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PHOTOS: Gateway to College celebrates its first decade

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Scores of students, graduates and supporters turned out Friday for the 10th anniversary of Gateway to College, held at the Cascade Campus of Portland Community College.

Gateway to College began as PCC’s program to assist high school drop-outs obtain their GEDs and associates degrees. From there, it spun off into its own independent organization now serving students in several states.

Pictured at top: The White Rhino marimba band entertains during Friday’s 10th anniversary party at the Cascade Campus. Middle: Flora Acosta, left, a former resource specialist with Gateway to College, greets Lyea Jeanette, a 2010 graduate of the program. Bottom: Prentice Davis, left, a staffer at the National Network for Gateway, interviews alumni Adam Clark and Zaneta Clark, who met as Gateway students and later married. Their son, Taryn, 2 1/2, sits on his dad’s lap. PCC video producer Michael Annus works the camera. (Photos by Dana Haynes)

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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