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34 community and technical college students selected for Transforming Lives award

January 22, 2016

The Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) will honor 34 community and technical college students as 2016 Transforming Lives Awards winners. The annual award recognizes current students and alumni who overcame barriers to their academic goals. From the winners, five students were selected to be keynote speakers at a Jan. 24 awards ceremony. Each keynote speaker will receive $500. >>

Washington college president and instructor win Pacific Region trustee awards

August 04, 2015

Two Washington state community college educators received regional honors from the Association of Community College Trustees on July 29. Dr. Linda Kaminski, president of Yakima Valley Community College, was named 2015 Pacific Region CEO award winner. Dr. Ryann Leonard, psychology and criminal justice faculty at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, earned the 2015 Pacific Region Faculty award. >>

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