Jason Sisson

Veterans fundraiser put on by students

By Jason Sisson / May 28, 2019

A fundraiser intended to raise money for, and awareness of, veterans suicide took place May 25 at the Elks Lodge in Oregon City. Although the event was ostensibly ordinary, its origins were not: from a raffle to a state representative as keynote speaker, the entire thing was planned by six Clackamas Community College students. The…

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Students join Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

By Jason Sisson / May 22, 2019

Another class of Clackamas Community College students was inducted into Alpha Xi Zeta, the local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Students must make the CCC honor roll — which requires achieving a 3.5 grade-point average — to be invited to join PTK. Those who were invited and accepted were honored at a ceremony…

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CCC students earn academic honor

By Jason Sisson / April 30, 2019

Two students from Clackamas Community College were recently chosen to join the 2019 All-Oregon Academic Team. The students, Natalia Rodriguez and Lizajane Gray, made their way to the state Capitol on Friday to meet Governor Kate Brown before transferring locations for an award luncheon with winners from other colleges. The All-Oregon Academic Team is selected…

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Board raises tuition $3 per credit hour

By Jason Sisson / April 17, 2019

Clackamas Community College’s Board of Education voted to increase tuition for the 2019-2020 school year. The board voted at its April 10 meeting to raise tuition by $3 to $103 per credit hour for in-state students and to increase out-of-state tuition by $8 to $274 per credit hour. This decision came as a bit of…

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College screens “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Jason Sisson / April 17, 2019

The fifth inning of game one was underway and Clackamas Community College’s baseball team was tied with Chemeketa when R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix)” began blaring — scratchy, of course — through the field’s speakers, pinging off the eardrums of lethargic fans and players. Just three days earlier and barely a quarter mile away, the college…

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Theater department hosts a Holocaust survivor and childhood friend of Anne Frank for Q&A

By Jason Sisson / March 28, 2019

  Laureen Nussbaum, a Holocaust survivor and childhood friend of Anne Frank, visited Clackamas Community College Monday for a Q&A. The event was arranged by theater instructor Jim Eikrem in advance of the department’s spring play “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank.” Eikrem arranging for Nussbaum, his former German…

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