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News Links | April 13, 2023

April 13, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Peninsula College Forks branch aims to serve West End

Peninsula College trustees moved their April meeting 60 miles west from Port Angeles to the college’s Forks campus, where it heard from director Rebecca Schwartz, students and an instructor about some of the programs ...
Peninsula Daily News, April 13, 2023

SPSCC hosts 2023 All-Washington Academic Team ceremony

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) invites the entire state of Washington to celebrate the 27th annual All-Washington (All-WA) Academic Team Ceremony. The All-WA Academic Team program recognizes and honors our state’s finest higher education students ...
Thurston Talk, April 12, 2023

‘Proudly fueled by sugar’

[Big Bend Community College] Vikings Percussion is a musical group for the college that performs music using various percussion instruments. The Group recently won first in state and is led by Big Bend’s music instructor John Owens who was able to share more about the group.
Columbia Basin Herald, April 11, 2023

Teachers and students in Washington call for more funding for community colleges

Teachers and students from several community colleges held walkouts and rallies on Tuesday calling for higher pay for teachers and more funding from the state. Some of the biggest rallies included a teach-in at the Washington State Capitol and walkouts at Seattle Central College, Yakima Valley College and Lynnwood Convention Center.
King 5, April 11, 2023

Newsmakers: CEOs on the move

Kevin Brockbank will serve as chancellor of the Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS), effective May 1. He is currently president of Spokane Community College, a position he has held since 2017. Prior to that, Brockbank was vice provost for strategic partnerships at CCS from 2015 to 2017. 
Community College Daily, April 11, 2023

EvCC narrows president search to 3 finalists

Three finalists have emerged to be the next president of Everett Community College. All are women. Chemene Crawford is president and CEO of North Seattle College. Kerry Levett is a vice president at Cascadia College in Bothell. Rachel Solemsaas is chancellor of Hawaii Community College ...
Everett Herald, April 10, 2023

Local View: Clark College offers pathways to success

On Monday The Columbian published an article by The Hechinger Report about community and technical colleges. This article was not an accurate representation of community colleges in Washington in general or specifically Clark College.
Columbian, April 9, 2023

State Senate recognizes Edmonds College student leader

Edmonds College student Ahmad Hilal Abid has earned official recognition from the Washington State Senate for his volunteer work in providing education to immigrant and refugee students. A resolution honoring Abid, introduced by 21st District State Sen. Marko Liias, was officially adopted by legislators March 4. 
Lynnwood Today, April 6, 2023

Seven Hills winemaker Casey McClellan named interim director for WWCC Institute of Enology and Viticulture

Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) named Casey McClellan, co-founder of Seven Hills Winery, as interim director for the Institute of Enology and Viticulture. McClellan will oversee operations, support students, and draw on his knowledge of the wine industry to help guide the program.
Waitsburg Times, April 6, 2023

WVC offering new machine operator certificate

Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) is offering a new machine operator certificate this spring. The certificate is designed to meet the growing demand for degrees and certificates through WVC in aerospace electronics, network administration, machining, and welding.
News Radio 560 KPQ, April 3, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

Is TOEFL losing its edge?

The Test of English as a Foreign Language, known by its acronym, TOEFL, will be shortened by an hour of time, becoming a two-hour exam starting in July. The Educational Testing Service, which produces TOEFL, says the change will make the test more competitive.
Inside Higher Ed, April 12, 2023

Narrowing the racial equity gap in bachelor’s degrees

... Florida and Washington are two states that have authorized community college baccalaureate programs for the longest amount of time, the report states, so data from those states are often studied given the history and size of the programs.
Inside Higher Ed, April 6, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

Washington Watch: ED delays effective date of third-party servicer guidelines

The U.S. Education Department (ED) announced Tuesday that colleges will not be expected to comply with updated guidance regarding their relationships with third-party servicers (TPS) by September 1. This provides welcome and needed relief for community colleges that have already begun reviewing their numerous contracts in preparation for the changes in ED’s TPS policies ...
Community College Daily, April 11, 2023

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