Meet our new Board member

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Neva Hutchinson took her seat on the Chemeketa Board of Education this summer but she is no stranger to the college or her role. Neva recently served on the college Budget Committee which takes the first look at our annual … Continued

Meet Johnny Mack

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Johnny Mack is our executive dean of Career and Technical Education. How do you determine or evaluate success? I feel success when I’m getting the programs in the direction employers want them to go or getting them a piece of … Continued

The beauty of applied technology

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I had the great joy of getting to tag along when our Board of Education recently toured the building under construction on the northeast corner of the Salem campus. It currently goes by three names: “the applied technology building” aka “the machining, drafting, engineering building” … Continued

Get out of town

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Slate published this study from Stanford on the benefits of walking in nature versus walking in town which makes an excellent case for a hike in the great outdoors – The Power of Green Space    

Student Leadership

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A key part of students being successful at Chemeketa comes from student themselves. In particular, student leaders working in departments across the college serve as critical sources of information for students who need help. The college honored those student leaders during … Continued

Graduation 2015

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Chemeketa’s 2015 graduation ceremony at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion brought together about three thousand spectators, over 600 participating candidates and 185 faculty, staff and board members. Yet, the number that is most significant is one. Graduation matters one person at … Continued

Student pioneers in biomedical research

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Four Chemeketa students have been awarded scholarships for biomedical research through Portland State University’s BUILD EXITO program. The students will have access to mentoring, stipends, seminars and paid research opportunities. Cassie Martinez graduated from North Salem after attending five different … Continued

NEH Summer Scholars

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Chemeketa faculty Matt Davies, Kevin Dye and Traci Hodgson have been selected National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholars from a national applicant pool to attend institutes that immerse faculty in an academic environment with experts in humanities disciplines. … Continued

Small Business Management Celebrates Success

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The Peytons were the first to address the audience. The wife-husband team who run Personalized Independence, a corporation that serves adults who are intellectually delayed or developmentally disabled, are part of this year’s class in Chemeketa’s Small Business Management program. Jennie Peyton appreciated … Continued