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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Chemeketa’s New Phytotechnology Program Launches This Fall

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Phytotechnology is the strategic use of plants
in managed landscapes to provide ecosystem
services or solve environmental challenges associated
with sustainable protection/provision
of clean water, clean soil and clean air. Water
and energy are two of the largest local, national
and global environmental concerns. (more…)

Chemeketa Awarded Over $1million Grant

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

The US Department of Education awarded Chemeketa Community College a $1,249,795 grant to continue its successful Talent
Search and Mentor Project
. This focused program links qualified mentors with mentees and identifies local students who have the potential to succeed in higher education.

Talent Search and Mentor Project director Susan McCaffrey, said, “We are thrilled to receive another five years of funding for this crucial program. We look forward to helping 544 students each year make positive academic and social choices to put them in the best position to access and succeed in college.”
McCaffrey’s employees expand mentoring and tutoring options for talented students, broaden college and career interests, teach academic and financial aid possibilities, and enforce rigorous curriculum.  Students also have the opportunity to attend field trips and college visits, as well as other activities that include parents, school counselor’s teachers and community partners. (more…)