Graduation 2018

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Joyce Park, Chemeketa’s senior retiring faculty member (nursing) led the procession Friday, June 15 at the Oregon State pavillion. Behind her were 660 students and 175 faculty and staff participating in Chemeketa’s 62nd commencement. President Julie Huckestein told the audience, … Continued

Recycle Right

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Recycling correctly is important for many reasons – Environmental stewardship Cost savings Respect for the workers toiling at the end of our waste stream Rules and procedures vary a bit, so please take a minute to review the information pertaining … Continued

Colleges Honor Rep. Susan Bonamici

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The Oregon Chapter of Coalition of Adult Basic Education (COABE) recognized Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici for her support of basic skills education.  Former Chemeketa ESOL student, Katherine Li, provided the student speech and spoke highly about her experience at Chemeketa.  Li went … Continued

Salem Water Quality Update

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The City of Salem drinking water advisory for vulnerable populations remains in place.  This advisory applies to the water at Chemeketa’s Salem Campus and to the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry (CCBI) in downtown Salem. Please note from the … Continued

Criminal Justice

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Chemeketa’s Criminal Justice Program allows students to experience a hands on learning opportunity not available at other colleges. See how the program prepares students to keep us protected and served. The Criminal Justice program review presentation will be held – … Continued

Celebrating Long Time Colleagues

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The following folks will be honored at a celebration the evening of Thursday, May 24 – 45 Years Del Cornutt Liberal Arts & Social Sciences/ General Education & Transfer Studies (GETS) Ginny Lankins Business Services Carol Ottaway Business & Technology, … Continued

Courier Wins Four Awards

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The Chemeketa Courier won two first place and two second place awards in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Collegiate Contest. – Maxwell Romprey won 1st place for Best Columnist Maxwell Romprey won 1st place for Best Review Matt Skog won … Continued

YVC goes UFO

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Chemeketa Yamhill once again went galactic at the McMinnville UFO parade. The team won two awards. Our entry won best float among McMinnville Downtown Association members. Executive Dean Holly Nelson added Alien Queen to her resume. Questions about what this … Continued

Toast Our Wine Studies Students

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The annual appreciation of our viticulturists and vintners was celebrated at Chemeketa Eola May 17. The crowd of several hundred enjoyed nibbles and sips from Wine Studies program alumni. The college’s new label, Chemeketa Cellars was featured and awards were … Continued

May Recognition Report

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Julie Huckestein recognized the following colleagues for recent contributions to Chemeketa and to their professions at the May Board of Education meeting. Chemeketa Community College is the only educational institution in Oregon to meet Hispanic-Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACU) … Continued