The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, December 05, 1979, Image 1

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    Off campus school center big possibility
to Mike Koller
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report there are now 800 to 82nd Ave. “With the com­
1,000 students per quarter pletion of 1-205,” Ellis said,.“It
coming from North Clackamas would be.just as easy for North
exploration of establishing off- high schools and there are no Clackamas students to go north
campus centers in the northern
to PCC as it will for them to
part of the county, especially facilities now available to offer come south to CCC.”
day classes in that areaT
for daytime classes.
j. “In the-long run, somewhere'
Ellis expressed concern to
Ellis went on to report that,
in Milwaukie would be a the board because Portland “due to the slowly changing
desirable location for a center,” Community College has situation insofar as decreasing
established a full program cen­ number of school age children
Hakanson said.
According to Bob Ellis’.board. ter in south-east Portland on are concerned, there is a
associate dean of community
education, reported on the staff
The possibility of an > off-
ampus school center for the
lllege is more than just a
Blight, according to. Dr. John
lakanson, College preside nt.
I We are exploring the
I ossibilities,” Hakanson said.
I At the Nov.; 14 Board of
I Education meeting, Bob Ellis,
remote possibility that some
North
Clackams
school
building
might- become
available, but not for a.lorig
time.”,.
Dr. Hakanson stressed that
nothing has been decided.
“We don’t know how many
off-campus Centers we’ll need
and there has been no
discussions on the specifics
yet,” Hakanson-explained.
Wednesday, December 5, 1979
Monroe resigns
after 10 years
Leonard Monroe, dean of
student services, has resigned
after 10 years of service to the.
College.
^Monroe started his care.gr
was young and had ap­
proximately 600 full-time
students,” mused the retiring
dean.
After more than 31 years in
education, Monroe feels “it^s
time to move on to new en­
deavors.”
Although his “plans are in­
definite, right now,” he
believes he’d like to go into
some part of the business
world.
. J^nrirno oqrrtori a. R A
school and served as principal
of a high school before coming
to the College.
“Clackamas Community
College is a fine institution and
the future holds nothing but
promises of good things to
come,” says Monroe," “but I
leave optimistic about my
future, also.”
lost popular men among cnuaren. rnuiu uy
College campus jobs link students with studies
As a permanent fixture in
the planning of the
College, “Jobs On Cam-
pus” has evolved into a
total program, combining
■ETA and work/study
itudents.
With 230 student em­
ployees here, you can bet
that a larger number.of jobs
ire closely linked to the
itudents’ own academic in­
terests.
“Without jobs on cam-
ius , I wouldn’t be where I
now holds. “It’s the best
thing that’s happened to
me!’* Houser explained.
“I’ve gotten a lot of insight
into my personal feelings
and in reaching my own
goals.”
As assistant coordinator,
Houser is involved with
varied
the
directing
the
Men’s
seminars
Resource Center provides
the College. He also han­
dles
advertising
and
scheduling. One of the
great rewards for Houser,
he states, Is “being
mistaken for a staff mem­
ber by both students and
staff. I’m on cloud nine,”
he said, “I’m able to see
and experience first hand
all the benefits of the
program as they evolve. It’s
a great feeling.”
un now.” The testimony
tomes from Jim Houser, a
itudent here. Houser
showed an interest in
forking for the Men’s
iesource Center last
November. Since then,
louser has gone from
Not all the students in­
tosistant to assistant coor-
Unator, the position he volved in work study are
fortunate enough to gain
tuition money in such a
high-gear job as Houser’s,
but according to placement
officer Marvin Thornley, no
matter what the job, “It
never comes before the
student’s
studies.
Whatever has to be done to
work around the student’s
schedule can be accom­
plished. The student can
only work as much as 20
hours a week. The benefits
are somewhat self evident
Students don’t have to
drive a long distance to get
to work, and the pay is
prettty good, too. Most of
our wages range from $3.25
to $3.50 per hour,” he said.
my subject matter better,
too. You know, sometimes,
after a while, the infor­
mation kind of gets foggy
up there in the gray matter.
Being challenged with the
problem again helps keep
it fresh,” he said.
Tutoring isn’t always this
glamorous. “Sometimes
it’s frustrating.' They(the
students) look at you like
you are supposed to know
all the answers.” The rever­
se is sometimes true. ’The
students surprise you
sometimes, like when they
come up with a solution
that you didn’t think of;
really, it’s when the hard
problems come up that
make it so challenging,” he
said.
as a bank teller, “where I
worked with data sheets all
day,” to a work study job for
the Child Development
Center where, “I work with
three- to five-year-old
humans. Johns attests,
“the challenges are dif­
ferent. Before, I thought
that all children needed
was some building blocks
to keep them entertained.
Now, however, I have
realized that they need
constant attention, some
more than others. You have
to be totally honest with
them, too. They are much
more sophisticated than I
thought.” The time goes
much: faster for Johns.
“They really occupy your
time,” he said, “but it’s
great.”
At times, the benefits are
personal, too. For Eric
Eichelberger, who tutors
math students at the
“Not all the jobs are
Michael Johns, a music ideal,” said Thornley, “but
College’s Study Skills Cen­
ter, "It rounds out my math major at the College, made they are all jobs that need
background. I understand a transition from working to be done.*
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