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News Links | June 1, 2021

June 01, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Tidepools magazine history topic of presentation

The past, present, and future of Peninsula College’s award-winning publication, Tidepools magazine, will be discussed at Thursday’s Studium Generale presentation. ... A panel of former and current faculty advisors and student editors will talk about their contributions to the magazine and how their involvement impacted them personally and professionally.
Peninsula Daily News, May 30, 2021

50+ year legacy of CBC arts teacher and leader lives on after his death

The legacy of artist Ted Neth lives on in the Tri-Cities — in his artwork and his influence at Columbia Basin College over 51 years of teaching and leadership. Neth died recently at the age of 84. He worked as a designer and illustrator with General Electric and later Battelle Northwest, before joining CBC as an instructor in visual arts in 1968.
Tri-City Herald, May 29, 2021

Crawford appointed president of North Seattle College

Dr. Chemene Crawford has been appointed president of North Seattle College (NSC) effective June 1, 2021, after serving for nearly a year in an interim capacity. “Without a doubt, Dr. Crawford has proven to be the right leader at the right time,” said Seattle Colleges Chancellor Shouan Pan.
Seattle Medium, May 28, 2021

Skagit Valley College offers new program aimed at high school seniors

In partnership with some area high schools, Skagit Valley College (SVC) is pleased to announce that up to 250 juniors and seniors in Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties can take up to five credits at SVC this summer, thanks to a Running Start (RS) Summer Pilot Program.
Journal of the San Juan Islands, May 28, 2021

Bates Technical College recognizes academic instructor Angela Driver with prestigious Exceptional Faculty Award

Bates Technical College academic faculty member Angela Driver recently received the annual Exceptional Faculty Award in a surprise celebration in her honor. As an Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) instructor in the Diesel and Heavy Equipment program ...
The Suburban Times, May 28, 2021

Increased COVID-19 transmission sends some local schools back to remote learning as graduations approach

... Amanda Haines, director of college relations at Centralia College, said in an email this week that the campus had a “slight uptick” in the number of quarantined and isolated individuals in recent weeks. Most of those exposures have been traced back to off-campus events, she said.
The Daily Chronicle, May 28, 2021

Meet the TCC Ellen Pinto Outstanding Students of the Year

Named after former a former Tacoma Community College (TCC) Trustee and civic activist, TCC’s Ellen Pinto Outstanding Student of the Year Award acknowledges high academic achievement, contributions to the TCC learning environment, and service to the surrounding community. 
The Suburban Times, May 26, 2021

New sculpture at Edmonds College honors orca whales, Tulalip traditions, family

Artist and Tulalip Tribes member James Madison has installed a new sculpture at Edmonds College. Madison combined traditional forms and contemporary techniques to depict three orca whales. “This beautiful sculpture speaks to our college’s values and sense of community,” said EC President Dr. Amit B. Singh. “We thank James Madison for this honorable tribute that lifts up Indigenous voices.”
My Edmonds News, May 26, 2021

Jump start your summer: Earn college credits in 4-8 weeks at Shoreline Community College

Now is the perfect time to set new goals for the future and take advantage of flexible and affordable options at Shoreline Community College. Whether you’re a current student, new to Shoreline Community College or just looking to take a class or two to advance your career, summer courses will keep you moving forward to achieve your goals.
Shoreline Area News, May 25, 2021

Student Voices: Washington promised me financial literacy but failed to deliver

I spent the summer of 2020 contemplating my life, from friendships to establishing goals for myself, big and small. How could I not grow when all it seemed I had on my hands was time? I realized that I was now a senior and I had to get myself together. I am a Running Start student at North Seattle College, a program that allows me to take college-level courses as a high school student.
The Seattle Times, May 17, 2021

Inslee signs ambitious environmental protection laws for Washington state

... Finally, Inslee finished the day at Shoreline Community College and signed three pieces of his climate priorities package, they include: House Bill 1050, House Bill 1091, Senate Bill 5126.
King 5 News, May 17, 2021

Trends | Horizons | Education

AACC Digital: CCDaily coverage of the conference

Below are articles related to AACC Digital, which is the American Association of Community Colleges‘ digital conference for 2021. Sessions ran each Wednesday and Thursday in May with special speakers and events. 
Community College Daily, May 28, 2021

Community colleges seek to share classes online

Hundreds of community colleges could one day share online courses after the launch of a new network called the League for Innovation Online Course Sharing Consortium. The League for Innovation in the Community College, a nonprofit membership group whose mission is to cultivate innovation in community colleges, announced the launch of the new online course-sharing consortium today.
Inside Higher Ed, May 27, 2021

Survey: College graduates don't feel employable

About one-fifth of recent graduates of two- and four-year institutions said their college education did not provide the skills necessary for their first job, and about half decided not to apply to entry-level positions because they felt they were not qualified, according to a new survey administered by Cengage, a publisher and education-technology company.
Inside Higher Ed, May 26, 2021

New report highlights adult learners of color

A new report on a series of new studies outlines strategies for supporting adult learners of color in college. The report, released Wednesday, was produced by the Community College Research Center at Columbia University and commissioned by the Lumina Foundation. It notes that 42 percent of Black Americans, 58 percent of Latinx Americans and 50 percent of Native Americans age 25 and over have only a high school degree, compared to 31 percent of white Americans.
Inside Higher Ed, May 26, 2021

Politics | Local, State, National

Biden unveils FY22 budget request, American Plans’ details

President Joe Biden on Friday afternoon unveiled his fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget request, which fleshes out some of the higher education highlights he announced in April, including increases for community colleges, Pell Grant awards, job training programs and registered apprenticeships. 
Community College Daily, May 31, 2021

Washington Watch: Senate amendment would approve short-term Pell eligibility

Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) have introduced an amendment to pending legislation that would extend Pell Grant eligibility to students in qualifying short-term workforce education programs.
Community College Daily, May 28, 2021

More federal funding, private support sought for job training

As Congress begins to look at revamping the nation’s main workforce development legislation, members of a House workforce investment subcommittee on Thursday offered a glimpse of their broad goals, with Democrats leaning toward more funding and Republicans seeking more private investment and better use of federal dollars.
Community College Daily, May 27, 2021

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