Cougar print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1976-1977, November 11, 1976, Page 2, Image 2

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    OEA membership encouraged
Faculty members of Clackamas Com­
munity College are being encouraged to
join the
Oregon Education Association
(OEA) by Nov. 15, said Marc Essig, mem­
bership chairman and grievance officer for
the CCC faculty.
Essig is thoroughly convinced that OEA
is beneficial to instructors and is trying to
convince the rest of the faculty that the
benefits outweigh the monetary outlay.
Currently 56 members of the CCC faculty
have joined OEA and Essig hopes to have
six or eight more join this year. His long
range goal is to reach 95-100 percent of
Financial need
survey planned
A survey will soon be conducted at Clack­
amas Community College to help determine
the financial needs of the average CCC stu­
The financial aids office at CCC admini­
sters over $1 million each year through
grants and various financial aid programs
to one half of the students currently regi-
stered at CCC.
Students are given loans on the basis
of need. A student's budget minus his total
usable income equals the amount of the
loan applied for. This budget is categorized
and remains the same for every student in a
particular category.
The present budget was determined several
years ago and is revised each year by a per­
centage or "numbers off the top of our
heads," said Dick Thompson, financial aid
officer at CCC.
If the current budget figures are incor­
rect then students either have to lie about
their income or they don't receive an ade­
quate loan for their living expenses.
Each student participant will be assigned
to a surveyor and all information is totally
Over 100 hours of work has already gone
into making the questionnaires and diaries.
A table will be set up in the mall area
today Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with a
surveyor present to answer any questions
and sign people up.
the faculty within the next two years.
OEA is the state affiliate of the National
Education Association (NEA) which is the
third largest labor organization in the coun­
try and the largest in Oregon.
"Certain instructors don't consider them­
selves labor and don't feel that they need to
belong to a labor association," said Vince
Fitzgerald, Education Association President.
"They don't realize that this organization
is a professional one, like the American
Medical Association or the American Bar
Association," said Essig.
"Teachers, although professionals, should
have the right of reDresentation to employ­
ers," said Essig. "This organization also keeps
instructors aware of trends in teaching, both
nationally and statewide."
All faculty members, whether or not they
have joined OEA, reap some of the benefits
from CCC's affiliation. OEA provided a pro­
fessional consultant to represent all of the
faculty during the recent salary negotiations
which resulted in salary increases and addi­
tional fringe benefits.
College gets Vega
A brand new Chevrolet Vega was recently
donated to the Clackamas Community Col­
lege Automotive Department by David Pef-
ferly, area service manager for Chevrolet,
and Tony Marletto, vice president of Friendly
Chevrolet in Lake Oswego.
The new Vega is one of the engineering
and pilot line cars which are not available
for sale and are donated for instructional
The vehicle is for instructional use only
and cannot be driven.
Record Depot
New Double
Albums On Sale
Led Zepplin
The Song Remains the Same 7.95
Elton John
Blue Movies 8.75
Large selection of stained glass and
complete supplies for the hobbiest.
770 Molalla Ave.
Next to Radio Shack
’Inquire about lessons
17840 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd.
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The biggest selection
anywhere. In the most
colors and sizes. We’ve
got it. All in one place.
Ours. Fall into the Gap
Mon. - Sat. 10-9
Sunday 12-8
Clackamas Community Coi