News & Events Honors Recognition Ceremony

Each May, the college hosts a ceremony on The Dalles campus to honor and recognize students who have achieved academic success. This ceremony also includes an award presentation for the outstanding CGCC Foundation board member of the year.
Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation

Honored Board Members

Recognition at the CGCC Honors Receptions & Other Occasions

Spring 2000 or 2001 – Dan Williams honored upon his retirement from the Foundation board after 20 years of service. Dan was one of the college foundation founders.

April 27, 2004 – Chuck Toole was honored and presented with a blue Nike bicycle shirt embroidered with CGCC logo.

May 22, 2006 – Sidney Rowe was honored and presented with a beige golf jacket (donated by Patti Blagg, Spartan Promotional Group). Jacket was embroidered with CGCC logo.

April 23, 2007 – Patricia Burnet was honored and given a lavender fleece vest that was embroidered with CGCC logo.

May 8, 2008 – Donella Polehn was honored and received a large tote bag with CGCC logo.

December 2008 – Chuck Toole was honored for 25 years of service on CGCC Foundation Board. Carol York presented Chuck with a metal “double sprocket” wall clock made out of recycled bicycle chain rings by “Resource Revival”.

May 4, 2009 – Mindi Macnab was honored and received a large picnic/travel tote bag with CGCC logo.

May 4, 2010 – Laurie Fadness was honored at CGCC Honors Recognition. Laurie received a gift certificate to Good News Gardening and a colorful, round garden plaque (a gift from Darlene Marick).

May 2, 2011 – John Brunk was honored and received a light olive green CGCC logo jacket and certificate of appreciation.

May 10, 2012 – Marilyn Urness was honored at CGCC Honors Recognition Ceremony. Dan Spatz presented a CGCC clock and compass in a rosewood box to Marilyn.

May 2013 – Anne Bialous was honored at CGCC Honors Recognition Ceremony. Steph Hoppe presented a set of CGCC golf balls and Indian Creek Golf Course certificate to Anne.

May 2014 – Dennis Whitehouse was honored at CGCC Honors Recognition Ceremony. Dan Spatz presented a gift basket from the White Buffalo of Hood River to Dennis.

May 2015 – Carina Schmidt was honored at CGCC Honors Recognition Ceremony.

May 2016 – Juanita Neitling was honored at CGCC Honors Recognition Ceremony.

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