November 2021

October 2021

September 2021

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    MHCC Wins $100,000 Rethink Adult Ed Challenge Award for Pre-Apprenticeships

    Mt. Hood Community College is excited to announce that the Department of Education awarded the college $100,000 through the Rethink Adult Ed Challenge. This award will fund new pre-apprenticeship programs to help English language learners build academic, language and workplace skills. Through the programs, MHCC will provide career pathways to immigrants, refugees and adults learning English, while meeting local industry employment surges.
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    MHCC Receives Pacific Region Equity Award

    Mt. Hood Community College’s President and Board of Education are honored to be the recipients of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) 2021 Pacific Region Equity Award. This award is granted to community colleges with an outstanding equity program and recognizes exemplary commitments by the governing board and college CEO to achieving educational equity.

August 2021

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    MHCC Receives $3 Million to Establish a Basic Needs Response Center

    We are excited and grateful to announce Mt. Hood Community College will receive $3 million in funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This act is supported by Oregon’s U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure community colleges have the resources they need to provide students with a quality learning environment during this difficult time.

July 2021

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    Jim Zordich is MHCC's 2020-21 Patron Saint Award Recipient

    Mt. Hood Community College congratulates Jim Zordich as the 2020-2021 recipient of the Patron Saint Award. This award is the highest honor given by MHCC to those who have demonstrated exceptional support of the college and its students through outstanding volunteerism and/or financial generosity.

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    MHCC Summer Hours July 16 through September 3

    MHCC’s summer hours begin the week of July 12 and end the week of August 30. During summer hours, regular hours of operation with full student services will be limited to Monday – Thursday to optimize our hours of operation. This means almost all areas will be closed on Fridays.

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    MHCC Aquatic Center Community Update

    With the recent lifting of COVID-19 mandates, we understand that many people are anxious to know when the MHCC will be open for public use.

June 2021

May 2021

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    MHCC Equity Lens Tool

    The MHCC Board of Directors has approved an Equity Lens Tool that will be used in college decision-making as a tool for examining the impact of race in problem identification, solution development, and success of outcomes. The goal is to be intentionally inclusive in our decision-making process and reflect on how our institutional policies and processes might be inherently biased or racist.

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    MHCC Board of Directors Releases Anti-Hate Statement

    The Mt. Hood Community College Board of Education affirms the worth of all people and stands firmly against hate. We continue to foster an environment where people across the spectrum of difference can learn, work, and exist fully in their truth.

April 2021

  • Community College Month MHCC Board of Directors Resolution

    Whereas, The Board of Directors for Mt. Hood Community College is pleased to honor and salute the 17 community colleges in Oregon, in recognition of April 2021 as Oregon Community College Month; and,

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    Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

    A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Mt. Hood Community College District, which encompasses parts of Multnomah, Clackamas and Hood River Counties, State of Oregon, for the fiscal year July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 will be held on April 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. with a Zoom Meeting. The Zoom Meeting information is listed below. The purpose of this meeting is for the Budget Committee to approve the budget. A copy of the Proposed Budget is available and may viewed on the Mt. Hood Community College website at

March 2021

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    Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

    A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Mt. Hood Community College District, which encompasses parts of Multnomah, Clackamas and Hood River Counties, State of Oregon, for the fiscal year July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 will be held on April 7, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. with a Zoom Meeting.

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    Resilience Through Compassion

    Isolation. Face coverings. Working from home. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in measures that are effective at slowing the spread of infection, but can be hard on our mental health.

February 2021

January 2021

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

July 2020

June 2020

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    Three MHCC Transitions/Transiciones Students Receive Ford Family Foundation Scholarships

    Founded by Kenneth and Hallie Ford in 1957, the foundation supports rural communities in Southwest Oregon, and has since grown to help students from across the state to overcome socioeconomic and other traditional barriers to finishing college degrees. Students are selected through a rigorous process on the merits of their academic potential, character and commitment to give back to their communities. The scholarship covers 90% of educational costs from the college’s cost of attendance (tuition, fees, room and board, personal costs) for up to $40,000 per year.

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    Official Statement on Black Lives Matter by the MHCC District Board of Education

    The MHCC Board of Education affirms Black Lives Matter, stands with the victims of the recent tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and commits itself to do the work necessary to end this centuries-long cycle in our country of systemic oppression, violence, and anti-Black racism.

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    Don't Panic

    Students in the Respiratory Care program at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) are provided with a wealth of classroom and hands-on clinical experience so they are prepared to begin caring for patients immediately after graduation.

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    Notice of Budget Committee Meeting, June 17, 2020

    The Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on the budget approved by the Budget Committee for Mt. Hood Community College, which encompasses parts of Multnomah, Clackamas and Hood River Counties, State of Oregon for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The hearing will be held with a Zoom Meeting on the seventeenth day of June 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

May 2020

April 2020

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    MHCC Continuing to Support Students During COVID-19 Pandemic

    GRESHAM, ORE – Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) has taken extra steps to continue to support its students through the significant changes stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, including extending emergency assistance to its most vulnerable populations.

