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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Montez Bailey Scholarship Fundraiser Events June 1 and 2

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Montez Bailey

Join Chemeketa students, staff and faculty in celebrating the life of late student Montez Bailey while helping to raise funds for his memorial scholarship.

Two fundraising events are planned for June-


Club Dance – a hip-hop style dance class for all skill levels
Friday, June 1, 7-8:30 pm
Courthouse Athletic Club, 4132 Devonshire Ct. NE, Salem

Tickets are available starting May 20 and are $5 if purchased before the event and $10 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets call 503.315.4293 or visit Building 2 Room 230. This event is sponsored by Chemeketa’s Arts of Mentoring Club and Courthouse Athletic Club.

Strokes Four Scholarship – a driving range skills competition
Saturday, June 2, 10 am-3 pm
Willow Lake Driving Range, 6020 Windsor Island Rd. N, Keizer

Entry fee is $20 for all area students and $25 for all other participants. Prizes will be awarded to competition winners. For more information or to register call 503.930.8963 or visit Building 2 Room 176. This event is organized by Chemeketa’s Office of Student Retention and College Life.

Chemeketa’s Arts & Mentoring Club and Office of Student Retention and College Life hope to raise $5,000 for the Montez Bailey Scholarship so it can begin accepting applications and award its first scholarship.

Erath Family Foundation helps fund Viticulture Scholarships

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa Community College has received a three-year commitment from the Erath Family Foundation to help provide students with the Willamette Valley Viticulture Scholarship. The new Willamette Valley Viticulture Scholarship aims to expand student accessibility to Chemeketa’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Viticulture programs including Vineyard Management, Vineyard Operations and Winemaking.

Thanks to the Erath Family Foundation’s contribution, Chemeketa’s Willamette Valley Viticulture Scholarship is prepared to match 50/50 with students’ employers – up to $2,000 per student each year – to help defray the cost of tuition and other educational expenses.

“Our goal is to support vineyards and wineries investment in educational opportunities for their employees,” says Dick Erath, owner of Erath Winery and founder of the Erath Family Foundation. “By training the next generation of vineyard managers and winemakers, we’re ensuring the success of this booming Oregon industry for years to come.”

Wineries and vineyards interested in partnering with Chemeketa to provide the Willamette Valley Viticulture Scholarship to their employees can contact Nancy Duncan at 503.399.2530 . Students interested in applying for the Willamette Valley Viticulture Scholarship can receive more information by calling 503.399.6990 or by visiting the Chemeketa Foundation.