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News Links | May 9, 2023

May 09, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Yakima Valley College offers English language acquisition classes for $25 per quarter

Registration is open for summer quarter at Yakima Valley College, including for the English language acquisition classes available for new speakers or for those who need a little help brushing up on their language skills.
YakTriNews, May 7, 2023

Congresswoman emphasizes bipartisanship during first Centralia town hall

Centralia College President Bob Mohrbacher introduces Congresswoman Marie Gluesenkamp Perez ... during a town hall event on Wednesday at Centralia College.
Centralia Chronicle, May 5, 2023

Perez cheers on Clark College ‘home team’ during tour of automotive department

U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez joins Dannie Nordsiden of Clark College on a tour of the auto shop as students work nearby Friday afternoon. The tour also included a visit to the diesel instruction area and the welding instruction area.
Columbian, May 5, 2023

Skagit Valley College counselor gives students a role model

Rocio Herrera has had a long journey to get to her counseling office at Skagit Valley College. Herrera was born in a small village in Oaxaca, Mexico, and found navigating life as an Indigenous Latina, specifically a Mixteca, to be difficult. 
Skagit Valley Herald, May 4, 2023

Meet top employers at the Bellevue College Spring Career Fair

... More than 50 of the area’s top employers will be on site to meet with Bellevue College students, alumni, and community members looking for internships, jobs, or other career opportunities.
425 Business, May 4, 2023

Skagit Valley College president receives honor

Skagit Valley College President Christopher Villa was honored with a Paragon Award for New Presidents from the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society during its annual convention April 21. 
Skagit Valley Herald, May 4, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

‘Huge sense of relief’: How new FAFSA could help homeless students

On the new form, students will have to answer fewer questions about their status as unaccompanied homeless youth. Advocates are hoping the changes make it easier for students to access financial aid but worry about implementation.
Inside Higher Ed, May 9, 2023

Public Service Loan Forgiveness totals $42 billion

The Education Department has discharged $42 billion through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program since October 2021, the agency announced Monday.
Inside Higher Ed, May 9, 2023

More WA high schoolers are taking advantage of classes focused on careers

Matt Kennedy spent 20 years repairing high-end cars, a job that required him to know about materials science, physics and friction coefficients — and taught him that a four-year college degree isn’t the only path to a lucrative career. 
The Seattle Times, May 8, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

Advocacy quick hits

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona will appear before the Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee on Thursday to defend the Biden administration’s budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2024. He appeared before the House Labor-HHS Subcommittee in April.
Community College Daily, May 9, 2023

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