News Links | September 2, 2021
System News | Opinion
Whatcom Community College has received a major grant from the National Science Foundation. $7.5 million will
be used to upgrade the school’s National Cybersecurity Training and Education Center.
WCC President Dr. Kathi Hiyane-Brown said that the grant will help boost connections
to government and industry leaders.
KGMI, Sept. 1, 2021
Monica Brummer has been named the new director of the Pacific Northwest Center of
Excellence for Clean Energy at Centralia College. Brummer brings more than 14 years of higher education work experience and more than
30 years of marketing and communications experience to the center.
Centralia Chronicle, Sept. 1, 2021
Rep. Rick Larsen, chair of the aviation subcommittee, and Elliot Black, Director,
Airport Planning and Programs with the U.S. Department of Transportation, met with
local leaders in the aviation industry at Everett Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center (AMTEC) building on Friday, August
20, for a roundtable discussion on the aerospace industry in the Pacific Northwest.
Lynnwood Times, Aug. 31, 2021
The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has awarded Edmonds College two grants totaling more than $800,000 to support students experiencing homelessness
and those in need of emergency assistance. “We are very thankful to our state for
this much needed support and extremely committed to provide wraparound services and
resources to our students for their success,” said EC President Dr. Amit B. Singh.
My Edmonds News, Aug. 30, 2021
Before Bob Ross was known as the amiable television artist with the soothing voice
and identifiable mane from “The Joy of Painting,” the prolific painter was stationed
at Fairchild Air Force Base. In 1978, Ross visited Spokane Falls Community College and met artist John Thamm, who helped develop the skills of the then-fledgling artist.
Spokesman-Review, Aug. 29, 2021
Occupation: Skagit Valley College department chair for sociology, ethnic studies and community leadership. Job description:
“I teach and I’m responsible for Leadership Skagit, Leadership Whidbey and our Latino
Leadership programs.” Education: Doctorate in higher education from the University
Skagit Valley Herald, Aug. 28, 2021
Tacoma Community College Provost Marissa Schlesinger will complete the Habitat Challenge this week, rappelling
down 28 stories from the roof of Tacoma’s Hotel Murano at approximately 2:00 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 27. The challenge raises funds for Pierce County Habitat for Humanity
programs that promote home ownership, foreclosure prevention and aging in place.
Suburban Times, Aug. 27, 2021
... “We are honored to be able to provide this program for our homeless veteran population
through our Employment Navigators and in partnership with Edmonds College,” stated Joy Emory, CEO of Workforce Snohomish. “This is an unparalleled opportunity
to bring veterans out of homelessness and into self-sufficiency.”
MLT News, Aug. 26, 2021
Varying degrees of vaccination protocol, all the way up to get the shot or get fired,
will be in effect or imminent when Peninsula College students and staff in Port Angeles, Forks and Port Townsend return to classes Sept.
27, college President Luke Robins said. Unvaccinated students will be encouraged to
take online instruction ...
Peninsula Daily News, Aug. 26, 2021
As COVID-19 continues to impact public health, South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) today announced that it will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for students who
participate in any in-person class or activity for Fall Quarter 2021. “The public
health experts are clear: vaccines and masks save lives and stop the spread of this
virus,” said SPSCC president Dr. Timothy Stokes.
Thurston Talk, Aug. 25, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
The Department of Education will not be targeting its federal aid verification process
for the 2022-23 award year, ending a temporary change put into place during the COVID-19
pandemic to alleviate challenges students face in accessing financial aid.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 1, 2021
California student aid official Patrick Perry was beginning a routine check of federal
financial aid records a few weeks ago when he came across a mystifying number: 60,000
more aid applications from a particular group of students this year than last.
Los Angeles Times, Sept. 1, 2021
Higher education lost about 191,500 transfer students between July 2020 and June 2021,
or -8.4% compared to the previous year. That’s according to research by the National
Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center.
Community College Daily, Aug. 31, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
Student voting organizations are gearing up to capitalize on the high youth voter
turnout for the 2020 elections and spur students to participate in this year’s local
and state elections. ... “We have always seen that turnout of all people, including
youth, is lower in state elections,” Beadle said.
Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 27, 2021