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News Links | January 27, 2022

January 27, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Former state Rep. Gary Chandler appointed to Big Bend Board of Trustees

Former state Rep. Gary Chandler has been appointed to the Big Bend Community College Board of Trustees. Gov. Jay Inslee recently confirmed the appointment. Chandler replaces John Lane, who served as a trustee since December 2010. “I am honored and delighted to be appointed by Gov. Inslee to serve as a trustee for Big Bend Community College, my alma mater (’71),” Chandler said.
iFiber One, Jan. 27, 2022

A local expert helps you maximize the benefits of houseplants with minimal effort

... We found answers at the Greenery, Spokane Community College's environmental science horticulture program, of which Tyler Beasley is an alumnus and the longtime greenhouse manager. Beasley's advice: Choose appropriate plants, follow best practices, and know where to get help.
Inlander, Jan. 27, 2022

Wenatchee Valley College trustees take first steps in president search

The Wenatchee Valley College Board of Trustees will turn to the college’s employees as it moves forward in its search for a replacement for College President Jim Richardson. Board President Tamra Jackson said the board determined during a special meeting Tuesday that the college will conduct two listening sessions in Wenatchee and Omak in February that will only be open to WVC employees.
News Radio 560 KPQ, Jan. 26, 2022

A&E briefs — Jan. 26, 2022

Poets highlight Peninsula College's next Studium Generale ... Wright’s new book is “Masquerade,” a memoir in poetry. The title poem in her previous book, “This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems,” won a Pushcart Prize and also appeared in The Best American Poetry 2009. 
Sequim Gazette, Jan. 26, 2022

Ex-Pasco councilman remembered for his passion and what he brought to CBC’s campus

... He continued to be involved in the statue and the annual MLK Day celebration at Columbia Basin College. When CBC President Rebekah Woods arrived on campus he came to her office to share the history of the statue. “I’m deeply saddened by the passing of Edgar Hargrow,” Woods said in a statement. “Edgar was a unifying force in our community, and he helped forge CBC’s unique bond with the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, as chairman of the Martin Luther King Monument Committee.”
Tri-City Herald, Jan. 26, 2022

How to learn American Sign Language and help the deaf community

Yakima Valley College offers American Sign Language (ASL) classes for any experience level. Sign up online for ASL 101 this spring quarter in March. All classes are over zoom. To help students truly grasp the importance of the language, students and their professors have their mics turned off during class. 
NBC Right Now, Jan. 18, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

A new initiative to grow AI workforce

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Intel and Dell Technologies on Thursday announced an 18-month initiative to design and build artificial intelligence (AI) incubators across the country, using the expertise and industry connections of America’s community college system.
Community College Daily, Jan. 27, 2022

Commentary: New opportunities to serve incarcerated students

... In addition to streamlining the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and altering its needs analysis, the legislation lifted the 26-year ban on Pell grants for people in prison — a move that, once implemented, will restore education access for up to 463,000 people.
Community College Daily, Jan. 26, 2022

DataPoints: Students’ college costs

The average tuition and fees for community college students are far less than for students at in-state public four-year institutions, but it is estimated that their costs for transportation, supplies and other expenses are slightly higher.
Community College Daily, Jan. 25, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Cardona’s priorities for ED

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on Thursday outlined his priories for the department for the coming year which includes developing stronger career pathways for students. The highlights he presented during a public presentation for U.S. Education Department (ED) staff were very general, but they offer an idea of what the Biden administration may focus on when it submits to Congress its proposed budget for the coming fiscal year.
Community College Daily, Jan. 27, 2022


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