News Links | February 22, 2022
System News | Opinion
... 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
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
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
... 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
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
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
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
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
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
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 17, 2022
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, 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
... 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
... 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