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News Links | September 2, 2021

September 02, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

WCC receives major cybersecurity grant

Whatcom Community College has received a major grant from the National Science Foundation. $7.5 million will be used to upgrade the school’s National Cybersecurity Training and Education Center. WCC President Dr. Kathi Hiyane-Brown said that the grant will help boost connections to government and industry leaders.
KGMI, Sept. 1, 2021

Centralia College names new director of the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy

Monica Brummer has been named the new director of the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy at Centralia College. Brummer brings more than 14 years of higher education work experience and more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience to the center. 
Centralia Chronicle, Sept. 1, 2021

Everett Community College’s AMTEC hosts aerospace roundtable

Rep. Rick Larsen, chair of the aviation subcommittee, and Elliot Black, Director, Airport Planning and Programs with the U.S. Department of Transportation, met with local leaders in the aviation industry at Everett Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center (AMTEC) building on Friday, August 20, for a roundtable discussion on the aerospace industry in the Pacific Northwest. 
Lynnwood Times, Aug. 31, 2021

Edmonds College awarded more than $800K in grants to address student homelessness, emergency needs 

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has awarded Edmonds College two grants totaling more than $800,000 to support students experiencing homelessness and those in need of emergency assistance. “We are very thankful to our state for this much needed support and extremely committed to provide wraparound services and resources to our students for their success,” said EC President Dr. Amit B. Singh.
My Edmonds News, Aug. 30, 2021

Spokane artist appears in Bob Ross documentary and reminisces about his old friend

Before Bob Ross was known as the amiable television artist with the soothing voice and identifiable mane from “The Joy of Painting,” the prolific painter was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base. In 1978, Ross visited Spokane Falls Community College and met artist John Thamm, who helped develop the skills of the then-fledgling artist.
Spokesman-Review, Aug. 29, 2021

Get to know: Laura Flores Cailloux

Occupation: Skagit Valley College department chair for sociology, ethnic studies and community leadership. Job description: “I teach and I’m responsible for Leadership Skagit, Leadership Whidbey and our Latino Leadership programs.” Education: Doctorate in higher education from the University of Washington.
Skagit Valley Herald, Aug. 28, 2021

TCC Provost Marissa Schlesinger to participate in Habitat Challenge

Tacoma Community College Provost Marissa Schlesinger will complete the Habitat Challenge this week, rappelling down 28 stories from the roof of Tacoma’s Hotel Murano at approximately 2:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27. The challenge raises funds for Pierce County Habitat for Humanity programs that promote home ownership, foreclosure prevention and aging in place.
Suburban Times, Aug. 27, 2021

Workforce Snohomish, Edmonds College awarded $360,000 for Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program

... “We are honored to be able to provide this program for our homeless veteran population through our Employment Navigators and in partnership with Edmonds College,” stated Joy Emory, CEO of Workforce Snohomish. “This is an unparalleled opportunity to bring veterans out of homelessness and into self-sufficiency.”
MLT News, Aug. 26, 2021

Peninsula College sets vaccine protocol

Varying degrees of vaccination protocol, all the way up to get the shot or get fired, will be in effect or imminent when Peninsula College students and staff in Port Angeles, Forks and Port Townsend return to classes Sept. 27, college President Luke Robins said. Unvaccinated students will be encouraged to take online instruction ...
Peninsula Daily News, Aug. 26, 2021

SPSCC to require COVID-19 vaccination for any on-campus class or activity

As COVID-19 continues to impact public health, South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) today announced that it will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for students who participate in any in-person class or activity for Fall Quarter 2021. “The public health experts are clear: vaccines and masks save lives and stop the spread of this virus,” said SPSCC president Dr. Timothy Stokes. 
Thurston Talk, Aug. 25, 2021

Trends | Horizons | Education

Aid verification will return to normal for 2022-23

The Department of Education will not be targeting its federal aid verification process for the 2022-23 award year, ending a temporary change put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic to alleviate challenges students face in accessing financial aid.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 1, 2021

California: More than 65,000 fake students applied for financial aid in wide community college scam

California student aid official Patrick Perry was beginning a routine check of federal financial aid records a few weeks ago when he came across a mystifying number: 60,000 more aid applications from a particular group of students this year than last. 
Los Angeles Times, Sept. 1, 2021

Disparities continue in transfer mobility

Higher education lost about 191,500 transfer students between July 2020 and June 2021, or -8.4% compared to the previous year. That’s according to research by the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center.
Community College Daily, Aug. 31, 2021

Politics | Local, State, National

Getting out the student vote in an off year

Student voting organizations are gearing up to capitalize on the high youth voter turnout for the 2020 elections and spur students to participate in this year’s local and state elections.  ... “We have always seen that turnout of all people, including youth, is lower in state elections,” Beadle said.
Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 27, 2021

 

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