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Students, staff face off in Smackdown

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Students vs. staff basketball game 2015A glow-in-the-dark basketball. That’s the trophy in the annual Students vs. Staff Smackdown basketball game.

And in the 11th iteration of this annual Chemeketa Community College tradition, held March 17 on Paldanius Court at the Salem campus, the crowd was entertained by two teams that came out for a bit of fun on the hardwood — and possession of a glow-in-the-dark basketball.

The game has held many different functions over the years, including scholarship fundraising. This year, halftime offered the opportunity to pay to take half-court shots, with the proceeds benefitting the purchasing of a school mascot costume.

The student team this year was organized by Ethan Chung from the Office of Student Retention and College Life. The staff team was organized by physics instructor Erik Jensen.

The staff team won the game 78-56, their third consecutive win.

New Student Preview Days Sept. 20 & 21

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Incoming students and their families are invited to Salem and Yamhill campuses for New Student Preview Day September 20 and 21. New Student Preview Day is an opportunity to take a campus tour, meet with advisors and counselors, learn about campus activities and receive transfer information in addition to getting student IDs and purchasing textbooks and parking passes.

Thursday, September 20 – 9 am to 1 pm
Yamhill Valley Campus Preview Day
Visit Yamhill Valley’s events page for more information on workshops and services available during this day.

Salem Campus Preview Day
Friday, September 21 – 9 am to 2 pm
Download the event pdf for details or call 503.399.5120 for more information.

Retired Chemeketa president donates $487,000 to the college foundation

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Gretchen Schuette may have retired from Chemeketa Community College in 2007, but the
college has not been far from her mind or her heart.

Last month the retired college president completed a $487,000 gift to the Chemeketa
Community College Foundation. It was the largest single gift in the college’s 41-year

“In the middle of my presidency, I had such a positive feeling about Chemeketa and its
importance to students and the community that I decided to create a gift that
would keep working long after I retired,” Schuette said. “It’s a way for me to
give back a little of what Chemeketa has meant to me.” (more…)