Day: April 3, 2014

Maghan to AD Hall of Fame

Mike Maghan, McNary High School’s former athletic director, is being inducted to the Oregon Athletic Directors Association’s Hall of Fame. Maghan served as an athletic director a total of 31 years beginning at Sacred Heart Academy followed by service at Gervais High School, Dallas High School and McNary. He was a passionate proponent of coaches’ educational training, said OADA officials, and served as president of the OADA, and six years on the OSAA Executive Board. Maghan served as the Celtic athletic director for 15 years. He retired from the position in June 2010. This year’s induction ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 12, at Sunriver Resort. The evening begins with a no-host social at 5:30 p.m. in the Homestead Pavilion. The banquet and ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a get together to meet and reminisce. Tickets may be purchased at $30 at...

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Mid-Valley Lit. Center earns $30K grant

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes This is how to play the long game in adult literacy. “It’s easy for a non-profit to get money for children, it’s not as easy for adult education, but it’s the adults who hold the key to a child’s success,” said Vivian Ang, executive director of the Keizer-based Mid-Valley Literacy Center (MVLC). MVLC provides tutoring services for area residents seeking to expand their skills in English conversation, reading, writing, computer skills, GED and citizenship test preparation. Since its inception five years ago, MVLC has trained 450 tutors working at 26 sites in five counties, It averages between 500 and 600 students each year and 75 percent of students pass the tests for receiving their GED. Ang founded the organization five years ago after a similar service, then provided by Chemeketa Commuity College, was axed in a round of budget cuts. Earlier this month, MVLC received a $30,000 grant from Meyer Memorial Trust that will cover some of the expenses for continued growth. The grant was awarded to address three areas of need: formal training for Ang and MVLC board members on development and fundraising; $10,000 for a volunteer coordinator; and training on new GED requirements and best practices for tutors. At the beginning of the year, GED requirements were revamped and raised to assure those passing the test were college- or job-ready....

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