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News Links | June 15, 2022

June 15, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Commentary: Efforts beyond the classroom make a difference at Centralia College

For many in our community, June is a time of transition. This is most certainly true for the hundreds of Centralia College students who will graduate June 17. They are amazing individuals and they deserve all the pomp and congratulations we can give them.
Centralia Chronicle, June 13, 2022

Inslee tabs Spokane airport public affairs director to serve on Community Colleges of Spokane board

The Community Colleges of Spokane’s board of trustees has a new member. Todd Woodard, Spokane International Airport’s director of marketing and public affairs, has been appointed to the board by Gov. Jay Inslee, the colleges announced in a release Monday.
The Spokesman-Review, June 13, 2022

She’s ready for the next big thing

Just because Shelia Flowers is graduating doesn’t mean she’s slowing down. Flowers will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in applied science at Walla Walla Community College, finishing it in three years by taking extra classes and going to school in the summer.
Lewiston Tribune, June 10, 2022

Tanzanian scholar brings global experience and perspective of healthcare to Bellevue College

... In April of 2021, Moshi applied to the Fullbright Program, and by August of that year, she was accepted at Bellevue College (BC). “I was excited and very happy,” said Moshi, who explained how as a mother, it’s difficult enough working and going back to school, let alone studying abroad.
Bellevue Reporter, June 10, 2022

Puyallup Tribe of Indians $20,000 grant helps Bates Technical College students in need

A $20,000 grant from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians will help Bates Technical College students experiencing financial crisis stay in school. The donation to the Bates Technical College Foundation’s Emergency Assistance Program supports students who are most at risk ...
Suburban Times, June 9, 2022

Skagit Valley College's new commons building to be named after retiring president

A new building planned for Skagit Valley College will be named Keegan Commons, after the college’s soon-retiring president, Tom Keegan. The vision for the commons building was to serve as an entrance for students accessing campus from the east parking lot ...
Skagit Valley Herald, June 8, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

State higher ed funding rose in 2021

Ongoing enrollment declines remain an area of concern across higher education, but a new report shows strong state appropriations and federal support in the last fiscal year buoyed colleges and universities struggling with dwindling tuition revenue.
Inside Higher Ed, June 14, 2022

Preventing gun violence on campus

... “One thing that we’ve actually seen done really well at higher ed, especially, is that there are dedicated liaison officers within the FBI and all the major FBI field offices whose job it is to do outreach to colleges and universities within their jurisdiction,” Randazzo said.
Inside Higher Ed, June 10, 2022

Editorial: Close gap between supply and demand in computer science programs for WA students

Despite the clear need and allure of high-paying careers in technology, Washington’s colleges and universities are awarding computer-related degrees at less than half the rate the state’s tech companies are adding new positions — let alone filling openings for existing jobs.
The Seattle Times, June 8, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Opportunities in a workforce crisis

Employers in nearly all industries are scrambling to find workers, which has many members of Congress concerned about its potential effects on the U.S. economy. But Labor Secretary Marty Walsh sees a potential to help workers leaving their jobs to transition into better-paying ones.
Community College Daily, June 14, 2022

Reporter’s notebook: Senate confirms Loyd to lead OCTAE

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Amy Loyd, a former community college student, as the U.S. Education Department’s (ED) assistant secretary for career, technical and adult education.
Community College Daily, June 8, 2022

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