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

Chemeketa is EarthWISE business of the year.

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The Mid-Willamette Valley Green Awards recognized Chemeketa for our sustainable operations at an awards ceremony Saturday March 11 at the Willamette Heritage Center. Green Awards have been given to businesses, organizations and people who demonstrate a commitment to the environment for the past eight … Continued

Woodburn Rotary honors Elias Villegas

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As part of the Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce awards banquet held March 10, service organizations singled out members who have gone above and beyond for the coomunity. Honorees – Performed outstanding volunteer community service over several years Participated in … Continued

Food pantrys help fight hunger

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Fox Channel 12 news featured our Grecia Garcia Perez in this story – Food insecurity a daily problem for college students across Oregon Good work from staff and students meeting basic needs so that education is possible.  

EMT Program Review

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If an EMT has ever helped you or a loved one in an emergency, you are probably grateful. If not, you will be impressed with how we train the folks who go toward trouble, not away from it. Whether it … Continued

February President’s Recognition Report

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The Chemeketa Mock Trial Team finished second at last month’s Beaver Brawl at Oregon State University with a record of six wins and two losses. Four students took home individual honors. Chuck Sekafetz, electronics program chair, along with staff members … Continued

Tuition and Fees to Increase

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The Chemeketa Board of Education voted unanimously at its Wednesday, February 22 meeting to increase the cost of taking classes at the community college next year. Starting summer term, Chemeketa students who are Oregon residents will pay either $4 or … Continued