Aug 17, 2017
Pat Sublette, Ph.D. recently joined Columbia Gorge Education Service District (ESD) as Superintendent. Pat moved to The Dalles from the Umpqua Valley where she served Douglas as Assistant Superintendent. While in the Roseburg area Pat directed Special Education and led regional program development in support of early learning and students experiencing behavioral and/or mental health challenges.
Pat also facilitated a community-wide application for the Umpqua Blue Zones Project. (The Dalles is now a Blue Zones community as well ) She holds a doctorate in School Psychology and has a broad background in education. Her experiences include administration in public and private education along with teaching in the university system.
Aug 17, 2017
Jim Pytel, an instructor in CGCC’s EM-Tech program (formerly Renewable Energy Technology), has received a one-year, $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support development of the revamped program’s core classes. The grant will be used to prepare online instructional content for electronics, hydraulics, and motor control classes, review and test online content, create accompanying study guides, hire a part-time lab instructor, and for program recruitment.
The National Science Foundation finances educational research in non-medical science fields. Its $7.5 billion annual budget supports approximately 24 percent of federally-supported science research in America’s colleges and universities. While the grant CGCC received is a tiny chip off that large block, the money is a significant opportunity for a relatively small school to build robust, timely instructional content.
Aug 17, 2017
Students participating in Washington State’s Running Start (RS) program will be glad to hear that the much-anticipated U.S. Government course will be offered Fall term at Columbia Gorge Community College. The U.S. Government class, taught by CGCC instructor Dr. John Copp, will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 2:50 p.m. on the Hood River - Indian Creek Campus.
Running Start courses are needed at many Washington high schools to fulfill graduation requirements. Running Start provides academically motivated students in Washington high schools an opportunity to take college courses as part of their high school education. Both high school and college credits may be earned for the completed courses.
Aug 17, 2017
It’s time for you to discover the high-quality education and training available at Columbia Gorge Community College, and two upcoming events provide just the opportunity.
“Discover CGCC!” are two-hour informative sessions at the college’s campuses in Hood River and The Dalles, where you’ll learn about program options, opportunities to reduce the cost of college, and steps to enroll this fall.
Aug 16, 2017
Columbia Gorge Community College president Dr. Frank Toda and the college Board of Education have reached a mutually acceptable separation agreement. The board unanimously approved the agreement at a special board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 15.
Under terms of the agreement, Dr. Toda will officially wrap up 16 years of service to the college on Sept. 29. The board will begin an immediate search for an interim president while it recruits nationally for the college’s next chief executive.
Aug 8, 2017
A brush fire swept across eight upland acres of The Dalles Campus on Sunday, August 6, but a rapid response by local and regional firefighters prevented the fire from spreading farther.
There were no injuries, and no buildings were damaged. After eight hours of hard work, a team from Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, working alongside crews from the U.S. Forest Service and Dallesport Fire Department, quelled the eight-acre blaze. Crews worked the site again the following day on mop-up.
Jul 26, 2017
If you drive east from The Dalles, it doesn’t take long before you start seeing wind turbines dotting the landscape. On the bluffs overlooking the John Day Dam, just outside the borders of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, these white giants rise 300 feet toward the clouds, their sleek blades cutting gracefully through the air as they rotate in strong Gorge winds.
When it began in 2007, CGCC’s Renewable Energy Technology program was the first community college training program for technicians on the West Coast. Since then, it has prepared hundreds of wind turbine technicians to install and service these lofty machines.
Jul 21, 2017
Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation’s 18th Annual Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament and raffles are right around the corner. There are two drawings: the exceptional wine raffle and the general raffle.
The exceptional wine raffle offers you the chance to win quality wines. Grand prize (one winner) is two cases of wine, second place prize (one winner) is one case, and third place prizes (six winners) are a half case of wine per winner. Wine raffle tickets are $10 each. Only 300 wine raffle tickets will be sold.
Jul 18, 2017
Beginning in Fall 2018 the nursing program at CGCC will begin using a statewide curriculum developed through the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE). This is in use by several OCNE partner schools as well as the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing.
“We are transitioning to OCNE because it is important to keep our nursing curriculum updated and current,” explains Doris Jepson, CGCC’s nursing program director. “Joining the OCNE group will help us do that, as we will be working with faculty from 10 other Oregon community college nursing programs and OHSU School of Nursing. There is a national emphasis as well as local employer emphasis on having nurses achieve a bachelor's degree, and OCNE is a way to streamline that pathway.”