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Chemeketa Cuts Back on Printing and Postage

By Web Services

Splashing in a puddle

Schedules will no longer be mailed

February 15, 2011 Salem, For over 35 years, the Chemeketa class schedule has been produced, printed and mailed to an expanding number of residential addresses. This spring, the practice will cease and transform into a more sustainable option for Chemeketa and local mailboxes.

Chemeketa will only print 20,000 copies of the class schedule and encourage current and prospective students to register and read about Chemeketa online. This movement towards a greener campus will also save the college $106,000 in printing and postage costs.

“Chemeketa is committed to reducing wasted and investing in sustainable business practices,” said Chemeketa President, Cheryl Roberts. “Reducing our printing costs is a fiscally responsible practice which benefits both the college and our students.”

For the past few years Chemeketa has watched enrollment and registration trends move into a digital era. With 50,000 students who attend Chemeketa each year, the college estimates the majority of those students search for classes online. Student registration has been exclusively online since 2007.

Chemeketa currently offers free Wi-Fi at all campus locations and computer access is available for admitted and prospective students. Chemeketa also has dedicated staff available during student registration times to assist with class selection, computer software questions and general career advising.

“Our students are so smart, and digitally savvy,” said Roberts. “They inspire us to add online class options, upgrade our website and communicate with various means of social media.”

Printed copies of the Chemeketa schedule of classes will still be available upon request at all Chemeketa locations which includes Dallas, McMinnville, Woodburn, and Salem. The Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library System will also supply copies to public libraries.

Contact: Emily Duplessis Public Affairs Manager

phone: 503.551.7595

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