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PEOPLE AND PLACES: Sanders chosen to head social sciences, college prep at RC

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Sanders picked to lead new division at Rock Creek

Karen Sanders has been selected dean of the Social Sciences and College Preparation Division at Rock Creek. Sanders has been serving as Interim Dean since the division came into being last fall and she has agreed to continue as the regular dean of the division. Kudos to Karen!

Rinker joins advising office at Sylvania Campus

Suellen Rinker is joining the Counseling and Advising Department as an Academic Advising Specialist. Rinker has more than 20 years experience in education as a school counselor and in other capacities in schools in Kenya, India, Ecuador, Sri Lanka and Sudan. She has worked in the Counseling and Advising Department as both a casual advisor and in a temporary full-time position for much of the past year. Congratulations to Suellen.

Former Cascade art instructor passes away

Al Bain, a retired PCC ceramics instructor at the Cascade Campus, passed away at age 68. Bain had worked at Cascade for 16 years until he retired in 2000. He was well-loved and respected, both as an instructor and as an artist. He was 68. Bain had a successful career as a professional artist and teacher for more than 40 years and had a passion for zoology, biology, art, and the great outdoors. Al will be sorely missed.

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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