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News Links | February 6, 2018

February 06, 2018

From felon to star student: LCC student reinvents himself | UW Bothell plan: New student housing, academic buildings | Centralia College establishes scholarship in honor of ‘beloved dean’ Cristi Heitschmidt | City of Lacey partners with Thurston EDC to help veterans learn about business | Search for next EdCC president enters final stage | Local innovation hubs provide space for creativity to thrive | Researcher tells of surprises discovered about cougars | CBC spent nearly half its reserves. It wasn’t what they planned on | Free kids' dental clinic at Clark College highlights national need | Opinion: Community colleges teach vocational skills – and a whole lot more | Less community, more vocational | Proposed law would make tampons and pads free for community college students | Mount Vernon teen named Youth of the Year | Main Street director outlines new path | Not your parents’ home ec class | Food for thought | House panel votes for aid to homeless college students >>

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 30, 2017

November 30, 2017

Jenny Durkan takes step on free-college promise on 1st full day as Seattle mayor | Automotive instructor from Centralia receives national award | He traded Olympia for ‘amazing honor’ in Trump administration | Pierce College celebrates 50 years of service | Bellevue College’s radio station recognized for excellence in reporting of disability issues | Mayor Jenny Durkan takes office, with city tour including West Seattle stop | Now they’re really cooking at Clark College >>

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