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    1982-83 scholarship funding lost in limbo
By J. Dana Haynes
Of The Print
and national congresses have
yet to make a decision on col­
lege appropriations. Until they
do, colleges across the nation
will not know how much
money they will be allotted for
student aid.
The College Financial Aid
office will be sending out letters
to applicants this week. Unlike
past years, however, these let­
ters will not tell the students
how much assistance they will
be receiving because as of now;
no one knows.
The appropriations in
question include Supplemental
Grants, Work Study and Na­
tional Direct Student Loans.
Financial Aid Officer Scott
Fischer explained that the state
Even when the informa­
tion is available, Fischer doubts
it will be good news. “We’re ex­
pecting as much as a 20 per­
cent cut in the College-Based
Programs,” he said. College-
Based Programs are those
which the colleges apply for, not
grants that are automatically
bestowed upon schools.
“We have received a ten­
tative awards notice for the
next year,” Fischer said.
“However, that is kind of a
Russian Roulette game. The
“tentative” tells us how much
we may receive, but we never
know how accurate that is.”
In past year, the tentative
awards notice has been mailed
to the College around early
May, with the final notice going
out approximately now.
The Financial Aid Office
has mailed out the letters to
each applicant, explaining the
delay. The applicants have
already paid a minimum pro­
cessing fee of $11;
Vol. XV, No. 27
The delay may be
detrimental to students who
have not decided which school
they will attend next year. “If
the students have any ques­
tions about the aid they might
receive, they should call our of­
fice,” Fischer said.
The College was notified
of a substantial cut in the Na­
tional Direct Student Loan
already, Fischer said.
However, the College appeal­
ed for a lighter cut. “Our NDSL
default rate is down to about 12
percent, which is good for a
community college,” Fischer
said. “So the appeal was ap­
Fischer said that his office
is expecting final word from the
government in late June or ear­
ly July. At that time, aid ap­
plicants will be notified.
Students with questions
should contact the financial aid
office at ext. 422.
Wednesday, June 2, 1982
Pucci elected president of union College presidents
vote to axe travel
By Mike Rose
Of The Print
By Tracy M. Sumner
Cyndi Pucci, a reading in­
structor at the College was
elected Tuesday president of
the Clackamas Community
College Education Association.
She ran unopposed. Ginny
Weber, a life sciences instruc­
tor, was elected vice-president
of the facility association.
The faculty senate elec­
tions were voided because two
names were left off the ballot.
The senate elections will be
reheld today, Pucci said. There
was no majority write-in for the
Treasurer. The position will be
appointed by the senate.
Pucci hopes to develop a
more assertive faculty. “We
have to be a constant presence,
a watchdog. The Boards deci­
sions often contradict the Col­
lege’s academic mission,” she
She added, “We can’t
always win but we can make
them take notice and make
them think twice the next
time,” referring to the associa­
tion’s recent stand against the
hiring of a new financial aid of­
ficer, which the association
believed to be unnecessary.
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amuck,” she said. The faculty
association has to continue to
use a professional approach in
dealings with College ad­
ministration. Pucci hopes to
develop a better relationship
between college administra­
tion. Pucci hopes to develop a
However, being assertive better relationship between col­
does not mean “running lege administration and faculty.
Weber said, “I’ll try to take
some of the work load off the
president’s shoulders. It’s a big
job for one person.”
Another goal of Pucci’s is
to increase participation and in­
put of association members.
She also hoped to increase
The year
in news
Should the decision on
whether to allow the athletes of
Oregon’s community colleges
to compete on a national level
be made on a statewide basis,
or should the decision be left to
individual college districts?
A vote by the Oregon
Community College Associa­
tion presidents held last July, if
it becomes fully operative, will
eliminate nationals travel and
participation by athletic teams
from the state’s community cq I-
lege beginning next Fall.
The decision would also
bring about a merger between
the Oregon Community Col­
lege Athletic Association (OC-
CAA) and the Washington
Athletic Association of Com­
munity Colleges (WAACC) to
provide post-season competi­
“It was suggested to
SAIAC (Student Activities and
Inter-Collegiate Athletic
Association) that we investigate
the possibility of post-season
play with the Washington
leagues,” said Jim Roberts,
Dean of Students at Clackamas
Community College and
SAIAC chairman.
According to Roberts, the
has been
the presidents of both
Washington and Oregon’s
community colleges and could
become operative by Fall of
“Right now, our objective
is to merge by September of
“Washington now has 20
schools in three leagues.
Oregon’s schools could make
up the fourth league.
“Next year we can com­
pete in regionals,” he con­
tinued. “We still belong to the
NJCAA (National Junior Col­
lege Athletic Association), but
we won’t be competing in the
The Oregon Community
Colleges involved in the
merger include Clackamas,
Lane of Eugene, Mt. Hood of
Gresham, Chemeketa of
Salem, Central Oregon, of
Bend, Umpqua of Roseburg,
Blue Mountain of Pendleton,
Treasure Valley of Ontario,
Southwestern Oregon of Coos
Bay, and Linn-Benton of
Portland, Clatsop^ and
Rogue Community Colleges
may enter the new league in
the future. The latter two don’t
operate athletic programs
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