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News Links | January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018

With new program, Renton Tech will encourage more students to earn degrees | $80 million from capital budget heading to Clark County | Sen. Warnick is satisfied with Hirst compromise | Local organizations help dreams come true through SPSCC scholarships | Major Bryan Howard steps up to Burien Precinct Commander | Opinion: WWCC’s new 4-year degree is another win for community | More YVC students benefit from scholarships as foundation grows | SCC building suites for nursing simulation | There’s plenty to cheer in overdue capital budget | Pierce College Puyallup launches nationwide search for next president | Spotlight on EdCC: Demographics and trends | Editorial: Help community colleges meet job training needs | Fulbright Scholar teaches virtual reality at Bellevue College — other side of the earth — simultaneously | Capital budget includes millions for Kitsap | Kent’s YMCA gets $5 million in state grants with budget approval | New Horizons High School opens up food pantry to Columbia Basin College students | Highline College accepting applications for president | Washington lawmakers propose college pilot program to accommodate homeless students | Clark College president sees successes, challenging future | Lawmakers reach tentative agreement on capital construction budget | Sheila Edwards Lange | After death of WSU quarterback, how local colleges approach suicide prevention >>

News Links | December 5, 2017

December 05, 2017

Clark grad rides a wave after being part of Nobel project | 3 1/2 years + $133,000 = better prospects for CBC students | Cavalluzzi offered job as new Olympic College president | The internet destroyed their monopoly on textbooks. Now college bookstores are trying to find their niche | Inmates give governor’s mansion holiday makeover | STEM careers focus of engineering night | A legacy in full color: Jeanette Best, cornerstone of Port Townsend arts, dies | A tour of Whidbey finds breweries proudly serving local beer | Health Fair informs CPTC students, faculty and staff about local resources | West Seattle, Garfield and Ingraham high schools added to free college program | AVID program at KPMS develops lifelong learners | Partnership change may lead to market expansion | Des Moines Council honors retiring Highline College President Bermingham | Olympic College’s Mitchell: Supportive community made being president ‘a lot of fun’ | LWTech welcomes Washington STEM leaders for tour | Collaborative groups awarded millions in grants from United Way | Centralia council approves Rotary Club’s Riverside Park improvement plan | Peninsula College’s Building 202 renovations at Fort Worden win award | Enumclaw makes decision on funding outside agencies | Planning great new STEM projects >>

News Links | November 9, 2017

November 09, 2017

LCC welding lab shut down due to slightly elevated arsenic levels | Popular Yakima Valley College professor Herb Blisard, who taught there for 51 years, has died | Community members visit Burlington schools | She’s impressed by the community. Meet CBC’s first woman president | Seattle Central's South Annex planned to be homeless youth center | Lucrative new manufacturing jobs are emerging; no college degree required >>

News Links | November 7, 2017

November 07, 2017

Yakima Valley College students dress for success | The first female member of iconic rock band Guns N' Roses started as a classically trained pianist | James Bukovinsky, a young grower working in Benton City, Washington | She saw a need; she filled it | Budget crisis: School projects face cuts, delays | State pays $2.6 million to settle dispute over community college computer system | Opinion: First-Gen struggles don’t end after graduation | Thomas Stredwick appointed to Big Bend's Board of Trustees | Opinion: Two simple words can help regional tech diversify its workforce | Former homeless families share how local programs helped them | Community called on to help with presidential search at Highline College | Opinion: Wild and precious life: Choosing to live as though I have nothing to lose | Early learning advocates host forum | College pantry offering free food for hungry students | Grays Harbor College purchases new fish lab equipment | CBC receives $33,500 donation to help nuclear technology students | Bright Futures breakfast brings in $185,000 for LWTech >>

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