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Clackamas Community College
Oregon City, OR 97045
Vol. XXI No. 5
October 28, 1987
Board member Gregory dies at 71
A memorial service for
William Charles Gregory,
member of the Board of Educa-
lon at Clackamas Community
College, will be held today at 4
B.m. in the West Linn Lutheran
■hurch, 20390 Willamette Drive.
I Mr. Gregory passed away
Saturday afternoon around 5
■.m. at a local hospital. He was
1 Mr. Gregory has been on the
card since 1970. In 1986 he was
e-elected to the college board for
, four-year term, that would have
sided in 1990.
In 1986 Mr. Gregory received
he Clackamas Community Col-
ege Board of Education Award
•or Excellence.
Mr. Gregory also received in
1986 the Distinguished Service
Xward from the Oregon Com-
nunity College Association.
“Bill was one of the most
jutstanding people and board
nember with who I have ever
peen acquainted. He served
llmost 18 years on our board,
Mid served four times as the
board’s chairman. He was so
popular, I don’t believe he has
ever been opposed in being
Sleeted. He was just an extraor­
dinary person and gave the col­
lege excellent leadership for the
|joard,” John Keyser, College
President, stated.
Clackamas loses couple
in financial aid battle
Staff Writer
William Gregory, a member of the Clackamas Board of Educa­
tion for 17 years, died last Saturday in a local hospital. A
memorial service is scheduled today.
Half-million awarded to Clackamas
I “A $500,000 federal grant
was awarded to Clackamas
Community College to build a
computerized information
System, a student retention pro­
gram, and a program to build
employees basic skills in the
workplace,” according to
David Dixon .
The monies received through
the Title III grant can be used
on new and/or specialized pro­
grams that strength academics,
administration, and student ser-
jvices. “CCC needs to reapply
every year (for the grant) but at
a noncompetitive level,” said
The college information pro­
gram is to improve the efficien­
cy and the ability to make deci­
sions for the college as a whole.
E.A. Berg
by Sherri Michaels
News Editor
Chuck Adams, one of the
original committee workers for
the grant, will be “on loan to
the program” according to Dix­
The student success commit­
tee has given the student reten­
tion program a headstart with
the assessment as to what the
needs and goals of the students.
Assessment before- beginning
classes and tracking students
will be part of the plan to help
students keep focused and
therefore retain them longer
either in transferring to four
year colleges or to finish voca­
tional programs. The part of the
goal for the student retention
program is to play a stronger
role in helping student suc­
The Targeted Learning
Center is a program that
to offer basic skills to
employees in the work place and
also to upgrade education and
skills. The center is located in
the North Clackamas area and
has already been offering
several services.
When the college applied last
year they were fifth out of over
100 applicants and missed the
grant by one standing. This year
CCC was one of the two Oregon
colleges to receive the grant.
Dixon and his crew started over
with a base from last year’s pro­
posal and the knowledge that
came from writing the first pro­
posal. They detailed the pro­
posal with actual bids and cost
and wrote a very extensive
multi-page report citing when,
where, what, and how the
monies would be used. The pro­
grams were designed to fit the
growing need of the staff,
students, and community.
Ashton and Leska Adams-
Cole, architectural design ma­
jors, withdrew from the college
Oct. 20 following a near year
long battle with the Financial Aid
negotiated the same day by the
Adams-Coles; Jim Roberts, Dean
of Student Services; Lee Fawcett,
Assistant Dean of Student Ser­
vices; and Art Hames, Head
Counselor, the married couple
will be allowed to remain in
academic good standing at
Clackamas and the financial aid
awarded to the Adams-Coles
will not have to be reimbursed
to the Financial Aid Office.
A similar proposal was rejected
by the Financial Aid Review
Board, which Hames chairs and
Fawcett is a member, Oct. 15.
The Adams-Coles then took
their case to College President,
John Keysei, Oct. 19, which set
up the compromise.
By the second week of the
term, Leska Adams-Cole told the
Financial Aid Review Board that
the college’s policies put she and
her husband in a “disastrous
situation” and wanted out. She
told the board that they were
“dead broke” and did not have
the time to study for classes
because they had not yet found a
place to live. She claimed the
Financial Aid Office literally
forced them to accept a financial
aid package they could not af­
Discrimination against married
couples and false advertising in
Financial Aid Department
publications were the chief com­
plaints against the Financial Aid
Office by the Adams-Coles. Ir­
responsibility was also charged.
The Financial Aid Office’s
budget for two married students
attending the college is $9840. A
single student living in an apart­
ment is budgeted $5720.
The Adams-Coles said it is un­
fair that two unmarried students
living together could receive more
financial aid than a married cou­
ple in a similar financial situa­
Kathy Scheer, Financial Aid
Coordinator, said Clackamas’s
married student budget is higher
than most other Oregon com­
munity colleges.
Roberts, dean in charge of the
Financial Aid Offi'ce, said federal
guidelines are the largest factor in
determining student budgets.
The Adams-Coles claim the
Financial Aid Office is
misleading and untruthful in its
publications by not informing
students of the many deduc­
tions, rules, and regulations in­
volved in administrating finan­
cial aid. They cited an expected
$900 per student contribution
and a limit of grants to 66 per­
cent of a students financial aid
package as examples.
They also accused the Finan­
cial Aid Office of exaggerating
its capabilities of aid in order to
enroll students in the college.
“I think we provide a lot of
information about financial aid
and the components of financial
aid,” commented Roberts,
“There’s no intent to make it
any more complicated than it
has to be.”
He added that the federal
rules and regulations are “com­
plicated to communicate in
writing or verbally.”
The Adams-Coles said their
problems with the Financial Aid
Office began in November
1986. The office would not
follow through and respond to
correspondence they said.
, Roberts said the college has a
¡large number of financial aid
¡applications the last year, con­
sidering this, he said response to
correspondence has been good.
The Adams-Coles filed their
first formal complaint against
the department in June 1987.
Opinion....................... 3
Photo Essay............... 6
Features.................. 7-8
Entertainment............ 9
Sports.................. 10-12