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PCC in the NEWS: Welding program story finds some legs in media

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A look at news stories about PCC from around the local area and the nation during month of July. In total, PCC events and people appeared 51 times in the local community or national online media, newspapers or TV/radio.

July 1, The Portland Tribune featured Dorina Cornea-Hasegan winning Intel’s Educator of the Year award.

July 1, Columbia County Spotlight focused on the new commuter bus that connects the Rock Creek Campus to spots in the county.

July 2, The Portland Tribune highlighted the smoking ban at PCC and the fact the community college will be the first in the state to do so.

July 2, The Oregonian reported on PCC’s short-term training option to help fill worker needs of SolarWorld.

July 2, the Daily Journal of Commerce profiled a former PCC instructor working on Genentech’s new plant in Hillsboro.

July 2, The Portland Observer featured 2008 PCC grad Marneet Lewis, who is an intern in Sen. Ted Kennedy’s office in Washington, D.C.

July 4, Community College Times highlighted microelectronics instructor Dorina Cornea-Hasegan winning Intel’s “Educator of the Year” award.

July 7, the Business Journal showcased PCC’s high-tech manufacturing training for non-native English speaking workers.

July 10, Washington County Weekly showcased the Rock Creek Campus being named “Recycler of the Year.”

July 10, the Sustainable Industries Journal, a national green publication, highlighted PCC’s partnership with SolarWorld.

July 10, The Beaverton Valley Times focused on Dorina Cornea-Hasegan’s Intel Educator of the Year award.

July 10, The Beaverton Valley Times highlighted the new short-term Bioscience Technology training program.

July 11, The Oregonian featured Jan Abushakrah and her thoughts on a survey of Baby Boomers that depicted the generation as being in a “collective funk.”

July 11, the Daily Journal of Commerce spotlighted the partnership between PCC and SolarWorld.

July 13, the Washington County Weekly profiled the high-tech consortium training for non-native speakers at the Washington County Workforce Training Center.

July 14, a blogger on the Just Out Web site announced they signed up for the Community Education Roller Derby class to get into shape for derby season.

July 17, The Beaverton Valley Times showcased the Machine Technology program’s camp for the FIRST robotics teams.

July 18, the Associated Press reported on PCC’s relationship with SolarWorld.

July 18, The Oregonian announced David Rule joining Rock Creek as president.

July 18, Willow Creek’s construction and its effect on parking in the area were mentioned in The Hillsboro Argus.

July 19, The Beaverton Valley Times also announced PCC’s new Rock Creek president.

July 21, David Rule’s new job at Rock Creek was mentioned in the Portland Business Journal.

July 22, The Oregonian highlighted David Rule’s appointment as Rock Creek’s new president.

July 22, The Oregonian featured PCC’s partnering with SolarWorld in a front-page story about solar jobs in Oregon.

July 22, PCC’s involvement with the emergency communications network was featured in The Portland Tribune.

July 24, the Gateway to College program was showcased in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle in New York.

July 24, The Oregonian featured the Summer Arts Institute and the X-Treme Musical Theater class.

July 25, The Beaverton Valley Times spotlighted the welding program’s expansion to the Swan Island Training Center because of industry need.

July 25, the Muskegon Chronicle highlighted David Rule’s leaving Muskegon Community College for PCC’s Rock Creek Campus.

July 27, the Palm Springs Desert Sun showcased a single-mother of two who used PCC to develop a successful music career.

July 27, The Oregonian’s David Sarasohn featured Preston Pulliams’ effort to expand the PCC Foundation.

July 28, The Muskegon Chronicle reported on David Rule’s interim successor at Muskegon Community College.

July 29, The Sherwood Gazette highlighted a Sherwood High teacher’s efforts to develop a partnership with PCC to get his students acclimated to college.

July 30, The Oregonian reported on PCC waiving tuition for Oregon spouses and children of veterans killed in military operations.

July 30, The Estacada News featured a former PCC student who is an accomplished world traveler and artist.

July 30, The Portland Skanner announced PCC-Cascade’s plan to host the National Night Out neighborhood event.

July 31, a Washington Times columnist mentions help from a former PCC instructor in a trip to Oregon to look for religious trends in the state.

July 31, The Beaverton Valley Times showcased the Upward Bound program and how it has changed the lives of many of its students.

July 31, The Oregonian spotlighted the retiring Tigard Senior Center director, who contracted to have several PCC non-credit classes held at the center.

July 31, The Lake Oswego Review highlighted the tuition break families of military personnel will receive at the college.

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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