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In December, many groups and publications select their person of the year. We don’t have an official award like that here, but if we did, I’d nominate Stu Watson of Hood River. To explain why, I need to remind us about Cincinnatus, whom I first learned about in my long-ago high school Latin class.

This is part one of a two-part interview with Cronin. She met earlier in July with Kirby Neumann-Rea, Hood River News editor, in the commons of the Indian Creek Campus.

I proudly stand with the 48 (and counting) other Columbia Gorge Community College faculty who have petitioned President Frank Toda, and by extension the college’s Board of Education, to designate CGCC as a Sanctuary College, joining Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, Portland State University, Portland Community College, and many colleges nationally.

Students arriving for fall classes at Columbia Gorge Community College campuses in The Dalles and Hood River will find new policies and procedures in place to improve campus security and guard against misconduct.

Faculty at Columbia Gorge Community College voted by a wide margin on April 25 to submit a letter to the CGCC Board of Education censuring college President Frank Toda and calling for his resignation.

Dani Annala, 4-H Program Coordinator, and Lauren Kraemer, Extension Family and Community Health, each received recognition for their program work at Oregon State University, Hood River Extension Service.