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Public Affairs media and website report for December 2011

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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 December. In total, PCC events and people appeared 44 times in the local community or national online media, newspapers or TV/radio.

Winter: Columbia River Green Living Journal: PCC’s Newberg Center is one of the first education buildings in Oregon on the path to becoming Net Zero. It is one of a handful of academic buildings nationwide considered “Net Zero-Ready.”

The December 2011 website statistics.

The December 2011 website statistics.

December: Portland Monthly Magazine: Linda Huddle retired as director of PCC’s Alternative Programs and recently received a lifetime achievement award.

December: Oregon Business Magazine: PCC was ranked 7th in fall credit enrollment in the state by the magazine’s 2012 Power Book supplement.

December: Boom! Magazine: PCC’s 50th anniversary service-learning project to make holiday cards and placements for homebound seniors made the section’s Holiday Helpers column.

Dec. 5: Georgetown University The Hoya: Emily Schuster, a Japanese major and transfer from PCC, was waitlisted by Georgetown her senior year of high school. Schuster decided to attend community college as an inexpensive alternative.

Dec. 5: Better Bricks Blog: A 2011 Portland AIA Design Awards jurist commented upon the Portland Community College Newberg Center, winner of this year’s Sustainable Design Award, saying “the building is a diagram of itself.”

Dec. 12: Oregon Live: Portland Community College and its partners are helping small businesses build their business in under-served areas of Portland and Multnomah County.

Dec. 12: The Oregonian: Fanucchi Oils founder Gina Fanucchi teaches a noncredit Portland Community College class at her Newberg tasting room focused on olive oil from Italy, Greece and other Mediterranean countries.

Dec. 14: The Portland Observer: Portland Community College and its partners are helping small businesses build their business in under-served areas of Portland and Multnomah County.

Dec. 14: The Portland Observer: Due to interest in Chinese culture and its languages, the college has expanded its offerings at the Cascade Campus and has added courses at the Southeast Center.

Dec. 15: Portland Tribune: The Oregon Department of Education last year approved Madison’s CTE application and is working to build connections to Portland Community College and local leaders in horticulture, agriculture and related fields.

Dec. 19: Google: Google released its annual “Zeitgeist” rankings today, documenting what people are looking for when they use its search engine. PCC ranked No. 4 in Portland area search terms.

Dec. 20: The Skanner: The importance of learning the trades has not been stressed enough in the black community, says instructor Eddie Lincoln. “Learning the trades gives recipients skills to remodel and repair their own homes,” he says.

Dec. 21: Oregon Public Broadcasting: Kyle Pillsbury, homeless, received a scholarship to attend school through the Future Connect Program at PCC. He’s receiving $500 this year and $500 next year for school.

Dec. 22: Oregon Live: According to the planning firm working with PCC on the project, the underground parking lot at Cascade Campus would save the school $1.5 million in construction costs over the above-ground lot.

Dec. 23: The Oregonian: The business owners met weekly as part of the 10-month program taught by the Small Business Development Center at Portland Community College. The alliance paid nearly three-quarters of the cost to attend the course.

Dec. 23: Portland Business Journal: PCC is ranked No. 2 for top local area community colleges in the journal’s 2012 Book of Lists. Just behind Clark College. Ranking is based on fall 2010 fourth week FTE totals.

Dec. 25: Al Arabiya News: Kadeeja Y. Al-Saeed, a young Saudi girl with a fervor for automobiles, has completed a two year theoretical and practical program of auto repair and maintenance from PCC.

Dec. 27: Hillsboro Argus: PCC will offer a two-year associate of applied science degree in the biology and management of zoo animals, in partnership with the Oregon Zoo and the Oregon National Primate Research Center at OHSU.

Dec. 28: The Skanner: The Excellence in Trades and Apprenticeship Preparation program is seeking more students interested in construction work.

Dec. 28: The Oregonian: Portland Community College plans to partner with the Oregon Zoo and the Oregon National Primate Research Center to offer a New two-year associate of applied science degree in Biology and Management of Zoo Animals.

Dec. 29: Lake Oswego Review: PCC board member Denise Frisbee is retiring from her job as director of planning and building services for the city of Lake Oswego.

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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