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News Links | May 18, 2023

May 18, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou wins Chief Executive Officer Award

Bates Technical College’s Board of Trustees announced that Dr. Lin Zhou, president of Bates Technical College, will receive the 2023 Chief Executive Officer of the Year Award from the Washington Association of College Trustees (ACT). 
Suburban Times, May 17, 2023

Parker to lead AACC board in July

... New college representatives to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) board elected in February include: Lin Zhou, president, Bates Technical College (Washington)
Community College Daily, May 17, 2023

Dr. Chemene Crawford inks 3-year contract to serve as president of Everett Community College beginning July 1st

Everett Community College’s Board of Trustees voted 4-0 this evening to approve a three-year contract with EvCC’s next president, Chemene Crawford. ... Crawford will start at EvCC July 1.
My Everett News, May 17, 2023

Photos: It's for the birds — all 460 of them

 ... An open house at Wenatchee Valley College ... put together by Dr. Dan Stephens who is on the biology faculty at the college. ... Stephens has a collection of 460 stuffed birds collected over 30 years. 
Wenatchee World, May 17, 2023

A fruitful collaboration and the world of turtles

Coinciding with the launch of their first joint book, “The Book of Turtles,” New York Times bestselling writer Sy Montgomery and award-winning illustrator Matt Patterson will be visiting the Olympic Peninsula this week. [Peninsula College]
Sequim Gazette, May 17, 2023

Retiring SCC teacher born with congenital amputation offers message on power of belief in students

Communications studies professor Linda Seppa-Salisbury hasn’t missed a Spokane Community College graduation in 46 years at the school. That’s because she wants her students to know she cares.
The Spokesman-Review, May 16, 2023

Annual POWWOW returns to Edmonds College on Mother’s Day

Edmonds College hosted its 37th annual Powwow on Mother’s Day, May 14, with vendors, dancers, and drummers of all ages participating in spirited celebrations of culture.
Lynnwood Times, May 16, 2023

Centralia College Foundation announces Exceptional Faculty Awards

... Spitzer and Taylor were chosen for their “commitment to and excellence in their subject areas, and in campus activities.” Both will be formally honored at the Centralia College Night of Celebration on June 15. 
Centralia Chronicle, May 15, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

Survey: Stress undercutting student success

... the survey asked a nationally representative sample of 3,000 two- and four-year college students questions about their experiences with stress, mental health, physical wellness and related campus services.
Inside Higher Ed, May 17, 2023

Tips for graduation speakers

Tis the season to revisit a piece from a few years ago.  If you’ve been honored with the opportunity to be a graduation speaker, please take this to heart. 
Inside Higher Ed, May 15, 2023

How tech jobs in WA are growing despite layoffs in Seattle area

... Washington has the highest concentration of tech workers relative to its overall employment base — nearly 1 in 10 residents (9.4%) is in tech, higher than the national average of 5.8%.
The Seattle Times, May 15, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

White House ‘roadmap’ outlines workforce development for new jobs

The Biden administration on Tuesday released an update of its multi-agency efforts to develop and expand the U.S. workforce that will be needed for jobs created through recent federal legislation.
Community College Daily, May 16, 2023

Cardona, Foxx agree to work on short-term Pell

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina), who chairs the House Education and the Workforce Committee, have agreed to work together to try crafting a bipartisan approach to extend Pell Grant eligibility to certain short-term workforce education programs.
Community College Daily, May 16, 2023

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