News Clippings – Week of March 26

Chemeketa: Librarian named a 2012 “Mover & Shaker” by Library Journal Magazine
Michele Burke was given this honor for her work building collaboration and information literacy among college libraries in Oregon. Library Journal Magazine says, “Her attitude of respect and willingness to listen has made her a major player among Oregon’s academic librarians in their statewide effort to create shared information literacy standards and desire to improve consistency across varied institutions and curricula.”

Chemeketa: A garden grows for Chemeketa Food Pantry
Chemeketa is growing a garden to stock the campus food pantry with fresh produce. Oregon Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA memberat Chemeketa, Skye-Hibbard Swanson, is coordinating the project, she says “The idea is to provide more nutritious food and food that may be a little more difficult to afford sometimes.”Concordia, Corban, George Fox, Multnomah, UP, Warner: Scholarships available to Alaska’s prospective first generation college students
Alaska high school graduates can apply for tuition assistance from the Neal O. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship offered by The Alaska Community Foundation. The scholarship was created to honor Thorpe, a trustee and executive director of the Murdock Charitable Trust.

Willamette: Willamette Academy Student’s Exciting College Opportunity
Meet Shamir, he’s one of Willamette University’s seniors. Thanks to this program he’s been accepted to several colleges and deciding which will be best for his future. Willamette Academy is run through Willamette University and reaches out to historically underrepresented communities by empowering youth who have the desire and potential to advance to higher education.


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