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News Links | December 15, 2015

December 15, 2015

Local colleges launch new courses about drones | Lake Washington Institute of Technology hires new VP of instruction | Big Bend alumni, students overcome all obstacles on road to success | Bates celebrates grand opening of Advanced Technology Center | Editorial: Steven VanAusdle’s legacy at one of Washington’s best community colleges | Editorial: Expanding remote testimony keeps state government accountable | Skagit Valley College to move to South Whidbey High School >>

News Links | December 8, 2015

December 08, 2015

New approach leads to math boom at Moses Lake college | Half of community college students struggle to find housing, food | Unifying statewide education to create a credential ladder | Audubon clubs prep for Christmas Bird Count | SVC remembers former assistant fire chief Jerry Banta | 300 middle school students learn at STEM conference | Pierce College pursues adults who didn’t finish high school | Boxer Andre Ward hopes to provide ‘turning point’ for at-risk youths during Seattle visit | LaRue: Young, white and Southern, she helped change the civil rights scene >>

News Links | November 24, 2015

November 24, 2015

Peninsula College wins Best Small Budget Literary Magazine Award with Tidepools Magazine | New EvCC housing under construction, set to open fall 2016 | Opinion: The power of community college in pursing a career | UW Bothell marks 10th year of continuous growth with record enrollment | VanAusdle to retire from WWCC | Hanford contractor donates $127,000 to STEM initiatives | Centralia College Foundation directors announces $10,000 in 2016 capstone funding | Making air travel cleaner and safer and giving thanks at PNNL | Prometheus Bound >>

News Links | November 19, 2015

November 19, 2015

Yakima Valley Community College wins big at Tri-Cities Wine Festival | American Indian dances showcased at CBC | CPTC: Bringing together the aviation community | WCC wins cybersecurity grants | Following a dream | Brawl for the best food-truck fare | InspireHer program shows girls many paths to success | DelBene hosts annual 1st District career fair at Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland | Pierce College ranked No. 1 community college for veterans in the state | Chuckanut Brewery opening second brewery | Ceramic artist Joe Batt explores ubiquity of digital technology | Centralia College stages 200th play | CPTC: Veterans Day ceremony 2015 >>

News Links | November 4, 2015

November 04, 2015

Edmonds Community College Healthcare program receives $15 million grant | Finishing college, not just high school, is Tacoma group’s new mantra | CBC Awards Over One Million Dollars in Scholarships This Year | Student success program Pathways Project coming to South Seattle College | In Our View / Cheers: Clark College STEM building | New Bachelor Program Approved at Centralia College | Pierce College holds series of emergency preparedness training | Edmonds Community College Foundation to host Breakfast for Champions | School Winners: Hilton honored by White House | CPTC Faculty Receive Training on Active Threats | Bates: Transforming futures with valuable support services | Pierce College hosts Japanese nursing students during three-day study tour | Peierls Foundation honored at Lake Washington Institute of Technology Benefit | Bellevue College opens professional-grade health sciences facility | Our Voice: Providing two free years of college a worthy goal >>

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