Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

"We never know how high we are till we are called to rise."

Women of Distinction

Alice Babia, Maribel Vasquez & Brigette Cremente

"Leadership is about capacity - the capacity of leaders to listen and observe, the use their expertise as a starting point to encourage dialogue between all levels of decision-making, to establish processes and transparency in decision-making, to articulate their own values and visions clearly but not impose them. Leadership is about setting and not just reacting to agendas, identifying problems, and initiating change that makes for substantial improvement rather than managing change." - Dr. Ann Marie E. McSwain, Associate Professor, Lincoln University

Dr. Marlene Eid, Psychology Professor: "Woman of Distinction Award" Recipient

Congratulations to everyone that was nominated!

2013-2014 Nominees

  • Alejandra  Molina– Admin Assistant
  • Katie LeCoe– Posthumous
  • Alicia Gonzalez– WRC Assistant Coord
  • Keiko  Yamanouch-PT Instr. Japanese
  • Amanda  Ellertson –Coord. Stud. Ldrsh.
  • Kelsey Ferreira– PT Instr. Art
  • Andrea Lowgren– Instructor History
  • Kristen Martin– WRC Coordinator
  • Brenda Ivelisse– Associate Dean
  • Ksenia Everton-PT Instr. Biology Science
  • Candace Sander– Advising Office Assist
  • Laura Sanborn-PT Instr. Math
  • Carol Claassen-Instr. SLC/ QRC
  • Laura Smoyer– PT Instr. Math
  • Cheryl Hudsen-PT. Instr. Chemistry
  • Leslie Boyd-Int. Dev Ed Writing
  • Cynthia C. Thornburgh– Instr. ESOL
  • Lollie Molina-Admin Assist Counseling
  • Dara Khon-Future Connect
  • Loretta Dike-Admin Assist Student Activ.
  • Deanna Pulliams –Adviser OIE 
  • Lupita Mendez-Interim MC Coordinator
  • Debbie L. Bowen– PT Instr. Math
  • Maria Juarez-Office Assist Disability  Ser
  • DeLinda Martin-Huggins-Assis. Coord.
  • Marilyn Alexander-Instr. Landscape Tech
  • Denyse Peterson– Admin Assist Lib Arts
  • Melissa Manolas-Instr. Comp. & Lit.
  • Dolores Galindo-Instr. Vet. Tech
  • Michelle Cristiani-PT Instr. SLC
  • Donna Cole-PT Instr. Art
  • Michelle Huss-Instr. Biology
  • Eileen Rogers– PT Instr. Math
  • Morgan Lindberg-Instr. Japanese
  • Elizabeth Knight -PT Instr. English
  • Narce Rodriguez– Dean Student Dev
  • Elizabeth Smith– PT. Instr. English
  • Nora Lindsey-Sustainability QRC Coord.
  • Felita Singleton– Counselor
  • Olivia Alcaire-Coop Ed  Student Employ
  • Florence Deutsch-PT. Instr. French/ASL
  • Pat Cottrill-Academic Advising Coord.
  • Gabriela Backes– Instr. Chemistry
  • Payal Roy-PT Instr. Math
  • Ginger Smith-Office Assistant
  • Petra Sairane– PT Instr. Art
  • Heidi Edwards—Outreach Coordinator
  • Phyllis  Petteys-Counselor
  • Janis Nciols-Community Relations
  • Phyllis Trowbridge-PT Instr. Art
  • Jaimie Powell-Instr. Biology
  • Shirlee A Geiger–Instr. Philosophy /Religion
  • Jamee Kristen-Instr. Sociology
  • Silvia Herman-PT Instr. Spanish
  • Jessica Martin– Instr. Biology
  • Stephanie Cornes– VRC Assist Coord
  • Jessica Bernards-Instr. Math
  • Stephanie Yorba-Instr. World Lang/Spanish
  • Jessie Levine-Perkins Title 1 RC
  • Tamara Williams-Student Employment
  • Joanie Ellis-PT Instr. Comp App
  • Tara Baker-PT Instr. Biological Science
  • Judi Armstrong-PT Instr.
  • Terri Barns-Instr. History
  • Judy Zimmerman-Instr. Psychology
  • Tia Chiappe-Admin. Assist SLC
  • Julia Banzi-PT Instr. Music
  • Valorie Adler-CRC Coordinator
  • Alejandra  Molina– Admin Assistant
  • Valory Lawrence –PT Instr. Theater Dance
  • Wendy Fresh-Instr. Math