News Links | April 28, 2022
System News | Opinion
The Aspen Institute on Wednesday announced its list of 25 community colleges that
are semi-finalists for the $1 million Aspen Prize. It will announce the 10 finalists
in early June. ... States that have two colleges on the list include California, Illinois,
Iowa, Mississippi, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. The 25 colleges are: ... Pierce College District (Washington) and South Puget Sound Community College (Washington).
Community College Daily, April 27, 2022
The landmark culinary school at Seattle Central College has landed on the budget chopping block and could close permanently as soon as a
year from now, according to Aimee Lepage, interim dean of the program. Seattle Central’s
Seattle Culinary Academy has been in operation for 81 years, training thousands of
chefs over the decades ...
The Seattle Times, April 27, 2022
Applications are currently open for CHAS’s next cohort of medical assistant apprentices,
with curriculum approved by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The apprenticeship includes on-the-job training and full-time employment with benefits,
according to the news release.
Moscow-Pullman Daily News, April 27, 2022
... “We are implementing this policy early, but also on our own extending the zero-fare
to Peninsula College students who are actively enrolled in the college and have a pass,” Clallam Transit
General Manager Kevin Gallacci said.
Peninsula Daily News, April 27, 2022
The Peninsula College Associated Student Council leadership has been selected for 2022-2023. “We had 20
total candidates interview for 11 positions, and they were all so good, we decided
to bring on 12 of them,” said Rick Ross, associate dean for Athletics & Student Life.
Peninsula Daily News, April 26, 2022
South Puget Sound Community College is almost ready to launch ctcLink, a college-wide technology upgrade that will make
it easier for students to register for classes, pay tuition, and more. SPSCC will
“go-live” with ctcLink on May 9, according to a news release from the community college.
The Olympian, April 26, 2022
Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) will hold two Stand Against Racism events this week that will both end in participants
taking to the streets. Diversity and Equity Coordinator Marichuy Alvizar said the
7th-annual Stand Against Racism event is a way to bring awareness to both the campus
News Radio 560 KPQ, April 25, 2022
Wenatchee resident Ford Barrett has donated $30,000 to Speaking and Listening Skills
courses at Wenatchee Valley College. Barrett made the donation in memory of his wife Marlys (Mar-Lees) a former English
educator at the college who died in 2021. [Video]
NCW Life, April 25, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
Increasing enrollment (87%) and retention rates (78%) remain top-tier concerns for
community college leaders, according to a new report based on a fall 2021 survey of
two-year college officials. Increasing graduation rates (59%) was third, followed
by reducing equity gaps (57%) and re-engaging lapsed students (52%).
Community College Daily, April 27, 2022
In another month or two, the stories and pictures will be everywhere again. The excited
high school graduate who’s going on to become the first in her family to get into
college. The fresh-faced young man in a robe and tassel, holding up his bachelor’s
degree triumphantly while his mom and dad beam. For generations, going to college
has been a universal value.
Yakima Herald, April 27, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
A House appropriations hearing Thursday on the president’s budget proposal for the
U.S. Education Department focused mainly on K-12 issues, but a few lawmakers noted
that they would like to see more of a spotlight on trade career opportunities as an
option to four-year degrees.
Community College Daily, April 28, 2022
President Joe Biden said Thursday that he’s “taking a hard look” at canceling additional
federal student loan debt and will reach a decision within a month. “I am considering
dealing with some debt reduction,” Biden told reporters in the Roosevelt Room at the
White House. The comments came days after Biden had a private meeting with Democratic
lawmakers who pressed him on the issue.
The Seattle Times, April 28, 2022