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PCC Panther and Newberg Tiger join forces to promote education

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Poppe the Panther, Portland Community College’s celebrity mascot, paid a visit to Newberg on Oct. 1 and cozied up to Newberg High School’s Tiger at the annual homecoming football game against Hillsboro’s Century High School. With the help of cheerleaders and friends, the two cats tossed PCC foam footballs to about 2,000 attendees between quarters and at half-time.

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PCC's Poppe the Panther makes new friends in Newberg.

Newberg is the site of the college’s next educational center, set to open in fall 2011. A groundbreaking event for the facility will take place Oct. 13 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the at the property site, south of Highway 99W, near Brutscher Street and Fernwood Road. All are welcome.

Until the facility is completed, PCC is offering a variety of credit and non-credit courses at its interim site, the Chehalem Cultural Center, where it currently serves more than 300 students. For more information about PCC Newberg, visit or call (971) 722-8603. For details about the groundbreaking, call (971) 722-8233.


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