OREGON CITY — Clackamas
Community College is one of three Oregon employers named semifinalists for the
2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Award. The Freedom Award is the
highest recognition given by the DoD to employers for exceptional support of
their Guard and Reserve employees.
semifinalists were selected from among 3,236 nominees. In Oregon, Cayuse
Technologies in Pendleton, and the Wal-Mart Store in Hermiston, were also named
Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) will announce 2012 Freedom Award
finalists in May after a review board comprised of military and civilian
leaders selects the 30 most supportive employers from the semifinalists. The 15
award recipients will be announced early this summer and honored in Washington
D.C. at a ceremony in September.
Under the leadership of
President Joanne Truesdell, CCC has greatly increased service to veterans over
the past few years including job training opportunities, credit for prior
learning, dedicated counselors to work with veterans, a veterans’ club and
financial aid support. The CCC Foundation established the Military Families
Scholarship Endowment, providing scholarship support to the families of service
members and veterans.
The Oregon ESGR has honored
CCC with both the My Boss is a Patriot Award and the Pro Patria Award. CCC was
a semifinalist for the Freedom Award last year.
“It is an honor to be
nominated for the Freedom Award,” said Truesdell. “CCC is committed to helping
those who have served our country achieve continued success.”
For more information, please
contact Janet Paulson at 503-594-3162.