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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
Innovative CCC to PSU Program
Horticulture hosts Roots, Shoots & Hoots
Compose: A Mark Twain Dinner
An Evening at the Falls
Connect with Social Media
Gilia Peruzzo
Golf Registrations
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
Innovative CCC to PSU scholarship program benefits students
Michael DeShane and Keren Brown-Wilson
enjoy meeting their scholarship recipients.


In just seven years, Michael and Keren have provided annual scholarships to forty students who complete their first two years at Clackamas and complete their second two years at Portland State University.


On March 20, 2014 PSU hosted an evening for the donors and students to meet; for PSU and CCC staff to reconnect; and for students nearing completion to inspire those who are just beginning their educational journey.


As a CCC graduate herself, President Joanne Truesdell reminds the students that she, too, began at CCC.


To find out how you can provide an annual or endowed scholarship, contact Vicki Smith at 503-594-3128. 


Horticulture hosts Roots, Shoots, & Hoots

Thursday, May 8, 6 pm

Clairmont Hall Parking Lot

CCC Oregon City Campus


Join current and past students, as well as faculty and advisory members, in celebrating another great year! Enjoy a light dinner and no-host bar; learn something new from our guest speaker; hear about new programs at CCC; and enjoy others who share your love of plants!


RSVP to or 503-594-3292.


Come back Friday May 9, 12 - 5 pm for the Horticulture Club Plant Sale!


Hosted by the CCC Horticulture Club & *Clackamas Classmates

(*Alumni program sponsored by the CCC Foundation)

Compose: A Mark Twain Dinner

Friday, May 30, 7 - 10 pm 

Gregory Forum at CCC


This year, the CCC English Department celebrates Mark Twain with performances by CCC English instructors and actor Bruce Burkhartmeier.


Seating is limited for this literary dinner and silent auction benefiting the English Department. RSVP at


Sponsored by the CCC English Department and CCC Foundation 


An Evening at the Falls with the Foundation
Thursday, June 5, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
The Tumwater Room
Museum of the Oregon Territory
211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City

At this very special annual meeting of the Clackamas Community College Foundation donors will be honored, endowments unveiled, new leadership introduced and a vision for the future celebrated.  

Seating is limited. Please RSVP by May 20 to Julie Paulsen at or 503-594-3129.  


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.

Gilia Peruzzo
September 15, 1908 - March 21, 2014

Gilia Peruzzo was a member on the original committee to start a community college in Clackamas County. The committee was successful and Gilia was honored for her work in the creation of Clackamas Community College.


CCC continues to benefit from Gilia's support as she requested donations be made in her memory to the CCC Foundation.


Click here to read the full obituary from The Dalles Chronicle.


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Golf Registrations
29th Annual Invitational 
Monday, July 21, 2014
10:30 am Check-in
1:00 pm Shotgun Start
Stone Creek Golf Club
Oregon City


Corporate Challenge
Monday, August 25, 2014
10:00 am Check-in
Noon Shotgun Start
Willamette Valley Country Club, Canby


Fred Meyer Community Rewards
So far the Foundation has 20 households supporting us through this program. We have received $260.91 for the period between 2/3/14 and 3/31/14.