Staff drive helps make college possible

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The Chemeketa Foundation is in the midst of the staff fundraising drive asking us to help our students pay for college. The foundation’s current resources are not adequate to meet student needs. In 2014 – 2,052 students applied for Chemeketa Foundation … Continued

Hispanic Serving Institution status

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Executive Team renewed its commitment to Chemeketa becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) at its November 3 meeting. The college met the minimum enrollment threshold for the first time this fall with 25.2% of our degree or certificate seeking students declaring themselves … Continued

Community empowerment as an act of love

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Chemeketa is the only community college in the nation partnering with AMOS Health and Hope to give students international service learning experience in Nicaragua. AMOS co-founder Dr. Laura Parajon visited the Salem campus Monday, October 26 for a series of … Continued

Chemeketa to host youth farm

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Six acres of undeveloped property on the Salem campus will become a productive garden thanks to an agreement with Marion Polk Food Share. The plot will be located south of the baseball field. Access will come from an extension from Winema Place where … Continued

Refreshing our reason for being and how we do our work

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  The Board of Education approved these guiding statements  at their November 18 meeting – MISSION:  (Our purpose) Chemeketa provides opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training. VISION:  (What carrying out our mission accomplishes) … Continued

Health and hope in Nicaragua

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Learn more about about building powerful communities with Chemeketa’s Nicaragua service learning partner Dr. Laura Parajon – Theory to Practice Health & Hope in Nicaragua Monday, October 26 Building 2, Salem campus 10 am – 11 am Student Center 12 pm … Continued

Oregon Promise update

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Our Board of Education heard testimony from State education leaders at their November meeting. Andrea Henderson, executive director of the Oregon Community College Association (OCCA) forecasted that legislators will likely consider boosting Oregon Promise funding in the 2017-18 session. The … Continued

Collaborating in a crisis

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As my car turned the corner on Umpqua College Road Sunday morning, I gasped when I saw the media village set up just outside the UCC entrance. It looked as if NASA had established a remote mission control center in … Continued