Chemeketa Courier

Cinco De Mayo celebration

By Courier News Service
Students ready to celebrate on Cinco De Mayo can join the celebration in Bldg. 2.
CAMP, the Multicultural Student Program, and the Juntos Club are hosting two events on Friday, May.4.
One is an Ethnic-Cultural Studies Celebration at 1 to 2 p.m.
From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Juntos Club also will host a dinner and the Mr. and Miss Juntos pageant.
The events will feature performers from Rondalla Alm Latina, Juntos Ballet Folklorico, Tlanese Ballet Folklorico, and Johanna Bogarin.
According to, Cinco De Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over the French in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. The Mexican army of 4,500 soundly defeated a invading French force of 6,500.

Robbins speaks on disabilities, access

By Chemeketa Public Affairs
“I think we all, every one of us, have abilities and disabilities,” Jeremy Robbins told his audience at Chemeketa Community College’s Student Center.
“Some of us,” he said as he placed his hands on his wheelchair, “have ones we can see, and some of us have ones we can’t see,”
Robbins came to Chemeketa on April 26 as a guest of the TRiO programs department to give a presentation on his own story following an injury that resulted in his quadriplegia and to discuss the issues of disability as a part of multiculturalism and disability access in education.
On October 3, 1999, Robbins was out bike riding when he misgauged his location on a hill leading down to a street. He wound up striking a retaining wall, somersaulting and breaking the C5, C6, and C7 vertebrae in his neck.

Chemeketa Storm baseball and softball teams hitting new heights

By Erick James
The Chemeketa Storm men’s baseball team and women’s softball team seasons are in full swing.
The baseball team is led by head coach Nathan Pratt.
The team currently sports a 2-2 record in conference play, with a 4-12 overall mark. The Storm is in third place in the conference.
Luke Clayton has a .667 batting average, which leads the team. Third baseman Garret Mills and second baseman Parker Miles are tied for the lead in home runs with 1 each. Mills also leads the team with 5 runs batted in.
Pitcher Ryan Thompson leads the team with a 1.93 earned run average; he also has a 1-0 mark on the young season. Pitcher Dillon Keene leads the team with 15 strikeouts.
The Storm’s last game was at home against Mt. Hood on April 7. Chemeketa won the 12-inning game 5-4. Thompson picked up the win.
“The team has gotten off to a slow start because we are trying to learn how to play together,” starting centerfielder Zach Close said. “We are not manufacturing many runs.”

Roberts withdraws name from Bellevue College

Courier News Service
Chemeketa President Cheryl Roberts informed staff, colleagues, and students that she decided to withdraw her name from the Bellevue College presidency search.
Roberts said that the intensive search process was conflicting with her current commitments at Chemeketa.
Roberts has Chemeketa’s president since 2007. She has overseen the college through the dwindling budgets that erupted during the nation’s economic downturn as well as helping to pass a $92 million bond levy for new construction projects.
The email reads as follows:

Get fit with Eugene

By Eugene Heuberger
Greetings fellow Chemeketa students.
For the remainder of spring term, I’ll be your guide to better health through physical activity and your link to Chemeketa’s fitness culture.
A bit about myself: like many of you, I felt the financial squeeze from college shortly after arriving. With limited time and money, the first thing I stopped doing was going to the gym.
After a term of steady inactivity and weight gain, I began to look for a style of fitness that was free, flexible, and fun. Eventually, I settled on a combination of calisthenics, yoga, and plyometrics.
For about a year and a half now, I have been steadily training and studying nutrition with the guiding philosophy that physical fitness should be free to everyone.
Since developing a daily routine, I’ve met bboys, free-runners, weight-lifters, dancers, and amateur bodybuilders.

Staff Spotlight : Andrew Bone, Executive Dean

Jonathan Castro Monroy
Education: San Joaquin High School, in Fresno, California.
Business administration Major from St. Mary’s in Moraga, California.
Master’s degree in human resources from California State University in Fresno, California.
Master’s degree in humanities from California State University in Dominguez Hills, California.
Duty at Chemeketa: Executive Dean
“Anything outdoors.”
Favorite artist: Eric Clapton
Scariest movie: “Wait until Dark,” a 1967 film.
Most concerning national issue: “The economy is of course a big concern, and the temptation to solve the economic problems with austerity measures.”
What inspires him: “Nature.”

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