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PCC in the NEWS: Sonnleitner and college enrollment make impact in media reports

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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 July. In total, PCC events and people appeared 48 times in the local community or national online media, newspapers or TV/radio.

July 2, highlighted PCC’s surge in enrollment growth as part of a national story on budgets and growth at two-year school.

July 2, PCC’s SBDC was mentioned in a story in The Oregonian about funding cuts to the state’s small business centers.

July 4, The Newberg Graphic reported on the delay of buying land for a Newberg campus.

July 6, the Community College Times and KGW TV profiled Michael Sonnleitner and his Fulbright trip to southern India, where he will teach for a year.

July 10, the Business Journal ranked PCC No. 1 in the sate for community college enrollment.

July 13, KUIK Radio and Paige Parker of The Oregonian interviewed Dana Haynes on the college’s recent $467,000 child care grant to help low-income families.

July 13, Jeff Triplett’s new position as Sylvania’s dean of students was announced in Community College Week.

July 14, the regional sustainability center, which features PCC as a lead partner, got a shot in the arm in funding, according to the Portland Tribune.

July 16, Rick Willebrand of the trades and industry program at Cascade was profiled by the Portland Tribune.

July 16, the Daily Journal of Commerce featured the delay in construction for a new Newberg center.

July 23, the Beaverton Times featured the seven Latino students who are being mentored by Nike employees.

July 24, Fox 12 television ran a story of PCC’s partnership to train qualified welders at the Swan Island Training Center.

July 23, the Lake Oswego Review spotlighted the college’s grant award from Ed2Go for Foundation scholarships.

July 26, PCC was mentioned in an editorial by The Oregonian for having the forethought to build Willow Creek near mass transit.

July 27, KUIK Radio and Univision spotlighted PCC’s skyrocketing summer term enrollment.

July 28, the Clackamas Review reported on the state’s community college enrollment rise and used PCC’s own Robert Straker as an example of the types of students heading back to school.

July 28, the Daily Journal of Commerce highlighted the partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors that has formed a new apprenticeship program for heating, ventilation and air conditioning technicians at PCC.

July 28, The Clackamas Review featured the budget and enrollment pictures for the state’s community colleges.

July 30, The Oregonian highlighted the increase in summer enrollment at universities and community colleges, including PCC.

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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