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Cascade student testifies before House committee

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Lawmakers probably get a little tired of communications people like me pestering them. Which is why it’s so nice to get students, staff and faculty in front of the Legislature.

On Friday, Marissa Johnson testified before the House Education Committee. Marissa is a student at the Cascade Campus and is president of the Cascade student government. She testified on a faculty-related issue and did a tremendous job.

Marissa, foreground, spoke to lawmakers including Rep. Michael Dembrow, center. Rep. Dembrow also teaches at the Cascade Campus and the two of them have interacted for a couple of years. So no doubt, that helped Marissa overcome any nerves. She was calm, cool and collected.

I’m fairly certain I’ll see her again at the Capitol in a few years. Sitting on the other side of the dais.


About Dana Haynes

Dana Haynes, joined PCC in 2007 as the manager of the Office of Public Affairs, directing the college's media and government relations. Haynes spent the previous 20 years as a reporter, columnist and editor for Oregon newspapers, including ... more »


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