News Links | December 15, 2022
System News | Opinion
Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) President Jim Richardson and his wife, Kim, have received the 2022 Outstanding Friends
of the College award. The honor recognizes those who have made contributions to WVC
through service or financial support, or a combination of both.
News Radio 560 KPQ, Dec. 14, 2022
Inflation and rising rent, child care, grocery and gas prices have left low-income
students attending Skagit Valley College in need as the college’s emergency assistance funding runs dry.
Skagit Valley Herald, Dec. 14, 2022
... “This year’s return to Jingle Jazz gives our students an opportunity to show off
what they have learned during the pandemic,” [said Peninsula College Vocal Ensemble instructor Elaine Gardner-Morales.]
Sequim Gazette, Dec. 14, 2022
Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) plans to resume instruction for truck and commercial drivers seeking commercial driver's
licenses (CDL). Demand for CDL drivers has increased since the pandemic and drivers
are crucial for the transportation, manufacturing and agriculture industries.
NBC Right Now, Dec. 13, 2022
The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation will host a free classical and opera concert Wednesday night. ... "The
concert is our chance to open up campus and welcome the community in to enjoy some
fantastic world class musicians, and give them an opportunity to enjoy the Grove Recital
Hall and the Music and Art Center," said Evey.
News Radio 560 KPQ, Dec. 13, 2022
Yakima Valley College acquired a top-of-the-line manikin named ‘Next Generation Harvey.’ Harvey is an advanced
training manikin for nursing students to get more in depth training with cardiopulmonary
issues. These are issues pertaining to heart beats, blood pressure, and respiratory
Fox 41, Dec. 13, 2022
In 2022, the South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) Foundation has awarded students $662,040 in scholarships in addition to $238,576
in grants, totaling an estimated $900,616.
Thurston Talk, Dec. 13, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
... researchers, employers, career development counselors and college students in
search of jobs are in conversation about the intersection of online gaming and careers.
Such conversations are fueled by new research and practices.
Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 13, 2022
Students are completing college on time at higher rates nationally at both four-year
and two-year institutions, according to a new report by Complete College America,
an organization dedicated to increasing college attainment rates. The report also
found, however, that stubborn equity gaps persist.
Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 13, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh this week emphasized the Biden administration’s support
for using registered apprenticeships as a key workforce development strategy to fill
job openings — particularly in technology — and as a way to grow diversity in the
Community College Daily, Dec. 15, 2022
While President Biden’s one-time student loan forgiveness plan remains tied up in
the U.S. Supreme Court, the Education Department is working on a more far-reaching
and costly plan to overhaul how people pay back their loans.
Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 14, 2022