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    Notice of Budget Committee Meeting, April 15, 2020

    A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Mt. Hood Community College District, which encompasses parts of Multnomah, Clackamas and Hood River Counties, State of Oregon, for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 will be held on April 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. with a Zoom Meeting. The Zoom Meeting information is listed below. The purpose of this meeting is for the Budget Committee to approve the budget. A copy of the Proposed Budget is available and may viewed on the Mt. Hood Community College website at

March 2020

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    Notice of Budget Committee Meeting, April 8, 2020

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    Notice of Budget Committee Meeting April 1, 2020

    A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Mt. Hood Community College District, which encompasses parts of Multnomah, Clackamas and Hood River Counties, State of Oregon, for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 will be held on April 1, 2020 at 6 p.m.

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    MHCC Official Statement on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

    Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) is closely monitoring developments in the outbreak of a new strain of COVID-19, and is making plans for response should the virus make its way to our campus. In the meantime, we encourage all our students, faculty, staff and community members to educate themselves with the information below and in the links, and to practice good hygiene.

    Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus (meaning the first of coronavirus of its kind in humans).

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

  • New Computer Science Program Helps Students Earn 4-Year Degrees

    The field of computer science is a rapidly growing sector offering high salary potential and jobs in a variety of different industries and roles. According to 2018 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for software developers can vary from $108,000 to $118,000, depending on the industry that they work in (i.e. manufacturing, engineering services, finance, insurance, etc.).

  • Learn How to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at the Third Annual Conservation and Repair Fair at MHCC

    The three R’s of sustainability – reduce, reuse and recycle – serve as core tenets of the Community Conservation and Repair Fair at Mt. Hood Community College, which returns on Saturday, June 8, at the Yoshida Event Center.

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    Rho Theta Wins National Awards

    Mt. Hood Community College’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society recently received several national distinctions for its exceptional leadership and community service.

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    MHCC Forensics Student Competes in National Speech Tournament

    Mt. Hood Community College Forensics Team member Austin  Schubert recently won three Bronze medals at the 2019 Phi Rho Pi National  Community College Speech and Debate Tournament and Convention, held April 8 –  13 in Reno, Nevada.

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    NSF Grant Helps MHCC, SBDC Secure Small Businesses

    It seems that each week brings a new story about a major cyber-hack or intrusion resulting in a data breach that could effectively impact millions of consumers worldwide. However, what we hear less about is the affect these hacks have on small businesses and small business owners, and how more than half of small businesses that are attacked go out of business within six months.

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    Stand Up to Sexual and Domestic Violence At MHCC

    This April, students, faculty, and staff at Mt. Hood Community College will join with local community members to take a stand against sexual and domestic violence.

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    MHCC Student Headed to National Automotive Skills Competition

    When Trevor Enquist graduates from the Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) program at Mt. Hood Community College this June, he’ll be two weeks away from representing the college on the national stage at the 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Louisville, Kentucky.

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    Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

    A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Mt. Hood Community College District, which encompasses parts of Multnomah, Clackamas and Hood River Counties, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 will be held in the Board Room, AC 2359, at 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham, Oregon.

March 2019

February 2019

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    MHCC’s Shi Wen Wong and Crystal Garriga Named to All-Oregon Academic Team

    Shi Wen Wong maintains a long history of love and  fascination with mathematics. As a kindergartener growing up in Malaysia, she  fondly recalls watching her teacher write out arithmetic problems on a  whiteboard.

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    Oregon’s Community Colleges Prepare to Convoy to the Capitol

    Oregon's community colleges will join together for a unique  statewide event. On Thursday, March 7, the state's two-year colleges, along  with the Oregon Community College Association (OCCA), will rally with students  and convoy to the capitol.

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    What Did NASA Find at Pluto and Beyond?

    As NASA’s probes plunge deeper into space, scientists are making surprising astronomical discoveries.

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    Why It’s Important to Pre-plan a Funeral

    There’s never a “convenient” time to plan a funeral. There’s a good chance you’ll be unprepared for the loss of your loved one, that his or her death will catch you by surprise. But determining last wishes or making funeral preparations becomes even harder after the person passes.

January 2019

  • Passing the Torch: MHCC Men's Basketball Assistant Coach to Serve as New Head Coach

    Starting this summer, a familiar face will take over as head coach of Mt. Hood Community College men’s basketball team.

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    Annual Alumni Art Exhibit Features Sculptures and Pottery Created by MHCC Alumni from the Last Two Decades

    This February, discover intricately crafted contemporary ceramic art and decor created by Mt. Hood Community College alumni during the Visual Arts Gallery’s exhibit Fired Form: MHCC Clay Alumni Invitational.

