News Links | June 15, 2022
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
Community College Daily, June 8, 2022