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News Links | February 22, 2022

February 22, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Pierce College alum works hard to help keep the community safe

 ... From the beginning, he had his sights set on studying Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM) at Pierce College. After meeting with HSEM staff, Brown was given the option to apply previous college credit and enroll directly in the Bachelor of Applied Science program, rather than starting with an associate degree.
The Suburban Times, Feb. 21, 2022

Two Edmonds College students honored with Transforming Lives awards

The Edmonds College Board of Trustees has recognized two students with Transforming Lives awards. Jessica Davila is the 2022 Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) Transforming Lives award recipient and Jeanett Quintanilla is the Edmonds College Board of Trustees 2022 Transforming Lives award recipient.
Lynnwood Today, Feb. 18, 2022

BBCC leader seeks more student aid, higher teacher salaries

Financial aid for students and higher, more competitive salaries for faculty and staff at the state’s community colleges were among the concerns expressed Thursday morning as Big Bend Community College trustees and officials met online with Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville.
Columbia Basin Herald, Feb. 18, 2022

Human Elements: Finding the elusive Gorge daisy

... Clark is a biologist and professor at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, where he teaches students all about the interconnectedness of ecosystems. But in his spare time, he ventures into the field to look for and document rare, native plants — which are often hidden in hard-to-reach places.
Crosscut, Feb. 18, 2022

Aliza Munoz Esty joins Grays Harbor College Board of Trustees

Governor Jay Inslee has announced the appointment of Aliza Munoz Esty to the Grays Harbor College Board of Trustees. Esty was included in the recent appointments by the governor this week. According to the college, Esty brings a diverse professional background to the board ...
KXRO, Feb. 16, 2022

Preparing for launch: SFCC planetarium hopes to reopen to public soon with new projector, solar system model

It’s been nearly two years since the Spokane Falls Community College planetarium temporarily closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over that span, NASA launched and landed both the rover Perseverance and helicopter Ingenuity at the Jezero Crater on Mars.
The Spokesman-Review, Feb. 16, 2022

Black History Month discussion Wednesday at Peninsula College

Opening up the path to higher education for underrepresented students will be the topic of a free online discussion Wednesday at Peninsula College. Dr. Gariot Louima, the Bahamas-born son of Haitian immigrants who is now at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., will give a short presentation ...
Peninsula Daily News, Feb. 15, 2022

'Students supporting students' — Yakima Valley College opens food pantries on both campuses

With all the pressure that comes with school for Yakima Valley College students, many of whom are first-generation college students and rely on financial aid, one hidden stressor can make it difficult to concentrate in class: putting food on the table. 
Yakima Herald, Feb. 14, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

Reading between the lines to support struggling students

So when developing, strengthening or promoting available campus supports, it helps for higher ed professionals to know what groups of students are most likely to be experiencing specific types of challenges. The following infographic offers insights on who is dealing with what, as well as students’ stories about individuals supporting them.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 17, 2022

Commentary: Computer science meets liberal arts

Catering to the diverse needs and goals of learners, community colleges typically offer a broad array of academic options, including transfer, workforce, continuing education, and community and leisure learning programming.
Community College Daily, Feb. 16, 2022

Achieving the Dream announces new equity statement

Achieving the Dream, an organization focused on community college student success, released a new equity statement Tuesday calling on the more than 300 community colleges in the organization’s network to more intentionally focus on equity.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 16, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Washington Watch: Mulling gainful employment regs

... As previously noted, community colleges are represented at the negotiating table by primary negotiator Anne Kress, president of Northern Virginia Community College and a member of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) board of directors, and alternate negotiator Will Durden, director of basic education for adults at Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
Community College Daily, Feb. 22, 2022

Getting closer on short-term Pell

... Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) said she was hopeful that the committee could craft a bipartisan proposal to address the challenges. She noted that the committee has a bipartisan track record on workforce issues, citing the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in 2014 and the reauthorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act in 2018.
Community College Daily, Feb. 15, 2022

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