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News Links | Feb. 20, 2024

February 20, 2024 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Writing for the Winery class to return to WWCC

... The skill of writing for wineries is one that Sean P. Sullivan has been cultivating for the past 20 years and will share this spring with students at Walla Walla Community College
Union-Bulletin, Feb. 18, 2024

Guest Opinion: FAFSA opens doors for many students, their families

It’s an exciting time for our communities’ graduating high school students and their families! As leaders within our local education systems and business community, we feel your excitement but also the trepidation of the unknown. [Community Colleges of Spokane]
The Spokesman-Review, Feb. 18, 2024

Pierce College is relaunching student newspaper: The Pinnacle

Since 1974, Pierce College has had a proud tradition of student media on both the Puyallup and Fort Steilacoom campuses with The Post and The Pioneer. Under the new banner of “The Pinnacle” students from across the Pierce College District can get their campus news from a single source.  
Suburban Times, Feb. 17, 2024

Grays Harbor College celebrates recent success of CDL graduation

Grays Harbor College recently hosted a combined hiring event and graduation ceremony for the latest cohort of students who completed the six-week Commercial Transportation and Maintenance (CDL) class.
KXRO, Feb. 16, 2024

Photography featuring Indigenous women on display at college’s Longhouse

Artwork by Ashley Frantz is on display in ʔaʔkʷustəŋáw̕txʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse through April 18. ... Her artwork will be on display in the Longhouse, which focuses on healing through relationships with identity, celebrating womanhood and coming into your age, organizers said.
Peninsula Daily News, Feb. 16, 2024

Skagit Valley College Board of Trustees gets new member

Carl Bruner has been appointed to the Skagit Valley College Board of Trustees by Gov. Jay Inslee. ... Bruner, a former superintendent of the Mount Vernon School District, is replacing Kathryn Bennet, who completed 10 years of service as a board member.
Skagit Valley Herald, Feb. 15, 2024

Diversity series hosts speaker on race and justice during Black History Month

Yakima Valley College’s 2023-2024 Diversity Series, in conjunction with the Associated Students of Yakima Valley College (ASYVC), will host Omari Amili, author of “Transforming Society’s Failure,” “Skin Deep” and “In Search of Role Models,” for talks this February in Grandview and Yakima.
Valley Publishing Company, Feb. 13, 2024 

Higher Education and Politics

DataPoints: More colleges offer on-campus housing

The number of community colleges that report college-operated, on-campus housing has been slowly increasing, with about one-quarter of the nation’s public two-year colleges today offering the accommodations.
Community College Daily, Feb. 19, 2024

AACC Fast Facts 2024

... AACC analysis of federal data also shows that the number of associate degrees granted fell by about 28,000, while the number of certificates awarded rose slightly.
Community College Daily, Feb. 19, 2024

Why students applying for college financial aid are facing new technical hurdles

... Del Pilar fears that vulnerable students might decide to take a year off from college because of FAFSA difficulties, noting that many who paused their higher education when the COVID-19 pandemic began never returned. He doesn’t want to see a repeat of that trend.
PBS New Hour, Feb. 18, 2024

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