• CCC Anniversary Events

    We hope you had a blast! CCC toasted 50 years of providing education and training in this community, where we reconnected with fellow alumni and retirees, reminisced about the last five decades and enjoyed family-friendly entertainment!

    For more information see the calendar below or contact Max Wedding at max.wedding@clackamas.edu or 503-594-3018. For directions, visit our campus map page at www.clackamas.edu/oregoncity. For more information on all our anniversary events and a complete listing of birthday activities, see our special publication.

  • May 21st, 2016 was a day to remember!

    10 - 11 a.m.

    Newell Creek Headwaters Restoration Project Ceremony

    Environmental Learning Center
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Environmental Learning Center Guided Tours

    Environmental Learning Center

    Family & Community Festival

    Gregory Forum

    YMCA Tours

    Family Resource Center

    Outdoor Sculpture Invitational Campus Walk

    Oregon City Campus

    College & Alumni Showcase

    Niemeyer Center

    Geocache Kickoff

    Oregon City Campus
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    Chamber Choir & Mainstream Performance

    Gregory Forum
    1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

    Alumni Jazz Ensemble Performance

    Gregory Forum
    3 - 3:30 p.m.

    Time Capsule Opening

    Oregon City Campus Quad
    3:30 - 5 p.m.

    Closing Reception and Student Art Awards

    Niemeyer Center
    Birthday Cupcake
  • Spring Term of 2016, a time of celebration

    Clackamas Community College Foundation Scholarship Reception

    Our inspiring students and our wonderful donors got a chance to meet, all while celebrating the impact scholarships have on the school and the community.

    Outdoor Sculpture Invitational
     March 21 to June 3, Oregon City campus

    Featured the works of 19 regional artists, this exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculptural works was on view during all of spring term. Art lovers were encouraged to vote on their favorite sculpture at www.clackamas.edu/50/sculpturewalk. The top choices will be in the running to become a permanent fixture on CCC’s Oregon City campus.


    2016 Horticulture Plant Sale
    Noon to 5 p.m. at Clairmont Hall

    Visitors were able to buy student-grown heirloom vegetables, edibles, perennials, herbs, bedding plants, hanging baskets, shrubs and trees at great prices. Proceeds benefited student scholarships.

    New Retiree Celebration

    We said goodbye to 2016's retiring staff and faculty members at the college's annual send-off. For more information, email loni.sanders@clackamas.edu

    Compose Creative Writing Conference
    10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Roger Rook Hall

    The Compose Creative Writing Conference is an annual, day-long event featuring workshops led by local authors in fiction, poetry, digital storytelling, comics and creative nonfiction. Visitors can learn how to fine-tune and polish your works of words, or learn about a craft. CCC’s 50th birthday event included a panel discussion on publishing. For more information, visit www.clackamas.edu/English/Compose

    World Languages Week
    From May 16th to May 19th

    CCC’s World Languages Department hosted a week of cultural events between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Oregon City campus. Monday’s events included professional drumming by Anansi Beat and a talk by Swahili Instructor from Portland State University. Tuesday, May 17 included a talk on Cesar Chavez, acoustic guitar from Edna Vazquez and a performance by Ballet Folklórico. Wednesday, May 18 featured a talk on American Sign Language, Ancient Maya and their Writing and Oaxacan Art and Sculpture. Thursday, May 19’s events included talks by Nancy Travers and Ismael Maldonado and songs by French students. Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays events were located in the Community Center; Tuesdays was in the Gregory Forum. To learn more, contact Irma Bjerre at irmab@clackamas.edu. Download a complete schedule of events for World Languages Week.

    CCC Theatre Department presents “Urinetown”
    From May 19th to May 29th, Osterman Theatre

    A drought has led to a ban on private toilets, and citizens must use public amenities that charge outrageous fees. This hilarious musical satire skewers the legal system, bureaucracy and politics. For more information, visit www.clackamas.edu/theatre

    Student Field Day
    11 a.m.to 1 p.m. at the campus quad

    The Associated Student Government hosted a student celebration of the 50th anniversary with pizza, games and prizes.

