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NEWS BRIEFS

Organizers Announce Aug. 6 March for Freedom, Solidarity and Justice

Endorsers include Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance, VOZ Workers Rights Education Project and Council on American Islamic...

PAM Presents African American Portraits

Exhibit demonstrates diversity of the African American experience, late 1800s to 1990s ...

Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update

Construction continues on a project repairing more than three miles of public sewer pipes ...

Augustana Lutheran Church Hosts Summer in the City Aug. 6

Free event includes BBQ, book sale, children’s games, music ...

Health Officials Warn of Spike in Heroin Overdoses

Emergency providers urge use of nalaxone, which is available without a prescription ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Welcoming Immigrants Keeps America Great

Trump’s plan to bar immigrants from six predominantly Muslim countries is unlawful and un-American ...

EDITORIAL: It’s Time to Sunset the 48-Hour Rule

This week Mayor Ted Wheeler will ask Portland City Commissioners to end the hated 48-hour rule ...

Throw the Doors of Opportunity Wide Open for Our Youth

Congressional Black Caucus member Robin Kelly says it’s time to pass the “Today’s American Dream Act.” ...

Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Civil Rights

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending talks about the impact of President Trump’s budget on civil rights...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT


 

The Skanner Foundation is committed to the growth and development of America's youth and aids in helping talented young Americans pursue higher education. Through gifts provided by our corporate sponsors and individuals, The Skanner is able to provide scholarships to deserving college students on an equal opportunity basis regardless of race, sex, creed, or religious preference. Scholarships of $1,000 were presented to local graduating seniors and students working toward academic degrees. The scholarships are presented annually at the foundation's Martin Luther King Breakfast.
 

 

PLATINUM SPONSORS


PACIFIC NW COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS Doug Tweedy presents a scholarship to Darrell Keys, who is attending Hampton University. Accepting for Keys is Ralph Nickerson.

 


 


OREGON LOTTERY Steve Ungar presented four scholarships:  Pictured above is Marneet Lewis, a student at Warner Pacific University;

Kaitlan Purkapile is a student at Portland Community College;

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Kevin Jones is a graduating senior at De La Salle North Catholic High School;
A scholarship was also awarded to Natalyia Payne, attending Portland State University

 

 

  
PORTLAND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION Executive Director, Patrick Quinton, presented the scholarship for Deanna Hartley, who is attending Georgetown University. Accepting is her sister Rachael.

 


 
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Roger Thompson, Vice-Provost of Enrollment Management, presented a scholarship to Veronica Medhanie, attending the University of Oregon

Photo by David Krapes

 

 

GOLD SPONSORS

 

 

PROVIDENCE HEALTH SYSTEMS Vice President/CEO Greg Van Pelt, presents a scholarship to Christine Trinh, a student at De La Salle North Catholic High School.

 

 


 
OREGON HEALTH &SCIENCE UNIVERSITY Assistant Diversity Officer Leslie Garcia, presents the scholarship to Allyson Knapper, Rice University. Accepting is her mother, Vicki Guinn.

Photo by David Krapes

 


 

SAFEWAY Steve Frisby, Div. President, presents a scholarship for Arya Morman who attends Oregon State University. Accepting is her mother Rev. Renee Ward.

 


 
LEGACY MEDICAL CENTER Dr. Lori Morgan, Chief Administrative Officer at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, presents a scholarship to Selam Wako who attends the University of Oregon.

Photo by David Krapes

 

 

 

SILVER SPONSORS
 

 
PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT President, Pat Reiten,  presents a scholarship to Shikara Lowe, a student at Georgetown University. Accepting is her mother.

 


 
FAMILY CARE President, Jeff Heatherington, presents a scholarship to Lorena Santiago-Hernandez, a graduating senior De La Salle High School.

 


 
WELLS FARGO Lisa Smalley, Market Integration Manager, Home Equity, presents a scholarship to Shantel Monk, attending  Spelman College. Accepting for her is Lisa Gates.

Photo by David Krapes

 

 

   
HOME FORWARD Lee Moore, chair of Home Forward's Board of Commissioners, presents a scholarship to Jeremiah Moses, a graduating senior at Open Meadow High School.

 

 
 
TURNER CONSTRUCTION Dan Harmon, Operations Manager, presents a scholarship to Rudy Rolon-Rivas, a student at Portland State University

 

 

BRONZE SPONSORS

 
MULTNOMAH COUNTY PURCHASING Rep. Lew Fredericks presents a scholarship to Venasha Williams, a student at Portland Community College. Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack is at left.

Photo by David Krapes

 

 

  
  
 

UNITED WAY presents scholarships to Kelsey Haws, a student at Open Meadow High School  and Shaniece Curry of De La Salle North Catholic High School. They are pictured here with Keith Thomajan, (L) CEO of United Way of the Columbia Willamette,  and Senator Jeff Merkley.
     

 

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