I would like to extend my appreciation to the following people who helped make this Guide possible.
Special thanks to Portland Community College, especially the College Board of Directors, College President Dr. Jess Carreon, retired College President Dr. Daniel Moriarty, Dr. Guy Sievert, and the Sabbatical Committee members for supporting this project from its inception and granting a sabbatical leave so this work could be undertaken.
Special thanks to my colleagues in the Office for Students with Disabilities - Clark Hochstetler, Linda Ott, Wendy Palmer, Dianne Sherlock, Tim Bigelow, Lee Fan, Dennis Lambie, Barbara Cates, Michele Mejia, Kari Hanken, Holly Hoffnung, Louise Magarrell and Debra Harris. Their professional support and assistance continue to be invaluable.
Special thanks to Catherine Sills, Counselor in the Sylvania Campus Counseling Department, and Donna Swanson, Coordinator of Online Programs in Distance Learning, for their support, assistance and encouragement from the beginning of this project.
A special thanks to Dr. Carol Foley, Market Research Consultant, for her insightful guidance, advice and suggestions.
And a very special thanks to the students who, despite their personal challenges, demonstrate how dreams and goals can be accomplished if simply provided the opportunity.