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Calling all Classmates! CCC is developing an alumni association in preparation for the college's 50th anniversary in 2016.


If you have taken a class, received a certificate, or earned a diploma you are a Clackamas Classmate. Please share your story by going to and clicking Share Your Story.


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In This Issue
Foundation to raise $10 million for students
Amber Holveck, Executive Director of the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce, and Jamie Damon, CCC Foundation Board Member, share stories at the Aerie.


On January 13, at a reception at the Aerie at Eagle Landing, the Foundation Board of Directors announced an aggressive fundraising campaign to raise $10 million to support education and innovation at the college.


Celebrating the College's 50th Anniversary in 2016, the Education That Works campaign is dedicated toward student success through scholarships and funds for projects that will inspire creativity and excellence in education. Moneys raised will leave a lasting mark on the college and our communities for decades to come.


The campaign has already received support from businesses, community members, former students, retired faculty, and current College employees. The Foundation Board has raised in excess of $5.8 Million, taking us more than halfway to our goal.


The Board announced several significant gifts at the Aerie event:

  • Miles Fiberglass & Composites, and the Miles family, have committed to increasing their current endowment by $100,000.
  • Oak Grove Disposal Company and the Spady Family began a new scholarship endowment with a contribution of $200,000.
  • Over 75% of CCC employees are donating to the Campaign annually.
  • Former CCC students, faculty, and administrators have contributed more than $2 million to the campaign by including the Foundation in their estate planning.

Please join in this exciting challenge. Your philanthropic support will make sure we reach our goals by the 50th Anniversary in May 2016. 


For more information about the Education that Works campaign or to make a donation, call the Foundation at 503-594-3129 or visit


Jim Hudson: June 4, 1955 - Dec. 27, 2014

James Carl Hudson (Jim) passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 27, 2014, at his home in North Carolina after spending a week in the hospital. Jim was born on June 4, 1955, in Walla Walla, Washington, to Chuck and Eileen Hudson. His family lived in Milton Freewater, Ione, Bend, and Oregon City.


Jim attended Oregon City High School and Clackamas Community College where he was a three-sport athlete. Jim was a Junior College All-American in 1974. From CCC he was recruited to play football for the Oregon Ducks (75-76) where his name is engraved at Autzen Stadium. He earned a teaching degree from Portland State University.


Jim taught and coached in Oregon City, Ashland, Medford, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Jim impacted many students and athletes through his love of sports and the classroom.


He is survived by his son, Allan Scott, and Allan's mother Sharon; his partner Heather; siblings Patty Rolen (Rich), Allan Hudson (Yvette) and Joan Ferguson (Rich); and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles (2009) and Eileen (Senseney) Hudson (2004).


Click here to donate to the Chuck Hudson Memorial Endowment in memory of Jim. 


"Look Mom - I can Fly!"  Memoirs of a World War II Fighter Pilot Book Signing & Dessert


Saturday, February 28

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Glenmoore: Gracious Retirement Living

12154 SE 114th Ct
Happy Valley, OR 97086


Join Clackamas Community College and Glenmoore for an afternoon of storytelling and tea with celebrated WWII fighter pilot, Robert "Smoky" Vrilakas. 


Highlights:  The afternoon will include a book signing and reading from "Look Mom - I can Fly!" opening remarks from retired Major General Dan Hitchcock, United Stated Army, and the University of Portland's Army ROTC cadets will conduct a presentation of the Flag in honor of all of our WWII veterans in attendance.


Refreshments provides by Glenmoore.


To pre-order your copy of "Look Mom - I can Fly!" call  503-594-3129 or go to give.clackamas.eduAutographed books are $20 each.  Pre-sales appreciated to give "Smoky" time to customize your message. Proceeds from the book sales go to CCC's Military Families Scholarship Endowment. 


Education that Works!



Greg Fitzgerald Signature   

Greg Fitzgerald, Executive Director
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Save the Date
Happy Scholarship Recipients
The Scholarship Reception

Sunday, March 8, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Randall Gym
 Oregon City Campus of CCC

Chuck Hudson  Endowment

Director of athletics for Clackamas Community College from 1967 to 1986, Chuck Hudson was posthumously inducted into the Clackamas Community College Hall of Fame in 2010 as the "Founder of CCC Athletics."  


A well-respected basketball coach for all age groups and inductee into the NWAACC Hall of Fame in 1991, Chuck was instrumental in securing the future of athletics at Clackamas. He also served the local community as an Army veteran, Elks member and chair of the Oregon City School District Board. 54 years of marriage to Eileen, plus a number of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, rounded out his very active and generous life.


This endowment is a tribute to Chuck, whose vision is evident in the lives of the student athletes who study and learn both on and off the court at Clackamas Community College.


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Fred Meyer Community Rewards

For fourth quarter of 2014, we received $252.54.