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News Links | May 30, 2024

May 30, 2024 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Students paint images on SCC campus inspired by historical figures community work

When Christina Mitma stepped into her position as Spokane Community College English as a Second Language instructor three years ago, the first thing she noticed were the empty walls.
The Spokesman-Review, May 30, 2024

WVC to hold listening sessions for help with new strategic plan

Wenatchee Valley College is holding two listening sessions next month to get thoughts from residents on how it can best serve the community. It's part of the school's effort to come up with a new strategic plan for the next five years after the previous plan expired at the end of 2023.
560 KPQ, May 29, 2024

Larry McGee to receive the 2024 Legacy Award from the Centralia College Foundation for work on bachelor’s degrees

... “The award honors his dedication, commitment and contribution to the mission of Centralia College, particularly his work launching the college’s bachelor’s degree programs,” Centralia College stated in a news release.
Centralia Chronicle, May 29, 2024

Generations train on Spokane Community College fire drill tower

The fire drill tower has trained Spokane Community College fire science students for decades. It will soon be demolished to make way for an updated tower that can better serve the needs of students, but in recent weeks it has hosted a pair of events showcasing its rich history. [Video]
KHQ, May 29, 2024

Two Yelm Running Start students perform in SPSCC musical

Adrian Roberto and Alex “Allie” Goodrich, both Yelm High School juniors and South Puget Sound Community College Running Start students, dusted off their best French accents for the SPSCC Theatre Collective’s musical presentation of “Amélie” this month.
Nisqually Valley News, May 28, 2024

Higher Education and Politics

DataPoints: CC baccalaureates by race/ethnicity

Minority-serving institutions (MSIs) comprise half of the nation’s community colleges that offer bachelor’s degrees, according to recent research. Of the 187 higher education institutions approved to confer community college baccalaureates (CCB) in 2023, 94 were MSIs, and 93 were predominantly White institutions ...
Community College Daily, May 29, 2024

Congress extends in-state tuition for Pacific Islanders

Students from Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau will get in-state tuition at any public college or university in the United States starting July 1, following a change in federal law that some college leaders say sets a worrying precedent for Congressional interference in state matters. 
Inside Higher Ed, May 29, 2024

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