July 2015

While many departments within the college experience a slower pace during the summer months, the CCC Foundation is rolling full steam ahead!  The CCC Invitational will be held at Arrowhead Golf Club on July 20, 2015; the Corporate Challenge Golf Tournament will be held August 24 at Willamette Valley Country Club, and VIVA Clackamas will kick off on November 7, 2015 at the Oregon Golf Club.


To help us raise funds, we are accepting donations of gift certificates, overnight stays, wine and merchandise. If you would like to attend, volunteer or donate to any of these events, please contact the Foundation at 503-594-3128.


Enjoy your summer!


Your Foundation Team!

In This Issue
Celebrating a year of accomplishments


Over 100 of the CCC Foundation's closest friends and supporters joined the Board of Directors   at the Abernethy Center on June 4 for the annual meeting and celebration of the past year's accomplishments.


Following is an excerpt of Foundation President Jerry Turner's comments:


"Looking back over the past year, there are so many accomplishments, that I can only hit some of the highlights for you.


Just after last year's Annual Dinner, CCC unveiled its planned capital bond. Foundation members and many of you went right to work, helping educate our neighbors about the amazing power of our community college. Some of you joined us for dinner at the Canby Rodeo, where CCC Board of Education member Ron Adams reinforced the importance of our efforts at raising friends and funds for our students, and passing the bond."

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CCC Invitational ... Now at Arrowhead Golf Club 

Monday, July 20, 2015
11:15 a.m. Check-In / Lunch

1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
Arrowhead Golf Club, 28301 S Hwy 213, Mulino 97038

The 30th annual CCC Invitational will be held at Arrowhead Golf Club on Monday, July 20, 2015. Come one! Come all! Teams of five will begin arriving at 11:15 a.m. to warm up, enjoy the putting contest, and eat a delicious lunch. At 1:00 p.m. the shotgun start will see 90 golf carts fanning out onto the course with golfers eager for a day of play. Cost is $135 per person. Click here for details.


Online Registration available at https://give.clackamas.edu/invitationalregistration  


Dinner and awards follow the tourney and you will be on you way home by 7:30 p.m. to tuck the kids into bed!


Thanks to the following companies who are select sponsors of this important event which benefits CCC's award-winning Athletics Department!

Endowment Spotlight: Willamette View


A fabulous partnership has developed between Clackamas Community College and Willamette View Retirement Community.  Ernie ZumBrunnen, a dear friend of Alan Fibish's for whom the scholarship is named, had the idea for Willamette View residents to endow a scholarship in Alan's name. The scholarship benefits workers at Willamette View who want to pursue a college degree.


The endowment plaque reads: "Alan was a dedicated educator, spending 52 years as vice principal and then principal in the San Francisco Unified school district. A lifelong learner, he graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Marine Biology. Alan earned his teaching credential at San Francisco State University, and his doctorate in education at U.C. Berkeley.


When Alan and his wife, Carole, arrived at Willamette View, they enjoyed interacting with the young adults who worked as servers in the dining room. Alan constantly encouraged them to set aside time to advance their education.


The Alan Fibish Endowment was established by Willamette View and its residents to honor his memory-someone who cared deeply about Willamette View employees and the opportunity for them to fulfill their greatest potential through education."


Twenty Willamette View guests were on hand at the Foundation's annual meeting to see the plaque being unveiled.
Minigrants for Innovation Awarded

Each year the Foundation Board of Directors sets aside funding for the Mini-Grants for Innovation awards. Faculty is encouraged to submit projects that have merit but are not able to be funded through the college budget. Seven projects were selected for funding with three being referred back for additional information. The awards are as follows:


Sine Wave Drawing Ruler: A new invention which marks the ruler in degrees and also in pi, pi/2 3pi/2 and 2 pi as well as including stencils for accurate drawing of sine waves.


"Of Ebony Embers:" Chamber music theater work for actor and trio. This is a celebration of diversity through chamber music and theater.


Open Source Trainers: In Career Technical Education it is commonplace to order predesigned training systems known as "trainers." It is a physical piece of hardware that is used to help provide hands-on delivery to technicians.


Harmony Community Art Gallery: The primary purpose of this project is to display the artwork of CCC students and Community Ed students throughout the Harmony Community Campus, and to engage the local community.


Stormwater Monitoring in the Environmental Learning Center: This key part of our Headwaters Restoration Project, has energized students and provides real-world experience that can give our students an advantage in the job market.


Allan and Heath GLD-80: The purchase of a new soundboard helps advance the music program and provides our students experience in using new and innovative technology.


Clackamas Geocaching Tour: A partnership consisting of faculty in Welding, Geographic Information Systems, and the Counseling Department will create a small "tour" of geocaching sites spanning all three CCC's campuses. This initiative is intended to coincide with the college's 50th anniversary year, inviting community members and students alike to visit and explore our campuses.

STEM Lecture Series: The proposed lecture series is a collaboration that will involve many departments on campus including: Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Computer Science and Art. By exposing our students to the vast numbers of STEM-related careers through these lectures, we are creating initial points of contact and providing our students with multiple visions of where a STEM path can take them.  
Education that Works!



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Greg Fitzgerald, Executive Director
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Rachel Widing

As a senior in high school, I did not know what I wanted to do with my future, but there were a couple of things that I knew for sure.


First, I knew that I needed, and wanted to stay close to home. My siblings are spectacular people, as are our parents who raised us, giving us the most love and support in the world. I couldn't imagine experiencing life without them. At the time I was also caring for my grandmother who had been diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia, and I knew that continuing to do so would become more challenging once I started college.


I also knew that college is expensive. Like many college students, I was going to have to get a job and take out loans to pay for school. But how was I going to be a full-time student, full-time caregiver and work all at the same time?

A few weeks after high school graduation, I received a letter informing me that I had been chosen as a recipient of the DeShane Wilson Scholarship, renewable for four years between Clackamas Community College and Portland State University. At that moment I knew that a huge burden had been lifted off of my shoulders. However I didn't know just how much it would impact my life.

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Corporate Challenge
Willamette Valley Country Club
Monday, August 24, 2015

10:00 a.m. Check-in
Noon Shotgun Start

Willamette Valley
Country Club, Canby

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Clackamas Repertory Theatre
Cat on a Hot Tim Roof

June 25 -  July 19, 2015

Times: Thurs. - Sat.
7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.

This American classic is a steamy, sexy, Southern-fried masterpiece. It's Big Daddy's birthday and his greedy family has come together to scheme their way to his fortune. Led by Maggie the Cat, the claws are out as these cats scratch it out for money, power and passion.


*No show on July 4

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Save the Date
Take a trip back to the late '60s Vegas-style!

Save the date! November 7, 2016 will be the party of the year in Clackamas County!


14 of the 25 tables have already been sold. Cost is $1,500 for a table of eight. (Individual tickets are $125.) For information on this sponsorship opportunity and others, contact Vicki Smith at 503-594-3128 or vickis@clackamas.edu.

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