On Wednesday, May 30, the Jaksich Family Automotive Technology Center at Mt. Hood Community College was christened during a regular monthly meeting of the MHCC Foundation Board. Attendees included Nancy and Jerry Jaksich; their daughters Erinn Sowle and
Jenny Bailey; grandson Fletcher Bailey; members of the Foundation Board; and instructors, staff and students from the college’s Applied Technology division.
“On behalf of our family, we are thrilled with the newly named Jaksich Family Automotive Technology Center at MHCC, and we feel fortunate to have such a tremendous facility in our backyard,” said Sowle. “In fact, several of our staff are graduates
of this great program. We have thoroughly enjoyed our long partnership with the college, and we look forward to many more years to come.”
The Jaksichs are longtime supporters of MHCC and have donated nearly $200,000 to the college over the years. Nancy has served on the Foundation Board for more than 11 years. In 2017, she was recognized for this service with an MHCC Patron Saint Award
and the Hero for Education Scholarship named in her honor.
The Jaksich Family Automotive Technology Center is a 26-bay auto center that serves as the training hub for MHCC’s four Associate of Applied Science automotive degree programs – the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program,
the Chrysler MOPAR College Automotive Program (M-CAP), the Individual Mechanical Program of Repair Technicians (IMPORT), and the recently established Subaru U program. Additionally, the college offers the nine-month Maintenance and Light Repair
(MLR) Automotive Technology certificate program.