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News Links | June 27, 2023

June 27, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Farewell, President Locke

About 60 people gathered for the farewell reception of Bellevue College (BC) Interim President Gary Locke on the BC campus on June 20. To honor Locke, the college named a room, the “Gary F. Locke Ballroom,” in the U Building, BC’s newest building constructed in 2020. 
Northwest Asian Weekly, June 22, 2023

European fruit, American roots: The science of better wine grapes

... Trent Ball is the Agriculture Department Chair at Yakima Valley Community College. He looks at grape growing trends every year as part of his research. “The major varieties still dominate in total purchases, but we’re definitely seeing a trend in sparkling wine” ...
Northwest Public Broadcasting, June 22, 2023

Meet & Greet with Community Colleges’ Kevin Brockbank

Kevin Brockbank took the helm as chancellor of Community Colleges of Spokane, on May 1, succeeding Christine Johnson who held the role for 12 years until her retirement in December 2022.
Spokane Journal of Business, June 22, 2023

Photo: Babysitting class — that's ketchup, not blood

Willow Dye, 13, Cashmere, watches as babysitting class teacher Tracy Baker, Leavenworth, squeezes ketchup onto her gloved hand Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at Wenatchee Valley College.
Wenatchee World, June 22, 2023

Edmonds College graduates celebrate 2023 commencement

... "Our 2023 graduates overcame many challenges to make it to today," said Edmonds College President Amit B. Singh. "They are to be commended for their resilience and strength to persevere and excel. 
Edmonds Beacon, June 22, 2023

Centralia College to offer construction program on main campus this summer

Centralia College is launching a new program this summer to prepare individuals for jobs and apprenticeships in the construction industry. The construction trades program, which can be completed in one summer ...
Centralia Chronicle, June 21, 2023

Higher Education and Politics

Community college students expect better customer service

Community college administrators say their students want better support when it comes to institutional customer service—and that they’re right for having high expectations, according to a report released Monday.
Inside Higher Ed, June 27, 2023

Academic success tip: Encouraging class attendance

... Over 30 percent of in-person community college students skipped class sometimes, and 4 percent skipped classes often or very often in the past academic year, according to data from the Community College Survey of Student Engagement. 
Inside Higher Ed, June 23, 2023

Skills-based hiring expands, diversifies talent pool and opportunities

More employers are shifting to skills-based hiring, moving away from the notion that a four-year degree is the best qualification for employment. The House Committee on Education & the Workforce held a hearing ...
Community College Daily, June 22, 2023

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