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PCC IN THE NEWS: Genentech comes to Oregon thanks to consortium

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On its Web site, KGW-TV highlighted the work of PCC to help Genentech open a new facility in Hillsboro (“PCC helped lure Bay Area’s Genentech to Oregon” by Kristina Brenneman). The June 23 article showed how a consortium that included the college did extensive research to get the nation’s second largest biotech company to commit to building a new plant.

The Oregonian

S. Renee Mitchell featured the Oregon Hate Crimes Conference at the Cascade Campus in her column on June 26 (“Speaker cuts to the heart of hate in us all”). She focused on keynote speaker Sherman Alexie, a poet, fiction writer and filmmaker who grew up on a Native American reservation in Spokane. His unorthodox speaking abilities mixed humor with blunt language on race and tolerance.

In a profile of State Sen. Margaret Carter on June 26 (“’Ultimate matriarch’ bridges divides” by Michelle Cole), the newspaper reflected on her long career serving Oregon. The first black woman elected to the Oregon Legislature, Carter is a former faculty member at PCC and says that education can help people change their lives for the better.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »