News Links | June 7, 2022
System News | Opinion
The Aspen Institute on Tuesday announced the 10 community colleges that are finalists
for the $1 million Aspen Prize. ... The finalists are: ... South Puget Sound Community College (Washington). ... The past winners are: ... 2013: Santa Barbara City College (California)
and Walla Walla Community College (Washington).
Community College Daily, June 7, 2022
Through gifts from Juliette Teorey and from Gunnar and Frances Fagerlund, [Peninsula College] students with exceptional writing have the opportunity for their work to be considered
for awards. Faculty who teach English composition, literature and other courses nominate
essays for awards.
Peninsula Daily News, June 7, 2022
Every Wednesday in June, Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) is hosting Welcome Wednesdays for new, returning and prospective students, and their
families. WVC’s Community Relations Director, Libby Siebens, says the weekly engagements
offer a wide variety of opportunities for attendees.
News Radio 560 KPQ, June 6, 2022
... “Edmonds College is very pleased to again partner with AAUW to encourage women to pursue STEM careers,”
said Program Manager and Edmonds College AAUW Representative Su Nelson. “These six
recipients are very deserving,”
My Edmonds News, June 3, 2022
Friends and colleagues gather to pay tribute to Green River College’s first president. Mel Lindbloom was assistant superintendent of the Auburn School District under Superintendent
Hayes Holman in 1962 when his boss tasked him with the job of working on opening the
region’s first community college.
Kent Reporter, June 2, 2022
Opinion | Rufus Woods: Wenatchee Valley College's Native American program opens up avenues of understanding
... Wenatchee Valley College is also playing a significant role in this effort, with the development of the American
Indian Indigenous Studies (AIIS) program at its Omak campus, led by a gifted young
professor, Kestrel Smith.
The Wenatchee World, June 2, 2022
... At the age of 11, Coverdale attended South Puget Sound Community College in Lacey to take part in the state’s Running Start program. Running Start is typically
offered to high school students who are in 10th grade or above, but eligibility to
enroll in the program is based on grades instead of age.
Nisqually Valley News, May 31, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
Uncertainty among recent graduates regarding whether their college credential or trade
certification truly indicates that they have the skills employers seek could be swaying
roughly half of them from even applying for entry-level jobs in their field because
they don’t feel prepared for them, according to a new report.
Community College Daily, June 7, 2022
... Strong labor markets often encourage people to forgo training, but this economic
moment poses unusually difficult trade-offs for students with families or other financial
responsibilities. Cutting working hours to go to class right now means passing up
the benefits of strong wage growth at a moment of soaring fuel, food and housing costs.
The New York Times, June 6, 2022
Technology is redefining the landscape of higher education. For instance, the rise
of online learning has greatly expanded access for community college students with
changing work schedules and complex lives.
Community College Daily, June 2, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
... Technical and community colleges received more than $3.7 million for at least
50 additional nursing slots. The Legislature also set aside more than $15 million
to modernize equipment in simulation labs at community colleges, universities and
public high schools.
KNKX, June 7, 2022
As President Biden moves closer to canceling at least some student debt in the near
future, many higher education advocates and members of Congress are concerned that
cancellation without broader reforms to the federal loan system at large will merely
provide a temporary solution to a much larger issue.
Inside Higher Ed, June 7, 2022
The Biden administration is considering canceling federal student loans on a broad
basis. Reports state that a popular proposal would eliminate $10,000 of student debt
for individuals making up to $150,000 per year.
Community College Daily, June 5, 2022