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Why Donors Make a Difference

In June 2017, more than 300 students participated in our graduation ceremonies. Students from all walks of life were in attendance—some young, some older, some alone, some carrying their infants across the stage—all smiling and proud of their accomplishments. Supportive friends, staff and faculty surrounded them during their moment of celebration, equally proud of their success.

Also in attendance and probably not as easily identified, were the dozens of donors who contributed to student scholarships. In 2016, our scholarship funds awarded over $600,000 to more than 200 students, with an average award of more than $1,600 was a contributing factor to student success.

For all our donors, rest assured that your funds went to students who received hope and encouragement from your gifts. Your support of education reduces the student financial burden and helps us all create a wiser, healthier and more enlightened community.

The ELC Giving Tree

Clackamas Community College would like to invite you to be a part of a community-wide effort to help preserve and maintain what has long been a gem on the Oregon City Campus – the Environmental Learning Center.

For $250 a leaf will be handcrafted, welded onto the ELC Giving Tree, and recognized by name on nearby signage. The ELC Giving Tree is a beautiful sculpture created in honor of the College’s 50th Anniversary.  It will be prominently rooted near the entrance of the Environmental Learning Center. 

Click here to purchase a leaf or make a donation.

Remembering Dr. John Hakanson

May 21, 1920 – Mar. 3, 2017

Dr. John Hakanson, former president of Clackamas Community College, peacefully passed away in March 2017 surrounded by his family.

As the first dean of instruction, Hakanson hired most of the first full-time faculty. He would become the third college president and served the college for 15 years in that role. Hakanson was responsible for the rapid development of the main campus in Oregon City. 

Click here to donate in memory of Dr. John Hakanson.




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