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    Seeing the Invisible Universe

    In recent years, we’ve made incredible discoveries in astronomy by viewing the sky outside the range of visible light. On the ground, we’ve built an array of radio telescopes designed to show us exactly how the universe’s new stars form and grow. We’ve launched telescopes into orbit around Earth that allow us to view space using other forms of light, forms typically absorbed by our atmosphere. The images that we’ve taken with these new telescopes – both on Earth and from space – have provided never-before-see glimpses into our universe and led to important advancements in science.

December 2018

November 2018

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    Host Families Sought for Incoming Japanese University Exchange Students

    Mt. Hood Community College is seeking host families for 14 students from Japan who will study at the college and live in the Gresham area from February through March, 2019.

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    The Treasures of Orion and His Neighbors

    As winter approaches, the constellation Orion is returning to dominate the night sky. The easily identifiable Orion features many objects in and around it. Not only will you find areas of intense new star formation near Orion, you can see clusters of extremely hot stars, beautiful glowing gas clouds, evidence of violent star deaths, and much more.

October 2018

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    Coming Full Circle: A Tale of Two Track Athletes

    Starting at age 4, Kristan Holding began accompanying her mom, Kelly Holding, as Kelly coached track and field practices at Damascus K-12 Christian School in Oregon. While Kelly trained state champion high, long and triple jumpers; hurdlers; and sprinters, Kristan watched, learned from, and mimicked her mom.

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    A Stark Reality: Working to Address Food Insecurity Among College Students

    Like a row of dominos, poor nutrition or an inadequate amount of food for a college student can trigger a chain of events, resulting in low grades, sleeplessness, illness, relationship issues, and withdrawal from classes or college.

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    Justin Timberlake’s Horns Section to Perform at MHCC

    The Regiment Horns, the horn section that performs regularly with singer Justin Timberlake, will perform a concert and masterclass at Mt. Hood Community College on Nov. 14.

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    Space Oddities: Stars That Are Stranger Than Fiction

    From afar, shimmering stars set in the night sky seem peaceful and tranquil. However, telescopic images can paint a different picture, showing us star “oddities.”

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    Find Your Next Job or Career at MHCC’s Fall Career Fair

    Meet with dozens of representatives from multiple industries at Mt. Hood Community College’s Fall Career Fair, held Thursday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Gresham Campus.

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    MHCC Board of Education Receives Prestigious PTK Award

    The MHCC Board was recognized for its work with the 2018 Board of Trustees Excellence Award. The award celebrates the leadership and commitment to student success of trustee boards at postsecondary institutions and is given by the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

September 2018

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    In Good Company

    In the brightly lit black box theater at Mt. Hood Community College, a marriage is failing. Successful fiction writers and husband and wife Michael and Linda Waterman share the pages of their diaries – and their deepest secrets. A woman, Abby, emerges from their past. And the couple struggles to determine what’s manifest and what is fantasy.

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    October Planetarium Preview: Autumn Sky Wonders

    This autumn, the evening sky will dazzle with a display of  brightly lit planets and a colorful treasure trove of nebulae, star clusters  and galaxies. Prefer something a little more ominous just in time for  Halloween? Later this year, we'll be able to easily view (with binoculars) a  comet passing by the earth.

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    New MHCC Theatre Company Presents Steven Dietz’s Fiction

    This fall, the Mt. Hood Community College Performing Arts’ new Summit Theatre Company will present its inaugural production, the play Fiction by Steven Dietz.

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    Salmon Safe Partners Tour Project at MHCC

    On Wednesday, Sept. 5, officials from conservation-focused organizations throughout East Multnomah County visited several sustainable stormwater management projects currently under construction at Mt. Hood Community College.

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

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    May Planetarium Preview: Icy Worlds: Is There Life Elsewhere Within Our Solar System?

    We have all heard how Earth is the only planet within our solar system that orbits inside the “Goldilocks Zone” – the habitable area around a star where life can flourish. However, some of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn have been discovered to potentially contain liquid-water oceans below their icy surfaces.

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    State Expands Eligibility for the 2018-19 Oregon Promise Grant

    The Oregon Promise Grant just became more accessible for current and potential students of Mt. Hood Community College.

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    Tokyo University to Send Study Abroad Students to MHCC

    A recently signed agreement by Mt. Hood Community College, Tokyo Seitoku University in Tokyo, and the ELS Language Center at Concordia University will bring up to 20 study abroad students from Japan to the Portland area each year.

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    MHCC Welcomes New Head Volleyball Coach

    Mt. Hood Community College's Athletics division recently welcomed a new head volleyball coach,  Kristina Crivello. Crivello served as assistant coach under former head coach  Kim Lissinna, who recently resigned to work at Saint Michael's College, a  Division II school in Vermont.

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    MHCC to Host Top NWAC Softball Teams

    Mt. Hood Community College will host several of the top  teams in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) this weekend at a tournament event.

