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News Links | June 8, 2021

June 08, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Viewpoint: Effective internal communication strengthens community

... Renton Technical College (RTC) in Renton, Washington, just outside of Seattle, developed a solid internal communications strategy to address the problem, which became even more critical as the college moved through constant change during the pandemic. Email became the essential source of information, and the college strived to ensure everyone knew what was happening by using effective messaging. 
Community College Daily, June 7, 2021

EvCC journalism students win scholarships

A pair of Everett Community College journalism students each have been granted a $1,000 scholarship to continue their studies at a four-year school. ... Both recipients received enthusiastic endorsements from T. Andrew Wahl, tenured faculty member with the communications and journalism programs at EvCC. 
The Everett Herald, June 7, 2021

Peninsula College student art shines in exhibition

The 2021 Peninsula College Student Art Exhibition features 36 artworks composed from a variety of mediums that show a glimpse into the diverse creative directions of student artists. With artwork ranging from surrealism and unique photographic perspectives to a functional snail tea set, this show has engaging new views to offer, exhibit organizers say.
Sequim Gazette, June 5, 2021

Seattle offers more support for students in tuition-free community-college program

Students in Seattle’s tuition-free community-college program will get additional support, including summer classes, expanded financial aid and help transferring to four-year colleges, Mayor Jenny Durkan and school officials said Thursday. ... At the news conference, Seattle Colleges Chancellor Shouan Pan said the newly announced money “will go a long way to help students who need support to finish what they s
The Seattle Times, June 3, 2021

Big Bend Community College to host vaccination clinic in June and July

Big Bend Community College nursing program will be working alongside Grant County Health District to offer two Moderna vaccination clinics on campus. ... Those that attend aren’t required to have health insurance nor will not be asked to prove residency or immigration status in order to receive a vaccine. “We like to think that our students and their families feel Big Bend is a safe environment regardless of immigration status or whether or not they have an ID,” said Matthew Killebrew, communications director. 
KPQ, June 3, 2021

As LCC's first bachelor's students near graduation, excitement for the program grows

While there’s plenty of excitement as Lower Columbia College’s first class of bachelor’s degree holders nears gradation, it’s also a little sad for the close-knit class of future teachers. “I’ve worked with kids for a long time, so when the program opened it was the most perfect opportunity,” soon-to-be graduate Addie Bailey said. “To be nearing the end is bittersweet.”
The Daily News, June 3, 2012

Trends | Horizons | Education

Who showed up and who didn't

College Board analysis is latest to find that community colleges suffered more than four-year colleges, but report also suggests that four-year colleges saw a loss of students with higher grades. And some states saw gains in enrollment at four-year colleges.
Inside Higher Ed, June 4, 2021

Organizations partner to create shared online course platform to improve completion rates

Family, job responsibilities, finances, lack of transportation as well as housing and food insecurity are among some of the barriers that prevent students from pursuing or continuing a post-secondary degree. The list goes on. A new initiative by the League for Innovation in the Community College is looking to improve completion rates at two-year colleges through a shared online course platform.
Diverse Education, June 3, 2021

Politics | Local, State, National

Bridging the workforce training gap at community colleges

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate last week would pump federal funding into community college work-based learning programs, helping to provide students with more opportunities to further their education and the support they need to be successful. Senators Tim Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, and Todd Young, a Republican from Indiana, reintroduced the Assisting Community Colleges in Educating Skilled Students to Careers Act -- or ACCESS to Careers Act ...
Inside Higher Ed, June 7, 2021

White House kicks off college vaccine challenge

The Biden administration has launched an initiative called the COVID-19 College Challenge for colleges and universities to encourage their students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Any college or university is able to sign up for the challenge and have their institution added to the White House's list of challenge participants, which currently includes several hundred colleges across 46 states and Washington, D.C.
Inside Higher Ed, June 4, 2021

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