CCC all in on new director


From Las Vegas to Oregon City, Bobby Smith finds his new home as Director of Campus Safety After six months of searching, one failed search and four final candidates, Bobby Smith has been hired as the new Director of Campus Safety. The process to hire Smith was “extensive,” Bob Cochran, Director of Campus Services, explained. After […]

Tuition grows, wallet shrinks


Although the $90 million bond was passed earlier this school year, Clackamas Community College must still make tough decisions where funding is involved. The money received from the bond cannot be used for operational projects for the college. As CCC Board member Greg Chaimov puts it, “The bond is to build things, tuition is to […]

Remembering Rizzo


He left a legacy that will be near impossible to duplicate and his friendship will never be replaced. On Saturday, March 21, Clackamas Community College lost manufacturing instructor Chris Rizzo in a motorcycle accident. Those who knew him know they’ve lost a friend, a great teacher and so much more. “Chris loved to tell a […]

CCC board votes for tuition increase


During the Clackamas Community College Board meeting last Wednesday, March 11, a vote was on the table to increase tuition for the 2015-16 school year by $3 per credit. This vote was “actively discussed” during the previous month’s Board meeting according to Amanda Coffey, English faculty member in an email to fellow CCC faculty. After […]

Clackamas Skills Competition attracts diverse audience

photo by Sandy High School senior Grace Knapp

The 37th annual Clackamas Regional Skills Competition brought high school students with different skills and motivations from across the county to Clackamas Community College to compete in their different skill sets. “It’s great to see so many young people passionate about what they do,” said Joe Peterson, a student at CCC. Matthew Altman, the Associate […]

Want to graduate? First you must petition.


Petitioning to graduate is your way to let the school know you’ve taken the classes for your degree and are ready to graduate. If you don’t petition, you don’t graduate. Once you turn in your petition, it allows department chairs, deans of each division, and evaluators to make sure that you’ve met all school requirements […]

Students don’t fear the reefer


Grass, ganja, bud, cheeba, chronic, pot, reefer; no matter what name you give it, marijuana is coming to Oregon in a higher way this July. Thanks to the passing of Measure 91 back in November, recreational marijuana use will be legal for Oregon residents over the age of 21. With this paradigm shift on the […]