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    MHCC Student Life Rocks the Vote

    Mt. Hood Community College’s Student Life division recently began a Voter Registration Drive as part of a nonpartisan, statewide effort to register students to vote in the May 15 primary election.

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    Explore Mt. Hood Community College During Preview Day 2018

    Preparing to graduate high school and thinking, “What’s next?” Decided it’s time to earn your GED? Interested in beginning a new career or taking classes for fun? Then come explore Mt. Hood Community College’s Gresham campus on Preview Day, held Thursday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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    MHCC Awarded Nearly $900,000 to Help Students Succeed in College

    Mt. Hood Community College was recently awarded a Student  Success grant focused on recruiting and supporting first-generation college  students and students from low-income backgrounds and under-represented  populations.

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    MHCC Natural Resources Program Purchases Sawmill

     Mt. Hood Community College’s Natural Resources Technology (NRT) program will soon have a new tool to teach students with – a sawmill. Second-year NRT students will use the portable mill to transform logs into boards, posts, and other building materials to create sheds and picnic and conference tables.

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    Notice of Budget Committee Meeting


    This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.  Information can also be obtained on the Mt. Hood Community website


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    MHCC Forensics Team Wins 2nd Place at Conference Tournament

    Mt. Hood Community College’s Forensics team won the Silver Medal for Division III schools at this year’s Northwest Forensics Conference, held last February. The team also took home a second-place sweepstakes honor for Division III Debate and Individual Events for the 2017-18 season.

March 2018

February 2018

  • MHCC English Instructor Receives National Distinguished Faculty Award

    The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) recently awarded Mt. Hood Community College English instructor and Rho Theta adviser Beth Sammons the Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty recognition.

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    March Planetarium Preview: Shockingly Strange Solar Systems: Discoveries of Planets Beyond Our Sun!

    Up until recently, astronomers knew little to nothing about planetary systems outside of our own. However, in 2009, NASA launched the Kepler space telescope and our knowledge of distant planets and solar systems grew astronomically. And although the space telescope could not closely observe individual planets, it was able to detect thousands of celestial bodies and determine their sizes, distances from central stars, and much more – based simply on the light intensities of the stars that they orbited.

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    Annual Peace and Nonviolence Conference to Include Student Essay Contest

    The fifth annual peace and nonviolence conference at Mt. Hood Community College will take place April 12 in the Student Union. The event – titled the “Peace and Justice from the Heart Conference” – will include a Native American drum circle, talks by local peace activists, and a student contest for the best essay on a peace or social justice-related topic.

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    The Fireplace Gallery Presents “Imagination Obscura”

    Portland artist Natalie Wood is displaying her first solo  exhibit, "Imagination Obscura," in the Student Union Fireplace  Gallery. The exhibit will be up until Feb. 27.

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    Dr. Debra Derr Receives PTK Lifetime Achievement Award

    Mt. Hood Community College President Dr. Debra Derr recently received the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award for her work supporting the college’s Pi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society chapter, Rho Theta.

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    MHCC Receives Grant to Expand Programming, Resources for Veterans

    The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) recently awarded a two-year grant to Mt. Hood Community College to update the technology in the college’s Veterans Resource Center, increase outreach to local veterans, and establish a new course specifically for student veterans

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    MHCC Foundation Receives Major Endowment Gift

    The Mt. Hood Community College Foundation was recently made recipient of a major gift from the wife of a former college administrator.

January 2018

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    Community Colleges to Ask Legislature for $32 Million to Mitigate Tuition Increases

    This legislative session, Mt. Hood Community College and Oregon’s 16 other community colleges will ask the state legislature to allocate an additional $32 million to the Community College Support Fund (CCSF) to mitigate tuition increases and restore funding for student advising in the second year of the 2017-2019 biennium.

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    MHCC to Host National Community College Cyber Summit This August

    Mt. Hood Community College will host the 2018 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) this Aug. 2 – 4. 3CS is the only national academic conference focused on cybersecurity education at community colleges. This year’s theme is “Expanding Expertise – Transforming Community College Cybersecurity Programs.”

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    More Than 30 Colleges and Universities to Participate In Oregon Transfer Days at MHCC

    Community college and high school students can meet with representatives from 30-plus four-year colleges and universities located across the Pacific Northwest at this year’s Oregon Transfer Days at Mt. Hood Community College on Thursday, Jan. 25.

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    MHCC Funeral Service Education Program To Host Mock Funeral Arrangements

    On Tuesday, Feb. 20, Mt. Hood Community College’s Funeral Service Education (FSE) program invites members of the public to learn more about the funeral arranging process and better prepare for the passing of a loved one.

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    MHCC Planetarium Preview: Rocks from Space: Meteors, Meteorites and Impacts...Oh My!

