Q&A

Once a Coug, always a Coug

By Aaliyana Balderas / January 30, 2023

Katie Aden, the Assistant Softball Coach here at Clackamas Community College, has been nationally recognized by being named Easton/NCFA Assistant Coach of the Year for 2022. The Clackamas Print had the pleasure of speaking to Aden on her successes, struggles and experiences playing softball and becoming a coach.  The Clackamas Print: How long have you…

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Got Scholarships?

By Connor McCoy / November 12, 2022

Scholarships may help you pay for studies. The Clackamas Print sat down with Debra Mason and Sally Noble of the Foundation to find out everything you need to know about scholarships and how to apply. Here’s what they had to say. The Clackamas Print: To start off, what is your job? Debra Mason: I lead…

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A STEP in the right direction

By Erik Paul / November 3, 2022

Students attending Clackamas Community College with Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) benefits can get help meeting their educational goals and paying for school through the SNAP Training & Employment Program (STEP), a state funded assistance program that serves as a model for possible funding on a federal level to help students across the country.  Joan Jagodnik…

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Serving from Hawaii to Oregon

By Aaliyana Balderas / November 2, 2022

Clackamas Community College welcomes students from all over the world. Joining our volleyball team this year was Braeanna Moises, a freshman from Waimea, Kauai County, Hawaii. She shared her experiences moving from Hawaii to Oregon so far, and joining the volleyball team here at Clackamas Community College.  The Clackamas Print: Why did you decide to…

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College employee works to get students government benefits

By Connor McCoy / April 28, 2022

The Clackamas Print sat down with Helen Paz, the benefits navigator at Clackamas Community College, to talk about the benefits students can get if they need some help. The Clackamas Print: When did you first come to CCC? Helen Paz: As an employee? I didn’t go to school here, unfortunately. I started at CCC in…

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Handy campus safety tool is all the rave

By Ethan M. Rogers / April 28, 2022

We’ve just spent the last two years huddling indoors behind masks, illuminated only by the soft glow of computer screens and handheld devices – and we’re finally free. Free to throw off the masks and run free, free as the wind blows, free as the grass grows. The last thing on our mind right now…

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Department Chair of Music Lars Campbell Q&A

By Samantha Matson / February 13, 2022

Lars Campbell is the department chair for the music department at Clackamas Community College. In addition to working at CCC, he is also co-founder of the Portland Jazz Orchestra and regularly performs with the Oregon Symphony and the Oregon ballet theater orchestras. Having a background in jazz and classical music with a specialty for trombone,…

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Wildland fire instructor says hiring in the industry is on fire

By Ethan M. Rogers / February 13, 2022

The only fires most people think about during the winter months usually involve cuddling, a good book, maybe a mug of hot cocoa. But for Jeff Ennenga, lead faculty of the Wildland Fire Science programs at Clackamas Community College, fire is a year round thought. The Clackamas Print sat down with Ennenga to talk about…

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Officer Pete Kandratieff on duty: An interview with CCC’s College Safety Manager

By Quinton Paul / November 3, 2021

Security officer Pete Kandratieff works on the Oregon City campus and is charged with the responsibility of keeping the grounds safe. His other duties involve a multitude of activities. I spoke with Officer Pete to find out more about his daily routine. The Clackamas Print: What are some regular duties you perform on campus? Pete…

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From job transition to new safety developments, Tom Sonoff shares all

By Katie Skibba / May 19, 2021

Have you been curious what a college campus security office has been up to since the crowds at Clackamas Community College have been lower than ever? The Clackamas Print had the chance to catch up with the college’s head of security, Tom Sonoff, to find out how things have changed for him and what we…

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