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News Links | March 16, 2023

March 16, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Green River College celebrates legacy of Rich Rutkowski

A renaissance man of seemingly infinite interests, a skilled photographer, a master of craps strategy, an avid fisherman, a friend, a colleague, and a man of vision whose tremendous skill at raising revenue helped reshape the campus of what is today Green River College.
Auburn Reporter, March 15, 2023

Eight South Puget Sound Community College faculty awarded tenure

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) and the Board of Trustees awarded tenure to eight faculty members at the Board of Trustees meeting on March 14, 2023. Congratulations to the eight faculty members on their accomplishments and dedication to SPSCC students and the community.
Thurston Talk, March 15, 2023

PC, United Way to offer online inclusion course

... “I’m really proud that the college can be a leader not only in DEI conversations on campus but in the broader community as well, enabling us to effect greater change across the region,” Peninsula College president Suzy Ames said.
Sequim Gazette, March 14, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

Community colleges to get more Head Start centers

The Association of Community College Trustees and the National Head Start Association are partnering to bring more Head Start centers to community college campuses. Fewer than 100 of the more than 1,400 community and technical colleges in the country have Head Start centers on campus. 
Inside Higher Ed, March 16, 2023

A snapshot of resilience and excellence

A new American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) report summarizes the challenges that community colleges faced during the Covid pandemic as well as their responses. It covers a broad area, including enrollment declines, the equity agenda, pandemic excellence and partnerships, and the changing landscape and emerging competition.
Community College Daily, March 15, 2023

How to debunk dangerous college myths

... Community colleges provide an affordable option; nearly half of all college students in the U.S. attend them. ... Despite the data, community colleges suffer from low prestige. Some people may equate exclusivity and cost with quality, believing that if something is expensive and hard to get, it must be better.
Diverse Education, March 15, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

Biden’s free college proposal is dead. High schoolers are tapping a solution.

There’s a two-for-one special that’s become a popular tactic for teens looking to lower the cost of a college degree: dual enrollment programs. Community colleges saw a 12 percent spike this academic year in these programs, which allow high school students to take their classes and simultaneously apply the credits toward a diploma and an associate degree.
Politico, March 11, 2023

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