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News Links | May 3, 2022

May 03, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Four Centralia College students named to All-Washington Academic Team

Centralia College has named four students to the 2022 All-Washington Academic Team. Each student will receive $500 in scholarships and is eligible for additional transfer scholarships from in-state universities, according to the college. All of the All-Washington Academic Team members will be recognized formally at a virtual ceremony ... 
The Chronicle, May 2, 2022

Edmonds College sponsoring 36th annual powwow May 5-7

The Edmonds College Powwow returns May 5-7  — the first in-person powwow in over two years. ... Dancers and drummers come to the college’s powwow from tribes throughout the Northwest and United States. Students and employees of Edmonds College participate in a variety of environmental, service-learning, and cultural activities throughout the year in support of local tribes and tribal members.
My Edmonds News, May 1, 2022

How South Seattle College is preparing students for today’s restaurant industry

For more than two years now, South Seattle College’s cafeteria — fit for a hundred diners — has been mostly motionless during lunch hour. But the kitchen, lit up as if under stage lights, sometimes vibrates like every seat is filled. On a recent afternoon, more than a half-dozen budding chefs and restaurant owners in the college’s culinary program moved with looks of deep concentration behind a food counter.
The Seattle Times, May 1, 2022

Inslee tours sustainability projects at Eastern Washington University, Spokane Falls Community College

... The governor’s Thursday visit provided him a peek at just some of the environmental sustainability projects unfolding at EWU and Spokane Falls Community College. After his stop in Cheney, Inslee drove to SFCC to meet with students from the college’s Environmental Club for a discussion on their work as well as a roundtable discussion on climate change issues.
Spokesman-Review, April 29, 2022

SPSCC hosts 2022 All-Washington Academic Team ceremony

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) invites the entire state of Washington to the 26th annual All-Washington (All-WA) Academic Team Ceremony. The ceremony will honor students from the state’s 34 community and technical colleges. ... Their stories are often inspiring, sometimes surprising, and always reflective of the larger story of the state’s community and technical college students.
Thurston Talk, April 28, 2022

The Arts Scene: Students' efforts on display at DoVA exhibit

On Tuesday, May 3, the Larson Gallery will present the annual Yakima Valley College Department of Visual Art (DoVA) Student & Faculty exhibition. This exhibit presents artwork created within the past year by YVC students. Student work is chosen from the spring and fall quarters of 2021 and the winter quarter of 2022 at Yakima Valley College.
Yakima Herald-Republic, April 26, 2022

Bellevue College launching bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity

Bellevue College has created a new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Cybersecurity to address employers’ need for systems administrators and security analysts. ... The program will provide students with skills for careers that include network and computer systems administration, computer systems analyst, information security analyst, and IT consultant, according to a news release from Bellevue College (BC).
425 Business, April 26, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

Reporter’s notebook: Upward transfers decline

Undergraduate transfers among all types of higher education institutions dropped this spring, but it appears to be especially steep among community college students transferring to four-year institutions, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center.
Community College Daily, May 3, 2022

A clearer path back to college may yield more degrees

A report published Monday about a three-year national initiative to boost completion for students who stopped attending college before they earned degrees calls on higher ed institutions and federal, state and local governments to do more to lure students back to college and push them over the finish line.
Inside Higher Ed, May 3, 2022

The name game

Some community colleges have dropped the word “community” from their names as institutions re-envision their academic offerings and try to avoid negative stereotypes. ... The rebranding addresses what Bolton believes to be an unfortunate reality—that prospective students see community colleges as a “lesser” academic option that provide an inferior education and less marketable degrees.
Inside Higher Ed, May 2, 2022

Community college leaders gather and share advice for DEI efforts

This weekend in New York City, thousands of community college representatives from across the nation gathered with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), their first in-person convention since the pandemic.
Diverse Education, May 2, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

A conversation with Education Under Secretary Kvaal

... James Kvaal opened the panel conversation with officials from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) by giving kudos to two-year colleges and noting their critical importance in economic mobility, equitable opportunity, growth in living standards and more. “A strong community college might be the most important institution our country has for that goal,” he said.
Community College Daily, May 3, 2022


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