November recognition report

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Julie recognized the following colleagues before the Board of Education for recent contributions to Chemeketa and to their professions.

Chemeketa’s Applied Technology and Apprenticeship programs provided tours to an estimated 170 high school students from nine different school districts for “National Manufacturing Day” Friday, October 6. Thanks to the following faculty and staff who made this event happen: Steve Agee, Sherie Ball, Larry Cheyne, Nol Cob, Megan Cogswell, Sheila Englert, Kelley Gembala, Duane Hibbeler, Mike Kelly, Johnny Mack, James McNicholas, Mike Myers and Chuck Sekafetz.

Thanks to Jon Terrazas, veterans’ coordinator, for organizing the Veterans’ Services College Fair on October 10 and the second annual ROTC/JROTC Physical Training Championship at Chemeketa Brooks on Saturday, October 28.

In partnership with Salem-Keizer Public Schools and the Salem Chamber (Inspire Foundation), the annual Salem Area Fall College and Career Fair was held in Chemeketa’s Building 7 gymnasium on October 30. It featured more than 80 college and career exhibitors, including Chemeketa and several CTE programs. An estimated 2.000 people attended. Thanks to the planning committee of James McNicholas, Cathy McInnis from Salem-Keizer, Kathy Moore, Salem Chamber of Commerce. Chemeketa staff who participated or helped with the event were: David Abderhalden, Cleo Alvarez, Cristina, Barba, Larry Cheyne, Nol Cobb, Megan Cogswell, Alejandra Delgado, Karen Edwards, Lynn George, Paula Hendrix, Peter Hoelter, Jeffrey Howard, Maricela Jaroch, Mike Kelly, Laura Leon-Cipriano, Mark Miller, Connie Riecke, Juan Saldana, Carmen Watkins and several Student Leaders and Student Athletes.

Holly Nelson and Jose Garcia the Juntos program coordinator at OSU/Chemeketa  presented a session on “Juntos in Oregon–Community College, Schools, and University Partnerships.” at the Oregon Community College Association (OCCA) annual fall conference,  November 1-3 at Salishan. Also Meredith Schreiber staffed a table and sold books recommended by OCCA and had Chemeketa Press books available for sale.

Chemeketa was one of 150 community colleges, and the only community college in Oregon, to be recognized by the prestigious Aspen Institute for exceptional student success results, qualifying it to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. A team was quickly assembled to complete the application form.  A big thanks to Mary Ellen Scofield who gathered all the information and synthesized it into a concise, articulate document and to the staff who provided information for the application: Andrew Bone, Done Brase, Renae Burger, Megan Cogswell, Paul Davis, Jim Eustrom, Mike Evans, Denise Galey-Oldham, Peggy Greene, Manuel Guerra, David Hallett, Greg Harris, Linda Herrera, Julie Huckestein, Sandi Kellogg, Gary Kuhn, Johnny Mack, Diane McLaran, Adam Mennig, Michael Milhausen, Cecelia Monto, Brian Mosher, Fauzi Naas, Layli Liss, Yesica Navarro, Holly Nelson, Beth Perlman, Julie Peters, Linda Ringo-Reyna, Marshall Roache, Tim Rogers Rebecca Salinas-Oliveros, Miriam Scharer, Kellie Schellenberg, Alice Sprague, Gary West and Ryan West.