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PCC in the NEWS: PCC President, student focus of KOIN's 'Keep it Local'

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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 September. In total, PCC events and people appeared 75 times in the local community or national online media, newspapers or TV/radio.

Sept. 1, The Hillsboro Argus and The Oregonian highlighted PCC’s green grants initiative.

Sept. 4, Dana Haynes was on KUIK’s morning show to chat about the stimulus, enrollment and the PCC Panther on Twitter.

Sept. 7, KPTV aired the story on the two welders who worked their way through the Swan Island Training Center and are now working on ships.

Sept. 7, Boom! Magazine profiled several older students going back to PCC to retrain or finish their education.

Sept. 8, The Hillsboro Argus and Beaverton Valley Times reported on the college’s $700,000 grant from Worksystems to expand services for dislocated workers and add staff.

Sept. 9, the Asian Reporter, KXL, KUIK, KATU, OPB and KOIN TV featured PCC’s tobacco free policy and the cigarette butt pick up.

Sept. 9, the Portland Observer featured Preston Pulliams’ photography skills and the PCC’s Community Education program.

Sept. 9, the Portland Skanner and The Oregonian’s Washington County blog showcased the Green Grants Initiative and how it will generate creative ideas to reduce PCC’s carbon footprint.

Sept. 11, The Hillsboro Argus spotlighted the changes made by the PCC Board.

Sept. 17, TV stations abounded for Bill Bradbury’s governor candidacy at the Sylvania Campus winter garden in TCB.

Sept. 18, OPB spotlighted the tobacco-free policy of PCC and the trend to ban smoking at other colleges.

Sept. 17, the Lake Oswego Review announced PCC’s $467,000 grant for childcare services at the college.

Sept. 17, the Portland Tribune showcased a Gateway to College student.

Sept. 18, the Daily Journal of Commerce featured Linda Degman on its front page and the state of jobs for architecture firms in Portland.

Sept. 22, Scott Learn of The Oregonian featured PCC’s Climate Action Plan signing and what it means to the college for years to come.

Sept. 23, The Oregonian, Beaverton Valley Times, Portland Tribune, KGW, Newberg Graphic and OPB all highlighted PCC’s first day of classes, enrollment and pressing initiatives.

Sept. 28, Preston Pulliams and a student appeared live on KOIN’s “Keep it Local” show to chat about our big enrollment surge.

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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