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Progress abounds at PCC – Lake Oswego Review

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October 1, 2013
Written by Christine Egan

Many students embark upon the first day of school at Portland Community College’s Sylvania campus with a foray through the Amo DeBernardis College Center.

On day one this Monday, hundreds of students launched or continued their academic careers there, but change was afoot.

Also known as the CC building, it stands at the heart of the 122-acre Southwest Portland campus. The building houses registration and admissions offices. The 120,000-square-foot structure also holds the cafeteria, two coffee shops, administration offices, student government offices and the counseling/advising, cooperative education (student employment), career services, women’s resource and multicultural centers.

A man in a charcoal gray suit with a broad smile greeted students roaming the CC building Monday morning — as did evidence of a major renovation of Sylvania’s main digs.

PCC’s 2008 voter-approved $374 million bond program is increasing opportunities for residents to access quality, affordable higher education close to where they live and work. Additional classrooms, updated equipment and technology, and advanced workforce training programs are helping to pave the way for future employment options. For more information, visit www.pcc.edu/about/bond/about.

About Christine Egan

Christine Egan is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and has a graduate degree in land use and environmental planning. Prior to her Peace Corps service in the Dominican Republic, she lived in Washington DC serving as a legislative advisor to ... more »

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