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News Links | July 8, 2021

July 08, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

10 Walla Walla Community College students can win “Shot of a Lifetime” scholarships

Six Walla Walla Community College students will be selected to receive $1,500 scholarships and four more will receive $250 each as part of a vaccine incentive program funded by the state of Washington. Participating in Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Shot of a Lifetime” campaign, WWCC will award scholarships to 10 students whose names are randomly drawn and who can show they’ve received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by July 26.
NBC Right Now, July 7, 2021

SPSCC to require vaccinations for people to attend classes or work on campus this fall

Students at South Puget Sound Community College will need to be vaccinated for COVID-19 if they want to return to in-person classes this fall. Employees working on campus also will need to prove they are vaccinated. The college will become a “fully vaccinated COVID-19 campus” at the start of the fall quarter this year, according to a Tuesday news release.
The Olympian, July 7, 2021

Expect a mix of in-person and online college classes in fall

Cascadia College anticipates a 43% return to face-to-face classes. Everett Community College puts the percentage of in-person instruction at 35% to 40%, while Washington State University Everett is gearing up for a fully in-person schedule. ... More than half of fall classes at Edmonds College in Lynnwood will either be in-person or hybrid, a mix of in-person and online.
Everett Herald, July 6, 2021

Construction of Centralia College athletic complex slated for Fall 2021

It’s been 20 years in the making. A multipurpose athletic complex for Centralia College is nearing its final stages before construction is set to begin, said Steve Ward, former vice president of finances and administration at the college.
The Chronicle, July 5, 2021

Arts returning in-person at CBC this fall

Columbia Basin College has decided to allow in-person instruction for its arts classes this fall, allowing many students to return to studying arts on campus for the first time since last March. “Creativity, live creativity will be coming back in fall quarter, and we have waited long for this time period to actually occur,” said Bill McKay, CBC Dean for Arts & Humanities.
KEPR, July 4, 2021

Three new Clark College programs certified

Clark College recently received certification of three new Career Launch programs. The new programs offer an Associate in Applied Technology degree in cuisine management through a partnership with Beaches Restaurant, Bar and Catering and welding technologies through a partnership with Madden Fabrication.
The Columbian, July 3, 2021

Edmonds College Foundation awarded $170K grant from Verdant to expand mental health services

The Edmonds College Foundation was recently awarded $170,000 by the Verdant Health Commission to expand its mental health services for students. The grant will fund two additional counseling positions in the college’s Counseling and Resource Center (CRC) for the 2021-2022 academic year, with an additional two annual renewals.
My Edmonds News, July 2, 2021

Big Bend Community College president reflects on what Pride Month means to her

In an exclusive interview with iFIBER ONE News, Big Bend Community College President Sara Thompson Tweedy opened up about the discriminatory struggles she faced as an openly-gay leader, minister, and educator, while acknowledging the purpose of Pride Month and what it means to her. 
iFiber One, July 1, 2021

Trends | Horizons | Education

Community college student housing needs heightened amid COVID-19 pandemic

Student housing at community colleges is somewhat rare — only 28% of community colleges in America have on-campus dormitory options for their students. But the last twenty years have seen a growing number of community colleges try to find creative ways to help their students who are housing or food insecure.
Diverse Education, July 8, 2021

Despite positive experiences, students question value of college

Even more than usual, college leaders are eager to get into the minds of their current and would-be students, to try to understand how the upheaval and uncertainty of the last 15 months have altered their expectations about their educations. 
Inside Higher Ed, July 7, 2021

Politics | Local, State, National

Help for community college students

As momentum grows around providing students with supports that foster retention and completion, a bill seeking to address one of the biggest hindrances in bringing these types of programs to community colleges has been reintroduced in the Senate, with a path forward appearing to be clearer than in years past.
Inside Higher Ed, July 8, 2021

Controversial student visa rule withdrawn

The Biden administration formally withdrew a rule proposed by the Trump administration that would have required international students to reapply for student visas after fixed terms of up to four years.
Inside Higher Ed, July 7, 2021

Pell for (very) short-term credentials

Congress recently opted not to fold into federal legislation on research and innovation a provision that would have made Pell Grants available to learners in very short-term training programs. But it is widely believed to be only a matter of time before federal law is changed to allow Pell funds to be used for that purpose.
Inside Higher Ed, July 2, 2021

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