Scholar Spotlight: Citlaly Arroyo-Juarez

Scholar Spotlight: Citlaly Arroyo-Juarez

STUDENTS FIND NEW WAYS TO LEARN, LIVE AND CONNECT BOTH ONLINE AND ON CAMPUS By Suzanne Pardington Effros  Citlaly Arroyo-Juarez’s world has shrunk to her single dorm room at Portland State University. Since March, she has done almost everything remotely. Her classes....
Scholar Spotlight: Jennifer Fitz Cortez

Scholar Spotlight: Jennifer Fitz Cortez

I am the daughter of immigrants who came to the United States in search of the American Dream. My parents highly value education, and going to college was not a choice but more of an expectation, since they did not have the same opportunity. It was a lot of pressure...
Scholar Spotlight: Jaydra Johnson

Scholar Spotlight: Jaydra Johnson

By Jaydra Johnson, Illustrator: Adriana Vawdrey In 2016, less than a quarter into my first year of teaching, one of my students was suspended for heiling Hitler at the fall pep assembly. Meanwhile, across the country, Trump’s campaign of hate was accelerating while...
TRF Gifts PCC Foundation $500,000

TRF Gifts PCC Foundation $500,000

Photos and Story by James Hill The Portland Community College Foundation’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign is receiving its largest gift. Led by local philanthropists Irving Levin and Stephanie Fowler, The Renaissance Foundation has donated $500,000 to...
‘Thank You’ From Beat the Odds to Supporters

‘Thank You’ From Beat the Odds to Supporters

By: Toya Fick, Executive Director, Stand for Children Oregon We’re overwhelmed by the tremendous response to our Beat the Odds scholarship awards and fundraiser last week. In every sense of the phrase, this year’s event raised the bar above all others. We increased...
Scholar Spotlight: Isatou Barry

Scholar Spotlight: Isatou Barry

Written By Mahala Ray Not far from the constant buzzing of the Burnside Bridge, the Skidmore Fountain stands gurgling, tall and proud. Dedicated in 1888, it has embodied Portland’s values for over a century through the inscription at its base. The words serve as...