswego Review featured the bond and what it will do for childcare at the Sylvania Campus.

March 28, the Business Journal and The Oregonian announced that Tom Lowles and the SBDC had won the Small Business Development Center Service Excellence and Innovation Center Award.

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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