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August 22, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

SPSCC welcomes new fundraising team

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is excited to welcome Kelly Green, Christine Hoffmann, and Amber Wetzel as the SPSCC Foundation’s new fundraising team.
Thurston Talk, Aug. 22, 2023

Highline College announces updates ahead of new school year

Highline College courses start up for fall quarter on Sept. 25. For anyone who is still thinking about registering, enrollment for fall quarter opened on May 22, and there is still time to apply.
Federal Way Mirror, Aug. 20, 2023

Jacque Selle, 92

Jacque “Jack” Doyle Selle, 92, passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, in Spokane Valley, Wash. ... He then served as registrar at [Columbia Basin College] and at Spokane Community College, first as dean and then as president.
Bonner County Daily Bee, Aug. 19, 2023

WVC announces new Vice President of Student Affairs

Wenatchee Valley College has named a new Vice President of Student Affairs. Diana Garza will fill the new role that was created in replacement of the Vice President of Student Services position.
NCWLIFE, Aug. 18, 2023

Bob Mohrbacher commentary: It’s not too late to join Centralia College this fall

... At Centralia College, we say that anytime is a great time to get started. That’s certainly true. Most programs can be started at any time in the year. But, a fall start comes with a lot of excitement and a feeling of starting big.
Centralia Chronicle, Aug. 18, 2023

Bellevue College Partners with Kyrgyzstan’s Bilimkana Foundation

Bellevue College has partnered with the Bilimkana Foundation, a network of K-12 schools primarily based in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, to enable Bilimkana students to fulfill their English composition requirements while they're still in high school.
425 Business, Aug. 17, 2023

BBCC's TRiO Upward Bound celebrates Summer Academy graduates

Big Bend Community College’s TRiO Upward Bound program celebrated the end of its annual six-week Summer Academy with an awards banquet on campus Friday ...
Columbia Basin Herald, Aug. 17, 2023

State Board for Community and Technical Colleges elects new chair

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges recently elected Chelsea Mason-Placek of Puyallup to serve as its new chair. Mason-Placek has worked in the public policy and workforce development field for more than 20 years ...
Suburban Times, Aug. 16, 2023

Columbia Basin College promotes food security for students

Columbia Basin College is promoting food security for students with 3-year pilot program. According to a press release sent out by Columbia Basin College, this pilot program was established under state legislature with House Bill 15559.
FOX 11/41, Aug. 16, 2023

WWCC chosen to be part of Free/Reduced-Price Meal Pilot Program

Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) has been selected as one of four community colleges in the state to take part in a new Free/Reduced-Price Meal Pilot Program. The program, run by the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges ...
NBC Right Now, Aug. 15, 2023

Higher Education and Politics

Applications for SAVE student loan payment plans open

Just ahead of the return of student loans, borrowers can now apply for the Biden administration’s new plan to reduce monthly payments, the Department of Education (ED) announced Tuesday. 
Diverse Education, Aug. 22, 2023

Opinion: How the Supreme Court made me rewrite my college application essay

My older sister frequently reminds me that I'm not a White person. She tells me that as an Indo-Fijian, I have to work significantly harder to achieve the same success as many of my White classmates ...
CNN, Aug. 22, 2023

A new FAFSA form is coming, along with changes in college aid

A long-awaited, supposedly user-friendly version of the college financial aid form known as the FAFSA will be unveiled for the 2024-25 school year.
The Seattle Times, Aug. 19, 2023

New analysis finds most families can’t cover college costs

A new data analysis from the Institute for Higher Education Policy found that most students have unmet need and experience gaps between what their families can pay and their college costs.
Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 18, 2023

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