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Journalism Internship Launches

Though they provide incredible experience, many publishing and journalism internships are unpaid. The CCC Foundation partnered with CCC’s journalism instructor Melissa Jones and retired faculty member, Linda Vogt, to establish the Linda Vogt Journalism Internship Scholarship. This unique opportunity provides funding for a CCC journalism student to intern with a publishing partner whilst receiving a stipend for their work.

Laura Canida, the first recipient, spent the summer working for Pamplin Media, including the Clackamas Review, writing about everything from real estate to COVID vaccinations. Click here to read one of Laura's articles.

“This journalism internship was a great learning opportunity,” Canida said. “I appreciated the chance to learn how Pamplin Media’s newspapers are run, learn what goes on behind the scenes and get articles ready for print. It was a great experience to conduct interviews and go to events that I normally would have never covered.”

A local newspaper editor appreciated the student on staff. “Laura Canida was an excellent candidate to launch this internship program, as she paved the way for other Clackamas Community College students to shine as well,” Raymond Rendleman, editor of the Clackamas Review, said. “In less than two months, she wrote dozens of stories, many that appeared on the front page of the paper -- clips she can show to get other professional jobs in journalism.”

Laura Canida & Linda Vogt“It was the highlight of my professional career to serve as the Journalism instructor and student newspaper adviser at Clackamas Community College for 21 years,” Linda Vogt said. “Now, it is my honor to have this journalism internship scholarship created in my name. It gives me great satisfaction to know that a deserving student will have the opportunity to gain real-life experience working in a profession that is constantly changing. A paid internship is a luxury in these chaotic times, and I’m proud that we are able to provide one. I hope you’ll join me in supporting this important effort!”

We are so grateful to Linda for leaving such a legacy at CCC, and congratulations to Laura!

If you would like to contribute to the Linda Vogt Journalism Internship Scholarship, visit click here. Or, if you would like more information on career support services at CCC, visit our career center.

Pictured in this article: Laura and Linda.

Welcome Center Opening

Welcome Center

The Wacheno Welcome Center is opening! Finishing touches are still being completed and student services are moving in as staff get settled in their new offices. A grand opening celebration will take place Friday, Oct. 29. Check out this amazing video capturing the excitement of move-in day! 

The CCC Foundation is currently accepting pledges for the Community Wall, representing 80 of our region’s proudest members. Want to donate for someone else? We have noticed a trend in donations to the wall on behalf of beloved community members, and we encourage you to contact us for details. If you would like to reserve your space or arrange a tribute for someone, contact Sara Dier at 503-594-3421 today!

Funding for this campaign will be directed toward investing in adaptable wrap-around services to provide students every avenue of support to ease the additional financial burdens associated with attending college.

Would you like a tour of the Wacheno Welcome Center?

We are offering guided tours of the new building to community members and stakeholders. If you would like to schedule a tour to see the space and resources for the community, contact Sara Dier at 

Virtual Art Exhibit

Plausible Exhibit Photo

Attention art fanatics! Take a moment to explore the Alexander Gallery’s latest virtual exhibit, "Plausible." The exhibit features the contemporary work of artists living and working in Phoenix, Arizona and runs through Dec. 20. There will be an artist talk via Zoom Oct. 14, noon-1 p.m.

The Alexander Gallery was established by Mary and Thomas Alexander through the Alexander Art Endowment to share the gift of art with future generations of CCC students. Mary, a CCC alum, and Thomas established the endowment to support new and innovative programs in art exhibitions, visiting artist lectures, and art purchases.

Check out the colorful creations at 


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