News Links | May 4, 2021
System News | Opinion
... The logistics program at Tacoma Community College prepares students to move beyond the warehouse floor and into the project management
side in areas like importing and exporting, transportation and distribution, and security
and other areas.
Community College Daily, May 2, 2021
‘Jewel of the college’: Spokane Falls Community College ‘excited’ for new fine arts, photography facility
The building used by Spokane Falls Community College’s photography program dates back more than 90 years ago as the dispensary for Fort
George Wright. The building was constructed in 1930 by the U.S. Army. More than 30
years later, the college’s Fine Arts Building was originally used as a music facility
in 1965, according to the college, with an addition completed in 1991.
The Spokesman-Review, May 2, 2021
More than a year into the pandemic, Columbia Basin College is planning its most extensive, and lengthiest, commencement ceremony ever. The college
will stretch the festivities over two days, Friday, June 18th, and Saturday, June
19th, with a slow-motion drive-through parade that allows graduates the time to exit
their vehicle to walk across an outdoor stage and pose for a photo op with their family.
KEPR, May 2, 2021
Corey Dobbs, 30, of Washougal, won a Rising Star award from the Council for Advancement
and Support in District 8. Dobbs, a 2016 graduate of Clark College, is a development specialist in annual giving and alumni relations at the Clark College
Foundation. The award acknowledges “professionals who demonstrate potential for leadership
within institutional advancement,” according to a news release.
The Columbian, May 1, 2021
Partially blind pilot plans to fly around the world, after some guidance from a Bellevue College program
... Maeda eventually stumbled across a program at Bellevue College called the International Business Professions program that allows international students
to design their own study and career path while also taking English courses. At the
end of the program, students are set up with an internship in their field. “For me,
that was perfect,” Maeda said.
The Seattle Times, May 1, 2021
Marchers carry signs that read 'racism is a public health crisis' during anti-racism rally in Wenatchee
... According to our news partner, News Radio 560 KPQ, Wenatchee Valley College Student Body President Lina Mercado says this year’s theme is "racism is a public
health issue." “It’s not where we want it to be obviously. We want to improve and
keep improving until it’s no longer an issue. That’s why we’re here today. We want
to make that stand and that people in the Wenatchee Valley realize that is an issue
even in a small town,” Mercado said.
iFiber One, April 30, 2021
Centralia College: COVID-19 vaccine ‘strongly encouraged’ but not currently required for students, staff
Centralia College says it won’t require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for its students and staff to
return to campus, but it will continue to strongly encourage its population to get
it. “We may alter our approach in the future if cases spike or we are mandated to
require vaccinations. But, so far, we have been very proactive on our campus and we’ve
been successful in enacting safety measures ...
The Chronicle, April 30, 2021
While Wenatchee Valley College's Knights Hall is sporting some new murals, that does not mean the old building is
due to be demolished much like Wells Hall. But once the new Wells Hall opens later
this year, Knights Hall will be changing. When Wells Hall was torn down in June of
last year, the programs and classrooms in the building were moved to other buildings
on campus including Knights Hall.
Wenatchee Valley Business World, April 30, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
In their May 12 AACC Digital conference presentation about the need for and value
of short-term courses, Amardeep Kahlon and Kerry Mix will focus on the distinctive
attributes of competency-based education (CBE), its value to students beyond mere
course condensation and its potential to boost enrollment and credential completion.
Community College Daily, May 4, 2021
Details surrounding President Biden’s proposed investment of $62 billion to support
student completion and retention in higher education are scarce, but experts say there’s
potential for the program to be the most transformative of the administration’s postsecondary
Inside Higher Ed, May 3, 2021
Donald Strange, a 54-year-old public works employee and then manager, has worked on
many roads during his 34-year career, but says that there was one particular road
that obsessed him. It was a road not taken: that of pursuing a higher education degree.
Community College Daily, April 29, 2021
A new report from Ithaka S+R has found that while community college provosts want
to collect more data about students’ basic needs, factors such as limited resources
and infrastructure restrict their ability to do so. The report, “Moving the Needle
on College Student Basic Needs: National Community College Provost Perspectives,”
is part of a larger Holistic Measures of Student Success project.
Diverse Education, May 4, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
President Joe Biden’s American Families Plan is a game-changer for community colleges
and minority-serving institutions, campus leaders say. The $1.8 trillion plan, proposed
Wednesday, could bring a much-needed windfall to institutions serving students most
hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inside Higher Ed, April 30, 2021
President Biden is calling on Congress to fund a $109 billion program for tuition-free
community college, an initiative that has gained support in recent years but still
isn’t a guaranteed legislative victory.
Inside Higher Ed, April 29, 2021