    Community Health and Safety Fair
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harmony Community Campus

    This family-friendly event featured hands-on activities, emergency vehicles and the fire safety house. Participants learned about fire, boat and water safety and emergency preparedness, along with lessons on CCC’s health sciences offerings such as nursing, medical assisting, dental assisting and emergency medical technology.

    Festival Latino
    Noon to 4 p.m. at Gregory Forum

    The focus of the festival was to connect the Latino community with CCC’s programs in a warm and friendly environment. Activities included entertainment, folk dancing, salsa dancing, art, music, face painting, community resources and information, food, soccer and inspirational speakers.

    Athletic Alumni Hall of Fame
    5:30 p.m. at Randall Gymnasium

    Current and former student athletes, staff and families were invited back to the college as we honored those who have made significant contributions to the athletic department at CCC.

    7 p.m. at Randall Gymnasium

    Congratulations, class of 2016! Graduates were celebrated at two separate ceremonies -- June 9 was for our GED and Adult High School Diploma recipients and June 10 was for our degree recipients. Online streaming of the events available at www.clackamas.edu/graduation

  • Fun Fact #1

    Voters said yes to the formation of Clackamas Community College in 1966, the same year Interstate 5 was completed.

    Fun Fact #2

    The college’s first location was Gladstone High School. Seven part-time instructors taught 93 students during the evening when the school was vacant.

    Fun Fact #3

    The Clackamas Print, the award-winning newspaper written and designed by CCC students, has been published since 1966.

    Fun Fact #4

    The Chuck Clemans Sculpture Garden, home of unique art pieces including a throne with tentacles, is named for a former Board of Education member.

    Fun Fact #5

    The average age of all CCC students in 2014-15 was 32 years old.

    Fun Fact #6

    The college’s first full-time faculty member was Jane Rickenbaugh in 1967. She retired in 2003 after 35 years of service to the college, but has continued to teach.

    Fun Fact #7

    The Clackamas Print, once known as the Cougar Print, has been providing news for and about the college since 1966.

    Fun Fact #8

    President Joanne Trusedell was hired in 2007, 25 years after she graduated from CCC.

    Fun Fact #9

    CCC educates about 37 percent of high school grads who live in our service district.

    Fun Fact #10

    The Clackamas Print, once known as the Cougar Print, has been providing news for and about the college since 1966.

    Fun Fact #11

    While the Dental Assisting program was waiting for the Harmony Campus to be built, dental assistant labs were held at a working clinic -- Comfort Care Dental, owed by Dr. Kenneth Chung.

    Fun Fact #12

    CCC’s wrestling team has won five National Championships since 2011.

    Fun Fact #13

    The first building constructed on the current Oregon City campus was Clairmont Hall built in 1969. Barlow opened in 1972, followed by McLoughlin and Randall halls in 1972.

    Fun Fact #14

    In 2009 when the unemployment rate of Oregon reached more than 10%, enrollment at Clackamas increased more than 20% as people sought new career paths.

    Fun Fact #15

    CCC’s Nursing program has been housed in Clarirmont, Barlow, DeJardin halls before finding its permanent home on the Harmony Community Campus in North Clackamas.

    Fun Fact #16

    A Clackamas alum, Lisa O'Dea (Martin), was a silver medalist at the Olympics in 1988 in the marathon. She is also a former World Record Holder in the event, however, the only school record she holds at Clackamas is the 400 hurdles.

    Fun Fact #17

    In May 1966, following four years of work by a grassroots citizens’ planning committee, 62 percent of the voters in the proposed district in Clackamas County supported the formation of the Clackamas Community College District.

    Fun Fact #18

    In fall of 1967, classes were moved to a modular building on Warner-Milne Road. The entire library was packed into two boxes and the all necessities for college operations were moved with one U-Haul truck in one day.

    Fun Fact #19

    The college’s cluster of science buildings completed in 1981 is called the Pauling Center, named for Dr. Linus Pauling, the only person to receive two unshared Nobel prizes. His wife was a native of Clackamas County.

    Fun Fact #20

    The Oregon City campus is 165 acres. The average class size is 23.

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