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News Links | June 17, 2022

June 17, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Peninsula College to award 457 degrees, certificates Saturday

Peninsula College will observe its 60th commencement ceremony on Saturday when it awards 457 degrees and certificates to graduates. ... Speakers will include outgoing Board of Trustees Chair Mike Glenn and Student Body President Kacia Muscutt.
Peninsula Daily News, June 17, 2022

'This is my time': A promise continues to push Wenatchee Valley College graduate

... This Friday, Menley will take another step toward achieving that goal, graduating from Wenatchee Valley College with an Associate of Technical Science in Business Computer Technology, something she describes as "surreal."
Wenatchee World, June 16, 2022

Grays Harbor College names top 16 students of 2022

Out of the Top 16 local college graduates for 2022, over 80% are Running Start students. Grays Harbor College released their list of the Top 16 students among the graduating class this year, and the list features a majority of the students going to college at the same time as they attended high school.
KXRO News Radio, June 16, 2022

At 57, this new college graduate is changing careers to help other Tri-Citians

Wayne Ellis is at the age where most people start to think about retirement. But on Friday he will be sitting in a sea full of young adults who could be his children, waiting to receive his degree from Columbia Basin College.
Tri-City Herald, June 16, 2022

New TCC president Harrell gives transportation club an orientation on helping students succeed

Ivan L. Harrell II., Ph.D. was the welcome guest at the June meeting of the Transportation Club of Tacoma. As our last speaker leading up to our two-month hiatus, Dr. Harrell seemed the perfect speaker for our local Transportation Club. ... Dr. Harrell serves as the 11th President of Tacoma Community College (TCC).
Suburban Times, June 15, 2022

Cascadia College’s Class of 2022 walks across the stage

After a two-year pause due to COVID-19, Cascadia College’s Class of 2022 walked across the stage for their degrees on June 10. Virtual ceremonies were held for the classes of 2020 and 2021, however the excitement of an in-person ceremony filled the campus.
Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, June 13, 2022

New Walla Walla Community College wine program director eager to 'captain the ship'

A new director has been announced for the Walla Walla Community College Institute for Enology and Viticulture. Officials said after a comprehensive search, Stylianos Logothetis has been hired as head of the college’s wine industry program.
Union-Bulletin, June 13, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

Students see COVID's impact on professors

Just as COVID case numbers have ebbed and flowed since spring 2020, so have professor and student experiences. Sometimes it all seems manageable, and at other times stress or fatigue settle in, making teaching and learning a struggle.
Inside Higher Ed, June 17, 2022

Americans support student loan forgiveness, but would rather rein in college costs

... slightly more than half of Americans support what has been reported to be Biden's likeliest path: forgiving up to $10,000 per person. But an overwhelming majority – including a majority of those with student loans – said the government should prioritize making college more affordable over forgiving existing student loans.
NPR, June 17, 2022

Study: College degree completers more likely than non-completers to come from degree-holding household

College students who complete their degree [young adults ages 18 to 30, who have completed a 2- or 4-year degree] are significantly more likely than those who did not to come from households where at least one parent has earned a college degree ...
Diverse Education, June 16, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Critics say campus sex assault rules fall short and need an overhaul

... President Joe Biden and other critics say the rules, finalized in 2020 by then-Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, fail to adequately protect sexual assault victims, deter them from reporting misconduct and go too far in shielding the accused. Biden is expected to announce new rules as soon as this month.
NPR, June 17, 2022

Student loan borrowers get a rare win as Senate approves a fix

The Senate has approved a proposal that would allow borrowers stuck with student loan debt linked to a spouse or ex-spouse to separate those loans. For many, it could also open a path to having their loans erased as part of a federal loan-forgiveness program. 
NPR, June 16, 2022

Lawmakers put pressure on Ed Department for student debt relief

Democrats and Republicans are putting pressure on the Biden administration to clarify many questions regarding his plan to cancel student debt. Republicans are asking for specific information regarding the president’s legal authority to cancel student debt ...
Inside Higher Ed, June 16, 2022

Education Secretary Dr. Miguel Cardona calls on Congress to offer citizenship path to Dreamers

As the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy reaches a decade, U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel A. Cardona is calling on Congress to offer a path to citizenship for Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. at a young age who are protected from deportation.
Diverse Education, June 15, 2022

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