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As Clackamas Community College approaches its 50th Anniversary in 2016, we want to celebrate the people and events that connect CCC and our community. We have compiled information to inform, inspire, and engage you in what is happening on our campuses. We hope you will enjoy receiving this NEWSLINK on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month. Please share this email with others who may be interested in CCC and the Foundation. 


In This Issue
Annual Meeting: An Evening by the Falls
Endowment Showcase: Arthur D. Cooper MD
Board Profile: Rocky Catt
Student Stories: Erick Breton
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Annual Meeting: A Evening by the Falls
Reception at Annual Meeting 2013
Foreground Left to Right: Bill and Angie Murray talk with Greg Fitzgerald, Executive Director of the Clackamas Community College Foundation.

Your Foundation Board members and guests enjoyed the view of Willamette Falls from the window of The Tumwater Room. A photo display of the history of Clackamas Community College was a topic of conversation and a trip down memory lane for some.

During the formal meeting, the slate of officers for 2013-14 were approved:
President - Pam Bloom, B&B Leasing Inc.
Past President - Scott Hamersly, Oregon Wealth Management
Vice Chair - Jerry Turner, Pioneer Pump Inc.
Treasurer - Elizabeth Munns, Oregon Women Lawyers
Secretary - Michael DeShane, Concepts in Community Living

Two New Board Members were elected:
Rocky Catt, Sunstone Circuits
Matt Stewart, K&M Automotive Repair

Five New Endowments were announced:
Bill and Barbara Briare Endowed Scholarship for Arts and Sciences
Arthur D. Cooper MD Honorary Endowment
Colline Brown Memorial Campus Services Endowment
Ryan Scoggins Memorial Scholarship
Endowment for Women in Mathematics and Science

Photos from the event are available at the following website:

Endowment Showcase: Arthur D. Cooper, MD
Art Cooper with Endowment Plaque
Dr. Art and Sherrie Cooper with President Joanne Truesdell  

Dr. Arthur "Art" Cooper, an Oregon City obstetrician and gynecologist who delivered more than 3000 babies, retired in 2012 after being in private practice since 1982.


He was one of the founders of what would become Women's Health Center of Oregon in 1987. The center specialized in gynecology, obstetrics and infertility.


Dr. Cooper graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in pharmacy in 1970. After working four years as a pharmacist, he entered medical school at Oregon Health & Science University and graduated in 1978.


"I have always believed in continuing education and helping people advance their careers. This endowment will provide scholarships for students pursuing an education in Medical Assisting, Nursing or other fields that are health related.Preference will be given to employees of the Women's Healthcare Associates, Oregon City office," Dr. Cooper said.



Board Profile: Rocky Catt, Sunstone Circuits
Rocky Catt I attended CCC in the early 1970's while starting my career with ECD. I really don't believe I would be my position today had it not been for the education received while here. I was able to balance work with a variety of classes, all the way from electronics to CNC machining to accounting. Along with another business partner, we were able to purchase the circuit board operation in 2005.

Prior to the purchase, I was aware of the foundation's work through another board member, Greg Wallwork. I understand education is important. Following the purchase of the business, we have been able to provide scholarships on an annual basis. Additionally, we have employees enrolled in CCC and some participating in the Leadership and Lean Leadership customized training programs.

In my opinion, Clackamas Community College provides a tremendous service to students and local businesses. We need to continue to provide financial opportunities to those who might otherwise not be able to pursue their education.
Student Stories: Erick Breton
Erick Breton
I'm currently a freshman at Clackamas Community College. I graduated from New Urban High School last year, and decided to take a non-traditional approach by graduating a year early in order to get a head start on my education post high school. I was also fortunate enough to be honored as the valedictorian for my graduating class.

Ever since I was little my parents made sure to teach us the importance of a good education, so its always been in my plans to attend a college/university after graduation. I chose Clackamas because of the affordability, small class sizes and great staff.  As luck would have it, I was also given a scholarship from the CCC Foundation which made attending college much easier and removed some financial stress.

I am a pretty average guy and love to do outdoor activities. I also enjoy playing sports like basketball and football. I hope to graduate next year with my transfer degree and attend a university close to home. In the future, I hope to be a reconstructive surgeon and go overseas to help children with no economic resources and join Doctors Without Borders. Eventually, I would like to build self-sustaining schools and clinics in poverty stricken areas.


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Greg Fitzgerald Signature   

Greg Fitzgerald, Executive Director
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Did you know...
Warner Milne Campus in 1968
Warner Milne Campus in 1968
1966-67, the first school year for the college, began with 93 students and 7 part-time faculty. The year ended with 693 students and 119 part-time faculty.

During the 2012-13
school year, just under 30,000 students were enrolled at Clackamas Community College.
Quick Links
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President's Circle

Corporate Challenge

 ParTee on the Green

"Kiss Me Kate"
presented by CRT

Scholarship Reception
Sunday, September 29
2:00 - 4:00 pm
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