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Category: Staff

December 8, 2017

Meet the Owner of Phagans: Barbara Climaldi

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Phagans School of Hair Design has been around for 75 years. It has a long tradition of excellence. Each and every member of the Phagans team is dedicated to making the learning experience at Phagans fabulous for the students. The captain of the Phagans team is the owner, Barbara Climaldi.

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August 5, 2015

Phagans Employee of the Month: Patty Drexler

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Patty Drexler is a familiar face at our SE campus. She is a Financial Aid Administrator for Phagans SE, and is very much a part of our students academic life by helping them negotiate the task of funding their education. Patty is a champion for their success, and cares about each and every student past and present. Just a couple quick questions so you can learn a little more about Miss Drexler.

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June 12, 2015

Who’s That Photo-Bombing Bombshell?

If you pay attention to the Phagans Facebook page, you will see one person, more than any other, end up in many of the photos. You can’t miss Miss Betty striking a pose with her hand on her hip and a leg pushed in front of her. But she’s  more than a pretty face and perpetual photo-bomber. Let’s get to know her:

Position and Number of Years at Phagans?

I have been with Phagans for 13 years and am a fully licensed instructor for both day and night classes. I mentor my students and let them job shadow me at JCPenny’s hair salon. I am the artistic team director at both campuses.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Phagans?

I love it when a student sets a goal, then I …

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August 24, 2013

Faculty Spotlight: Brandy Mendez

We are proud to welcome new staff member Brandy Mendez, who is a new instructor at our Clackamas location.

How old were you when you became interested in the beauty industry?

I always liked doing hair. I was always messing around, coloring my mom’s hair, doing my sister’s nails or cutting the cat’s fur. I went to beauty school during my sophomore year in high school and I actually graduated from beauty school before high school.

What did you like when you were attending beauty school?

I enjoyed interacting with all of the different people and helping the people in my community.

Where did you work after beauty school?

I worked in an Aveda Day Spa for a year and a half and then I had a child. I did …

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January 11, 2013

Phagans Instructors and Staff Recognized for Service

On Sunday, Dec. 16, Phagans held a Christmas party at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas during which we honored instructors and staff for their service to our schools:

Nancy Ripp: 15 years
Betty Maddalena: 10 years
Marcy Sharpan: 10 years
Samantha Borenheim: 5 years
Shiela Erickson: 5 years
Sue Lidgett: 5 years

Congratulations to you all and thank you for making Phagans such a wonderful place!

Marcy Sharpan, 10 years, and Betty Maddalena, 10 years

Nancy Borenheim, 5 years, with Barbara Climaldi

Sue Lidgett, 5 years

Samantha Borenheim, 5 years, and Sheila Ripp, 15 years

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December 27, 2012

Barbara Climaldi: Looking Back on 2012, Looking Forward to 2013

It’s amazing to me that we get to contribute to our students’ success and that this small contribution is reflected in our school’s success.

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October 22, 2012

Meet Elisa Simko, Phagans Director of Financial Aid

I help students apply for financial aid and understand their financial aid options. I also help prepare them to support themselves through school and beyond.

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September 20, 2012

West Coast Beauty Supply Rep and Member of the Family Retires

Diane Mitchell always went above and beyond. She never missed student graduations and supplied goodie bags for the graduates. More importantly, she never let us down.

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