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News Links | July 15, 2021

July 15, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

2021 LCC Alumnus of the Year named

The LCCF Alumni of the Year award is to acknowledge Lower Columbia College alumni who have made significant contributions to the community, and whose accomplishments, relationships, and careers have exemplified the legacy of excellence at LCC.
Wahkiakum County Eagle, July 15, 2021

LCC reopening July 19

Lower Columbia College (LCC) will reopen many areas for in-person services beginning July 19. Because LCC is closed on Fridays during the summer, the hours for most services will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 
Wahkiakum County Eagle, July 15, 2021

Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou appointed to national diversity, inclusion and equity commission

Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou will have an opportunity to shape institutional culture and hiring practices in community and technical colleges nationwide. Recently appointed to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Commission on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, Dr. Zhou ...
Suburban Times, July 14, 2021

New chancellor named for UW Tacoma. She’s known for commitment to diversity, equity

Sheila Edwards Lange will become the new chancellor for the University of Washington Tacoma. ... Edwards Lange is from California and moved to Washington in 1987. She is the current president for Seattle Central College and is well known in the UW community for serving as the university’s vice president for Minority Affairs and Diversity from 2007 to 2015.
News Tribune, July 14, 2021

CBC offering $10,000 in college scholarships for COVID vaccinations

... [Columbia Basin College] The college is sweetening the pot as well. The first 100 people will get a $50 gift card, and college students can get a chance for a $1,000 scholarship. The State Board of Community and Technical Colleges set $10,000 aside for the college to distribute as an incentive to get college students vaccinated.
Tri-City Herald, July 14, 2021

Clark College Foundation adds Ebbing as new director

The Clark College Foundation has added Dr. Devon Ebbing to its board of directors. Ebbing is a pediatrician with The Vancouver Clinic and a supervising physician for the Washington School for the Deaf. 
The Columbian, July 14, 2021

NCWLIFE Evening News July 13th, 2021

... The historic Wells House on the campus of Wenatchee Valley College has long been one of the area’s popular wedding venues. In tonight’s feature story, the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center is working toward preserving memories of all the weddings as explained by Wells House volunteers Teri and Gene ... [Video]
NCW Life, July 13, 2021

Washington law aims to make comm, technical colleges more inclusive

Washington state community and technical college staff members are excited about a measure aimed at improving the success of students of color. This legislative session, lawmakers passed Senate Bill 5194, which will ensure community and technical colleges have diversity, equity, and inclusion plans next year. Jaeney Hoene, an English faculty member at Green River College ...
Auburn Examiner, July 13, 2021

Two grads named EvCC distinguished alumni

Everett Community College has selected assistant principal Jennifer Reyes and former Camp Fire executive director David Surface as the college’s 2021 Distinguished Alumni. The distinguished alumni award is the highest honor given to Everett Community College and Everett Junior College alumni.
Everett Herald, July 12, 2021

Trends | Horizons | Education

Commentary: Tell your story

As national COVID-19 case rates continue to drop, optimism over a return to normalcy continues to rise. This may be especially welcome news in higher education, an industry that has shed more than 650,000 jobs, more than 600,000 students and $183 billion in revenue over the past 15 months.
Inside Higher Ed, July 13, 2021

Commentary: Affinity groups

“I’ll check with my counterparts around the state.”... It’s helpful. Many of us face the same or very similar dilemmas, and nobody has a monopoly on wisdom. A question that stumps one college may have been solved years ago at another one; having a low-cost way to float questions can save a lot of time.
Inside Higher Ed, July 13, 2021

Politics | Local, State, National

Washington Watch: Most Broadband Benefit funds left unclaimed

Soon after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opened up enrollment for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program on May 12, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) informed all 6.5 million award year 2020-21 Pell Grant recipients of their EBB eligibility. 
Community College Daily, July 15, 2021

Washington Watch: ED reduces verification burden

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced a temporary change in federal student aid IV verification policy that should dramatically reduce administrative burdens on student financial aid offices, while also enabling more students to qualify for Title IV aid.  
Community College Daily, July 14, 2021

Nominee faces criticism at confirmation hearing

President Biden’s pick to lead the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education maintained her strong opinions of current Title IX regulations during her confirmation hearing Tuesday, even as Republican senators criticized her previous tenure at the department.
Inside Higher Ed, July 14, 2021

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