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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Chemeketa Scholars info sessions Dec. 10 & 12

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Interested in learning more about the Chemeketa Scholars program? Join us this December for an information session near you-

Salem Campus, Bldg. 6, Auditorium
4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, 97305
Monday, December 10, 6 pm


Yamhill Valley Campus, Bldg. 1, Rm. 101
288 NE Norton, McMinnville, Oregon 97128
Wednesday, December 12, 6 pm

Applications will be available online starting January 2013 and will be accepted March 4-8, 2013. For more information, call 503.399.5129 or e-mail


Veterans recognized at campus events

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

William WingettHonoring those who have served their country, which includes hundreds of Chemeketa Community College’s students, faculty and staff, was the goal of the day during veteran appreciation events on the Salem and Yamhill Valley campuses.

The event on the Salem campus Nov. 8 featured a presentation of the colors by the North Salem High JROTC, a display of military uniforms by the Greater Salem Area Veterans’ Organization, links to services for veteran students, and a discussion featuring a prominent local World War II veteran.

“It’s the first chance we’ve ever had to do something this in-depth,” said Bruce Irvin of Chemeketa’s Veterans Services Office.

There are approximately 400 student veterans receiving a form of education benefit at Chemeketa, Irvin said. An additional 300-500 students have identified themselves as being veterans.

The featured guest of honor for the Salem event was William T. Wingett, a member of the famed “Easy Company”, 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. The company’s experiences during the war were featured in the book and HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers”

Wingett, who fought in Normandy, Holland and the Battle of the Bulge as part of Easy Company and received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart with two oak clusters among other awards, did a question and answer session for the audience on hand, with the question being asked by Public Safety Director Bill Kohlmeyer.

He encouraged the large audience in the Student Activity Center to do more to support new veterans coming home from overseas.

“I believe, deeply and sincerely, that Chemeketa cannot do it alone. Chemeketa has got to have the assistance of every America who is a real patriot… I am sitting here today and I am praising the young who are coming home from the wars,” Wingett said.

Irvin said he hoped the event would spur people to learn more about what being a veteran involves.

“Give (people) the opportunity to learn and reflect on what Veterans Day is about,” he said. “It’s not just day to not have to go to school.”

Veterans Appreciation Day video

Nicaragua study abroad info session Dec. 1

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa will hold an information session on its Nicaragua study abroad program “International Community Service in Action” starting at 1:15 pm on Saturday, December 1. The course, which is open to students and community members, begins with once-weekly classes held winter term culminating in community service work in Nicaragua during spring break. Cost of the course is $1,999 and includes tuition, air, lodging and project costs.

Information session is free and open to the public; free parking is available to visitors. For more information contact Cecelia Monto at 503.399.6564.

Nicaragua: International Community Service in Action
Saturday, December 1, 1:15 pm
Salem, Bldg. 2, Multicultural room