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News Links | Feb. 27, 2024

February 27, 2024 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

GHC featuring two speakers as part of Women’s History Month

Grays Harbor College announced that as part of Women’s History Month in March, the college is hosting two events with guest speakers from Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau.
KXRO, Feb. 26, 2024

Local biologists, professors discuss the kinds of dinosaurs still alive and well in our world, in preparation for Jurassic Quest event

... Unlike what you may have seen in the Flintstones, Jacquelyn Belock, adjunct instructor of life sciences at Spokane Falls Community College assures us that wasn’t the case. “Humans and nonavian dinosaurs never co-existed,” Belock said.
The Spokesman-Review, Feb. 26, 2024

Skagit Valley College Foundation with new leader

... “Kathleen brings a wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of the intricacies of philanthropy,” Anne Clark, vice president of college advancement, said in a news release. [Skagit Valley College]
Skagit Valley Herald, Feb. 25, 2024

Student Voices | Questioning fate: My journey as a 15-year-old college student

I’m a college sophomore, and I’m also 15. The combination of these two factors seems to shock most people, and I’ll admit at times it surprises me, too. [Shoreline Community College, Tacoma Community College]
The Seattle Times, Feb. 25, 2024

Edmonds College to participate in pilot program that trains students to fill workforce shortages

Edmonds College is the only West Coast college selected to participate in a three-year pilot program with the aim of dramatically increasing the manufacturing workforce.
My Edmonds News, Feb. 24, 2024

Institutions to help students navigate new FAFSA application

... “Our purpose focuses on supporting students and parents as they work through the financial aid process, regardless of what institution they plan on attending,” said Oscar Verduzco, the financial aid director at Yakima Valley College.
Northwest Public Broadcasting, Feb. 23, 2024

Sila battery plant forges educational partnership with Moses Lake schools during visit from U.S. Energy Secretary

... Dr. Sara Thompson Tweedy, President of Big Bend Community College, highlighted Moses Lake's emerging role as a center for innovation and manufacturing job creation.
Source One News, Feb. 22, 2024

Higher Education and Politics

Washington Watch: Close vote expected on House Workforce Pell bill

As the full House prepares to act on the Bipartisan Workforce Pell Act (BWPA, H.R. 6585), the bill’s offset or “pay for” continues to threaten its prospects of passage.
Community College Daily, Feb. 26, 2024

Washington Watch: AACC’s new Regulatory Tracker

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has developed a new tool for members to stay up to date on the federal regulatory landscape.
Community College Daily, Feb. 23, 2024

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