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News Links | June 11, 2024

June 11, 2024 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Aspen Prize finalists include familiar and new faces

The Aspen Institute on Tuesday announced the 10 community colleges that are finalists for the biennial $1 million Aspen Prize. [South Puget Sound Community College]
Community College Daily, June 11, 2024

What to know about Bellevue College's Neurodiversity Navigators program

Bellevue College offers a resource aimed at neurodivergent students — the Neurodiversity Navigators program — that offers specialized courses and peer mentors to help students with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more excel while attending the college ...
425 Magazine, June 10, 2024

Bob Mohrbacher: ‘FAFSA simplification’ turns out to be more complicated for everyone

Federal changes to the financial aid application are causing big delays for colleges and students. When the U.S. Department of Education announced it was revamping the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (the FAFSA), educators nationwide cheered. [Centralia College]
Centralia Chronicle, June 7, 2024

WA students, don’t forget the FAFSA; it could change your life

By Paul Francis, Ruben Flores and Terri Standish-Kuon | In the time it takes to do a few loads of laundry, watch a couple of episodes of your favorite show or scroll TikTok, you could start tapping into money for education and training that will change the rest of your life. Now is the time to fill out the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. [State Board for Community and Technical Colleges]
The Seattle Times, June 6, 2024

Meet & Greet: Jenni Martin, President, Spokane Community College

Following a national search, Jenni Martin has been selected as the president of Spokane Community College, taking the helm officially in May after a year as the acting president. Martin, 50, has held various roles in her 24-year tenure at SCC. 
Spokane Journal of Business, June 6, 2024

Olympic College gets its turn on The College Tour

Of all the tools a local school like Olympic College might use to showcase itself, not many could have guessed an Amazon Prime account among other streaming options. Yet now leaders believe such a tactic may have put their community college on the map for more prospective students in the years to come.
Kitsap Daily News, June 5, 2024

Higher Education and Politics

A potential path forward for Pell Grant expansion

Proponents of controversial legislation to expand the Pell Grant to short-term workforce training programs want to attach it to a defense bill that Congress must pass. A House committee will determine whether the gambit works.
Inside Higher Ed, June 11, 2024

DataPoints: Fewer recent high school grads enroll in community college

Of the 3.1 million students ages 16 to 24 who graduated from high school between January and October 2023, 1.9 million (61.4%) were enrolled in colleges or universities in October of that year, according to a recent analysis by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). 
Community College Daily, June 9, 2024

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