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PCC in the NEWS: Enrollment takes spotlight in February

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A look at news stories about PCC from around the local area and the nation in February. In total, PCC events and people appeared 49 times in the local community or national online media, newspapers or TV/radio.

Jan. 29, The Portland Skanner showcased Cornel West’s speaking engagement and ran a photo of him chatting with Preston Pulliams (PCC President) and Sylvia Welch (Director of PCC Affirmative Action).

Feb. 1, Tom Lowles is quoted in an Oregonian article about small business.

Feb. 2, The Oregonian spotlighted Cornel West’s visit to Portland.

Feb. 4, The Portland Observer featured the Cascade Festival of African Films on its front-page.

Feb. 10, the Asian Reporter showcased the college’s Asian New Year Celebration.

Feb. 13, the Portland Business Journal reported on PCC’s growth in enrollment.

Feb. 18, the Forest Grove Times highlighted the Theater Arts Production of “Godspell.”

Feb. 19, The Oregonian’s Washington County Weekly profiled how bond money will affect the Rock Creek Campus.

Feb. 19, The Lake Oswego Review featured the college’s surging enrollment and its correlation to its budget issues.

Feb. 20, The Oregonian editorial blog “The Stump” congratulated PCC for going tobacco-free.

Feb. 23, the Daily Journal of Commerce showcased the college’s venture into renewable energy technology.

Feb. 23, The Oregon Public Broadcasting radio show, “Think Out Loud,” focused on community colleges, the bad economy and the role colleges play in workforce development. It starred Dana Haynes as an in-studio guest.

Feb. 24, The Hillsboro Argus highlighted PCC’s big enrollment growth.

Feb. 24, the Hillsboro Argus featured the Talent Search Program and student Karina Ramirez, who earned a full-ride scholarship to George Fox. She’s the first in her family to go to college.

Feb. 26, Suzanne Pardington with The Oregonian spotlighted PCC’s drive not to raise tuition as compared to what other local colleges are doing.

Feb. 26, The Lake Oswego Review showcased PCC’s production of “Godpsell.”

Feb. 26, Dana Haynes appeared on KPAM’s Bob Miller Show to talk about the college’s enrollment and issues with state funding.

Feb. 27, a photo of the Rock Creek Event Center made the front page of the Daily Journal of Commerce in connection to a story about the state stimulus event held there.

Feb. 28, The Newberg Graphic and Portland Observer highlighted PCC’s enrollment and funding challenges.

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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