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Students get their due as completion ceremonies continue in face of pandemic

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Despite the COVID-19 (coronavirus) forcing Portland Community College to move services and classes to online and remote platforms, many students have overcome these obstacles and are graduating. As a result, PCC is still hosting celebratory events for students across the college’s district. The following are opportunities for the PCC community to virtually attend these great ceremonies and celebrate the students’ accomplishments. Contact the respective organizer listed after each event to gain access to the Zoom meetings.

Completion Ceremony Schedule
  • Cascade Leadership Completion Showcase –– 3:30-5 p.m., Monday, June 1.
  • Southeast Multicultural, Queer & Women’s Resource Center Year-End Ceremony — 3-4 p.m., Tuesday, June 2 (Contact Briana Stansbury at briana.stansbury@pcc.edu to attend).
  • Southeast Career Services End of Year Celebration via Zoom — 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 2 (Contact Jen Poinar at jennifer.poinar@pcc.edu).
  • IBEC (MC/QRC/WRC) Year-End Celebration — 3-5 p.m., Wednesday, June 3 (Contact Traci Boyle at traci.boyle@pcc.edu).
  • End of the Year Banquet (Southeast Campus Student Life and Leadership) — 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 3. (Contact DeLinda Martin-Huggins at delinda.martinhuggins@pcc.edu).
  • Rainbow Graduation (Queer Resource Centers) —  4-5 p.m., Thursday, June 4.
  • Illumination Project Graduation Celebration — 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, June 5 (Contact Jeannie LaFrance at jlafranc@pcc.edu).
  • ASPCC Completion Ceremony — 3-5 p.m., Monday, June 8 (Contact Andrea Salyer at andrea.salyer@pcc.edu).
  • Gerontology Graduation Celebration — 3-4 p.m., Tuesday, June 9. (To attend, contact Jan Abushakrah at jabushak@pcc.edu).
  • District Student Council Recognition & End of Year Celebration — 4-5 p.m., Thursday, June 11. (To attend, contact Chelsea Kimmett at cellerts@pcc.edu).
  • Veterinary Technology Commencement & Pinning Ceremony — 11 a.m., Saturday, June 13. (Contact Laura Harris at laura.harris4@pcc.edu).
  • CAMP Celebration via Zoom — 2 p.m.,  Tuesday, June 16. (Contact Greg Contreras at greg.contreras@pcc.edu).
  • TRIO Virtual Celebration — 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 18. (Contact triosss.ca@pcc.edu to attend).

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, is the Public Relations Manager at Portland Community College. A graduate of Portland State University, James has worked as a section editor for the Newberg Graphic, Wo... more »