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News Links | December 8, 2022

December 08, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Eric's Heroes: Eva's gift to the world

I want to tell you about a gift that was given a few years ago. It was the very best kind of gift: the kind that changes lives. Eva Gordon was born in 1912 and grew up on an orchard in Eugene, Oregon. [Shoreline Community College, Renton Technical College, Seattle Colleges, South Seattle College, Renton Technical College].
KOMO News, Dec. 7, 2022

WVC reaches contract agreement with new president

The Wenatchee Valley College Board of Trustees officially signed off this week on a contract for the school’s next president. Faimous Harrison, who was selected last month to lead the college, agreed to a contract that runs through Dec. 31, 2025.
Wenatchee World, Dec. 7, 2022

South Seattle College announces longtime educator Dr. Jean Hernandez as interim president

Dr. Jean Hernandez, an educational leader with nearly four decades of experience, has joined South Seattle College as interim president through the current academic year. The position opened when Dr. Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap, SSC’s former president, became interim chancellor of the Seattle Colleges District.
West Seattle Blog, Dec. 7, 2022

'On the edge of a precipice' — OB-GYN reports dire message to Kitsap health board

... Alecia Nye, dean of allied health and nursing at Olympic College, reported to the health board that the community college plans to grow its nursing program by 20 positions in the fall of 2023.
Kitsap Sun, Dec. 7, 2022

A transformative bridge over a 10-lane freeway

When two-year colleges talk about building bridges to their surrounding communities, they are usually speaking figuratively. When leaders at North Seattle College talk about it, however, they’re referring to an actual physical piece of infrastructure, dubbed the John Lewis Memorial Bridge, which opened in October 2021.
Community College Daily, Dec. 5, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

Concern about inflation’s impact on enrollments

The threat of inflation pricing out more college students, especially those who attend community colleges, is an increasing concern for higher education leaders, according to a new report ...
Community College Daily, Dec. 7, 2022

DataPoints: The growth of credentials

The number of credentials being offered continues to increase, surpassing 1 million (1,076,358, to be exact), according to a new report. That’s 10% more than the nonprofit Credential Engine counted last year. 
Community College Daily, Dec. 7, 2022

When a WA prison closed, dozens of college dreams died with it

Despite its crumbling walls and tiny cells, the 112-year-old Washington State Reformatory in Monroe was a sought-after destination. It took Thomus Davis more than a decade and several transfers to get there.
The Seattle Times, Dec. 6, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

DOJ asks Supreme Court to hear second case on debt

The Biden administration wants the U.S. Supreme Court to add another lawsuit challenging its student loan forgiveness plan to the court’s docket for this term. The Department of Justice made the request in a lawsuit brought by Myra Brown and Alexander Taylor, who took issue with the debt-relief plan because they wouldn’t benefit from it and didn’t have the chance to comment on the proposal. 
Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 6, 2022

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