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News Links | July 14, 2022

July 14, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Pierce College launches nationwide search for next chancellor

Pierce College Chancellor Michele L. Johnson, Ph.D., will be retiring at the end of 2022 after a distinguished 45-year career of teaching and leadership, including 17 years as chancellor/CEO of Pierce College District.
Suburban Times, July 13, 2022

Olympic College, considering options to keep its child care center afloat, decides against outsourcing

... The school has identified internal funding from the college's office of instruction as well as additional grants (including a Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families Stabilization grant) to keep the center operating at Olympic College, according to OC spokesman Shawn Devine.
Kitsap Sun, July 13, 2022

Where’s the best place to see the supermoon in the Gig Harbor area? Here are some tips

... “Probably the best time to see the moon to exaggerate how big it is would be at moonrise or moonset,” Thomas Gomez, astronomy professor at Tacoma Community College, told The Gateway Tuesday.
News Tribune, July 13, 2022

Grays Harbor College moving offices as HUB demolition imminent

As construction of the new Student Services and Instruction Building continues, many areas of Grays Harbor College that were previously located in the Hillier Union Building are moving to new locations on campus.
KXRO News Radio, July 12, 2022

Newsmakers: New CEO

Suzanne Ames is now the seventh president of Washington’s Peninsula College. She previously served for several years at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) as vice president of instruction, associate vice president of instruction and dean of instruction.
Community College Daily, July 11, 2022

Earning a GED: High school equivalency programs in Yakima Valley

... [Yakima Valley College] offers various adult education opportunities through its College & Career Readiness, or CCR, programs. Classes are available year-round and are offered evenings Tuesdays through Thursdays and mornings Mondays through Thursdays.
Yakima Herald-Republic, July 11, 2022

For years, she never told anyone her husband was an Aryan Nations leader. Now, her posthumous book explains why she stayed

... “It took Chris four years in my Spokane Falls Community College extension course to be willing to finally dig down and tell her big story,” said local author Sarah Conover. With the encouragement of Conover and other women in the writing group, Chris Eddy wrote, in detail, that story.
The Spokesman-Review, July 10, 2022

Audio engineers are almost all men. This Seattle program was created by women to change that

... The journey they embarked on — trying to teach themselves to record audio — would culminate in the creation of a one-of-a-kind audio program at North Seattle College, which has just finished its first year of classes. Though it’s still small, its architects think it might be the only audio program in the country taught entirely by women and people of color through a college institution.
The Seattle Times, July 7, 2022

Head Start celebrates a new building

... “Your generosity is going to change lives for generations,” Dr. Thomas Keegan, president of Skagit Valley College told the crowd. Head Start is one of the college’s many programs. “I can not emphasis the importance of early learning in a forward safe environment.”
Journal of the San Juan Islands, June 25, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

Is it time to expand your distance learning program?

As community colleges plan to return to more in-person classes this fall, a number of distance learning programs are exploring the possibility of expanding their online programs going forward. After all, almost all of our students – and faculty – experienced firsthand the many advantages of online learning over the past two years. 
Community College Daily, July 14, 2022

ED awards final round of HEERF grants

The U.S. Education Department (ED) announced on Wednesday that it has awarded the final $198 million in Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants to 244 colleges and universities, most of which are community colleges, rural institutions, minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Community College Daily, July 13, 2022

Creating better pathways for students of color

... Most community colleges are publicly funded, open-access institutions whose mission is to provide equitable access to postsecondary education to the communities they serve. As we know, for most underrepresented and underserved students, the community college is their only pathway to postsecondary education. 
Community College Daily, July 12, 2022

Supporting the mental health needs of rural students

According to a report from the Association of Community College Trustees, roughly 3.4 million students currently attend rural community colleges in the United States. Couple that fact with data from 2021 that shows 50% of community college students screening positive for symptoms of a mental health condition ...
Community College Daily, July 11, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Congressional bill would address lower college voting turnout

Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and representative Nikema Williams of Georgia have introduced a bill that will attempt to eliminate barriers to voting faced by college-age Americans, who vote at lower rates than any other age group.
Inside Higher Ed, July 13, 2022

Washington Watch: House plan includes $107M in earmarks for community colleges

The fiscal year (FY) 2023 Labor, HHS, and Education appropriations bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee on June 30 includes millions in new federal dollars for 89 community colleges, setting up many institutions to receive funding to update equipment, offer new academic programming and provide more student support services.
Community College Daily, July 13, 2022

Public opinion on value of higher ed remains mixed

New public opinion survey shows Democrats and Republicans alike are pessimistic of the long-term benefits of a college degree. Partisan divides still exist in solutions to address the rising cost of education and the role race plays in limiting access to college.
Inside Higher Ed, July 12, 2022

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