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News Links | June 15, 2023

June 15, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Edmonds College a finalist for Men of Color grant

Edmonds College has been selected as one of 15 finalists for Takeoff: Institutional Innovations for College Men of Color, and will receive a $75,000 grant to help the campus's Men of Color Scholars program.
Edmonds Beacon, June 15, 2023

Tacoma Community College recognizes Tony Lindgren as 2023 Distinguished Alumnus

Tacoma Community College (TCC) is pleased to recognize Tony Lindgren as its 2023 Distinguished Alumnus. Lindgren will be honored at Saturday’s 57th annual Commencement Ceremony. 
Suburban Times, June 14, 2023

Non-traditional students among those graduating from Spokane area colleges this week

... The Community Colleges of Spokane also cater to non-traditional students, many of whom are learning English. They include Yuliia Soltys, a new Spokane citizen from Ukraine.
Spokane Public Radio, June 14, 2023

Learning to fly: Former refugee earns scholarship for Big Bend flight training

... “The freedom of dreaming big,” said Wilondja as he sat in the Flight Training Center at Big Bend Community College. “Something that I never thought I could do.”
Columbia Basin Herald, June 13, 2023

Wenatchee area responders to stage simulated active shooter scene

A joint effort is being organized to simulate an active shooter scene at Wenatchee Valley College next week. The college and Confluence Health asked local police, fire and EMS agencies to take part in the exercise. 
560 KPQ News Radio, June 13, 2023

Walla Walla Community College celebrates 55th graduating class

Ricky Gonzalez stood in front of almost 300 fellow graduates at WallaWalla Community College on Saturday, June 10, and told them this was not the end of the journey.
Union-Bulletin, June 12, 2023

Higher Education and Politics

‘More refined’ performance-based funding for community colleges

Oregon and other states are on the verge of embracing new performance-based funding models for their community colleges. Higher ed experts say these kinds of models have changed in recent years.
Inside Higher Ed, June 15, 2023

Plan B to land in vending machines on WA college campuses

Washington recently became the first state to pledge public funding for vending machines that carry emergency contraception — including Plan B, which prevents pregnancy within 72 hours after unprotected sex — at its public universities, technical and community colleges ...
The Seattle Times, June 14, 2023

With HEA in mind, House panel mulls higher ed innovations

A House hearing on Wednesday explored innovations in higher education to help students succeed, including programs focused on community colleges, such as dual enrollment and the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs.
Community College Daily, June 14, 2023

Advocacy quick hits

... As higher education advocates await Supreme Court decisions on student debt relief and affirmative action for colleges and universities, concerns are growing about the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Community College Daily, June 13, 2023

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