    Meteorites are fascinating objects that fall out of the sky more often than people think they do. Most meteorites are small, but some have been large enough to cause catastrophic damage – like the one that killed off the dinosaurs. However, all meteorites are interesting.

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    MHCC Winter Career Fairs to Include Preparation Workshops

    Mt. Hood Community College’s Career Planning and Counseling Center (CPCC) will offer students and community members multiple career search opportunities this winter and spring, beginning with the Winter Career Fair on Feb. 8 in the Student Union.

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    MHCC Foundation Scholarship Season Open Now Thru March 31

    The Mt. Hood Community College Foundation’s scholarship season is now open, and current and potential MHCC students can apply online up until March 31. In 2017, the Foundation awarded $411,000, resulting in scholarships for approximately a third of all applicants. A similar number of available scholarships are expected for 2018-19.

December 2017

November 2017

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    MHCC Planetarium Preview: Black Holes, Nebulae and Other Really Strange Star “Ghosts"

    Some of the strangest events in the visible universe occur as a result of stars dying. These include neutron stars – or even black holes – left behind by powerful star explosions. Other stars never explode at all, but they leave behind compact corpses (called white dwarfs) surrounded by complex colorful patterns. Plus, the ghostly debris left by dying stars can become important ingredients for making future stars and planets.

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    Oregon Higher Education Commission Now Accepting Scholarship and Grant Applications

    The Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC), is now accepting applications for grants and scholarships at OSAC awards more than $100 million each year in state-funded grants and privately funded scholarships to help students meet their college expenses.

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    MHCC Presidential Search Committee Seeking Community Feedback

    The Presidential Search Committee at MHCC is seeking community feedback through a brief online questionnaire and several local public forums. The community feedback will help guide the college’s presidential search efforts.

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    MHCC Trustees Earmark Investment Funds for Next-Generation Manufacturing Training

    Over the course of their educations, Mechatronics students at MHCC will train on electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and robotic trainers, giving them a feel for working on industry-standard equipment. The purchase of many of these trainers was made possible by a $300,000 gift from the MHCC Foundation Board made in March 2017.

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    MHCC Symphonic Band Members to Perform with Intercollegiate Honor Band

    Six members of Mt. Hood Community College’s Symphonic Band were recently accepted into the Western International Band Clinic’s University (WIBC-U) Intercollegiate Honor Band. These students will travel to Seattle on Nov. 17 to participate in the 39th Annual WIBC – an international band festival serving more than 750 college students, high school students and music directors from the U.S., Canada and Australia.

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    High School Debate and Speech Tournament Brings Together Past, Current, and Future MHCC Forensics Students


    This past Saturday, Nov. 4, some 250 students from 34 high schools across Oregon converged on Mt. Hood Community College’s Gresham Campus to participate in the 19th Annual MHCC Saints Invitational Tournament.


  • MHCC Cosmetology Students Earn People’s Choice at 2017 Taste of Style

    Students from MHCC’s Cosmetology program showed off some of their creative looks at Taste of Style in Portland, and two of them walked away with the coveted People’s Choice award.

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    MHCC Fireplace Gallery Presents "Super Ply and Friends"

    Mt. Hood Community College’s newest Fireplace Gallery exhibit, titled "Super Ply and Friends," includes mixed-media paintings created by Hillsboro-based Barbara Martin. Martin is a member of the Oregon Society of Artists and her work has been featured in galleries, shows and museums around the United States and in Norway.

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    MHCC Study Abroad: Discover Costa Rica and Japan

    Mt. Hood Community College’s Modern Language study abroad programs offer students the opportunity to learn Spanish or Japanese from native speakers while discovering new cultures and exploring beautiful locales.

October 2017

September 2017

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    MHCC Welcomes New Food Service Vendors to Gresham Campus

    MHCC welcomes the Riverview Cafe and Black Rock Coffee Bar to the Gresham Campus this fall.

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    MHCC to Host Community Conservation and Repair Fair

    The first-ever Community Conservation and Repair Fair at MHCC will take place Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Vista Dining Hall.

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    MHCC Offers New Engineering Technology Degree

    MHCC's Applied Technology division recently revamped its engineering technology degree for students wanting to work in entry-level engineering technician positions.

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    Update on DACA Resources and Changes in Law

    To continue our commitment in creating a safe and welcoming environment to all of our students, we wanted to share updated information and resources regarding DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.

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    New Student Welcome Day at MHCC Puts Students on the Right Track to Success

    Mt. Hood Community College’s New Student Welcome Day gives new students – and their friends and family – the opportunity to wade into college life and ask the questions they need to be successful.

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    New Academic Degrees, Certificates Coming to MHCC in 2017-18

    Fall term at MHCC kicks off Monday, Sept. 25, and this year the college will offer a number of new degree and certificate programs. New MHCC programs cover the gamut, from health professions and theater arts to engineering and physical education.

