News Links | July 21, 2022
System News | Opinion
... 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
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
Yakima Herald-Republic, July 17, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Inside Higher Ed, July 20, 2022
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
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
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
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