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News Links | May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017

New leader of Washington’s community college system plans to push for more money | Skagit Valley College campaigns to remove barriers to success | Cellarbration raises money for scholarships | JBLM graduates receive their diplomas | South Puget Sound Community College brews up innovative new program | Swinomish donate police vehicle to college program | Clark College receives math grant | Carlyle Care Center in downtown Spokane to stop serving residents with severe mental illness | TCC's new Community Health degree approved | WVC offering new bachelor degree in nursing | Telling a story and making money with numbers | CPTC shows off cool tech & hot careers at career conference >>

News Links | May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

Port Townsend sisters headed to reptile symposium | Institution Profile: Walla Walla Community College | New agreement smooths path to graduate school for community college students | EvCC panel discussions get real over fake news | Bellevue College breaks ground on student housing | Spokane family donates 1926 Star sedan to Spokane Community College automotive program | Inslee appoints Greg Dietzel to Bellevue College Board of Trustees | What to do in case of an emergency situation | Puyallup teen with passion for rockets delights in Alaska Airlines’ Aviation Day | Kennewick wine center given $2.2M in rural development money | Newsmakers >>

News Links | May 4, 2017

May 04, 2017

When new technology fails | Mayor Ed Murray won’t speak at Seattle Colleges commencement | Relocated marine life appears healthy in Puget Sound | Plant Amnesty arborists donate a day of pruning to the Arboretum at South Seattle College | SFCC instructor known as ‘Doc Polly’ named Washington community colleges’ faculty member of the year | SPSCC students want a $16 million Health and Wellness Center. Here’s how they plan to pay for it. | Could small-town Harvards revive rural economies? | TRiO Educational Opportunity Center opens at South Seattle College | Renton Technical College to open $20 million automotive technology complex >>

News Links | May 2, 2017

May 02, 2017

Opinion: Community colleges key to Washington’s economic future | New law helps inmates earn workforce-type college degrees | KEDA's 'championship forum' draws a record crowd | Robots are going to take a lot of jobs — here's what we could do about it | Opinion: Dr. Christine Johnson: State disinvestment in community colleges hurts economy | Opinion: Don’t skimp on college need grants; expand them | Spokane woman heading to D.C. to highlight importance of early childhood education | Tri-Cities joins nationwide fight against climate change | EDC’s free marine trades training update | Makerspace meeting draws ideas for place in Arlington where innovation happens | Gov. Inslee honors local students with visits to MTHS, Edmonds CC | Pierce College It’s Possible Gala raises funds to support student success | Washington sued over community colleges’ troubled software system | Centralia College Foundation Names 2017 Exceptional Faculty Award Winners | Kilmer: Ethics rules should apply to Congress | Rep. DelBene meets with Veterans Advisory Board | South Seattle College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology Program partners with Delta Air Lines | Lower Columbia College Foundation receives $335,000 endowment | When a college degree isn't enough | Opinion: Fundraising >>

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