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    A Part of Who I Am: Dr. Debra Derr to Retire from MHCC in 2018

    For Mt. Hood Community College President Dr. Debra Derr, MHCC has always been her home away from home. In 1987, she started at the college coordinating disability services before working up to a vice president of student development and services.

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    Recent DACA Decision

    This past Tuesday, September 5, 2017, President Trump announced through Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This announcement will negatively impact students and their families attending Mt. Hood Community College.

August 2017

July 2017

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    MHCC Foundation Establishes Scholarship to Honor College Supporters

    The MHCC Foundation Finance Committee recently established a new annual scholarship that will honor a local community member or an MHCC employee or board member who has shown exemplary service to the college.

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    MHCC Names New Interim Co-Head Track & Field Coaches

    Fernando Fantroy Sr. and Kelly Holding, assistant coaches under head coach Doug Bowman, will serve as interim co-head coaches during the 2018 season. Coach Bowman passed away in May following a year-long battle with brain cancer.

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    Fred Schnell, 2017 NWAC Hall of Fame Inductee

    Mt. Hood Community College Health and Physical Education instructor Fred Schnell keeps a list of people he thinks deserve to be inducted into the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Hall of Fame. And each spring, when the Conference begins accepting regional nominations, he tracks down that list and submits a couple of names to MHCC Athletic Director Kim Hyatt.

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

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    MHCC’s East Metro STEAM Partnership: Science, Art, Paint & Slime

    Grant money from the state-funded East Metro STEAM Partnership (EMSP) – overseen by Mt. Hood Community College – will allow the Full STEAM students to continue projects like these, as well as attend field trips to local museums and science centers, all with the goal of engaging more young people in science and the arts.

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    MHCC Raises Awareness of Sexual Assault with Two Events

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) – a month devoted to raising awareness of sexual violence and how to prevent this crime. This year’s theme, “Engaging New Voices,” builds on the idea that we are stronger together, and that new organizations and community members are needed to expand sexual assault prevention efforts.

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    May GO Bond to Fund Safety, Security and Deferred Maintenance Projects

    This May, Mt. Hood Community College will ask voters in its district to approve a $75 million general obligation bond. MHCC has not passed a GO bond since 1974, and these funds will allow the college to better prepare for future academic demands and potential challenges and to repair its aging infrastructure.

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    Award-winning Author and Education Advocate to Speak at MHCC

    When Jonathan Mooney talks about his vision for an inclusive 21st century educational model – one that accounts for neurodiversity and different learning styles and de-normalizes the notion of the “normal” student – he sees something akin to a community college.

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    Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

    A public meeting of the Budget  Committee of the Mt. Hood Community College District, which encompasses parts  of Multnomah, Clackamas and Hood River Counties, State of Oregon, to discuss  the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 will be held in  the Board Room, AC 2359, at 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham, Oregon.

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    MHCC Forensics Finishes Second in Debate at National Competition in Virginia

    Four members of the Mt. Hood Community College Forensics (speech and debate) Team won second place in the Debate Sweepstakes at the 80th Phi Rho Pi National Tournament and community college championships held in Tysons, Va.

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    MHCC Visual Arts Department Presents: The Annual Regional High School Art Exhibit

    A tradition spanning more than two decades, the Annual Regional High School Art Exhibit at Mt. Hood Community College celebrates the talent of high school artists from throughout the Gresham area.

March 2017

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    MHCC Foundation Will Provide $300,000 to College’s New Mechatronics Program

    The Mt. Hood Community College Foundation, at its March 2017 Board meeting, voted to provide $300,000 to the college’s new Mechatronics program. This represents the foundation’s largest individual gift ever to an academic program.

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    MHCC Becomes Nation’s First Community College Certified as Salmon-Safe

    As the site of two Sandy River tributaries (Beaver and Kelly creeks), Mt. Hood Community College’s 212-acre Gresham Campus serves an integral role in the encompassing 500-square-mile Sandy River basin.

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    MHCC Planetarium Preview: Hubble Insights and Discoveries That Have Changed Astronomy

    The Hubble Space Telescope has been one of the most successful scientific instruments in history, and its pictures have dramatically changed our understanding of how the universe works. Hubble’s discoveries include showing us how stars are born and die and how fast the universe is expanding.

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    MHCC Adult High School Diploma Program to Provide National Soft Skills Training Bootcamp

    Testing services company Wonderlic, Inc., recently selected Mt. Hood Community College’s Adult High School Diploma (AHSD) program from a pool of 120 applicants for a Wonderlic Soft Skills Training Bootcamp Scholarship. MHCC was one of five recipients nationwide.

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    New One-Year Certificate Aimed at Fitness Trainers, Instructors and Coaches

    One of Mt. Hood Community College’s newest certificate programs aims at helping students achieve good-paying careers in the health and fitness sector and at preparing them to earn an industry leading credential from a national certifying body.

