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Retired Chemeketa president donates $487,000 to the college foundation

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Gretchen Schuette may have retired from Chemeketa Community College in 2007, but the
college has not been far from her mind or her heart.

Last month the retired college president completed a $487,000 gift to the Chemeketa
Community College Foundation. It was the largest single gift in the college’s 41-year

“In the middle of my presidency, I had such a positive feeling about Chemeketa and its
importance to students and the community that I decided to create a gift that
would keep working long after I retired,” Schuette said. “It’s a way for me to
give back a little of what Chemeketa has meant to me.” (more…)