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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Veterans Appreciation Day Nov. 8

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa Community College will remember, reflect and honor our nation’s service men and women during its first annual Veterans Appreciation Day to be held 11:30 am to 3 pm, Thursday, November 8 in the Student Center in Building 2 on the Salem campus.

Hosted by Chemeketa’s Veterans’ Services department, Veterans Appreciation Day activities will include a questions and answer session with special guest William T. Wingett, WWII veteran and original member of the “Band of Brothers,” presentation of colors by North Salem high school’s JROTC color guard and a free barbeque lunch beginning at noon.

Event is open to public; free parking for guests.

Chemeketa photographer wins regional marketing award

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Award-winning photographA Chemeketa Community College staff member took the best two-year college promotional picture in five western states and four Canadian provinces and territories.

Terri Jacobson, a publications specialist in the Marketing & Student Recruitment office, received the Gold Medallion of Excellence for original photography during the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) District 7 Conference, held in Salem earlier this month.

NCMPR is an organization for marketing & public relations professionals at community and technical colleges. There are more than 1,550 members from 650 colleges in the United States, Canada and other countries. District 7 of NCMPR includes the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska along with the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia plus the Yukon Territory.

Jacobson took her award-winning photo in November 2011 at Chemeketa’s Brooks Regional Training Facility. It shows a group of fire suppression students training on a propane fire.

“Terri’s talent showcases Chemeketa and our students,” said Greg Harris, Chemeketa’s dean of marketing and student recruitment.

Jacobson has been at Chemeketa since 2000 and started taking up photography seriously about three years ago. She regularly takes promotional photos as part of her work in Chemeketa’s marketing office.

Outside of her work at the college, Jacobson is heavily involved in pet photography, volunteering her photography skills to various organizations.

“Pet adoption and rescue is at the very core of my soul and I volunteer my time to various organizations,” Jacobson said.

She takes pictures of adoptable dogs twice a month for the Marion County Animal Shelter and recently partnered with  local store, Nature’s Pet, to shoot a Pets of Salem calendar, where proceeds go to the Willamette Valley Humane Society.

A larger version of Jacobson’s award-winning photo is posted on Chemeketa’s Facebook page.

Nicaragua study abroad presentation Oct. 18

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa welcomes Drs. David and Laura Parajon, directors of Amos Health and Hope, as they discuss their experience working in public health and international development in Nicaragua. Amos Health and Hope partners with Chemeketa students taking the class “International Community Service in Action” which travels to Nicaragua. This event is free and open to the public; free parking is available to visitors. Further information and orientation preview for “International Community Service in Action” and the 2013 Nicaragua trip will be available December 1.

Nicaragua: International Community Service in Action
Thursday, October 18, 2 pm
Salem, Bldg. 2, Multicultural room


Chemeketa hosting college and career fair Oct. 25

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Hundreds of career-bound Salem-Keizer school students and their families will view future educational opportunities at the annual college and career fair at Chemeketa Community College Thursday, October 25.

To be held from 6 to 8 pm in Building 7 on the Salem campus, the college and career fair is a free event with free parking.

This event, which has taken place for more than 25 years, welcomed nearly 1,500 students and parents in 2011. Chemeketa technical education programs and other trade schools, apprenticeship programs and military will be on hand to showcase their offerings to students.

Salem-Keizer Public Schools and Chemeketa will offer door prizes for elementary, middle and high school students. Currently enrolled Salem-Keizer high school seniors will have a chance to win one of several scholarships toward college tuition.

For more information about this event e-mail Cathy Tilley at

Latino Scholarship Gala is Oct. 6

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Businesses and community members are invited to celebrate Hispanic and Latino students and their accomplishments and contributions at the second annual Chemeketa Latino Scholarship Gala, “Empowering All Latino Students,” Saturday, October 6.

Honoring Hispanic heritage month, the Gala serves as as the primary scholarship fundraising event for the Chemeketa Latino Scholarship.

Chemeketa Latino Scholarship Gala
Saturday, October 6, 6 to 11 pm
Keizer Renaissance Inn
Tickets are $50 per person

Additional details and tickets available here.