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Current PCC students

Campus-based resources

Certified Campus Champions

In addition to the PCC Fostering Success Program staff, you can also make direct contact with one of our Certified Campus Champions. These individuals are ready and willing to assist and have received additional training in the issues students with lived-experience in foster care often face, such as housing and money challenges.

Cascade Campus Champions
  • Academic Advising
  • Academic departments and instructors
    • Jeri Reed, Allied Health Programs Specialist
    • Doug Smith, Fire Protection Technology, Instructor
    • Janet Di Grazia, Math and Sciences Division, Instructional Administrative Assistant
  • Administration
    • Traci Simmons, Office of Dean of Students, Associate Dean of Student Development
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) / English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Adult Basic Skills, academic and career coaching
  • Career and employment
  • Counseling
  • Enrollment and registration
  • Financial Aid
  • Library
  •  Outreach and orientation
    • Magdalena Cruse, Student Outreach and Orientation Coordinator
    • Lynn Robinson, Orientation Center Coordinator, New Student Orientation and Advising Specialist
  • Placement and GED® Testing
    • Vilma Paquio, Testing Lead
    • Semhal Yehdego, Testing Center Coordinator
    • GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education and may not be used without permission. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license.
  • Queer Resource Center
  • TRIO Program
  • Women’s Resource Center
Rock Creek Campus Champions
Southeast Campus Champions
Sylvania Campus Champions
Center Champions

Friends of PCC Fostering Success

In addition to program staff and certified Campus Champions, we also have Friends of PCC Fostering Success. These individuals are also ready and willing to assist current and former foster students attending PCC, but have not yet received additional training.

Cascade Campus Friends
  • Classes and departments
  • Educational programs
  • Student Life and Leadership Programs
Rock Creek Campus Friends
Southeast Campus Friends
  • Instructors and departments
    • Samantha Shaub, College Success and Career Guidance, Part-Time Instructor
Sylvania Campus Friends
  • Instructors and departments
  • Enrollment
  • Multicultural Center
  • Student Life and Leadership Programs
Downtown Center Friends