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News Links | June 22, 2023

June 22, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

As Pell Grants return for incarcerated students, how will higher ed shake out in WA prisons?

... Nine community colleges, all of which are currently operating in or have previously offered courses in state prisons, submitted requests this March to offer prison programming. [Seattle Central College]
The Seattle Times, June 20, 2023

Yakima Valley students training for hard-to-fill jobs receive WAVE scholarships

... As a single mother raising her daughters in Yakima, Curtin said she has had to work throughout her classes at [Yakima Valley College]. “There were times I just didn’t know how I was going to become a nurse,” she added.
Yakima Herald-Republic, June 19, 2023

Wenatchee Valley College president gives commencement speech to 400 grads

About 400 Wenatchee Valley College graduates marched on the Wenatchee High School Apple Bowl stadium field Friday. The ceremony ended with a spectacular pink sunset as graduation caps were thrown in the air ...
Wenatchee World, June 19, 2023

A Lynnwood Celebration: Community partners came out in full force for Juneteenth

... Dr. Yvonne Terrell-Powell of Edmonds College shared with the Lynnwood Times that she hopes another the takeaway from today’s event is the importance of building community. 
Lynnwood Times, June 19, 2023

History and importance of Juneteenth

Laynie Erickson sits down with Dr. Lus Garza, Dean of Diversity Equity and Inclusion at Columbia Basin College, to talk about what Juneteenth is and how its celebrated. [Video]
NBC Right Now, June 19, 2023

Peninsula College graduation

... A total of 388 degrees and certificates were awarded [from Peninsula College] for the 2022-23 school year with 270 people signed up to participate Saturday’s ceremonies. [Images]
Peninsula Daily News, June 19, 2023

Skagit Valley College holds graduation ceremonies

Skagit Valley College awarded 885 degrees, certificates and diplomas Thursday and Friday at its 96th annual commencement ceremonies. Graduates ranged in age from 16 to 70.
Skagit Valley Herald, June 18, 2023

WVC celebrates nursing graduates during pinning

Wenatchee Valley College celebrated nearly 60 graduates of it’s associates degree of nursing program during a ceremony Friday afternoon. 
Wenatchee World, June 16, 2023

Paine Field training center’s new lab: a 12-ton Boeing 767 fuselage

... Cluphf had eagerly awaited the Boeing 767 tanker fuselage — think Air Force cargo plane — as a way to provide realistic, hands-on training for aerospace manufacturing students, as part of the Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center at Edmonds College.
Everett Herald, June 16, 2023

Bellevue College professor receives excellence award for STEM education, outreach

Bellevue College chemistry professor Jennie Kong Mayer was honored with the Excellence in STEM Education/Outreach Award at the annual Seattle Association for Women in Science banquet yesterday. 
425 Business, June 16, 2023

Offering guaranteed admission

... Aspen connected with Julie White and Sheila Edwards Lange, chancellors at Pierce College and the University of Washington at Tacoma, respectively, to learn about how they worked together to offer guaranteed admission to UW-T for Pierce students.
Inside Higher Ed, June 16, 2023

Yakima Valley College graduate goes from apple orchards to the stars

... With an associate's degree in science from Yakima Valley College and impressive extracurriculars, including a stint working with NASA, Trejo-Perez will head to Washington State University in the fall.
Yakima Herald-Republic, June 16, 2023

Centralia College announces 2023 Outstanding Students

... The Outstanding Students are chosen for overcoming obstacles in the pursuit of their degrees, for achieving their educational goals and for being active and engaged members of the college community, according to Centralia College
Centralia Chronicle, June 15, 2023

Higher Education and Politics

Washington Watch: AACC files comments on gainful employment, other regulations

... For community colleges, the most important facet of the proposed rules are the financial value transparency and gainful employment regulations.
Community College Daily, June 22, 2023

Washington Watch: Congressional Republicans, Democrats stake out higher ed affordability, repayment priorities

... policymakers on both sides of the aisle have offered their visions for promoting college affordability, reducing student debt burdens and facilitating repayment.
Community College Daily, June 21, 2023

Student and faculty perspectives on digital learning differ

A new report shows misalignments in institutional and student views on preferences for virtual instruction and experience with generative AI.
Inside Higher Ed, June 21, 2023

A transformative future with AI

... The intersection of these technologies with diverse fields could lead to unprecedented innovation, creating new industries and job categories that we can’t even envision today.
Community College Daily, June 20, 2023

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