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News Links | July 21, 2022

July 21, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

A journey well-traveled

... Lin Zhou, president of Bates Technical College (Washington), came to this country in the late 1990s as an ESL student. Previously a well-paid product manager for a computer company, the Beijing native arrived in Washington state with her husband, who had been hired as a programmer.
Community College Daily, July 20, 2022

Central Washington Works: Learn to earn at Yakima Valley College

Whether you are preparing for the job market, returning to work, or need to upgrade your skills for a better job or a whole new career, consider Yakima Valley College, or YVC for short. (It’s no longer YVCC, they dropped the “community” part a few years back.)
Yakima Herald-Republic, July 17, 2022

WWCC offers new Warrior Pledge scholarships

Initial funding from the $15 million gift Walla Walla Community College received in December 2020 from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is being used for scholarships. The new college-based Warrior Pledge program provides qualified local students with full tuition ...
Union-Bulletin, July 17, 2022

Peninsula College’s new president settles in

Suzanne Ames hasn’t had a chance to do much exploring since she arrived in Port Angeles to become the seventh president of Peninsula College. She hasn’t visited Hurricane Ridge or ridden her bike on the Olympic Discovery Trail. 
Peninsula Daily News, July 16, 2022

WVC receives two grants for Knights Kupboard food pantry

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation recently received $3,200 to restock their Knights Kupboard food pantry. The Women’s Service League (WSL) of NCW donated $2,000, while the Wenatchee Rotary Club donated $1,200. 
News Radio 560 KPQ, July 16, 2022

Shinhae Hwang appointed student trustee on Edmonds College Board of Trustees

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Shinhae Hwang to the Edmonds College Board of Trustees. The college’s 10th student trustee, Hwang’s term began July 1 and runs through June 2023. “I want to do my best to improve our school and hear all the students’ voices from all different backgrounds,” Hwang said.
My Edmonds News, July 15, 2022

Winthrop OKs lease of library space by Wenatchee Valley College

The Town of Winthrop and Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) have reached a lease agreement under which the college will use community meeting space in the new Winthrop library to offer a variety of educational programs.
Methow Valley News, July 14, 2022

Undergraduate students at YVC work to combat antibiotic crisis through research

Students in the Yakima Valley College Undergraduate Summer Research Program are getting their hands dirty by conducting research that could help change the medical field and bring awareness to pollinators in the county. 
NBC Right Now, July 14, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

The different types of potential learners and what they want

As most colleges see their historical pool of students shrink, here’s a framework for understanding what motivates potential learners from 16 to 65 and what they want from institutions.
Inside Higher Ed, July 20, 2022

Security uncertainties: What's worrying students

While few would disagree that higher education leaders keep campus safety top of mind, campus safety department heads often find themselves falling short on funds to do everything they would like to do to ensure their communities—on campus and around campus—are as safe as possible.
Inside Higher Ed, July 15, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Democrats want Public Service Loan waiver made permanent

Some members of Congress are trying to codify changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program that would make it easier for teachers, social workers and other public service workers to get debt relief. 
Inside Higher Ed, July 20, 2022

Washington Watch: A deeper look at public opinion of higher ed

Public Agenda and USA Today recently released extensive public opinion research results that reflect some competitive edges for community colleges, amidst broader and substantial concerns about the value and affordability of college. The data may offer useful insights for community college leaders. 
Community College Daily, July 19, 2022

Should short-term, online programs get Pell Grants?

As part of the Bipartisan Innovation Act, Congress is weighing an amendment to expand Pell Grant eligibility to short-term programs—or those as short as eight weeks and no longer than 15 weeks. Yet the amendment leaves out online, short-term programs, fueling debate around what that may mean for low-income students.
Diverse Education, July 14, 2022

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