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PCC in the NEWS: Unemployed using college in huge numbers to re-train into new careers

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Here is a look at some of the news stories about PCC from around the local area and the nation in May. In total, PCC events and people appeared 86 times in the local community or na-tional online media, newspapers or TV/radio.

May 1, the Lake Oswego Review mentioned the new PCC Theater play “How I Learned to Drive.”

May 1, Art Beat was highlighted in the Skanner and Portland Observer.

May 3, the Ways and Means committee’s statewide tour and visit to Cascade was fea-tured by The Oregonian and KGW.

May 4, the Daily Journal of Commerce reported on the national accreditation of Interior Design and Building Construction Technology with a front-page story.

May 4, the Beaverton Valley Times, Tualatin Times, KUIK radio, Portland Skanner, Newberg Graphic, Portland Observer, Longview Daily News and KPTV reported on PCC’s enrollment surge this spring.

May 5, KPTV featured the Cascade Job Fair.

May 6, the Daily Journal of Commerce highlighted PCC’s pre-apprenticeship students visit to a local work site.

May 7, The Oregonian featured Michael Dembrow about the house bill that would re-quire people 65 and older to be able to access classes at community colleges and univer-sities for free.

May 7, The Oregonian profiled the students that won NASA scholarships through an Oregon State University program.

May 7, the Lake Oswego highlighted events at the 22nd Art Beat festival.

May 11, KPTV, KATU, KGW, OPB, KUIK, Eugene Register-Guard, The Oregonian, Pendleton East Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus and the Associated Press reported on PCC’s enrollment growth among older adults.

May 13, The Daily Journal of Commerce highlighted the Shabava group’s performance at Art Beat, which is composed of people from Skanska.

May 13, the Forest Grove News-Times featured Karina Ramirez, who earned a full scholarship to George Fox University thanks to the Talent Search program.

May 14, the Daily Journal of Commerce, The Oregonian and Portland Business Journal reported on work at PCC’s newly acquired Willamette Building.

May 15, in two stories the Business Journal profiled the surge financial aid requests at PCC and the expected increase in veterans taking advantage of the GI Bill.

May 18, a student from PCC and his brothers took top honors at the Microsoft Tech Con-test, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

May 19, The Oregonian spotlighted the unemployed using PCC to re-train during these tough economic times.

May 22, the Daily Journal of Commerce announced that the college chose Hennebery Eddy Architects to design the Newberg campus.

May 28, The Oregonian reported on the estimated 13 percent rise in tuition at Oregon’s universities compared to a projected 5.7 percent increase at PCC.

May 28, the Portland Skanner spotlighted the Portland Teachers Program’s 20th graduation celebration.

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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