Press Releases

Clatsop Community College Announces 2017 Outstanding Student Scholars

Clatsop Community College is proud to announce the Outstanding Student Scholars for 2017, Haley Werst of Astoria, OR and Chris Patenaude of Astoria, OR. Faculty and staff nominate students whom they believe are most outstanding in terms of excellence in the classroom, general intellectual curiosity, service to the college and their community, and the ability to share their talents with others.

CCC Offers Summer GED Classes

Clatsop Community College is holding a GED Orientation on Friday, May 26, from 10:00AM-1:00PM at the Lexington Campus in Astoria in Columbia Hall, Room 114. GED classes are open to students age 16 and older who wish to earn a high school credential. 

 If you are under 18, you must provide a “Release from Compulsory Education” form from your high school before attending classes or taking the GED Tests. GED classes are offered in English or Spanish, and Clatsop Community College also offers ESL classes and tutoring for students.

Patriot Hall Completion Date Goal Set for Graduation

The message was strong with determination at the May 9th CCC Board of Directors meeting from Patriot Hall Project Manager, Greg Dorcheus, “We intend to graduate in Patriot Hall.”

Academic Leadership Solidified at Clatsop Community College

Clatsop Community College President Chris Breitmeyer announced Tuesday, May 9, 2017, that after over a year of vacancy, the Vice President of Academic Affairs position will be filled by Dr. Margaret Frimoth, current co-interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Director of Lives in Transition program at the college. Teena Toyas, the other half of the co-interim VP role and long time faculty member at CCC, was also announced to be continuing in a leadership role as Dean of Transfer Education.

Annual CCC Art Student Show Opens May 18th

Clatsop Community College is pleased to announce that the 2017 Annual Art Student Show will be featured in the Royal Nebeker Gallery, 1799 Lexington Avenue in Astoria from Thursday, May 18th through Friday, June 9th.  An opening reception honoring all CCC student artists will be held on Thursday, May 18th from 6-8 p.m.   During the reception, cash prizes and award winners will be announced and both jurors will be present at the reception to give a juror's talk.

CCC Students Recognized for Outstanding Research Papers

Each spring at Clatsop Community College, students are invited to submit their best research papers to be entered into an Information Literacy competition with scholarship prizes. Research papers are submitted to the CCC Library Director who then evaluates the papers using information literacy criteria. Award funds for this competition are raised through library coffee sales and through the generosity of Columbia River Coffee Roasters. This is the fifth year of the Library’s Information Literacy Prize.

The winners for the 2016-17 academic year are:

Ales and Ideas Hosts Oregon Book Award Nominees Nick Jaina & Martha Grover

Clatsop Community College and the Fort George Brewery are pleased to announce the May Ales & Ideas community lecture.  On Thursday, May 4th, CCC joins forces with Oregon’s nonprofit Literary Arts to presenters Martha Grover and Nick Jaina, two Oregon Book Award nominees renowned for their honest, insightful, and frequently funny creative nonfiction memoirs.


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