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News Links | June 29, 2023

June 29, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Scarbrough named to Clark College Board of Trustees

Clark College welcomed a new trustee and said farewell to an outgoing trustee at its June 7th Board of Trustees meeting. Board President Paul Speer and College President Dr. Karin Edwards welcomed Marilee Scarbrough to its governing board ...
Vancouver Business Journal, June 28, 2023

Community news briefs: PC selects diversity/equity/inclusion VP

On June 12, Hanan Zawideh became Peninsula College’s first Vice President for Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). With more than 17 years of leadership experience in the public, corporate, and nonprofit sectors ...
Sequim Gazette, June 28, 2023

WWCC expands Warrior Pledge pilot program

... “The Warrior Pledge program is designed to make sure that the cost of tuition is not a barrier to college. If you are a new student who wants to attend Walla Walla Community College, our Warrior Pledge has you covered.”
Union-Bulletin, June 27, 2023

JATP back at Big Bend

The 2023 Japanese Agricultural Trainee Program’s class of 2023 has arrived at Big Bend Community College. This year’s group is the 57th set of students to visit the area. 
Columbia Basin Herald, June 27, 2023

Grays Harbor College honors 16 students graduating with 4.0 GPAs

Grays Harbor College recently celebrated their 2023 graduating class, and with that they honored their top scholars. Each year, GHC recognizes students in the graduating class with the highest GPAs. 
KXRO News Radio, June 27, 2023

Marivy Vasquez succeeded as a first-generation student. Now she is giving back at YVC

Marivy Vasquez arrived in Yakima when she was 17, following her parents from Guadalajara, Mexico. It was a huge change for a teenager, she said. [Yakima Valley College]
Yakima Herald-Republic, June 26, 2023

Chokers walk into next chapter

Carrying the comforting and celebratory chimes of a steel drum, a cool breeze blew across Steward Field in Aberdeen Friday evening, swaying the royal blue gowns and tassels of soon-to-be Grays Harbor College graduates.
Daily World, June 26, 2023

Bellevue College receives IDEAS grant to expand study abroad programs

Bellevue College recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students program, the college shared this month.
425 Magazine, June 27, 2023

Edmonds College receives recertification through 2026 for cybersecurity programs

The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have recertified Edmonds College as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense through 2026.
My Edmonds News, June 26, 2023

Studio Basin: Academics, word nerds and a sports junkie

On this episode of the Studio Basin podcast, Managing Editor Rob Miller is joined by Big Bend Community College President Sara Thompson Tweedy and Big Bend Director of Communication Matt Killebrew. 
Columbia Basin Herald, June 24, 2023

Step up to College (SUTC) Program designed for disengaged students

Yakima Valley College (YVC) is partnering with multiple school districts to provide the Step up to College (SUTC) Program, which offers opportunities for high school- age individuals from 16 to 21 years old individuals to earn their high school diploma or GED.
NBC Right Now, June 21, 2023

Higher Education and Politics

A reaffirmed commitment to access, student success

As expected, there was a tidal wave of responses from all sides of the issue when the Supreme Court on Thursday released its ruling that rejects affirmation action in college admissions. 
Community College Daily, June 29, 2023

Washington Watch: Florida lawsuit targets federal role in accreditation

... If accepted in full, the suit would raze the federal structures relating to accreditation, raising difficult questions about how the government might apply a quality control system vis-à-vis institutions of higher education.
Community College Daily, June 29, 2023

A look at pandemic relief funding for community colleges

... A recent Community College Research Center (CCRC) brief provides a closer look at how much funding was awarded to and spent by the nation’s community colleges between March 2020 and February 28, 2023. The spending deadline is June 30.
Community College Daily, June 28, 2023

Understanding factors of student success for foster students

A report from the University of Wisconsin at Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty found, postenrollment, students with foster care experience benefited from campus programs targeted to this group.
Inside Higher Ed, June 28, 2023

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