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PCC in the NEWS: Smoking ban highlighted in local media

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A look at news stories about PCC from around the local area and the nation for June. In total, PCC events and people appeared 63 times in the local community or national online media, newspapers or TV/radio.

June 1, the armory site in Multnomah could be taken over by the city and was rumored to of interested to PCC, as reported by the SW Community Connection.

June 2, Sherwood Gazette highlighted its high school’s success battling their drop out rate thanks to a partnership with PCC.

June 2, The Oregonian highlighted a PCC criminal Justice student who was one of the first tenants of the new Humboldt Gardens low-income housing complex.

June 3, PCC’s Gateway to College program was highlighted in the Press Enterprise in Riverside, Calif.

June 4, PCC’s sign language program was spotlighted by The Statesman Journal.

June 3, The Portland Tribune explored the idea of the college helping Benson High become a part-time skills training center.

June 3, The Asian Reporter profiled graduation speakers April Ann Fong and Hilary Chan.

June 3, The Asian Reporter showcased the scholarship opportunity for children of fallen U.S. soldiers.

June 4, The Newberg Graphic featured PCC’s desire to establish a presence in Newberg.

June 5, the Beaverton Valley Times highlighted the e-cycling event at Sylvania.

June 5, a PCC employee uses the teachings of a published career coach to write her own inspirational story, according to the Tigard Times.

June 6, The Daily Vanguard profiled a former PCC student graduating from PSU who is completing two bachelor’s degrees at the age of 17.

June 7, The McMinnville News-Register showcased a student who says he’s going to take classes at PCC.

June 7, The Oregonian spotlighted one of PCC’s dragon boat participants.

June 8, a blog at OregonLive reported that it’s up to parents and students to get a quality education, featuring a Marshal High valedictorian going to PCC.

June 9, The Business Journal highlighted PCC’s involvement in grant funding from Worksystems, Inc.

June 10, The Scappoose Spotlight speculated about PCC developing a presence there with criminal justice classes.

June 12, The Times highlighted an 87-year-old student who is taking language classes at PCC.

June 12, Oregon Public Broadcasting featured PCC’s ban on smoking in the fall of 2009.

June 13, The Oregonian showcased PCC’s possible move of administrative services to the old U.S. Army Reserve Center on Multnomah Blvd.

June 14, The Eugene Register-Guard profiled a former PCC student and 43-year-old mother of two, who recently graduated from the University of Oregon.

June 14, The Houston Chronicle highlighted a PCC student selected for the I Have a Dream program.

June 18, The Oregonian spotlighted the Life by Design program.

June 19, The Portland Observer featured the new welding center on Swan Island.

June 19, The Oregonian profiled a Somali Bantu refugee taking public health classes at PCC.

June 19, The Times highlighted PCC’s partnership award from Jimmy Carter in Atlanta.

June 19, The Beaverton Valley Times focused on the bond, stating that a poll showed 52 percent would vote “Yes.”

June 20, The Newport News-Times showcased the college’s decision to go smoke-free in 2009.

June 20, Dorina Cornea-Hasegan’s awarding of Intel’s Educator of the Year was mentioned in The Oregonian.

June 20, Community College Times highlighted Preston Pulliams being re-appointed to the state Board of Higher Education.

June 23, The Oregonian featured rent issues with the Heritage Building, which PCC is a tenant.

June 24, in an OregonLive blog, writer Richard Colby wrote that Tualatin Hill’s Park and Rec bond was favored over PCC’s.

June 24, the Asian Reporter focused on the decision to make PCC a smoke-free college.

June 25, the Newberg Graphic showcased student Brian Tompkins and his involvement with the PCC’s Fidelity Students4Giving grant project.

June 25, the recent poll on local bond measures, including PCC’s, was mentioned in an Oregonian article about the Tualatin Hills Park District dropping a $30 million community recreation center from its bond.

June 25, The Portland Teachers Program was featured in the Skanner newspaper.

June 26, The Washington County Weekly highlighted Dorina Cornea-Hasegan’s Intel Educator of the Year Award.

June 26, The Times showcased PCC’s decision to ban smoking from its campuses in 2009.

June 27, East Oregonian highlighted the new assistant Hermiston fire chief, who is a PCC graduate.

June 27, the Tigard Times featured the PCC bond measure on a round-up of local measures.

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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