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News Links | May 23, 2023

May 23, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

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Tribes come together for annual powwow at Skagit Valley College

Skagit Valley College hosted members of Native American communities over the weekend at its All My Relations Powwow. The first annual powwow in 1991 was titled All My Relations ...
Skagit Valley Herald, May 22, 2023

Commentary: Supporting students is part of the Walla Walla Community College DNA

... as Walla Walla Community College positions itself for the future, I am extremely positive about how the college is able to serve our students, employers, and communities. 
Union-Bulletin, May 21, 2023

SFCC wins national theater award: ‘It was completely unexpected’

Sometimes small schools earn big results. Spokane Falls Community College’s theater won a national award in April at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
The Spokesman-Review, May 20, 2023

Clark College announces artists for Boschma Farms campus

Clark College, in partnership with the Washington State Arts Commission, has selected an artist for the Advanced Manufacturing Building for its Boschma Farms campus in Ridgefield.
Columbian, May 20, 2023

Renton starts pilot program providing free college tuition

... Representative Steve Bergquist is a public school teacher who has also been a small business owner. The Renton Promise will allow qualified students to attend Renton Technical College after high school.
KIRO News Radio, May 19, 2023

Peninsula College to offer degree in Behavioral Health

Peninsula College is on track to offer a brand new program this fall for students to pursue a degree in Behavioral Health and be eligible for any number of jobs right here in our own community.
My Clallam County, May 19, 2023

In Our View: Public schools smart to boost skilled trades

... The automotive technology department at Clark College, which includes two programs — the Toyota Technical Education Network training center and the Dick Hannah Initiative for Technician Education with Clark College.
Columbian, May 19, 2023

Yakima students receiving $700,000 in scholarship awards

The Yakima Valley College Foundation has presented over 180 Yakima Valley College students more than $700,000 in scholarship awards for the 2023-2024 academic year, an average of $4,000 per student.
NBC Right Now, May 18, 2023

Lower Columbia College president announces retirement

Lower Columbia College is saying goodbye to its president of more than a decade, who announced his retirement Wednesday. Chris Bailey has served since 2011 and on Jan. 1 will have his last day as LCC president.
Daily News, May 18, 2023

Edmonds College staff member Kristen NyQuist receives state award

Edmonds College’s Kristen NyQuist was awarded the Professional Staff Member Award during the 2023 Washington State ACT (Association of College Trustees) spring conference.
My Edmonds News, May 18, 2023

Higher Education & Politics

A stricter test for college programs

The Biden administration wants to use the earnings of adults who didn’t go to college as a new benchmark to gauge whether graduates of career education programs are gainfully employed. 
Inside Higher Ed, May 23, 2023

The students who aren't coming

Survey of high school seniors suggests problems ahead for institutions that enroll Black and Latino students and men. This could be a hard year for community colleges.
Inside Higher Ed, May 22, 2023

Layering mental health care at a community college

Community college students remain among the most diverse populations in higher education, and recent mental health trends highlight a growing need for diverse services for nontraditional learners. 
Inside Higher Ed, May 19, 2023

Washington Watch: ED proposes gainful employment and related rules

The U.S. Education Department (ED) on Wednesday released its highly anticipated rules governing federal student aid eligibility for all Title IV-eligible certificate programs, under the “gainful employment” (GE) language in the Higher Education Act (HEA). 
Community College Daily, May 18, 2023

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