Chemeketa Polk celebrates 40th anniversary

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Did you know Chemeketa Community College has been providing higher education to residents of Polk County for forty years? You’re invited to celebrate Chemeketa Polk’s fortieth anniversary Wednesday, April 26th at an open house from 5 to 7 pm at … Continued

April president’s recognition report

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Julie thanked the following colleagues in her April recognition report to the Board of Education – Kellie Schellenberg completed her Master’s in Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Leadership and Organizational Development from Marylhurst University. Linda Ringo-Reyna coordinator of … Continued

Faculty Sabbatical Reports

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The Opportunity Center of the Teaching and Learning Department hosted an open house Wednesday, April 12 for two instructors to report on their sabbaticals. Layli Liss developed instructional materials for Writing 88 and 89 which are required to complete applied … Continued

Prepare for Awe-gust 21

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Total solar eclipses have fascinated and frightened us since we first lifted our eyes to the sky and tried to make sense of the natural world. Fortunately we have scientists like Chemeketa planetarium host Tom McDonough to help us understand … Continued

Statue adjusting to new location

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The bronze statue “Finals Week” was moved inside the Salem Campus library over spring break. She stood just outside the library along the curved window pane since 1999. (Yes, she. Our librarians found a Courier article reporting the artist conceived … Continued

Unidos honors YVC

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Unidos McMinnville honored Chemeketa Yamhill Valley for outstanding community collaboration at an awards banquet March 10. Unidos Bridging Community (Unidos) is a community-based, non-profit organization serving Yamhill County. Established in 2012, Unidos promotes the integration, participation, representation, and success of Latino individuals … Continued

President’s March recognition report

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Julie thanked the following colleagues in her March recognition report to the Board of Education— The Oregon Students Association (OSA) held a statewide Lobby Day at the state capitol on February 14. Four Chemeketa students participated: Rudy Ramirez, ASC Student Council Legislative … Continued

Introducing guided pathways

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Despite our best efforts, student completion rates remain unsatisfactory. On average about 35% of U.S. community college students earn a certificate, degree or transfer. Chemeketa is above average at about 40% but some schools are above 60% in their completion … Continued