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PCC in the News: Climate Action Plan, enrollment big stories for media

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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 October. In total, PCC events and people appeared 71 times in the local community or national online media, newspapers or TV/radio.

Oct. 1, the Lake Oswego Review highlighted PCC’s Climate Action Plan and its enrollment increase.

In the October issue of Oregon Business, PCC was mentioned in an article about Tillamook Bay’s expansion.

Oct. 3, The Oregonian reported that Benson High tech has a partnership with PCC to help develop the school integrate green principles into its coursework.

Oct. 13, KINK and OPB ran stories about PCC’s dramatic enrollment increase.

Oct. 13, the Portland Skanner featured Cascade Campus’ Fire Protection Technology program and the challenges of recruiting more minorities to its ranks.

Oct. 14, The Portland Observer highlighted PCC’s efforts to bolster security and emergency preparedness at the Cascade Campus.

Oct. 15, The Oregonian’s Washington County blog and the Hillsboro Argus highlighted the upcoming details of the Harvest Festival at the Rock Creek Campus

Oct. 20, The Oregonian’s Bill Graves reported more lower-income students are turning to community colleges.

Oct. 20, The Oregonian, KGW TV, Gov Monitor, OregonLive, Environmental Leader, Newberg Graphic and the Daily Journal of Commerce showcased the $1 million State Energy Program money to PCC-Sylvania’s Net Zero plan.

Oct. 20, the Asian Reporter featured PCC’s Climate Action Plan.

Oct. 23, The Hillsboro Argus spotlighted the Harvest Festival and its connection to PCC’s sustainability efforts.

Oct. 26, OPB featured PCC’s big enrollment increase and its drive to get greener.

Oct. 28, The Oregonian highlighted the surge in fall enrollment.

Oct. 29, The Oregonian featured the smoking ban and how easy its been since Sept. 9 enforcing the policy.

Oct. 30, the Chronicle of Higher Education listed PCC’s yearly cost of tuition and fees versus other institutions in the state and country.

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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