MHCC Orientation Center: Meet our team leaders!


Christy, Orientation Center Coordinator

Christy, Orientation Center Coordinator
Education: Master’s of Business Administration in Marketing, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and an Associate of Science degree. I’ve worked for MHCC since 2008!
Best place to hang out on campus: The Visual Arts Gallery, the Library, the patio next to the Jazz Café (when the weather’s right)
Favorite food or restaurant: sushi, Mexican, hummus & pita
My #1 tip for new students is… plan your classes ahead of time with your adviser. Also visit the Learning Success Center for tutoring help from the very beginning! They can help you with not only homework, but also time management skills, note-taking, and conquering procrastination!


Many of the friendly faces working in the Orientation Center are MHCC students! Here’s a little bit about each of our student team leaders:

Elsie

Elsie
College major: Elementary Education
Best place to hang out on campus: Student Union
Favorite food or restaurant: Sushi at Bento Plus
I decided to go to MHCC because… it is close to home.
My #1 tip for new students is… get involved with programs, clubs or teams on campus.
After MHCC, I plan to… transfer to Eastern Oregon University for their elementary education program.


John

John
College major: Physical Therapy Assistant
Best place to hang out on campus: The physical therapy lab
Favorite food or restaurant: Kale, fennel, sausage & mushroom pizza
I decided to go to MHCC because… of its reputable PTA program.
My #1 tip for new students is… 24 hours of studying a week is 4 hours a day with one day off!
After MHCC, I plan to… work and help the fine people of Portland get up, get moving and live life.


Alondra

Alondra
College major: General Studies
Best place to hang out on campus: Room 50 where SEED, Transitions, TRIO, Project YESS and OLI offices are located
Favorite food or restaurant: Don Pedro’s
I decided to go to MHCC because… it is better financially and helps me get the hang of college before going to university.
My #1 tip for new students is… be informed, participate in on-campus activities, and have fun!
After MHCC, I plan to… transfer to a four-year college.


James

James
College major: Political Science
Best place to hang out on campus: Student Union
Favorite food or restaurant: Thai food!
I decided to go to MHCC because… I love the campus.
My #1 tip for new students is… get involved in student activities and know your advisers.
After MHCC, I plan to… get my bachelors degree and attend law school.


Alma

Alma
College major: Business Transfer
Best place to hang out on campus: Student Union
Favorite food or restaurant: pupusas, Thai food, pizza, cheesecake, tacos.
I decided to go to MHCC because… it’s a great campus with friendly people and staff, filled with tons of opportunities.
My #1 tip for new students is… do not be afraid to seek help. Our staff is super helpful and friendly.
After MHCC, I plan to… transfer to a university and finish my studies.


Miguel

Miguel
College major: Mechanical Engineering transfer
Best place to hang out on campus: Library
Favorite food or restaurant: Mexican Food
I decided to go to MHCC because… of the various financial programs MHCC offers and because of the lowered cost compared to other colleges/universities.
My #1 tip for new students is… take your placement test right after graduation from high school because you’re fresh on your math, etc. and scores are valid for 2 years.
After MHCC, I plan to… transfer to PSU to get my bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering.


Beija

Beija
College major: Biology
Best place to hang out on campus: Library
Favorite food or restaurant: Chipotle
I decided to go to MHCC because… MHCC is a great school and I get to live close to my family.
My #1 tip for new students is… stay organized.
After MHCC, I plan to… transfer to a four-year university.


Luis

Luis
College major: Hospitality Management
Best place to hang out on campus: Library
Favorite food or restaurant: Portland food cards.
I decided to go to MHCC because… I wanted to be close to home and still get some college experience before transferring to a 4-year school.
My #1 tip for new students is… visit the Orientation Center and explore what MHCC has to offer.
After MHCC, I plan to… continue my education and working toward my goals..

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