Want a four-year degree? Get a Community College AA first.

By Bridge Staff|December 12, 2012

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center recently released a report on Community College students that transfer to a four-year school. According to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education,  a newspaper about higher education, 71% of  students who earned

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Interim President Chosen at Rock Creek

By Bridge Staff|December 10, 2012

Portland Community College President Preston Pulliams appointed Birgitte Ryslinge to serve as interim campus president of the Rock Creek Campus, 17705 N.W. Springville Road. Ryslinge has been the dean of instruction for Rock Creek since 2008. “I am thrilled,” Ryslinge

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A Letter from President Pulliams on PCC and the State Budget

By Bridge Staff|December 3, 2012

Dear Members of the PCC Community: Friday morning Governor Kitzhaber announced his recommended community college support fund budget for the 2013-15 biennium. At $428 million, this is an increase over the community colleges’ 2011-13 funding level of $395 million, and

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Haiku Book Reviews

By Bridge Staff|December 1, 2012

It’s the end of the term, and the assignments are coming due. It’s time for Haiku Book Reviews!   The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins Katniss, just a girl Who needs to save her sister… Starts revolution   Stone Cold

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Is an Associates Degree from PCC worth it?

By Bridge Staff|December 1, 2012

According to information published in the Oregonian, students who transfer to a four year school after earning an associate’s degree in a community college go on to earn a bachelor’s degree 82% of the time, compared with 81 percent for

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Governor’s budget to have big impact on PCC

By Justin Price|November 30, 2012

The proposed $428 million funding level is better than the last biennium budget, but would still restrict student access and affect their success   PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 30, 2012) – Friday morning Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his recommended community college

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Presidential Transition at the Rock Creek Campus

By Justin Price|November 26, 2012

  President, Dr. David Rule, is leaving the Rock Creek campus to be the new President of Bellevue Community College in Washington, which was announced earlier this month. Dr. Pulliams, District President of Portland Community College, is presently considering the

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Portland State hosts Open House for transfer students from PCC

By Bridge Staff|November 25, 2012

If you are thinking of transfering to Portland State, be aware that they are having an “Open House” on Dec 5. The program begins at 1:30, and includes Campus tour Admissions information Academic requirements Financial Aid and Scholarships Meet with

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Headline: “O” touts College’s International Education Programs.

By Bridge Staff|November 24, 2012

The November 24 edition of the “Oregonian” ran an article on International Students at the Sylvania Campus. Student Maria Vallejos, and staff members Bryan Hull and Rachel Krueger got special mention. Read the whole story, with photos, at http://soc.li/m7CV1bS

The International Student Panel Share Experiences

By Justin Price|November 16, 2012

by Ashlynn Oberholtzer   November 14th, 2012 PCC Rock Creek, Portland, OR– Wednesday evening was a momentous one at PCC Rock Creek, where a few international students shared their stories and experiences while living in America. Safia Oulmane from France,

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Sylvania Band Offers Scholarships

By Jesse Day|November 13, 2012

Sylvania — PCCs Symphonic Band is offering  one-credit scholarships for selected musicians who want to play in the ensemble this winter. The PCC Foundation has established a number of $79 scholarships for the group. The $79 is to cover the tuition

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OSU 'surprised' by court ruling in paper case

By Bridge Staff|October 25, 2012

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University officials say they were “surprised” by a federal appeals court decision to revive a lawsuit filed by supporters of The Liberty, a conservative-leaning student newspaper. The lawsuit filed in 2009 alleged that university

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Portland Community College Mourns the Passing of Counselor

By Jesse Day|October 24, 2012

Sylvania – Longtime Sylvania Counselor, Roger Frank, was found dead in his vehicle yesterday afternoon. Frank was last seen alive on Saturday after visiting the Blitz sports bar and grill. Police responded after another counselor found Frank’s car in a

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