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News Links | April 4, 2024

April 04, 2024 by SBCTC Communications

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SPSCC to recognize 92 honor college students from Washington schools

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is set to celebrate the year’s top community and technical college students. ... The All-WA Academic Team program lauds the finest college students from 34 community and technical colleges across Washington.
JOLT News, April 2, 2024

Edmonds College hosts annual Expanding Your Horizons event

“The college is thrilled to provide this opportunity to local girls in our community,” said Edmonds College Director of Outreach Marc Gehlsen in the release. “We had over 20 interactive and hands-on workshops led by women. They were able to share their passion for STEM and hopefully make a lasting impression on attendees.” 
425 Magazine, April 2, 2024

Pierce Transit debuts door-to-door, on-demand van service

Be among the first to ride the Gig Harbor Runner. Pierce Transit launched the new on-demand vans as part of its biannual service changes on Sunday, March 31. The agency held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday at St. Anthony Hospital. [Tacoma Community College]
Gig Harbor Now, April 2, 2024

Clark College awarded a $2.2 million Title III grant from U.S. Department of Education

... Clark College will receive roughly $450,000 annually from the Title III Part A Strengthening Institutions Program for the next five years to help improve services, especially to students from under-served communities.
Reflector, April 1, 2024

SPSCC Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science new course launching this fall semester

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) has received approval from the Northwest Commission on College and Universities (NWCCU) for its proposed Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (BS in CS).
JOLT News, April 1, 2024

Peninsula College receives $3.9 million grant

Peninsula College and two core partners have been awarded a $3.9 million Horizons Regional Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to assist more students on the Olympic Peninsula.
Peninsula Daily News, April 1, 2024

CBC offers free forklift safety training courses through a grant from the state

According to Columbia Basin College, forklift operators are in high demand in our region, and CBC received a grant to help fill that need. This training at no cost is made possible by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges CDL grant.
Non Stop Local, March 29, 2024

Higher Education and Politics

House subcommittee to hold hearing on ‘FAFSA fail’

House lawmakers will examine how the botched roll-out of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) has affected students, families and colleges in a hearing next week.
Inside Higher Ed, April 4, 2024

Why student clubs matter in community colleges

Extracurricular activities play a critical role in shaping the college experience for students, and they are often characterized as a rite of passage for students. One of these extracurricular activities is student clubs.
Community College Daily, April 2, 2024

10 things your campus should be doing to launch generative AI

Every community college is dealing with the emergence of generative artificial intelligence; the positive implications for increased efficiencies, improved student services, more creative and relevant curriculum and the transformation of workforce readiness and training are profound.
Community College Daily, April 1, 2024

New Gates Foundation grant will tackle WA’s postsecondary problem

Washington state’s relatively low college-going rate has frustrated educators and policymakers for years. Around 50% of students here go on to get some kind of credential after high school. But to make sure every student has a job in the state’s future economy, that rate needs to be closer to 70%, researchers predict.
The Seattle Times, April 1, 2024

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