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PCC in the NEWS: Worms a hit with local media

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April News

A look at news stories about PCC from around the local area and the nation last month. In total, PCC events and people appeared 57 times in the local community or national online media, newspapers or TV/radio.

April 3, The Dalles Chronicle highlighted PCC’s accreditation arrangement with the Columbia Gorge CC.

April 8, The Hillsboro Argus highlighted the worm-composting system at the Rock Creek Campus.

April 9, Aviation Science’s Larry Altree wrote a column for the Hillsboro Argus about the benefits of the program and respond to local criticisms.

April 11, KOIN TV, The Oregonian, KPTV and the Corvallis Gazette Times reported that PCC is considering joining the university system’s emergency alert network.

April 11, The Oregonian reported on the vermi-composting party, or better known as composting with worms, going on at the Rock Creek Campus.

April 11, The Oregonian’s D.K. Row highlighted the art show “Art on the Vine” that will take place at the Helzer Gallery at Rock Creek.

April 11, the Hillsboro Argus featured the city of Forest Grove attempting to save its employment center.

April 15, The Oregonian highlighted the new solar companies in town and how PCC has fostered manufacturing training.

April 15, The Hillsboro Argus showcased the schedule of Rock Creek’s Earth Week celebration.

April 15, The Hillsboro Argus showcased the inner process of Rock Creek’s vermi-composting project.

April 16, The Daily Astorian featured the Gateway to College program.

April 16, The Oregonian published an editorial about PCC possibly going smoke free in the near future.

April 16, Algie Gatewood penned a column in The Portland Observer about helping Jefferson and Roosevelt students become acclimated to college life.

April 16, The Portland Observer featured Damali Ayo’s appearance at Sylvania for a diversity event.

April 16, The Portland Observer also highlighted President Preston Pulliams’ grand-marshalling of the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade.

April 18, The Gresham Outlook reported on PCC’s upcoming bond proposal in the November election.

April 21, the Life By Design program’s big $200,000 Meyer Trust grant was announced in The Oregonian.

April 24, KGW-TV jumped on the worms bandwagon by highlighting the vermi-composting going on at Rock Creek.

April 24, The Beaverton Valley Times highlighted Art Beat and its featured artist Harry Widman.

April 29, The Asian Reporter placed a spotlight on PCC’s proposed $374 million bond measure to be put to the voters this November.

April 30, The Clackamas Review showcased a former Early Childhood Education student is running for a spot on the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners.

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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