January 2018

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 OregonStudentAid.gov. 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.

  • Barbara Martin

    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’s Sustainability, Health and Safety Program Prepares Students for In-Demand Jobs

    A new report titled “The State of Safety,” from the nonprofit National Safety Council, ranks Oregon and Washington among the seven U.S. states with the best track records in workplace safety.

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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