Question & Answer

What was the best part of 2020?

By Hannah oldham / March 4, 2021

We asked students on an online forum what was their best part of 2020? We got some interesting answers, from one about “green dino-poo” to finding new ways to be healthy.  Madelyn Alves: “The best part of 2020 for me personally was gaining control over my health. Not to say I had any urgent health…

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Cougar athletic director discusses plan for sports in the near future

By Riley Buerk / March 1, 2021

Jim Martineau is in his 18th year as the women’s basketball coach at Clackamas Community College. He is the athletic director at Clackamas. In a year unlike any other, he has done his best to manage all sports and keep everyone as safe as possible.  The Clackamas Print: Have winter sports been practicing, or meeting…

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Sue Mach proposes a new program

By Lizzy Marine / March 1, 2021

Sue Mach has a new idea to give people the chance to follow their dreams. Mach is a playwright and has been a professor at Clackamas Community College for the last 25 years. Mach proposed an idea of a “Transition Year” to Tim Cook, the college president, at an 11@11 meeting. Her idea is to…

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Mayor of Milwaukie brings his passion for photographing the outdoors to his job as advocate for the environment

By Margaret Wamuyu Gichachi / February 22, 2021

Mark Gamba has shot photos for magazines ranging from National Geographic to Sports Illustrated. Currently, he is the mayor of Milwaukie, Oregon. He is in his second term and has lofty goals, including making Milwaukie completely environmentally stable by 2040. After his final term as mayor is up, he plans to run for Congress or…

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Jordan Taylor, a new marketing specialist, tells his journey to CCC

By Clackamas Print / March 10, 2020

Story by Sophie Larsson Jordan Taylor is the new lead marketing specialist for the college. A community college alum, Taylor has a love for education which makes him a great addition to the marketing department and the community. TCP: What do you do as a lead marketing specialist? Taylor: It’s not only trying to build…

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Clackamas social work instructor shares her story

By Clackamas Print / February 18, 2020

By Zach Whitley Yvonne Smith is a human services and gerontology instructor at Clackamas Community College.  She has been here for 19 years and has a master’s in social work, bachelor’s in psychology, along with a minor in women’s studies from the University of Oregon. She also serves on the Executive Council for AARP. TCP:…

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Yellow brick road from Kansas to Oregon

By Clackamas Print / January 28, 2020

Story by Kyler Fleming Sue Zipperer is the new Clackamas Community College bookstore manager. Zipperer came to CCC from the University of Kansas and was previously the Store Manager of a Barnes & Noble in Portland. The Clackamas Print: What’s your background? Sue Zipperer: I come from about 27 years in managing [retail] Barnes &…

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New executive director John Chang Q&A

By Clackamas Print / October 23, 2019

John Chang wants to give you money. As the new executive director of the Clackamas Community College Foundation, Chang’s job is to raise money and give it away to students – in the form of scholarships. The Print sat down with the new director to discuss his background in accounting, how he drinks his coffee…

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Recently elected Associated Student Government president Q&A

By Clackamas Print / June 7, 2019

Story by Jonathan Palmer Ashley Magana Mendez was recently elected Associated Student Government president. Magana Mendez graduated from Wilsonville High School in 2017 before coming to the college in the fall of 2018. After two terms Magana Mendez threw her hat into the ring and ran for student president. Much to her own surprise, she…

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Alumni wins awards for songwriting

By Clackamas Print / May 15, 2019

By Allie Perkins Kit Taylor is a musician who has won multiple awards, the newest being the grand prize in the instrument category in the 20th Great American Song Contest. He previously went to Clackamas Community College, and he still lives in the Oregon City area. The Clackamas Print interviewed the musically talented alum. The…

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