January 2016
In This Issue
Conversation Project: Life After War
 
Thursday, February 4
 
Camp Withycombe
1010 SE Clackamas Road
 
4:30-5:30 p.m. reception, book signings
5:30-7:30 p.m. program
 
Free, open to the public
 
When does a war end? Does it ever? Many returning soldiers bring wars back with them, reaching beyond the battlefield, in­filtrating the very thing that defines comfort and safety: home.
 
Join us in a conversation with freelance photographer and writer Jim Lommasson, who has collected oral histories from returning soldiers and documented their struggles at home.
 
Special guest: Award-winning poet Frances Richey will lead a reading of "Voices of the Guard," a homecoming poem created in support of CCC's Military Families Scholarship Endowment and in honor of the Oregon National Guard.

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Hosted by Clackamas Community College VET (Veterans Education and Training) Center.
 
For more information, call the CCC VET Center at 503-594-3438 or email vetinfo@clackamas.edu

Endowment Spotlight: Bob Rapp Memorial
CCC Softball Coach Paul Fiskum called Bob Rapp Mr. Softball, and few could quibble. Bob coached softball in Clackamas County at all levels beginning in 1968, including ASA, Canby High School, men's fastpitch and CCC.

Clearly, Bob loved the game of softball, but considered himself a teacher of life. He said, "Coaching is not a vocation for me, it's an avocation. The rewards don't come on the first and 15th of the month, they come from watching the kids move on, whether it's to a four-year college or going on to raise a family."

Bob's gift to his community went well beyond softball, as he served as Canby mayor and city councilor, and was a member of the Clackamas County Fair Board, Clackamas County Historical Society and Clackamas County Associated Chambers of Commerce. He also led citizen groups that twice helped CCC pass tax measures.

The Bob Rapp Memorial Endowment funds work-study jobs and scholarships each year for deserving CCC softball players.

Foundation staff celebrate years of service
Left to right: Janet Meister, Vicki Smith, and Jill Johnston
In December, Clackamas Community College held a ceremony to recognize staff for their years of service. Three members of the Foundation team were called to the stage to receive a special pin.

15 years: Janet Meister, Finance Coordinator 
10 years: Vicki Smith, Development Officer 
10 years: Jill Johnston, Foundation Accountant

Thank you Janet, Vicki and Jill for your commitment to the success of students at CCC and Education That Works
 
Education that Works!

 

Sincerely,

   

Vicki Smith, Development Officer
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The Scholarship
Recognition Reception

Sunday, March 13, 2016
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Randall Gym
 Oregon City Campus of CCC
 
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Upcoming Events
Saturday, January 30: Daddy and Daughter Dance
Hosted by CCC's Track and Field Team
Monday, February 1:
Of Ebony Embers

Sponsored by CCC World Language Department, Cultural Arts Committee, Multicultural
  Center, International Committee 

Saturday, March 19:
"The Actor's Nightmare" Annual Fundraiser/Gala

Hosted by Clackamas Repertory Theatre
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