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News Links | June 7, 2022

June 07, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

And the Aspen Prize finalists are …

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

Peninsula College’s Studium Generale to spotlight English essay award winners

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

WVC hosting “Welcome Wednesday” in June

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

Six Edmonds College students receive STEM scholarship awards from AAUW

... “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

Mel Lindbloom: Remembering a local educational legend

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

Yelm teen is the youngest female graduate of PLU

... 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

Confusion about credentials and work readiness

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

The potential dark side of a white-hot labor market

... 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

10 strategies to empower learning with technology in the classroom

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

Legislature moves to expand nursing education in Washington

... 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

Reform to student loans: what higher ed wants

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

Washington Watch: What about community college loan issues?

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

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