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    MHCC Cybersecurity and Networking Team Ranks Third in National Competition

    In an increasingly networked world, in which doing your banking, shopping and investing online is commonplace, securing financial, customer and personal data has become big business — a business that experts expect will continue to grow, and has Mt. Hood Community College’s Cybersecurity program poised to fill those in-demand jobs.

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    MHCC Students Receive National Coca-Cola Scholarship Awards

    Two students at Mt. Hood Community College recently received competitive national scholarships from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

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    Oregon Promise Grant is Now Accepting Applications

    The Oregon Promise grant is now accepting applications for high school graduates and GED recipients who will earn their diplomas by this spring and who plan to attend community college in the fall.

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    Notice of Public Hearing on Property Measure

    A public hearing on the proposed general obligation bond measure for Mt. Hood Community College District, which encompasses parts of Multnomah, Clackamas and Hood River Counties, State of Oregon, will be held by the Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission.

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    Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

    A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Mt. Hood Community College District, which encompasses parts of Multnomah, Clackamas and Hood River Counties, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 will be held in the Board Room, AC 2359, at 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham, Oregon.

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    MHCC Basketball Program Undergoes Coaching Change

    The head coach of Mt. Hood Community College’s basketball teams will step down from coaching the women’s team to focus primarily on coaching the men’s.

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    MHCC Opens Events Office, Expands Efforts to Partner with Community

    As a community institution, Mt. Hood Community College seeks to make itself as open and accessible as possible to residents throughout Multnomah, Clackamas and Hood River counties, and beyond.

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    Janet Liu to speak at MHCC

    Janet Liu found her niche speaking about her Chinese heritage and background nearly a decade ago while with Toastmasters. Now, as a member of the Portland Storytellers’ Guild, her stories offer “a little taste of the Chinese culture.”

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    MHCC Visual Arts Presents Mixed Feelings

    Mixed Feelings: The Irreverent Object at the Mt. Hood Community College Visual Arts Gallery celebrates the work of more than a dozen Northwest ceramic artists. This winning show features three distinctively unique themes, each of which uncovers mystery, comedy and pathos in three-dimensional objects.

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    MHCC to Offer State’s First A.A.S. in Theatre Tech

    Ever dreamed of making it big behind the stage? Like working with your hands and solving problems? Want to apply your creativity to a production seen by hundreds – maybe even thousands?

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    Traveling Music Man

    Former MHCC Music Student Ben Darwish Tours the Globe with Grammy-nominated Singer Mike Posner

February 2017

January 2017

  • MHCC Opened Wednesday, January 18

    Mt. Hood Community College will resume operations and open for classes tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18, with an 11:00 am start time. All classes and activities with a start time prior to 11:00 a.m. are cancelled. This includes at the Gresham Campus, Bruning Center and Maywood Park Center.

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    MHCC Department of Funeral Service Education Invites Community to Take Part in Mock Funeral Arrangements

    For Trish Lockhart, finding a career in the funeral services industry has been a lifelong goal. She always saw herself working in a rewarding career in which she could help people during some of their most trying times, so serving as a funeral director seemed a natural fit.

December 2016

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    Host Families Wanted

    Mt. Hood Community College is reaching out to the local community to seek host families for visiting Japanese University students. As part of the Ryukoku @ MHCC program, students travel to MHCC, study English and take field trips as they learn the language and customs of the United States.

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    MHCC closed Friday and Saturday

    Mt. Hood Community College will be closed on Friday, December 16 and Saturday December 17 due to extreme icing and unsafe conditions on campus. This includes for the Gresham Campus, Bruning Center and Maywood Park Center. All offices and activities on campus are cancelled for the day.

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    A Message to our Community

    As with any election in a democratic society, and especially so in the wake of the recent presidential election, change can bring about great uncertainty, confusion and worry about what impact it has for us as individuals and as a community.

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

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    MHCC Receives $2.1 million Grant from US Department of Education

    Mt. Hood Community College has been selected to receive a US Department of Education Title III grant totaling more than $2 million under the federal government's “Strengthening Institutions Program,” which provides resources to aid colleges in serving low-income students. MHCC will receive approximately $430,000 each year for what is anticipated as a five-year grant. The first distribution of funds is expected on October 1, 2016.

August 2016

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    MHCC Hires New Head Softball Coach

    Last month, Mt. Hood Community College's long-time head softball coach Meadow McWhorter announced she was taking the top position at Portland State University. This month, MHCC found a new head coach who also has deep PSU roots: former top collegiate player Brittany Hendrickson has been named as the new head coach for the Saints.

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    MHCC, Nursing Program Pursues Pre-accreditation Candidacy

    The Mt hood Community College, Nursing Program, is pursuing pre-accreditation candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2500. Interested parties are invited to submit third party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Andrea Browning, NLN CNEA Administrative Coordinator, no later than August 29, 2016.

