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News Links | February 12, 2019

February 12, 2019 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Pierce College announces 2019 Distinguished Alumni

Pierce College is proud to announce the selection of four exceptional former students to honor during this year’s Distinguished Alumni celebration. Nominees are carefully selected based on their achievements in academics, business, community or humanitarian support, or personal triumph over adversity. This year’s honorees provide inspirational examples of the impact Pierce College can have on the community. Pierce College’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni are Timothy Allen, education manager for the Business and Professions Division of the Washington State Department of Licensing; Lori Griffin, dean of Transitional Education at Pierce College; Joshua Harris, music producer and recording artist; and Carlene Joseph, retired vice president of business development and military relations at Harborstone Credit Union.
The Suburban Times, Feb. 7, 2019

Bates Tech gets mobile food bank service

A mobile food bank will soon have a secured presence on the Bates Technical College South Campus in Tacoma for students and community members in-need of a little help. The Nourish Pierce County Mobile Food Bank will setup shop on the South Campus every Thursday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. beginning Valentine's Day, Feb. 14. ... "We are excited to bring this much-needed resource to our college community, which will augment the student government-led food pantry efforts at each of our three campuses," Bates Tech President Lin Zhou said in a statement. "The college cares about the health and well-being of our students, and this partnership will make a difference in the lives of our students and their families."
Patch Lakewood-JBLM, Feb. 7, 2019

 

Trends | Horizons | Education

The big gift you haven't heard about

... Institutional development professionals say the size and pace of donations to community colleges are starting to increase, but the shift is occurring slowly and not nearly as methodically or efficiently as the money raised by four-year colleges. Community colleges are still relatively new to fund-raising, and as they increasingly face budget deficits, steep state funding cuts and shrinking student rolls, their presidents are recognizing the potential of rich donors as untapped sources of financial support and stepping up their institutions’ fund-raising capacity.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 8, 2019

Study: Student borrowing may lead to academic success in community college

... Marx said there may be two explanations for why student borrowers outperform their peers. “Now a student knows they have to repay a loan in the future, and they take their studies seriously,” he said. Loans also provide students with additional financial resources, which means they don't have to spend as many hours working to earn money and can take more classes instead. “We know a lot of these students are working part-time while taking classes, so having some money available allows them to deal with negative situations that may arise, like if someone in their family is sick,” Marx said.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 8, 2019

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