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Planning Committee Blog: 2010

Instructor discovers new use for iPad Instructor discovers new use for iPad

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

PCC 50th Anniversary Planning Committee homework: encourage people to tell their stories. Hmmm … How to get people to look at the fabulous 50th website? If people are anything like me, work life is so full that even though I’d like to click on the link sent in an email, something always intervenes. IDEA! Use my work socializing time to share the website with coworkers. How […] Read More | 3 Comments

Historical project kicks off Historical project kicks off

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Our first “Photo ID Party” was a success! I brought a selection of photos from the PCC archives to the retiree breakfast last Tuesday morning. I was both impressed and surprised at how many people, locations, and events the retirees were able to identify in the photos. I brought colored flags for them to write on and place on the photos. It was exciting for […] Read More

Committee members share bright ideas Committee members share bright ideas

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Last week, members of the district 50th Planning Committee put on their thinking caps to put the finishing touches on the first draft of the anniversary plan. (The light bulb hat helped the good ideas shine through!) Read More | 1 Comment

The PCC district covers 1,500 square miles. How we’ve grown

Monday, December 13th, 2010

How much has Oregon grown since PCC was created 50 years ago? According to the 1960 census, the population of Oregon was approximately 1.7 million people (it now is slightly north of 3.8 million). Today, the Portland Community College district itself serves close to 1.5 million people. That means the PCC of 2010 is just a bit smaller than the entire state of Oregon was, […] Read More

PCC’s Planning Snapshot #2 PCC’s Planning Snapshot #2

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Jennifer Sonntag, a member of the 50th Anniversary Planning Committee, talks about the importance of sharing your thoughts on the proposed framework of the 50th Anniversary Activity Plan. After you watch the video, review the plan and let us know what you think by posting a comment! Read More | 2 Comments

50th Anniversary Proposed Activity Plan (text-only version) 50th Anniversary Proposed Activity Plan (text-only version)

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

We’re reposting the main section of the proposed 50th Anniversary plan (section III) as text only, so you can more easily review the proposal and post your comments. At the end of each section, you’ll see a list of ideas from the community and challenges the 50th committee faces. Do you have solutions? Concerns? Let us know by posting a comment. Thank you for your […] Read More | 2 Comments

PCC’s Planning Snapshot #1 PCC’s Planning Snapshot #1

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

By now you’ve probably heard that PCC is turning 50, and we’ve been hard at work trying to figure out the best way to celebrate this tremendous milestone. Every month, our 50th anniversary committee meets to discuss the latest ideas and feedback from across the college. This group is made up of students, staff, faculty and retirees, all with one goal – to make PCC’s […] Read More | 2 Comments

Meet PCC’s 50th Anniversary Coordinator Meet PCC’s 50th Anniversary Coordinator

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Last week, I sat down with Katherine McDonald to ask her a few questions about her new role as PCC’s 50th anniversary coordinator. Read More | 1 Comment

50th Anniversary Proposed Activity Plan 50th Anniversary Proposed Activity Plan

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Planning for Portland Community College’s 50th Anniversary is well underway, and the District Planning Committee, with the help of the extended PCC community, has put together a proposed framework for our 50th year. This document was driven by the thoughts and input of students, faculty, staff and retirees, and has taken into account nearly 500 ideas on how to best celebrate this tremendous milestone. Under […] Read More | 5 Comments

50th e-mail signature is here! 50th e-mail signature is here!

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

The web team has set us up with directions on how to add an e-mail signature, so we can spread the word about 50th anniversary planning. And thanks to PCC graphic design student and marketing intern, Carey Hall, for the design! Directions below on how to add the reminder to Microsoft Outlook 2007, Microsoft Outlook 2003 and Entourage. Microsoft Outlook 2007 To add an e-mail […] Read More