Feb 16, 2018
Websites are so commonplace that it’s uncommon to find a business which doesn’t have one. If your business falls into that category, or if you’d like to improve your existing website, or if you’d just like to create a personal website, Columbia Gorge Community College has the answers.
For the past two academic terms, CGCC has been offering a one-year Web Development Assistant certificate, and we are excited to announce that, pending final approval, beginning next fall students will also be able to earn a Web Design Assistant certificate.
Feb 16, 2018
A total of 166 individuals (81 current students and 85 other respondents) entered to win a Chromebook as part of the college’s recent student housing survey. Our congratulations to Federico Villa Sapien, the winner in this drawing. Federico’s name was selected at random using an Excel formula.
The housing survey brought responses from more than 300 participants. Responses will inform a housing market analysis to determine the feasibility of constructing student housing on The Dalles Campus. “If this project is to become a reality, housing must be constructed in such a way as to be affordable for students and economically sustainable for the college,” noted Dan Spatz, CGCC community outreach manager. Members of the college board will review the feasibility study in March, but no decisions are expected until later this year.
Feb 14, 2018
The sixth annual Wind Challenge returns to the Gorge on March 17 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles. During the Wind Challenge, teams of high school and middle school students from across the Gorge learn about wind turbine technology and design, and apply their skills in an all-day competition to race against the clock in building the strongest, fastest wind turbine.
This event is sponsored by Google and put on as a partnership between Columbia Gorge Community College, the Gorge Technology Alliance and Google. The event also showcases a free, fun STEM Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with dozens of booths of hands-on activities to engage students and the general public. Everyone is welcome!
Feb 21, 2018
Do you have a talent that you really enjoy and would like to share with others? Whether you can juggle, sing, dance, wrap really good gifts, or anything else, you should participate in open mic! Students will be able to share a wide variety of unique talents. Also, participants have a chance to win up to $150 in prizes!
Feb 9, 2018
Jackson, Mississippi – Phi Theta Kappa will recognize 13 college presidents with Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Awards during PTK Catalyst 2018, the Society’s annual convention, in Kansas City, Missouri, April 19-21.
The Bennett Awards honor retiring college presidents who have provided consistently outstanding support to Phi Theta Kappa chapters and advisors throughout their careers. The award is named in honor of the late Dr. Michael Bennett, longtime president of St. Petersburg College in Florida. The 2018 recipients are:
Feb 7, 2018
Columbia Gorge Community College was well represented at the 2018 Student Success & Retention Conference, which took place Feb. 1-2 in Portland. Community colleges across Oregon were represented.
Staff from CGCC's Student Services, Advising, Quality Council, Administration, Library Services as well as faculty attended the event, which focused on Inclusion, Innovation, and “Intersectionality,” which explores the relationship between discrimination, disadvantage and the interconnectedness of social groupings.
Feb 5, 2018
After conducting a successful search, the East Cascades Workforce Investment Board (ECWIB) in January awarded a provisional contract to Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) for the delivery of comprehensive, year-round Adult and Dislocated Worker Services in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties.
The Adult and Dislocated Worker Program, under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, is designed to provide employment and training services to assist eligible individuals in finding and qualifying for meaningful employment, and to help employers find the skilled workers they need to compete and succeed in business.
Feb 5, 2018
Forty-four people have applied to become the next president of Columbia Gorge Community College, and now the next round in the selection process begins as search team members establish a pool of semi-finalists.
Applications for the position closed Feb. 1.