Jul 17, 2017
CGCC Student Life had a busy year. We started by moving Student Life Center to the first floor of Building 1, with more room for activities. Open center hours are more consistent now; stay tuned for our summer and fall schedule.
Jul 17, 2017
This summer brings a change in elected leadership to Columbia Gorge Community College, as four new board members took their oaths of office on July 11.
Jul 14, 2017
Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) Foundation awarded full-year scholarships to 42 students attending CGCC in the 2017-18 academic year. These awards totaled $99,097. Scholarship applications will be available for Winter/Spring 2017-2018 starting July 17, 2017.
Jun 29, 2017
Registration for fall term credit classes is open NOW! Classes fill quickly, so please register early. The Summer/Fall schedule is available on campus or at www.cgcc.edu/schedule
Jun 26, 2017
As with generations of immigrants before him, Abel Cruz Flores arrived in the United States with a dream, and little else. But that dream, combined with hard work, persistence and the generosity of local benefactors, is now firmly within reach as this graduate of Columbia Gorge Community College pursues his doctorate in linguistics from one of the nation’s leading research institutions.
Cruz Flores came to the Hood River Valley from a rural village in the State of Jalisco, Mexico, at age 17; his family still lives in Mexico. He arrived in pursuit of an education, knowing this to be the key to a better life. But he also knew it wouldn’t come easily, as he explained in his June 16 commencement address to Columbia Gorge Community College’s graduating Class of 2017, where he was guest speaker.
Jun 26, 2017
Columbia Gorge Community College held its 2017 commencement June 16. A capacity crowd in the Fort Dalles Readiness Center celebrated students’ achievements with a theme of “Moving Forward,” as inspired by writer C.S. Lewis: “There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
Student marshals Gilbert Cooksey and Summer Bogard led the processional. In addition to the 159 students receiving the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer, Associate of Science, and Associate of General Studies degrees, students earned degrees and certificates in accounting and business, medical assisting, nursing, renewable energy, and early childhood education. In all, students from the Class of 2017 received 272 collegiate degrees and certificates, and 50 GED diplomas.
Jun 20, 2017
The Gorge Tech Alliance (GTA) is an industry association to grow the tech businesses along both sides of the Gorge. CGCC and the GTA work together regularly to address workforce and training needs for this key industry in the region.
Jun 14, 2017
Enrollment growth, student recruitment, improved degree and certificate completion rates, and addition of three full-time faculty are the highlights of a 2017-18 spending plan for Columbia Gorge Community College following budget adoption by college directors June 13. Members of the college’s budget committee, drawn from the community at large, approved the proposed budget April 25.
Proposed general fund expenditures total $9.4 million, a decline of $323,500 over 2016-17 expenditures. The spending plan represents recovery from a half-million dollar shortfall last fiscal year.
Jun 2, 2017
Columbia Gorge Community College has partnered with Solutions at Education Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) to provide our staff, students, and their families, access to the award-winning iGrad Financial Literacy Platform.
As you may be aware the lack of personal money management skills causes a wide variety of economic and social concerns, many of which directly affect us here at CGCC.
Jun 1, 2017
Student Centered Scheduling Survey being conducted by the CGCC Student Success Team.