Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

2011 District In-Service Schedule

September 19, 2011
Sylvania Campus
7:30 to 8:45am
Breakfast, historic table displays
9:00 to 11:30am
Program featuring Wes Moore
11:30am to 1pm
$2 barbecue lunch (sponsored by the 50th Anniversary Committee and Staff Development)
50th Anniversary Cake Cutting (Don't miss it!)
11:30 to 1:45pm
Service project to benefit the Children's Book Bank 2:00pm College services re-open

Don't miss this historic milestone in our college's history!

Opportunity - Then. Now. Always.

This fall, PCC is proud to kick off the college's 50th anniversary with a very special District In-Service.

This tremendous milestone in PCC's history is a celebration of both the college's partnership with the community and the countless opportunities it has created for so many people over the years.

The 2011 District In-Service will honor the anniversary with a fabulous speaker, a service project to introduce our 50,000-hour service challenge, a $2 barbecue lunch, special recognition of retirees, historical displays, and of course, birthday cake!

Service Project

Bring gently used children's books and sign up to clean books for the Children's Book Bank!

PCC employees are encouraged to help kick off PCC's 50,000-hour service challenge by using their lunch breaks to clean books for the Children's Book Bank. Retirees are welcome too! Please sign up for half hour slots at 11:30, 12:15, 12:45 and 1:15.

Acclaimed author Wes Moore

Wes Moore

Wes Moore

PCC welcomes national bestselling author and community advocate Wes Moore to commence PCC's 50th anniversary year.

In 2000, The Baltimore Sun ran an article about how Moore, despite his troubled childhood, had just received The Rhodes Scholarship. At the same time, The Sun was running stories about another man from the same neighborhood who had been arrested for the murder of an off-duty police officer. In an uncanny turn, he was also named Wes Moore.

Moore realized that in their two stories was a much larger tale about the consequences of personal responsibility and the imperativeness of education and community. Inspired by his experience and findings, he penned "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates," a memoir about his life and that of the other Wes Moore.

Seeking to help young people to redirect their lives, Moore is committed to being a positive influence. He believes that teachers, mentors and volunteers are as essential to our national standing and survival as are our armed forces. "Public service does not have to be an occupation," he says, "but it must be a way of life."

PCC is pledging 50,000 hours of service to the community in honor of the 50th anniversary, and Moore's insights at the 2011 District In-Service will be a welcome inspiration in the face of this ambitious challenge!