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New partnership makes transfer from 2-year to 4-year college easier for students

Contact:

Michele Sandlin, Director of Admissions, Oregon State University, 541-737-0583
Michelle Schwartz, Assistant Director of New Student Programs, Portland State University, 503-725-5579
Ariane Amstutz, Advising/Recruitment Specialist, Clackamas Community College, 503-657-6958, x2625

PORTLAND, January 24, 2008 – In an effort to assist Oregon community college students to successfully transition to a four-year college or university, the Oregon Transfer Days Task Force was formed fall 2007. Representatives from Oregon's community colleges, public and private four-year universities have been collaborating to redesign a state-wide tour to all seventeen Oregon community colleges.

“There’s a common understanding and imperative that Oregon must increase its educational attainment rates in order to ensure a diverse, highly skilled population in the state,” said Michele Sandlin, chair of the Oregon Transfer Days task force. Oregon's two-year and four year schools are committed to working together to best serve Oregon's community college students and help them achieve their educational and career goals while also meeting the state’s economic needs.

The goal of the OTD Task Force is to educate community college students regarding their access to four-year baccalaureate opportunities through attending a college fair on their community college campus. To ensure the success of each community college fair, the OTD task force worked with participating community colleges to design a common structure for these events on all campuses. Additionally, a state-wide branding identity was created that represents Oregon Transfer Days purpose, and to attract more community college students to explore four-year transfer opportunities as well represent all state institutions. The OTD tour will be aligned and centrally administered at the state level.

The Oregon Transfer Days tour is scheduled to begin in late January and conclude in late February. Below is the schedule of campus transfer events.

Oregon Transfer Days: Campus Events

Klamath Community College
Thursday, January 24, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

7390 S 6th, Klamath Falls OR 97603
Contacts: Mary Beard; 541-880-2212
beard@klamathcc.edu, Annette Jones, 541-880-2229
jones@klamathcc.edu

Southwestern Oregon Community College Monday, January 28, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

1988 Newmark, Lobby of Empire Hall
Coos Bay OR 97420
Contact: Patty Scott, pscott@socc.edu

Oregon Coast Community College
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

332 SW Coast Highway
Newport OR 97365
Contact: Cindy Carlson; 541-574-7111
ccarlson@occc.cc.or.us

Tillamook Bay Community College
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

2510 First Street
Tillamook OR 97141
Contact: Kari Manning, 503-842-8222 x1169
manning@tillamookbay.cc

Clatsop Community College
Thursday, January 31, 2008
10;00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Patriot Hall, Room 322
1653 Jerome Avenue
Astoria OR 97103
Contact: Penny Rogers; 503-338-2346
progers@clatsopcc.edu

Portland Community College Cascade
Monday, February 4, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

705 N Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97217, Cafeteria
Contact: Kathleen Bradach, 503-977-4578; kbradach@pcc.edu

Portland Community College SE Center
Monday, February 4, 2008
5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Mt. Tabor Hall, Great Room
Portland OR 97280
Contact: Kathleen Bradach,
503-977-4578; kbradach@pcc.edu

Portland Community College Rock Creek
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Building 3, Mall Area
Portland OR 97280
Contact: Kathleen Bradach, 503-977-4578, kbradach@pcc.edu

Portland Community College Sylvania
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

College Center (CC) Upper Mall
Portland OR 97280
Contact: Kathleen Bradach, 503-977-4578
kbradach@pcc.edu

Clackamas Community College
Thursday, February 7, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Gregory Forum, 19600 S Molalla Avenue
Oregon City OR 97045
Contact: Jessica Walter, 503-657-6958 x2516
jessicaw@clackamas.edu

Chemeketa Community College
Friday, February 8, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

4000 Lancaster Drive NE,  Salem, Oregon 97309, Salem OR 97309
Contact: Sara Schafer, 503-399-5171
sschafe1@chemeketa.edu

Linn Benton Community College
Monday, February 11, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

6500 W Pacific Blvd, Albany OR 97321-3779
Contact: Nancy Morrill, 541-917-4816
morriln@linnbenton.edu

Lane Community College
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene OR 97405
Contact: Deborah Hupcey, 541-463-5635, hupceyd@lanecc.edu

Umpqua Community College
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

1140 Umpqua College Rd,  Roseburg, OR 97470, Roseburg OR 97470
Contact: Susan Taylor, 541-440-7784
susan.taylor@umpqua.edu

Rogue Community College
Thursday, February 14, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Grants Pass/Redwood Campus , Student Center
3345 Redwood Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Contact: Cathy Peck, 541-956-7204, cpeck@roguecc.edu

Central Oregon Community College
Monday, February 18, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

2600 NW College Way
Bend OR 97701
Contact: Shawna Elsberry, 541-383-7544
selsberry@cocc.edu

Treasure Valley Community College
Tuesday, February 18, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

650 College Blvd
Ontario OR 97914
Contact: Stephanie Oester, 541-881-8822 x339, soester@tvcc.cc

Blue Mountain Community College
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Pioneer Hall, Main Level in the hallways
2411 NW Carden, Pendleton OR 97801
Contact: Emily Heringshaw, 541-278-5936
eherringshaw@bluecc.edu

Columbia Gorge Community College
Thursday, February 21, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

400 E Scenic Dr., The Dalles, OR 97058
Contact: Karen Carter, 541-506-6010, kcarter@cgcc.cc.or.us

Mt. Hood Community College
Friday, February 22, 2008
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham OR 97030;
Contact: Dee Parsons, 503-491-7256; dee.parsons@mhcc.edu


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