July 2016

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    A Letter to our College and Students

    Mt. Hood Community College is representative of the communities we serve. Our values clearly state, Per Board Policy 1020, that we will cultivate environments that celebrate and support diverse communities, peoples, backgrounds and points of view. We are inclusive and respectful. As an institutional of higher learning we welcome the sharing of ideas and constructive and robust discussion. To have discussions to explore issues our communities must know they are welcome and safe to share those ideas.

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    Extended Hours during MHCC’s Fall Registration Week

    New and continuing students looking to enroll in Mt. Hood Community College’s Fall Term – which begins on September 26 – are invited to get a jump-start in the enrollment process during Mt. Hood Community College’s Registration Week event – which runs from July 12-14, and includes extended evening hours for students unable to reach the campus prior to 5:00 p.m.

June 2016

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    Mt. Hood Community College Honors 2016 Patron Saints

    Mt. Hood Community College awarded two long time college supporters with its annual Patron Saint award this past week, honoring Marianne Doust and Susie Jones for their work in support of the college, and specifically for their advocacy efforts during the recent bond campaign.

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    Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

    The Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on the budget approved by the Budget Committee for Mt. Hood Community College, Multnomah County, State of Oregon for the fiscal year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

May 2016

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    Notice of Public Hearing on Approved Budget

    A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Mt. Hood Community College District, which encompasses parts of Multnomah, Clackamas and Hood River Counties, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 will be held in the Board Room, AC 2359, at 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham, Oregon.

April 2016

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    MHCC Hires New Volleyball Head Coach

    Mt. Hood Community College has announced the hiring of Kimberly Lissinna as the new head coach of the MHCC Women’s volleyball program.

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    MHCC Budget Notice

     The Mt. Hood Community College Board of Education, acting as the budget committee, received the proposed 2016-17 FY budget at their board meeting tonight. The budget is a $357 million package which includes a number of reallocation requests the college believes will aid in key strategic efforts, such as more advisers, new programs and transforming outdated paper-based processes to digital ones.

January 2016

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    Mt. Hood Community College Auto Tech Program Partners With Subaru of America

    The Mt. Hood Community College Automotive Technology program has entered into a partnership with Gresham's newest resident, Subaru of America. The partnership will provide specialized training at Mt. Hood specifically for Subaru autos, while providing immediate opportunities for students to receive hands-on training on Subaru cars and at Subaru dealerships.

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    Mt. Hood Community College Board Votes in Favor of Pursuing General Obligation Bond

    The Mt. Hood Community College Board of Education voted on Wednesday, Jan. 13 in favor of placing a general obligation bond in the amount of $125 million on the May, 2016 ballot to fund desperately-needed classroom and lab spaces, crucial safety and security upgrades and other vital district needs.

December 2015

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    Host Families Needed for Visiting Japanese College Students

    MHCC has partnered with Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan to bring Japanese students to the Gresham area as an exciting way to share American culture and the English language. More than a dozen students will be visiting in early 2016 and the college is seeking local area families who would like to act as host to a student.
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    Mt. Hood Community College Planetarium Expands Show Dates for 2016

    Mt. Hood Community College Planetarium director Pat Hanrahan is back from his sojourn in Africa and has expanded the Planetarium's show schedule due to increased demand from the community. Now, each show will be available across two days, instead of one, including being presented on both the first Tuesday and second Thursday of each month.
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    Sinkhole disrupts traffic around MHCC

    Record rainfall opened a sinkhole on Kane Road between 23rd and 17th street on the afternoon of December 7, and subsequently the road is now closed to through traffic. Road repairs are expected to start soon, but the road is expected to be closed into the new year. Mt. Hood Community College is still open and operating under regular business hours, but access to the college has now changed due to detours around the area.

October 2015

September 2015

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    Mt Hood Community College Board of Education Votes to Provide Immediate Tuition Relief to Students for Fall

    In an effort to help offset the growing costs related to higher education, the Mt. Hood Community College Board of Education voted Wednesday September 9, 2015 to reduce the cost of tuition at MHCC by $1.50 per credit hour. This reduction will take place beginning this fall, 2015, and would save the typical full-time MHCC student about $20 per quarter.
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    New MHCC Students Can Win

    Before even getting into the classroom and digging into classwork, new college students often face a learning curve when it comes to just understanding college operations, and the campus itself. Where is the business office, the tutoring and testing centers, what are the names of the buildings where I have my classes, where is the bookstore or cafeteria? So many questions before one textbook has even been opened.

July 2015

June 2015

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    Mt. Hood Community College Teams up with iUrban Teen to Create iCode

    Getting teens interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) - related classes can be difficult, especially so for teens who lack access to vital pieces of technology, such as to computers or the internet. Since 2011, iUrban Teen, a national non-profit organization, has enrolled low-income minority teens in an effort to engage them in STEM programs through a hands-on approach.

April 2015