News Links | May 3, 2022
System News | Opinion
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
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
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
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
Thurston Talk, April 28, 2022
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
Yakima Herald-Republic, April 26, 2022
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
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 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
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
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
... 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