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News Links | June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Clark College to hold 85th Commencement ceremony June 17

... “Our students have navigated through so much this academic year — pandemic, economic downturn, social unrest, struggling with issues like job loss and food insecurity,” said Clark College President Karin Edwards. “It was important to us that we honor their achievement with a ceremony that met their hopes, while still conforming with public health guidelines.” 
Clark County Today, June 9, 2021

Congratulations to SPSCC Class of 2021

... For its 56th commencement ceremony, [South Puget Sound Community College] will award 1,205 associate degrees and 254 certificates to the graduating class. Additionally, the college will award 133 GED awards and 138 high school diplomas.
Thurston Talk, June 8, 2021

How students at EWU, SFCC are helping local governments with cybersecurity protection

... “It’s been really productive for the students, and we are doing a much-needed service for the municipalities that we cover, and we cover municipalities across the entire state of Washington,” said Mark Neufville, the instructor for Spokane Falls Community College’s PISCES coursework.
The Spokesman-Review, June 8, 2021

Roderick Morrison joins TCC as Vice President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Tacoma Community College (TCC) is pleased to announce that Roderick Morrison, JD, will join the college as Vice President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Mr. Morrison will start in his role as Vice President on August 1, 2021. 
The Suburban Times, June 8, 2021

Parent Education Program at Bellevue College faces budget cut vote

The future of Bellevue College's popular Parent Education Program remains uncertain ahead of proposed budget cuts going to the Board of Trustees for a vote on June 16. The program offers parent-child classes for infants and toddlers to aid in child development as well as preschool classes and enrichment classes ...
King 5, June 7, 2021

SPSCC welcomes Dr. Tysha Tolefree as VP for Finance & Operations

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) announced today that Dr. Tysha K. Tolefree is joining the executive leadership team in the role of Vice President for Finance & Operations. In this role, Dr. Tolefree will be responsible for all aspects of finance, facilities, safety and security ...
Thurston Talk, June 7, 2021

Pushing past the pandemic: SVC environmental conservation program returns to the field

A group of Skagit Valley College students studying environmental conservation visited a habitat restoration project June 1 on central Whidbey Island. While a far cry from typical field trips into Eastern Washington ...
Skagit Valley Herald, June 7, 2021

Governor tours new Edmonds College STEM and nursing building

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday toured Hazel Miller Hall, the new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and nursing building at Edmonds College. The building, which opened last year, houses allied health, nursing, physics, chemistry, engineering and math classrooms, as well as labs and offices.
My Edmonds News, June 7, 2021

Nursing, Geology instructors named recipients of Centralia College’s 2021 Exceptional Faculty Award

The Centralia College Foundation recently selected instructors within the college’s nursing and geology programs to receive the school’s 2021 Exceptional Faculty Award. According to a news release from the college, the instructors were chosen for their “commitment to and excellence in their subject areas, and participation in campus activities.”
The Chronicle, June 9, 2021

Trends | Horizons | Education

No surprises in final tally on spring enrollment

There are no surprises in the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s semi-annual report on college enrollment. Spring enrollment was down. For community colleges, way down. By now, double-digit enrollment declines in the community college sector have been well documented and reported.
Community College Daily, July 10, 2021

Online leaders to prioritize flexibility post-pandemic

Chief online officers are already planning how to take advantage of the online learning expertise their institutions gained during the pandemic, according to a new report on the future of online learning post-pandemic.
Inside Higher Ed, June 8, 2021

Politics | Local, State, National

Commentary: Washington Watch: The challenges with Title IX regs

The U.S. Education Department this week has held a weeklong virtual public hearing as it reviews its regulations and other actions related to Title IX in order to implement President Joe Biden’s executive order. The process is expected to be highly charged and take several months.
Community College Daily, June 10, 2021

‘Community colleges need to be at the table’

U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on Wednesday pitched to House members the key pillars of President Joe Biden’s broad-reaching and pricey plan to revamp the economy, upskill workers, raise equity and more. Community colleges would play a key role in that plan, and Walsh didn’t mince words about it ...
Community College Daily, June 9, 2021

Why this former U.S. education secretary believes community college should be free

This week, we heard the case against President Biden's plan to create free tuition for community college students nationwide. And now, we hear from John King, former U.S. secretary of education under President Obama, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to be Maryland’s next governor. [Video]
PBS News Hour, June 9, 2021

An argument against free community college tuition

Seventeen states in the U.S. now offer free community college tuition, and existing programs cover tuition for many students. But President Biden wants to make that happen nationwide. This week we'll explore both sides of the debate over free community college and Biden's plan, beginning with former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, who joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. [Video]
PBS News Hour, June 8, 2021

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