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How has Chemeketa changed your life?

By Brad Bakke


Javad Farjami

Math Instructor


Javad farjami by Brad Bakke2014_#1-2

“Chemeketa has changed my life tremendously for the better. I was in industry for 20 years. I love to teach. I found my niche.”








Jan Cammack

Chemistry Instructor

Jan Cammack by Brad Bakke2014_#1-2


“Chemeketa has given me a good job.  Faculty here are not competing for rank. We are not competing for tenure or grant money. Here I have a community of colleagues who are working towards the betterment of students. Here I can focus and care about the student and teaching.”









Adam Privitera

Psychology instructor


Adam Priviteria by Brad Bakke2014_#1 “Chemeketa has given me the opportunity to do exactly what I want to do. I get to watch students develope. I get to watch them go from knowing just a little about a subject to starting to master it.”






Steve Richardson

English instructor

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“I continue to be astonished by the power of the students to change their own lives with education. I am grateful to be a part of that process. I never expected to have this good of a job.”






Jeremy Trabue

English instructor

Jeremy Trabue by Brad Bakke2014_#1-2

“Chemeketa has given me a home and roots. It has allowed me to settle down and become a member of the community.”


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