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News Links | August 1, 2023

August 01, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

IN BASKET: Valadez named to vice president post at Heritage University

Martin Valadez has been promoted to vice president for strategic initiatives at Heritage University, the Toppenish-based university announced earlier this month. Valadez will oversee university operations at its new regional site in downtown Kennewick ...
Yakima Herald-Republic, July 30, 2023

‘Be prepared for some brown’: Spokane horticulturists offer yard advice during drought

... Cindy Deffé, a horticulture instructor at Spokane Community College, said it’s good to water an extra half-inch for every 10 degrees above 60 degrees. A lawn could need 2½ inches of water a week to stay green in 90-degree heat, she said. 
The Spokesman-Review, July 30, 2023

Annual summer program at YVC gives Lower Valley students taste of college life

... During the school year, the [Yakima Valley College’s TRIO Upward Bound program] serves over 100 students from Granger, Sunnyside, Toppenish and Wapato high schools, director Isaias Guerrero said. Students receive academic support and advice on how to navigate college admissions.
Yakima Herald-Republic, July 28, 2023

Archeological dig revealing Japanese American history in north Seattle

... Researchers with Edmonds College and Seattle Colleges are working to relocate a pre-World War II community center that is on the site of North Seattle College in hopes of learning more about the Japanese American community before the war.
KING 5 News, July 28, 2023

They’re demolishing 2 buildings at a Tacoma college. Here’s the $39M project to replace them

Next week, Tacoma Community College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its Center for Innovative Learning and Engagement – the campus’ newest building aimed at collaborative learning.
News Tribune, July 28, 2023

Snohomish County invests $4.3 million in workforce development and job pathways programs

... Edmonds College partners with Sound Transit and the City of Lynnwood to offer a 10-12 week construction pre-apprenticeship program to train students to work in the trades supporting Snohomish County industries that include transportation and commercial and residential infrastructure.
Lynnwood Times, July 27, 2023

Delta Dental invests $835K in Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s dental program

... The grant will focus on replacing and upgrading [Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s] restorative and dental-hygiene teaching clinics and equipment. LWTech currently offers a two-quarter Dental Assistant Education Program that hosts up to 12 students at a time. 
425 Business, July 26, 2023

Higher Education and Politics

Washington Watch: Tough funding talks down the road

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a fiscal year 2024 spending bill for education, workforce development and other programs that sets the stage for difficult negotiations later this year to reconcile differences between its bill and a much different House spending bill.
Community College Daily, July 30, 2023

Persistence, retention rates on the rise

Community colleges saw increases in both persistence and retention rates this year, according to a new report from National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center. This marks the second consecutive year that community colleges saw gains ...
Community College Daily, July 27, 2023

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