Sep 28, 2017
Columbia Gorge Community College’s Student Support Services will be hosting a Health and Wellness Day, Thursday, September 28, as a part of Welcome Week activities. Throughout the day, students can find healthy snacks, information about stress management and good self-care, and college and community resources to keep them on track to success. A mindfulness-based Stress Management and Reduction Workshop, presented by Rebecca Hunter, MSW, will be held from 3:00-4:00 pm on The Dalles Campus (room to be determined). A suicide prevention and information brown bag presentation will be in The Board room from 12 to 1:30 pm. We hope you will join us in these events to help you get a great start to Fall Term! Please watch for more information around campus or follow us here on our Facebook page to keep up to date on Support Services events and information now and throughout the year.
Sep 20, 2017
When I first started working at CGCC it became apparent that limited staffing levels at the college constrained our ability to build effective relationships with local high schools throughout our multi-county service area.
In Academic Advising we wear a lot of hats. Our duties are spread across many areas beyond providing academic guidance, career services and retention support: student outreach and recruitment, new student orientations, "on-boarding" new students, and more. With our new organizational adoption of Student Outreach And Recruitment (SOAR) as an integral part of Student Services, we are confident we can better serve our local schools with more intentionality and focus.
Sep 20, 2017
FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and the 2018-19 opportunity will be available on the FAFSA.gov website Oct. 1.
Knowledgeable staff at the Hood River and The Dalles campuses of Columbia Gorge Community College will be available every Thursday evenings (5:30 to 8 pm) and Friday mornings (9 to 11:30 am in Hood River, 11:30 am to 2 pm in The Dalles) to assist people with FAFSA's and financial aid.
Sep 18, 2017
Columbia Gorge Community College's Student Support Services will be hosting a Health and Wellness Day, Thursday, Sept. 28, as part of Welcome Week activities. Throughout the day, students can find healthful snacks, information about stress management and good self-care, and college and community resources to keep them on track to success.
A mindfulness-based Stress Management and Reduction Workshop, presented by Rebecca Hunter, MSW, will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on The Dalles Campus (room to be determined). Please watch for more information around campus or follow our Facebook page to keep up-to-date on Support Services events and information now and throughout the year.
Sep 14, 2017
Curious about what some of the tech businesses in the Gorge do? The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) invites all tech enthusiasts and job seekers to our Sept. 20 Gorge Tech Showcase for short presentations from ten of our tech company members. From software to advanced manufacturing, unmanned aerial systems (drone) companies and more, learn about the growing tech industry in the Gorge. Presenters include 4-Tell, Cardinal IG, Custom Interface, Hood Tech/ TacAero, Innovative Composite Engineering, Insitu, Sagetech, Trillium Engineering, UTC Aerospace Systems, and Zepher.
Sep 14, 2017
Not making it to the gym? Looking to reduce your carbon footprint? Want to save up for that vacation? Discover healthful and green travel options that can save you money and time. Join the Oregon Drive Less Challenge this month and you could win prizes!
Weekly prizes include KEEN shoes, Hydro Flasks and Black Star Bags, plus Dutch Bros and REI gift cards. You could also win a grand prize GenZe electric bike or a $500 cash card. It's easy to participate!
Sep 13, 2017
Board members at Columbia Gorge Community College this week selected a national search firm to lead the quest for a new president, meanwhile naming the college's chief academic officer, Lori Ufford, as interim president for the institution.
Gold Hill Associates, the firm selected by board members Tuesday night, was among five search firms responding to the board’s invitation for proposals. The firm is composed of six principal associates based across the United States. Two of them, Dr. Walter Nolte and Dr. Preston Pulliams, would be assigned to the CGCC presidential search once an agreement is formalized. Dr. Nolte recently retired as president of Casper College, Wyo. Dr. Pulliams, the owner of Gold Hill Associates, was president of Portland Community College from 2004-13.
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.