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June 29, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Centralia College gets final approval on behavioral health care bachelor's degree

Centralia College on Monday announced that its fifth bachelor’s degree program has received final approval and classes will start this fall. The college’s newest baccalaureate program — a bachelor’s of applied science in behavioral health care — teaches students about treatment of mental illness, substance use disorder, poverty and homelessness.
The Chronicle, June 28, 2021

Sound Transit-Edmonds College pre-apprenticeship program

An apprenticeship program through Sound Transit has been significantly beneficial for the Seattle area’s infrastructure and local communities. As the city continues to grow, Sound Transit has been expanding its Light Rail project. One of the program’s creators, Edmonds College President Dr. Amit Singh, recounts how the program came to be and the ways in which it has helped to mitigate labor shortages. 
Lynnwood Times, June 28, 2021

A NW community college history instructor to compete on ‘Jeopardy!’ Monday

... The Lower Columbia College Twitter account says, “Guess who’s going to be on Jeopardy tonight? LCC’s very own history instructor, Dr. Courtney Shah!” Lower Columbia College is based in Longview, Washington.
OregonLive, June 28, 2021

Clark College names new head of operations

Clark College announced Friday the hiring of Galina Burley as its executive vice president of operations. Burley, a Clark alumna, will oversee the college’s operations, including facilities, business, finance, security and safety, marketing, communications, and auxiliary services in the newly created position.
The Columbian, June 27, 2021

‘I did it’: Local mom and Spokane Falls Community College grad reclaims life after relearning to walk from debilitating illness

... Along the way, Lilley was mentored by Janae Carrothers, director of [Spokane Falls Community College's] Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program. MESA works to provide guidance and support services to students taking science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) classes.
The Spokesman-Review, June 26, 2021

Intiman Theatre announces 2021-2022 line-up

Intiman Theatre has announced the production line-up for 2021-22 and launch the new Inti-Club Membership program! This will be the company's first year as the professional theatre-in-residence at Seattle Central College
Broadway World, June 25, 2021

Big Bend Community College celebrates with drive-thru ceremony

After a year when classes were online, Big Bend Community College graduates received their diplomas in person June 18. Commencement was a drive-thru affair on the BBCC campus, due to restrictions in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Columbia Basin Herald, June 25, 2021

Star’s solace: Moses Lake mother, nursing student finds comfort in crafty business

For many people, finding a creative or artistic hobby this past year offered a getaway from the stress and troubles of daily life. For Star Arntson, of Moses Lake, having that escape meant everything. Arntson, 34, recently completed her prerequisites for the nursing program at Big Bend Community College and has been accepted to the nursing program at Big Bend in the fall. 
Columbia Basin Herald, June 25, 2021

Edmonds College students present research at University of Washington symposium

Fifteen Edmonds College students were selected to present their research at the University of Washington’s 24th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. The students represented a range of academic disciplines, including environmental science, computer science and physics.
My Edmonds News, June 25, 2021

Federal student loan grace period ends soon, recent grads get ready

With the COVID-19 Federal Loan Forgiveness planned to end September 30th, recent graduates need to talk with their loan providers as soon as they can said Yakima Valley College (YVC) Financial Aid Director, Oscar Verduzco. "If the student is communicating with the loan servicer, they're very likely to find an option," said Verduzco.
NBC Right Now, June 24, 2021

Meet SPSCC's 2021 Outstanding Student Award recipients

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) announced last Friday the two recipients of the college’s 2021 Outstanding Student Award, Jayde Grams and Gal Keren-Aviram. Jayde and Gal were selected for their outstanding achievements and contributions to SPSCC in the areas of academics, performance, and service to the college or the community ...
Thurston Talk, June 24, 2021

Centralia College president explains lanyards for vaccinated students

Centralia College will pay students $100 to get vaccinated and then give them a lanyard as proof. President Bob Mahrbacher told KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson Show it’s an all-volunteer program to incentivize students to get vaccinated.
KIRO Radio, June 24, 2021

Pop up vaccine clinic hosted by CBC was a huge success

Columbia Basin College hosted a free vaccine clinic Thursday on its Pasco campus and saw a big response, bucking a recent trend of reduced demand for vaccination. The line stretched around the corner of the college’s technology building starting at ten a.m. ...
NBC Right Now, June 24, 2021

Opinion: Grad's story gives us all some hope

... At 32, he might not fit the typical profile of a graduate, but Rodriguez has just been awarded an associate degree from Yakima Valley College’s Grandview campus. This fall, he’ll begin classes at the Tri-Cities campus of Washington State University — he wants to teach English language arts and help students explore and appreciate literature.
Yakima Herald, June 24, 2021

Trends | Horizons | Education

NCAA takes step toward limiting amateurism rules

The National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I Council on Monday recommended that the association suspend its long-standing rules limiting athletes' ability to profit from their names, images and likenesses.
Inside Higher Ed, June 29, 2021

FSA changes course on streamlined loan servicing

The Office of Federal Student Aid has canceled its solicitation for vendors to run its intermediate phase of modernizing student loan servicing, according to people familiar with the matter. FSA introduced the Interim Servicing Solution, or ISS, last fall as a part of its Next Gen FSA Initiative to provide a bridge between the current student loan servicing system and a single, modernized website.
Inside Higher Ed, June 28, 2021

Doubling Pell has broad support, but is it attainable?

The idea of doubling the maximum Pell Grant award has grown to be widely popular, garnering support from hundreds of organizations and people all the way up to President Biden. While the policy proposal may have seemed pie-in-the-sky a decade ago, it’s becoming less so now, according to advocates and experts.
Inside Higher Ed, June 25, 2021

A decades-old law, now more important than ever

Campus safety and sexual assault prevention advocates are pushing U.S. Department of Education officials to put more focus on enforcement of the Clery Act.
Inside Higher Ed, June 25, 2021

Politics | Local, State, National

Addressing basic needs insecurity through the BASIC Act

... The BASIC Act would establish a $1 billion grant program to help institutions of higher education identify and meet the needs of their students, including food, housing, transportation, childcare and technology.
Inside Higher Ed, June 29, 2021

A long hearing, a lot of topics

A House hearing Thursday on the education priorities of the Biden administration focused mainly on K-12 and student loan repayment issues. Still, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona did field a few questions about community colleges and career and technical education (CTE).
Community College Daily, June 24, 2021

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