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CCC Students Join All-Oregon Academic Team
OREGON CITY - Clackamas Community College students Jessica Duran, of Milwaukie, and Kasandra Hartung-Phipps, of Molalla, were honored April 23 at the annual All-Oregon Academic Team luncheon in Salem. Students from the state's 17 community colleges participated in the annual event sponsored by the Oregon Community College Association.
Each community college nominated two outstanding students for the team, who are recognized for their academic achievements and community involvement. They are students who have earned the respect of fellow students, staff and faculty. Members of the team receive a scholarship to an Oregon four-year college or university to continue their educations.
Students started the day at the Oregon Capitol meeting Gov. Kate Brown. They were then recognized during an event at the Salem Convention Center.
CCC is proud to recognize its All-Oregon Academic Team members of 2018:
Duran has been a full-time college student for about a year and a half and will be graduating with her transfer degree this summer. She plans to study international relations and Spanish.
"Once I receive my bachelor's degree, I want to become a volunteer for the Peace Corps," she said. "After this, I would like to return to school for my master's degree and from there work in a diplomatic position where I can make use of my knowledge of the Spanish language."
Her achievements include honor roll, Phi Theta Kappa and the Stein Oil Scholarship.
Hartung-Phipps spent most of her life as a homemaker. When her husband was diagnosed with a disability, she became the sole provider for their family. She is studying social work and human services and hopes to work for the Department of Human Services.
"Education to me is a tool that will allow me to provide for my family and make sure that my husband gets the medical care he needs," she said. "I strive to be a force for positive change in my community."
Her honors include Phi Theta Kappa and founding intern with Oregon State/Medicaid Intake in Oregon City.