Sep 8, 2017
The most important word in Columbia Gorge Community College is "community." We have an amazing collection of people passing through our halls … students fresh from high school, people looking for a career change or retraining, GED students, English Speakers of Other Languages, travelers from other countries, and folks taking classes to expand their horizons.
All this is to say the CGCC has a diverse, interesting, resourceful population. Our instructors are a microcosm of this wonderful community. We have professors with multiple PHD's, teachers who bring years of experience in the workforce to the classroom, world travelers, book authors ... it is an amazing group. Most of the time we are all so busy going about our daily business as a student, faculty, or staff that we don't take the time to appreciate this. Today I'd like to take a moment to write about one of our distinguished instructors who retired from CGCC in June.