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Monthly Archives: December 2015

College Goal Oregon in Salem Jan. 9

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

College Goal Oregon at Chemeketa

Students working on getting money for college can get free help this weekend at Chemeketa Community College to navigate federal student aid and scholarship paperwork.

College Goal Oregon is set to take place from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Salem campus (Bldg. 6, Rms. 202 and 217)

Experts will be on-hand to help students and their families fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other scholarship applications.

All are invited, whether you are a high school student or non-traditional student returning to school. You do not have to be planning to enroll at Chemeketa to get help.

Students are encouraged to have a parent come along, if possible. All the following documents should also be brought to help fill out the forms:

  • Federal tax return. If you haven’t filed taxes yet, you can estimate.
  • Current value of assets (cash, checking, savings, investments, etc.)
  • Social Security numbers of student and parents (if any)
  • Driver’s license (if any)
  • Alien registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

For more information on College Goal Oregon, check out their website at


Chemeketa Storm – Fall 2015 in review

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Storm athletics - Fall in reviewThe fall sports season of the Northwest Athletic Conference was a particularly strong one for the Chemeketa Storm.

That strength was seen in on-field success, playoff qualifications, and numerous individual honors for athletes and coaches.

Women’s volleyball

The Storm had a very strong regular season, going undefeated against their NWAC South competition to receive a high seed going into the NWAC championships in Tacoma.

After a win over Colubmia Basin in the first day of the tournament, Chemeketa struggled in their second day, falling to Tacoma and Clark and were eliminated, finishing the season with an overall record of 37-4.

In individual honors, Marandah Boeder of Albany was named South Region MVP. Katrina Zens of Canby and Madison Ross of Harrisburg were named to South Region First Team, while Tory Bennett of Eugene was named to the South Region Second Team.

Boeder and Zens also received national honors. Boeder was named First Team All-American, while Zens was named Second Team All-American. All-Americans honors are named by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Head Coach Traci Stephenson was named South Region Coach of the Year.

Men’s soccer

The Storm men’s soccer squad picked a good time to get hot – the end of the season. In fact, Chemeketa finished off the regular season with six straight wins to finish second in the NWAC South. That success continued in the playoffs, as Chemeketa beat Columbia Basin in the first round, then upset #1 ranked Highline in penalty kicks to qualify for the NWAC Final Four, where the Storm fell in the semifinals to eventual champion Peninsula.

Chemeketa finished the year with a record of 12-5-2.

In individual honors, Elvis Pavon of Eugene was named South Region MVP. Pavon, Gustavo Mendoza of Aloha, Jorge Rico of Salem, Igor Hubenya of Albany and Ariel Barrientos of Albany were named to the North-South regional All-Star team.

Coach Oscar Monteblanco was named Co-Coach of the Year in the South Region.

Women’s soccer

Like the men, the Storm women’s soccer team ended their regular season strong as well, winning four of the last six matches to earn the third and final playoff spot in the South region, although they fell in the first round of the playoffs 2-1 to a tough North Idaho squad.

Chemeketa finished the season with a record of 10-6-2.

Eve Ponce of Salem was named to the North-South regional All-Star team.

Academic Excellence honors were given to McKenna Kendall of Salem, Holly Martinez-Moorman of Salem, Alex VanAmburgh of Salem and Naomi Wasser of Salem.