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CCC announces winter honor roll - 04/18/19

OREGON CITY – A total of 1,394 students made the Clackamas Community College honor roll and president’s list for winter term 2019.

To be named to the honor roll, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better. To be named to the president’s list, students must earn a 3.75 grade-point average or better.


Editor’s note: Please see attached file for the list of honor roll names and city of residency.

Natalia Rodriguez
Natalia Rodriguez
CCC students join All-Oregon Academic Team (Photo) - 04/18/19

OREGON CITY – Clackamas Community College students Lizajane Gray, of Estacada, and Natalia Rodriguez, of Canby, will be honored April 26 at the annual All-Oregon Academic Team luncheon in Salem. Students from the state’s 17 community colleges participate in this annual event sponsored by the Oregon Community College Association.

Each community college nominates two outstanding students for the team, who are recognized for their academic achievements and community involvement. They are students who have earned the respect of fellow students, staff and faculty. Members of the team receive a scholarship to an Oregon four-year college or university to continue their educations.

The All-Oregon Academic Team winners will start the day on April 26 at the Oregon Capitol to meet Gov. Kate Brown. They will then be honored during an event at the Salem Convention Center.

CCC is proud to recognize its All-Oregon Academic Team members of 2019:

Lizajane Gray

Before returning to college to study geology at Clackamas Community College, Gray earned a bachelor of arts degree in cultural anthropology at the University of Oregon. She looks forward to attending Portland State University this fall to complete a bachelor of science in earth science. Within the field, she will pursue a career in research focusing on how to lessen the negative effects of human impacts on the environment and the intricate interactions between life and nonliving matter at the microscopic level.

Her activities include volunteering for cleanup events, rock-hounding, amateur rock and fossil identification, hiking, rock tumbling and board games.

Her honors include: John Snively Scholarship Award, Clackamas Community College Women in Science Scholarship Award, Phi Theta Kappa membership and Clackamas Community College honor roll.

Natalia Rodriguez

Rodriguez is a lifelong Oregon resident, having grown up in Canby in a bicultural home. Her mother is from the U.S. and her father is from Mexico. “I am so grateful for two very different aspects of the world I got from each of my parents,” she said.

She is the vice president of the Clackamas Community College Associated Student Government and will be graduating from CCC with a transfer degree. She plans to attend Concordia University to earn a master’s in elementary education and a master’s in teaching. Her goal is to become an elementary school teacher.

Her activities include belonging to Canby Reading Mentors and swimming.

Rodriguez’s honors include Phi Theta Kappa membership and Clackamas Community College honor roll.

For more information about Clackamas Community College, visit


Attached Media Files: Natalia Rodriguez , Lizajane Gray
Clackamas Community College is hosting its annual Music Performance Technology Festival on April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Clackamas Community College is hosting its annual Music Performance Technology Festival on April 20, 7:30 p.m.
CCC hosts music festival (Photo) - 04/11/19

OREGON CITY – Rock out at this year’s Music Performance Technology Festival at Clackamas Community College on Saturday, April 20.

Each spring, the college’s music department holds three days of workshops, interactive sessions and performances for students and the community. The festival includes a garage band contest that invites high school bands, singer/songwriters and solo vocalists to bring their original music and perform for industry professionals who give them helpful advice and direction. The top garage band receives 10 hours of free studio time at the college.

“The Music Performance Technology Festival gives our students the chance to learn from successful artists as well as showcase their own talents,” CCC Vocal Music Director Kathleen Hollingsworth said.

The festival concludes with a concert, featuring the garage band winners, special guest artists and the Clackamas Community College Contemporary Music Ensemble performing the music of Fleetwood Mac. The concert is open to the public and starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Osterman Theatre, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Tickets are $5.

Clackamas Community College offers a music performance technology degree, which provides skills in musicianship and performance, technical training in recording, digital audio and studio production, as well as the business skills necessary for an entrepreneurial musical career.

For more information, contact Kathleen Hollingsworth at 503-594-6299 or For more information about the college and its programs, visit


Earn a Certified Nursing Assistant Degree at Clackamas Community College.
Earn a Certified Nursing Assistant Degree at Clackamas Community College.
CCC hosts nursing assistant information sessions (Photo) - 04/04/19

OREGON CITY – The field of health sciences is currently in demand and growing. The need for certified nursing assistants is especially strong. Clackamas Community College offers several certificate and degree programs in the health sciences for individuals to fill this demand.

For those interested in pursuing nursing, the college is hosting two certified nursing assistant (CNA) information sessions. The first will be Wednesday, April 17, from noon to 1 p.m., and the second will be Wednesday, April 24, 5 to 6 p.m. Both sessions, which will introduce the CNA program and a tour of the on-site nursing lab, will be held at the CCC Harmony Community Campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie.

Students who successfully complete the 11-week training will learn the skills to perform basic-level nursing care. Certified nursing assistants are defined by law as people who assist licensed nursing personnel in the provision of nursing care. This course is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Instruction content includes:

  • Introduction to health care facilities
  • Communication
  • Basic body structure and function
  • Patient needs
  • Preventing infection
  • Body mechanics

Certified nursing assistant graduates will be considered for hire by local health care facilities, and graduates earn on average $15.81 an hour/$34,407 annually.

“Clackamas Community College goes the extra mile to get its graduates jobs,” Carrie Kraten, CCC TechHire Grant Director, said. “We work to connect students with employment opportunities, career coaching, job preparation support and other resources through TechHire Clackamas.”

For those needing assistance paying for college, the sessions will include information on the college’s TechHire grant, which provides financial assistance and support services to those who qualify. TechHire is a U.S. Department of Labor grant to help young adults ages 17-29 acquire education and training to qualify for high-demand jobs.

To register for an information session, visit To learn more about Clackamas Community College, visit For questions, contact Tom Brown at 503-594-3956 or">


CCC hosts creative writing conference - 04/04/19

OREGON CITY – Explore the practices and professions of creative writing and publishing at Clackamas Community College’s annual Compose Creative Writing Conference on Saturday, May 18.

Hosted by CCC’s English Department, this year’s event includes a full day of workshops from local authors and publishers in nonfiction, poetry, fiction, publishing and more! Featured writers, editors and publishers at this year’s event include Rene Denfeld, Courtenay Hameister, Kate Gray, Tabitha Blankenbiller, Apricot Irving, Brett Warnock, Kate Ristau and many more. 

Compose begins with a welcome address by Rene Denfeld at 9:30 a.m. Workshops run 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1:45 to 5 p.m. There will be a break for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

The cost is $25. Visit for registration and more information. In-person registration starts at 8:45 a.m. the day of the event. The event will take place on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

For more information, contact Rita Shaw at or 503-594-3254.

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