The teacher files: Sociology instructor keeps it real

By Katie Archer / November 10, 2015

It’s about second chances. Not only his, but the second chances of the students he teaches. Sociology instructor Erich Pfeifer has been at Clackamas Community College about eight years now. Pfeifer also teaches a pre-fall college success class for incoming athletes, before fall term starts. The Clackamas Print: How did you get to CCC? Erich…

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Where is the $90 million?

By Saige Keikkala / November 4, 2015

School looking forward to updates from bond passed last year Money. It’s what makes the world go round, even at our school. Clackamas Community College was sent spinning with delight when voters approved measure 3-477. This bond in particular would allot money towards modernizing the campuses and offer students better career preparation in growing occupations. The measure won with 52 percent…

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Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day

By Tom Boggess / November 4, 2015

Study abroad opportunity available next term If you want to spend St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, all you need to do is talk to Sue Mach or Ida Flippo for details. “There are three different classes involved in the Ireland trip,” Mach said. Clackamas Community College will offer a study abroad trip to Ireland in March of 2016. Flippo, Instructor/International Education Committee Chair,…

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New instructor discoveries

By Cassidy White / November 4, 2015

College adds 11 new full-time faculty Clackamas Community College has a lot of new faces around campus. The school hired 11 new fulltime instructors from August 20 to September 19. If 11 seems like a large number, it’s because it is. CCC generally does not hire that many faculty in the span of a month, for multiple reasons. According…

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The teacher files

By Debbie Fox / November 4, 2015

Looking beyond the instructor Behind the scenes, Jay Leuck is more than a Clackamas Community College Automotive Department instructor. Leuck teaches Automotive Electrical Systems and General Auto Repair. Leuck has a wife, Carmen, and a daughter, Katie. The Clackamas Print: What brought you to CCC? Jay Leuck: Well, I came here to Clatsop Community College,…

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Navy vs Scarlet

By Katie Archer / November 2, 2015

On Oct. 21, the Clackamas Community College wrestling team had its intersquad Scarlet vs Navy exhibition meet. Scarlet defeated Navy 21-20. The meet was covered by CCC’s photojournalism class. Meet Results 125- Dorian Sapien (N) defeated Aaron Drake (S) 8-3 125- DeVaughn Sapien defeated Jordan Kannys (N) 10-4 133- Blake McNall (S) defeated Isaiah Harris…

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Packing for disaster

By Debbie Fox / October 28, 2015

College evaluates readiness Story and Photo by Debbie Fox The world carries multiple threats, including but not limited to earthquakes and mass murders. Clackamas Community College could face any catastrophe. In light of the Oct. 1 shooting at Umpqua Community College, the question remains: is CCC prepared for an unexpected event? Gregg Ramirez, Clackamas Fire District No. 1 Emergency Manager, said, “Prevention should be addressed…

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The teacher files

By Lily Shaver / October 28, 2015

Story and photo by Lily Shaver Writing classes are a requirement around here and everyone has to take them. Knowing who you want as a teacher can be difficult. This interview with English instructor Ryan Davis highlights what he is about. The Clackamas Print: How long have you been teaching at Clackamas Community College? Ryan Davis: I started as…

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Former player returns as coach

By Katie Archer / October 21, 2015

Sarah Hoeke takes over as head volleyball coach by Katie Archer A perfectly timed set between setter and hitter can produce a point and spark a blazing fire in a team. After 32 years of coaching, Kathie Woods retired when last year’s volleyball season ended. For assistant coach Sarah Hoeke, the timing was perfect to ascend the roll of head coach for…

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Putting on the green light

By Matt Rowning / October 21, 2015

Marijuana industry finds challenges in Clackamas County by Matthew Rowning To the joy of smokers, business owners and the 56 percent of voters who voted yes on Measure 91, recreational marijuana became legal statewide Oct. 1. A quick search of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s list of registered dispensaries turned up 132 places to buy marijuana in Portland. There are four in Clackamas County. While Multnomah County has seen…

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