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News Links | Jan. 30, 2024

January 30, 2024 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Peninsula College taps Hattendorf for vice president post

Bruce Hattendorf has been appointed vice president for instruction at Peninsula College. Hattendorf had been serving in the role on an interim basis since October 2023 ...
Peninsula Daily News, Jan. 29, 2024

Yakima area colleges hold workshops to help students apply for financial aid

Students sat at rows and rows of computers on the second floor of Yakima Valley College’s Deccio Center for Higher Education on Wednesday.
Yakima Herald-Republic, Jan. 26, 2024

GHC now providing on-the-job paid training locally for Automotive Technology program

Grays Harbor College has announced that its Automotive Technology program received a Career Launch endorsement from Career Connect Washington.
KXRO News Radio, Jan. 26, 2024

South Puget Sound Community College ‘hackers’ top cybersecurity contest

South Puget Sound Community College’s (SPSCC) cybersecurity club is in the top ten percent of competing colleges and universities nationwide in an anti-hacking competitive league.
JOLT News, Jan. 26, 2024

WVC environmental systems, refrigeration technology receives endorsement

Wenatchee Valley College's environmental systems and refrigeration technology (ESRT) program received a Career Launch endorsement through Career Connect Washington.
Wenatchee World, Jan. 25, 2024

Columbia Basin College ends its 3-day human trafficking awareness campaign

Columbia Basin College along with Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society and SARC hosted a three day event to help spread awareness on human trafficking called 'Shine the Light'.
Apple Valley News Now, Jan. 25, 2024

Higher Education and Politics

Washington Watch: More FAFSA processing delays

The U.S. Education Department (ED) on Tuesday issued an electronic announcement (EA) clarifying the anticipated timeline for processing of Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs), the information colleges use to package financial aid offers.
Community College Daily, Jan. 30, 2024

Pair of proposed bills would offer free community college to eligible Washington students

Per capita, Washington ranks among the lowest states in the country in terms of the number of residents who apply for federal student aid to fund a postsecondary education. And community colleges are struggling to meet students’ needs nationwide. 
The Spokesman-Review, Jan. 27, 2024

House, Senate Republicans want GAO to investigate FAFSA rollout

A group of Republicans in the House and Senate is asking the Government Accountability Office to investigate the Education Department’s launch of the new version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Inside Higher Education, Jan. 25, 2024

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