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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. Please share this email with others who may be interested in CCC and the Foundation. 


In This Issue
Board plans for next 50 years
Board Bio: Punky Scott
Scholar Spotlight: Yager Meister
Connect with Social Media
Fun Fact
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
Save the Date
Invitational Sponsors Needed
Foundation Board plans for CCC's next 50 years
Left to right: Jann York, Elizabeth Munns, Pam Bloom and Jennifer Nelson enjoy the camaraderie of the Foundation Board and staff.


The Foundation Board of Directors held its annual planning retreat on Monday, March 17th, at the Ainsworth House and Gardens, in Oregon City.


Top of mind was planning for the college's 50th anniversary celebration in 2016 and identifying the opportunities and activities that will help set the stage for the college's next 50 years.


To gear up for the anniversary, one of the activities being pursued is the establishment of an Alumni, or Clackamas Classmates, program. If you are a Clackamas Classmate, please go to and complete the short survey.


Because of Clackamas...What's your story?
Board Member Bio: Punky Scott

As one of the Foundation's longest serving Board members, Punky Scott has been a member of the CCC Foundation since 1992. Punky is proud to be a part of the Foundation because we "work hard to provide the avenues for students to make their goals attainable."  


Punky and the Scott family became acquainted with CCC manufacturing students when they asked the college for help during a stage of restoration of the "Lacey Lady" a World War II B-17G Bomber that honors the men and women who fought so valiantly during WWII.


The Scott Family established The Bomber Endowment to support students in CCC's Manufacturing Technology Department. The endowment provides assistance with tuition, fees, and tools.  Punky and her family believe in championing people who need help and who are dedicated to helping themselves.


Scholar Spotlight: Andrea Yager & Janet Meister
Andrea (left) and Janet (right) became acquainted at the Scholarship Reception in 2013.


Andrea will be graduating from Clackamas Community College this spring with her Associates of Applied Sciences Degree in Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology.


Growing up, she spent many summer weekends with her grandfather at all of the local car shows. Seeing so many beautiful cars, and listening to their owners tell stories of how they came to have them, or what they had been through; Andrea decided that she want to learn how to professionally restore classic cars. With a Collision Repair and Refinishing Degree, she believes she will be set to achieve this dream.


Thanks to Foundation Scholarships Andrea will be able to graduate without any debt, and is thrilled to not be paying off college loans for the next several years! The scholarships also provided her with the ability to buy tools that will equip her to be better prepared to enter the work force.


According to Andrea, "Words cannot even begin to describe how grateful I am to have been so blessed by the generosity of complete strangers taking an interest in my education!"


Andrea received the Curtis Meister Memorial Scholarship Tool Award which was established by his mother, Janet Meister, after his tragic death.  Janet is a long-time Foundation employee and has witnessed the difference scholarships make in the lives of students.  Curtis was an automotive student and aspired to open his own shop.  The Tool Award helps struggling students achieve their goals.


Changing Lives. Changing Communities.



Greg Fitzgerald Signature   

Greg Fitzgerald, Executive Director
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Social Media
The Foundation is working to connect with you via social media.

Fun Fact
CCC Business Manager Bill Ryan distributes payroll.
Employees were once paid with silver dollars in lieu of their monthly paycheck.

In spring of 1976, $25,000 in silver dollars was transported from a local bank to the campus in a horse-drawn wagon. The college wanted to demonstrate the impact college employees had on the local economy. 


President Hakanson remembers going into new Danielson's grocery store to find cashiers counters stacked with piles of silver coins 10-12 inches high.  This incident was later incorporated into a Pulitzer Prize nominated novel by Craig Lesley. 


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Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Enroll online and link your Rewards Card to the Clackamas Community College Foundation. You will continue to receive Rewards Points, Rebates and Fuel Points. At the end of each quarter, Fred Meyer will make a donation to participating nonprofits based on the accumulated spending of the Rewards customers linked to each nonprofit.


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Save the Date
Endowment for Women in Mathematics & Science
An Evening at the Falls
with the CCC Foundation 

Thursday, June 5, 2014
5:30 - 7:00 pm

The Tumwater Room
211 Tumwater Drive
Oregon City

Celebrate the successes of the past year. 

Look forward to the
year to come.
Sponsors Needed

29th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament


Monday, July 21, 2014

Stone Creek Golf Club

14603 S. Stoneridge Drive, Oregon City


Proceeds from this tournament directly benefit CCC student athletes and the athletic programs.