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October 03, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

WWCC, Bellingham Tech get grant to promote technical programs

Walla Walla Community College is partnering with Bellingham Technical College to boost the number of students in technical programs. WWCC and BTC will split a $2.75 million, five-year grant from the Department of Education ...
NBC Right Now, Oct. 2, 2023

State Board awards high-demand program funds

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges recently awarded $2 million to support programs that train students for high-demand careers. The Legislature provided funding in the current state budget, which took effect in July. 
Suburban Times, Oct. 2, 2023

GHC’s Dr. William Dyer receives Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Puget Sound

Grays Harbor College announced that the Grays Harbor College Board of Trustees recently recognized Dr. William Dyer for receiving the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Puget Sound. 
KXRO News Radio, Oct. 2, 2023

Even after the pandemic, broadband is critical for rural education. $1 billion won’t be enough to reach everyone in Washington.

... Margaret Kidwell, supervisor of Spokane Community College’s center in Republic, said some students don’t have internet at all, and a few don’t even have electricity.
Spokesman-Review, Oct. 1, 2023

'Community centered': Wenatchee Valley College president gives definition to the institution's role

The president of Wenatchee Valley College, Dr. Faimous Harrison, does not sit in his office much. He is more likely to be attending a meeting somewhere in town, learning all that he can about the community ...
Wenatchee Valley Business World, Oct. 1, 2023

Culinary garden offers homegrown produce for Clark College’s kitchens

The kitchen garden that wraps around three sides of the Tod and Maxine McClaskey Culinary Institute at Clark College is reaping a bountiful, colorful harvest for students to use in their recipes.
Columbian, Sept. 30, 2023

Commentary: Good news at Centralia College — Enrollment is up, $524,000 in scholarships awarded

As the weather makes a sudden turn from summer to fall, I’m thinking about all of the activities taking place at Centralia College as we start into the new academic year.
Centralia Chronicle, Sept. 29, 2023

Chancellor Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap’s new appointment will repair trust, bring stability

The Filipino community recently celebrated the selection of Dr. Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap as Chancellor of the Seattle Colleges which includes South Seattle, Seattle Central, and North Seattle Colleges. 
International Examiner, Sept. 26, 2023

Higher Education and Politics

DataPoints: Who starts when?

Fall headcount enrollment (the number of students enrolled in an institution during the fall term) is the predominant statistic used to report community college enrollment. 
Community College Daily, Oct. 2, 2023

New rule will cut federal money to college programs that leave grads with high debt, low pay

College programs that consistently leave graduates with low pay or unaffordable loans will lose access to federal money under a new rule being finalized by the Biden administration. 
AP News, Sept. 27, 2023

Washington Watch: Borrower defense claims show up at community colleges

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is receiving reports from community colleges across the country that the U.S. Education Department (ED) has notified them of former students who previously took out federal loans and have filed “borrower defense” claims against their institution.
Community College Daily, Sept. 27, 2023

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