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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
Corporate Challenge and ParTee on the Green
Scholar Spotlight: Paris Rabidoux
Endowment Feature: Michael & Alice Norris Family
Summer Celebrations
Clackamas Rep: Good People
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Corporate Challenge and ParTee on the Green score scholarships for students!
President Joanne Truesdell with members of the Lease Crutcher Lewis team


Over two-hundred friends of Clackamas Community College gathered Monday, August 25th at Willamette Valley Country Club to demonstrate their support for students attending CCC.


Golfers enjoyed the first half of the day participating in the CCC Foundation's Corporate Challenge.  Players from twenty-six teams shopped at the on-site Nike store using their $100 guest pass before teeing off for eighteen holes of golf.  (Click here for a list of event sponsors.)


As golfers came off the course they entered the clubhouse where the ParTee on the Green was getting under way.  Music provided by Tom Wakeling and Steve Christoffersen set the tone for the silent auctions, dinner, oral auction and paddle raiser for scholarships. More than $80,000 will go towards student support. 


Our deepest thanks to everyone who made this the most successful event in the past eight years!

2014 Corporate Challenge Winners
1st Place: Floor Solutions
2nd Place: Lease Crutcher Lewis
3rd Place: TCM


Scholar Spotlight: Paris Rabidoux

Through the generosity of Foundation donors and support from the Military Families Scholarship Endowment, Paris Rabidoux is one step closer to his dream. 


Paris was blown up by an improvised explosive devise when he was twenty years-old, outside Habbaniyah, Iraq.


Through his recovery process, Paris became interested in sustainable farming and is now enrolled in CCC's Urban Agriculture and Horticulture programs.


Paris was the guest speaker at the ParTee on the Green and has a very compelling story. 


Click here to read his speech in full.


Michael & Alice Norris Family Endowment


Mike and Alice Norris, dedicated advocates for education, parented three Oregon City High School graduates, and proudly attended college graduations
for each.


A family physician, Dr. Norris practiced for 35 years at the Oregon City Family Practice Clinic. In retirement, Mike helped found the Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine free clinic and serves as its Medical Director.


A former teacher, Alice served seven years on the Oregon City School Board. After stints heading numerous local non-profits, Alice helped promote community revitalization during her eight years as Mayor of Oregon City. She continues to support education as a member of the CCC Foundation Board.


The Norris family is pleased to be able to offer an endowed scholarship at Clackamas Community College to assist a deserving student from Oregon City School District to achieve educational success.

Summer celebrations with the Foundation
President's Circle at St. Josef's Winery

Over 40 guests attended the reception, pig roast, and concert at St. Josef's Winery on Sunday, August 10. Despite the heat, everyone enjoyed socializing and spending time with friends old and new.

Left to right: Dick Petrone, Punky Scott, and Carol Petrone


Retiree Round-Up at the Canby Rodeo

Guests enjoyed a BBQ chicken dinner
before the Canby Rodeo on  Wednesday, August 13. 

The 50 guests included retirees from CCC, Foundation board members, college staff, and friends/supporters of the Foundation.


Changing Lives. Changing Communities.



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Greg Fitzgerald, Executive Director
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November Bond Information
The CCC Board of Education voted in July to place a bond measure on the November 4 ballot.

Clackamas Community College plans three drop-in public forums in October to share information about the bond measure.

Monday, October 6
5-7 pm
Harmony Campus
7728 SE Harmony Road

Tuesday, October 7
11:30 am - 1:30 ppm
Wilsonville Campus
29353 Town Center Loop E

Wednesday, October 8
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Oregon City Campus Community Center
19600 Molalla Avenue
Clackamas Rep
Good People

Presented by Clackamas Repertory Theatre

Sept. 19 - Oct. 5

The Osterman Theatre in The Niemeyer Center
CCC Oregon City Campus

The action takes place in the notorious "South Boston" neighborhood where the locals are known as "Southies." Margie Walsh lives a hard-scrabble life there taking care of her disabled daughter, working at the local dollar store, and playing bingo with her friends. When she loses her job, she visits an old high school flame she claims owes her a good deed. Things get ugly and funny when she invades his home to see if he's still "Good People."


For more information and/or purchase tickets, visit


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