Meet alumna Fabiola Regla Ramos

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When you think of reasons that might prohibit one from reaching their educational potential, what comes to mind? Do language barriers, domestic violence, family obligations or homelessness make your list? For Fabiola Regla Ramos, it wasn’t one but all of … Continued

Meet student Tommy Nguyen

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Tommy Nguyen, 24, from Salem Navigating college doesn’t come easily for everyone. For students like Tommy Nguyen, limited guidance means a higher risk of getting lost in the shuffle. Tommy, whose mom and dad migrated from Vietnam as teenagers, is … Continued

Class of 2015 – Meet J.P. Larson

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John Paul Larson AAS Graphic Design AAS Graphic Design Interactive Media J.P., a young husband and father, felt increasingly dissatisfied working graveyard shifts in a dangerous, dead-end job. Marty, a trusted coworker, encouraged J.P. to go back to school and … Continued

Class of 2015 – Meet Elida Macias

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Elida Macias GED/HEP (High School Equivalency Program) Originally from Nayarit, Mexico, Elida has lived in Oregon for 11 years. She was inspired to attain her GED after learning about Chemeketa’s programs on Univision. “It is always the right time. The … Continued