President's Blog

Latino Club Mentoring Youth

CCC's Latino Club continues performing exemplary service to the community and campus.  

On February 20th, I had the opportunity to welcome Latino students from area high schools to CCC.  The College's Latino Club spearheaded this visit and they provided campus tours and answered questions about CCC and college in general.

Clatsop Community College is fortunate to have such an active and student/community-centered Club on campus.

Gracias, CCC Latino Club!

Humanities Alive at Community Colleges

A new Report by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences chronicles the vibrancy of the Humanities at community colleges. While many understandably focus on our career technical programs, this Report confirms that a liberal arts education coexists peacefully with CTE programs at Clatsop CC and other comprehensive community colleges.

Help spread the word by alerting others to this Report.

Ivory Tower Review

If you're interested in public discourse on higher education in the US, then I'd recommend the essay above by William Deresiewicz from the Chronicle Review - the supplement to the Chronicle of Higher Education.  Mr. Deresiewicz reviews the documentary, The Ivory Tower, which focuses on higher education in the US.

GED Graduation

It was an honor to participate in the 2013 GED Graduation Ceremony which took place on the CCC Main Campus on June 6th.  The faces of the graduates and their respective family members displayed a powerful sense of pride and accomplishment. It was a joy to behold.

The 2013 Oregon Legislative Session

I wrote the piece below at the invitation of the publisher for a site focused on State Politics in Oregon.

Oregon’s Community Colleges: The Utility Players of our Education Enterprise

What do former professional athletes Sammy Baugh, George Blanda, Bert Campaneris and Jose Oquendo have in common? 

They are all recognized as having been excellent utility players during their respective careers.  Baugh and Blanda played professional football and Campaneris and Oquendo were Major League Baseball stars.

Astoria, Coast Guard City Dedication

I was proud to represent Clatsop Community College at this morning's dedication ceremony in recognition of official Coast Guard City status for Astoria, Oregon.

CCC's Maritime Science Program works closely with the Coast Guard and Coast Guard family members attend classes and workshops offered by the College.

In addition, we're proud of the fact that one of our Computer Aided Design and Drafting students was involved in the process of designing the beautiful plaque marking the designation as a Coast Guard City.

Community Support for CCC Nursing Program

Clatsop Community College is very fortunate to serve a community where local healthcare providers understand the importance of collaboration and investment.


Columbia Memorial Hospital, Providence-Seaside, and the College's own Foundation have recently pledged $85,000 to support our very successful Nursing Program.


This generous investment helps make it possible for us to continue to educate and train the local healthcare providers of the future. 


Spring 2012 Main Campus Update

Recently I received a question from a student asking how the College could afford to add 47 new spaces to the parking lot behind Columbia Hall, completely renovate the showers in the men's and women's locker rooms in Patriot, and add several new lights to the parking lots and area in front of student services off Lexington Avenue.


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