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News Links | June 2, 2016

June 02, 2016 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Update: New president chosen for Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla Community College trustees looked westward to find a new president. Derek Brandes — the vice-president for Green River College in Auburn, Wash. — will succeed current WWCC President Steven VanAusdle, who will retire this summer.
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, June 2, 2016

2 honored for efforts to stamp out racism

Two women received the Val Joshua Racial Justice Youth Social Justice Awards during a ceremony Wednesday at the YWCA Clark County headquarters in west Vancouver. ... Felisciana Peralta received the Val Joshua Racial Justice Award for her work as the multicultural retention manager at Clark College and president of the Washington State Multicultural Students Services Diversity Council, as well as developing best practices for implementing the Dream Act at colleges around the state, according to a press release from YWCA.
The Columbian, June 2, 2016

Opinion: Smooth the path from two- to four-year colleges

The path from community college to a bachelor’s degree leads to a dead end for far too many students. ... The good news: Over the past decade, Washington legislators have enacted a series of forward-thinking measures to try to smooth the transfer process. And the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges recently launched a statewide effort to create clearer pathways to degrees for students and help them get on a path as soon as possible. ... Everett Community College is one of several colleges across the country that exemplifies how transfer can work for students, their families and, ultimately, the American economy.
The Seattle Times, June 1, 2016

Pasco race fan conquers weather, rescues stranded celebrity, and saves (part of) the Indy 500

That moment of kindness led to a dreamlike experience for [Rhody] Hayes at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. ... Hayes is retired as an instructor with the Columbia Basin College auto-body program. He was a crew member for an Indy 500 team in 1999.
Yakima Herald, June 1, 2016

Congratulations, Pierce College at JBLM grads

More than 200 students from Pierce College at JBLM graduated during Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 29th annual college graduation ceremony this spring. The ceremony recognized military students who graduated from a number of universities and colleges with a variety of degrees.
The Suburban Times, June 1, 2016

Clark College hands out presidential awards to donors

The Clark College Foundation gave out presidential awards at its Savoring Excellence dinner on May 18. The Tod and Maxine McClaskey Family Foundation was honored for support of the school, including a $4 million donation to the college’s culinary education facility, which will be named the Tod and Maxine McClaskey Culinary Institute at Clark College.
The Columbian, June 1, 2016

Dick Van Hollebeke wins state college trustee leadership award

The Washington State Association of College Trustees has selected former Edmonds Community College Board of Trustee Dick Van Hollebeke for the 2016 Trustee of the Year Award for his leadership in the community and technical college system.
My Edmonds News, May 31, 2016

Student involvement: The Great CPTC Get Together

It was a typical Washington day for most people in Lakewood — clouds and all — but not for Clover Park Technical College students and staff who were celebrating their fourth annual Spring Fest, May 26, 2016. ... During this year’s event, now coined “the Great CPTC Get Together,” students had a chance to connect and relax in between classes with free food, games and activities.
The Suburban Times, May 31, 2016

An outdoor space at the heart of Centralia College

The oldest continuously operating two-year college in the state is about to get a heart transplant. Centralia College is building a new 70,000-square-foot student-union building in the center of its campus, and SCJ is providing the landscape architecture services for the project at the core of the school.
Lewis Talk, May 30, 2016

More people seeking citizenship as election stokes immigration debate

This year, tens of thousands of foreign-born residents in the U.S. are seeking or are expected to seek naturalization, the process where they attain U.S. citizenship by fulfilling requirements set by Congress. ... Having completed the naturalization process, [Rosa Aide Diaz] Rodriguez said she plans to continue her education and prepare for a career, which she expects will be in health care. She’s enrolled in Skagit Valley College’s pre-nursing program and has worked the past two years at Sea Mar Community Health Centers promoting health education in the migrant farmworker community.
Skagit Valley Herald, May 29, 2016

Skagit Valley College, EDASC partner for business training workshops

Skagit Valley College and the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County have partnered to host monthly business training workshops. ... EDASC previously ran the workshops at its building in downtown Mount Vernon before approaching the college for collaboration, said Tony Salas, certified business advisor for EDASC’s Small Business Development Center.
Skagit Valley Herald, May 28, 2016

Trends | Horizons | Education

Tragedy at UCLA

Apparent murder of a professor follows a day of terror on campus and reflects a kind of violence that is rare but feared.
Inside Higher Ed, June 2, 2016

Report looks for better results for remedial students

A new report from the Century Foundation examines how to improve outcomes for students who begin college needing remediation. "When College Students Start Behind" offers a redesign of how community colleges should approach remedial courses.
Inside Higher Ed, June 2, 2016

Title IX: Tracking sexual assault investigations

The Chronicle's revamped Title IX tracker features several enhancements. Search by college, keyword, state, or resolution type, read case documents, and sign up for alerts to stay informed.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 2, 2016

International agent use expanding

Surveys show an increasing number of U.S. institutions are working with commissioned agents to recruit international students.
Inside Higher Ed, June 2, 2016

Impact of study abroad

Report on study abroad scholarship program targeting low-income students finds that beneficiaries build on their experiences abroad in future academic choices.
Inside Higher Ed, June 1, 2016

The great shadow grade debate

Faculty members at various institutions debate the pros and cons of shielding freshmen from themselves (or least their performance) in the form of "covered" or "shadow" grades on transcripts.
Inside Higher Ed, June 1, 2016

Politics | Local, State, National

Don’t ‘lead with the price’: Calls for vision as well as dollars at Education Lab’s school funding event

Lawmakers, school officials, parents and policy wonks sketch the outlines of the coming showdown over school funding at an Education Lab event.
The Seattle Times, June 2, 2016

When data don't fit the box

Colleges that accommodate transgender students by letting them choose preferred names and pronouns find their efforts hindered by out-of-date software and federal reporting requirements.
Inside Higher Ed, June 1, 2016

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