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Category Archives: Students

Funds sought for childcare scholarship match

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Funds sought for childcare scholarshipsThe Chemeketa Community College Foundation is hard at work seeking to raise funds to get the most of a major fund-matching opportunity for scholarships benefitting students with children.

Local philanthropist Larry Tokarski of Mountain West Investments has generously offered to match $35,000 in new donations for childcare scholarships this calendar year.

“Helping our students pay for childcare is our biggest fundraising priority,” Chemeketa Foundation Executive Director Nancy Duncan said.

Some large donations have already come in. Jay Hansen of C. J. Hansen Heating and Air Conditioning is providing a $5,000 donation toward the match.

“We know how important it is to help students overcome barriers to getting a college education,” Hansen said.

With a $15,000 contribution from Bob and Nancy Emrick of McMinnville, the Chemeketa Foundation has raised $25,000 toward the match, leaving another $10,000 to go.

If you are interesting in helping the Foundation reach Tokarski’s matching offer, contact the Chemeketa Foundation before the year ends to discuss your contribution.

Want to learn more? View this brief video of Chemeketa students describing the importance of their Chemeketa Foundation scholarships.


Enroll today – winter term begins Jan. 5

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Winter term registration is open to all current starting December 2 and to new students December 9.

The winter class schedule is available online or search and register for classes in My Chemeketa. Classes begin Monday, January 5.

If you’re a new student, follow these steps before registering –

Other important things –

  • Textbooks are available at Chemeketa’s bookstore starting December 2
  • 2014-15 parking permits are available and are required at the Salem campus. Permits are available at My Chemeketa and the Public Safety window (Bldg. 2, Salem campus)
  • Review the financial aid deadlines for 2014-15

For more information or help getting started, call 503.399.5000.


Have your say about textbook prices

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Textbook price surveyTell Oregon’s education leaders exactly what you think about the price of textbooks.

Please take 5-10 minutes to complete this survey by Friday, November 14. The survey is being done by Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission about the impact of textbook costs.

They will use your input to develop practices that will benefit all Oregon college students.

Thank you.


Chemeketa students to Trick-or-Treat For Hunger on Halloween

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Students Trick or Treat for Food PantryCollege students are generally above the average age of your standard Halloween trick-or-treater.

But Chemeketa Community College students will be out trick-or-treating this All Hallows’ Eve, but as opposed to asking for candy for themselves, they’ll be taking up canned goods for the benefit of the entire Chemeketa community.

The Trick-or-Treat For Hunger is an event to collect non-perishible food items for the college’s food pantry, which assists students in need out of the Office of Student Retention & College Life.

Students will be sending out notifications to neighborhoods they will be in on Halloween night. Then from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween students will go to the neighborhood to pick up donations.

Food items being sought are non-perishible, unopened and unexpired items such as:

  • Baby food or formula
  • Canned vegetables and fruits
  • Crackers, chips and nuts
  • Oatmeal
  • Pudding or Jell-O
  • Soups
  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Boxed meals
  • Cereal
  • Drinks
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Canned spaghetti sauce or tomatoes

If you would like to donate money or food, or donate on an ongoing basis, contact Yesica Navarro, Student Services Project Coordinator, at 503.399.5147.


New Student Preview is Sept. 26

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

New Student Preview September 26Students new to Chemeketa Community College, along with family members, are invited to attend New Student Preview  Sept. 26 on the Salem campus.

The day will begin at 9 a.m. in the Building 6 auditorium, with check-in and a “College 101″ presentation designed to give new students tips for being successful in the transition to higher education.

The remainder of the morning will offer a number of different student success workshops, focusing on topics such as studying abroad opportunities, finding jobs, library and tutoring services, college life and beyond.

Following lunch, students will have the ability to purchase textbooks, get their student ID, check out student clubs and more.

For more information on the New Student Preview, call Advising & Counseling Services at 503.399.5120 or email newstudentadvisor@chemeketa.edu.


What do you want to see in Chemeketa’s next president?

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa presidential searchChemeketa is entering the first phase of its search for a new president. As part of that process, the Board of Education is seeking feedback from community members, faculty, staff and students on what they believe a new president should be like.

An online form is available to submit your thoughts and comments.

In addition, open community forums will be held throughout Chemeketa’s district. The dates and times of those forums are as follows:

  • Woodburn: Sept. 19, 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m., Chemeketa Woodburn Center
  • Dallas: Oct. 6, 5 p.m., Chemeketa Dallas Center
  • Silverton: Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Silverton City Council Chambers
  • Salem: Oct. 8, 3 p.m. & 5:30 p.m., Salem campus Building 2
  • McMinnville: Oct. 9, 2:30 p.m. & 6 p.m., Yamhill Valley campus

Register today – fall classes begin Sept. 29

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Fall term registration is now open to all current and new students. The fall class schedule is available online or search and register for classes in My Chemeketa. Classes begin Monday, September 29.

 

 

If you’re a new student, follow these steps before registering –

Other important things –

  • Textbooks are available at Chemeketa’s bookstore starting August 18
  • 2014-15 parking permits are available and are required starting September 29. Permits are available at My Chemeketa and the Public Safety window (Bldg. 2, Salem campus)
  • Review the financial aid deadlines for 2014-15

For more information or help getting started, call 503.399.5000.


Most college services closed Fridays July 4-Aug.29

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa will switch to summer hours starting Friday, July 4. The college will be open to the public 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday; most college services will be closed Fridays, weekends and holidays.

 

 

Summer hours will not affect the following locations or programs –

  • Brooks Training Center
    • Criminal Justice Instruction Program (Brooks)
    • Emergency Services Instruction Programs (Brooks)
  • Building 48 including MaPS Credit Union and Blue Moon Cafe
  • Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry
  • Chemeketa Online technical support
  • Corrections Education
  • Eola/Northwest Wine Studies Center
  • International Student Programs
  • Motorcycle classes
  • OIT Dental Clinic (through August 1)
  • SOAR Program
  • TRiO Upward Bound Summer Academy
  • Workforce Partners at Woodburn Center

The college will resume regular 8 am to 5 pm weekday office hours Tuesday, September 2.


2014 Graduation set for June 17

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa’s 57th annual graduation ceremony will be held at 6 pm, Tuesday, June 17 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion (2330 17th Street NE, Salem). Free parking is available in the lot off Sunnyview Road near 17th Street NE. Tickets are required.

Nearly 800 students of post-secondary degree and certificate programs, Winema High School and high school equivalency and general equivalency programs will be awarded diplomas.

More information on the 2014 graduation can be found here or by calling 503.399.6588.


ALERT: Saturday LSAT and ACT testing cancelled

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

LSAT and ACT cancelledThe Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and ACT tests scheduled to take place at Chemeketa Community College this Saturday, Feb. 8, have been cancelled due to expected severe weather in the Salem Area.