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Top-10 web stories of 2010

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Each week during the past year, we have featured the story of a student, faculty, staff member or location at Portland Community College. Many of these stories were viewed thousands of times.

Here’s the top-10 stories of 2010:

1) Acclaimed author Sherman Alexie talked at PCC
Published Monday, March 29th, 2010 | Viewed 5,238 times
Alexie’s visit was part of Sylvania Reads, which is an initiative to encourage faculty, staff and students to read books that address topics and issues pertaining to diversity
2) ThumbDecemberists, Lemony Snickets artist featured at Art Beat
Published Thursday, April 29th, 2010 | Viewed 5,181 times
Northwest Portland artist Carson Ellis was selected as the 2010 Art Beat featured artist. She is best known for her illustrations for The Decemberists’ album covers and for children’s books, including Lemony Snicket’s ‘The Composer is Dead’
3) ThumbFinancial Aid Day designed to help students get money
Published Monday, January 4th, 2010 | Viewed 4,990 times
The event was hosted by PCC and is held annually in conjunction with other colleges statewide to assist students in applying for federal financial aid
4) ThumbSurvivor of war, discrimination, assimilation speaks at graduation
Published Saturday, May 29th, 2010 | Viewed 4,912 times
PCC’s student speaker and Ford Scholar winner Miral Rezayee Bessed of Sherwood has survived rocket attacks and violence back home in Pakistan and Afghanistan and culture shock here in the U.S. to excel in education
5) ThumbQ & A: Sweden’s Andreas Correa got fit at PCC
Published Monday, May 10th, 2010 | Viewed 4,283 times
Correa, a mixed martial arts expert and former Navy Ranger in Sweden, is taking the Fit Tech program by storm
6) ThumbEight students named as Oregon Governor’s Scholars
Published Monday, April 5th, 2010 | Viewed 4,205 times
Eight students have been recognized as Oregon’s Outstanding Community College StudentScholars, including Liz McPhee (pictured), who also was named a national Coca-Cola Silver Scholar
7) ThumbPCC passed enrollment stress tests as new school year started
Published Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 | Viewed 3,899 times
PCC continues to grow in the double digits, which has led to a 22-percent increase in the amount of financial aid applications through the college as it expands facilities
8) ThumbBusiness for PCC’s free shuttle service is boomed
Published Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 | Viewed 3,705 times
From students to staff and faculty, the shuttle service that connects people to all major campuses and centers is seeing big ridership numbers
9) ThumbWillow Creek Earth Fair shows off sustainable design
Published Monday, April 19th, 2010 | Viewed 3,535 times
On Saturday, April 24, the college opened its Willow Creek Center – the first LEED Platinum certified building in Washington County
10) ThumbWinter Powwow built Native connections
Published Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 | Viewed 3,441 times
The 11th annual WACIPI Traditional Winter Powwow at the Sylvania Campus featured Native American drum groups, dancing, food, crafts and a chance for people to reconnect with their heritage

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, is the Interim Senior Director of Marketing & Communications at Portland Community College. A graduate of Portland State University, James has worked as a section e... more »