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News Links | November 16, 2021

November 16, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Egor Shokoladov’s solo exhibition featured at Peninsula College

Artist Egor Shokoladov’s solo exhibition, entitled “Semicolon),” will be on display in Peninsula College’s PUB Gallery of Art beginning Tuesday. The free exhibit will be on view at the college campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. through Jan. 20. He also will host a Dec. 9 Studium Generale presentation online ...
Peninsula Daily News, Nov. 14, 2021

Clark County business briefing

After a nationwide search, Clark College has announced the hiring of two new members of its Executive Cabinet. Michele Cruse was named Vice President of Student Affairs and Paul Wickline was named Vice President of Instruction.
Columbian, Nov. 14, 2021

How Seattle plans to scale up its free community college program and help more students

... Applying to the Promise program was easy, Juta said. Seattle Colleges and her high school, Chief Sealth, held information sessions, and she was already taking classes at South Seattle through Running Start, a program that allows high school students to take community college classes and earn college credit.
The Seattle Times, Nov. 12, 2021

Success of Chehalis School District's Student Achievement Initiative highlighted in state panel

... In terms of equity, the initiative has helped increase enrollment of students of color at Centralia College, said President Bob Mohrbacher, citing an 11% enrollment gap for students of color in 2017 that had disappeared by the class of 2020, with students of color enrolled at an 8% higher rate than caucasian students that year.
Chronicle, Nov. 12, 2021

Green River College named top 150 community colleges in U.S.

Green River College (GRC) was named one of the top 150 community colleges in the U.S. by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. The college is now eligible to win a $1 million “Aspen Prize” from the Aspen Institute. Aspen Institute is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to realize a just and equitable society, according to its mission statement.
Auburn Reporter, Nov. 12, 2021

Steilacoom resident chosen as interim vice president for Highline College Student Services

Dr. Jamilyn Penn has been named interim vice president at Highline College. She will oversee the college’s Student Services division. The division manages several departments and programs, including Advising, Admissions, Running Start, Funding Services, International Student Programs, Athletics and more.
Suburban Times, Nov. 11, 2021

Edmonds College to hold virtual Veterans Day celebration Nov. 11

Edmonds College will honor veterans this year with a pre-recorded event that can be enjoyed on YouTube beginning Thursday, Nov. 11. The virtual event was planned in keeping with COVID guidelines to avoid large gatherings.
My Edmonds News, Nov. 8, 2021

New lounge and pantry at North Seattle College helps address food insecurity among veterans

Renovations are now complete at the North Seattle College Veterans Center. The upgrades were designed to help veterans in their transition from life as a service member to a college student. It will also be a resource to address food insecurity among college veterans. [Video]
Q Fox 13, Nov. 8, 2021

SPSCC named one of nation's top 150 community colleges

It’s not everyday that a local community college achieves a national shout-out, but for South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC), it’s the fourth time it’s happened. For the fourth year in a row, the Aspen Institute named SPSCC as one of the 150 eligible institutions to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. 
Nisqually Valley News, Nov. 8, 2021

Trends | Horizons | Education

No surge for international student enrollments at community colleges

Enrollments of international students at U.S. colleges and universities are rebounding — but not at community colleges, according to a report on preliminary enrollment data for this fall. Baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral and special-focus institutions in the U.S. are all seeing increases in enrollment of international students, while associate-degree colleges are experiencing a -10% drop ...
Community College Daily, Nov. 15, 2021

Changing perceptions, one story at a time

... “I shouldn’t feel bad just because I chose to go to community college,” she said. “I’m a community college student, and I know that the education I’m getting is solid.” She was frustrated she felt down about herself “out of this false idea” of the prestige of four-year universities and the notion that they are inherently better than two-year colleges.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 15, 2021

Most students who want to transfer colleges don't. Here's how to start

Unique. Complicated. Overwhelming. Those are just a few of the ways people have described the college transfer process. ... Research shows that 80% of community college students intend to transfer but fewer than a third actually do. Despite these hurdles, transferring is a popular route to a four-year college and can be a great way to save money or move from a school that isn't a good fit. 
NPR, Nov. 11, 2021

Relieving the verification burden

FAFSA verification can be a burden for students and institutions alike. College access advisers and financial aid administrators say data sharing and changing how the Education Department selects students for verification could provide relief.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 11, 2021

DataPoints: Recognizing student veterans’ challenges

Student veterans comprise about 5% of community college students, and many of them face challenges in attending college, according to federal data. For example, 27% of student veterans who attend a community college report having a disability, compared to 20% of students who are not veterans.
Community College Daily, Nov. 10, 2021

Politics | Local, State, National

House members urge inclusion of for-profits in Pell increase

A group of 13 Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to leaders in the House of Representatives last Friday asking them to revise a part of the Build Back Better Act that extends a boost in the Pell Grant award only to students who attend nonprofit public and private institutions.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 9, 2021


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