November 2015
Students walk across campus through the brisk fall air and provide the inspiration for all that we do in the Foundation offices. Whether planning events such as Viva Clackamas, inspiring co-workers to participate in Staff Drive, or working with donors on multi-year pledges and planned gifts, we know that our work and your generosity make it possible for students to obtain Education That Works.

The Foundation Team is thankful for the support of our friends, donors, and supporters. Because of you, the season of giving extends all year long for those wishing for a better life through education, whether pursuing a degree/certificate or enjoying lifelong learning.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

In This Issue
Students are big winners from Viva Clackamas!

The CCC Foundation kicked off the 50th birthday celebration of CCC on Saturday, November 7th at The Oregon Golf Club where over 300 guests gathered for Viva Clackamas!

The event began with guests enjoying Monte Carlo style gaming, a photo booth, and old friends catching up with one another. Vegas style entertainment was provided by CCC retirees, current faculty, alumni and current students as guests enjoyed a plated dinner. James Eikrem and Chris Whitten served as emcees for the program and Bill Briare, retired faculty and dean, led the CCC band and vocalists through a medley of songs.

Foundation Board member, Alice Norris, joined our emcees for the fundraising portion of the program and asked guests to join her in making a multi-year pledge to the CCC Foundation. The resulting $300,000 in cash and pledges will secure scholarships for future students.

Thanks to our major sponsors: Clackamas Federal Credit Union, Providence Health & Services, Oregon Lottery, OnPoint Community Credit Union, Stein Oil Co., Inc., and Pamplin Media Group.

Click here to view photos from Viva Clackamas

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Clackamas Community College in the news

The month of November was a big news month for Clackamas Community College. From veterans services to athletics, CCC is providing Education That Works for all students.

CCC named top college for veterans 
By Lori Hall, PIO for CCC 
Military Times has named Clackamas Community College as one of the best in the nation for veterans in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 rankings.

The colleges are ranked in three categories: four-year, online and nontraditional, and two-year. Clackamas Community College ranked first in the West and fourth nationally in the two-year category.

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Microsoft research grants go to Ivy League, Carnegie Mellon...and Clackamas Community College 
By Mike Rogoway, The Oregonian

Microsoft awarded grants Wednesday to academics at four of the nation's  best-known research universities - and also to Clackamas Community College.

Clackamas, working with a team from Intel, won one of five, $100,000 grants to develop applications for Microsoft's forthcoming HoloLens augmented reality technology. Clackamas hopes to use HoloLens to create a distance learning program to teach vocational skills in automotive, engineering, nursing and similar fields.

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Student athletes perform in class 
By Katie Archer, The Clackamas Print

This award isn't earned on the playing fields but in the classroom. The victory walk isn't up a podium to receive a medal but across a stage to receive a diploma.

Clackamas Community College has been awarded the NWAC President's Cup. The NWAC's President's Cup is a new award that was started three years ago to recognize student athlete success in the classroom through GPA and students receiving a diploma or certificate when leaving CCC. The award is broken up between large and small schools in the NWAC based on the number of sports available; less than 7 or more than 8.

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Staff and Faculty participate in Staff Drive
Steve Cameron, left, accepts the first Staff Drive Sweepstakes prize from Foundation staff Janet Meister, Greg Fitzgerald, Jana Gay and Vicki Smith.

At CCC we have an annual event called "Staff Drive." Staff and faculty are encouraged to make a financial contribution to the Foundation.  Gifts can be one-time gifts, payroll pledges, or credit card transactions.  CCC is a leader in the number of staff who participate at each community college in the State.   The participation rate this year was  67% participation  with gifts totaling $60,000.  We are proud to share this news with our supporters as it is just one more way CCC demonstrates its commitment to students.
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Greg Fitzgerald, Executive Director
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Save The Date


Friday, February 5, 2016 
6:00 p.m. 
Camp Withycombe 
15300 SE Minuteman Way 
Clackamas OR 97015

A fundraiser to support  
local veterans and  
military families.

Join Jack Hoffman and
Jim Thurber for the live premiere of a new episode of their popular reality TV show. Highlights include behind-the-scenes commentary during commercial breaks and prize giveaways.

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Donor Spotlight
Military Families Scholarship
The #1 issue facing our returning veterans is securing education and training for family-wage jobs.  That's why three members of the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition - Les DeAsis, Benchmade Knife, Co.; Lowell Miles and family, Miles Fiberglass; and Jerry Turner, formerly Pioneer Pumps, Inc. - established the Military Families Scholarship Endowment (MFSE).
The MFSE provides scholarships for veterans and their families and is just one important aspect of service that CCC provides to our military.  The goal is to establish a $1 million dollar legacy endowment that will provide scholarships in perpetuity. 
As you consider your end of year gift, please consider contributing to the MFSE.

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