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New grants will help alleviate hunger at four community colleges

August 16, 2023

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges recently selected four community colleges to participate in a new free/reduced-price meal pilot project. The project aims to help hungry college students stay in college and graduate. The four colleges —Columbia Basin College (Pasco), Everett Community College, Grays Harbor College (Aberdeen) and Walla Walla Community College — will each receive up to $240,000 per year for three years to provide free and low-cost meal plans or food vouchers to eligible low-income students. >>

State Board for Community and Technical Colleges elects new chair

August 15, 2023

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges recently elected Chelsea Mason-Placek of Puyallup to serve as its new chair. Mason-Placek has worked in the public policy and workforce development field for more than 20 years and is currently a workforce development director for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. She previously served as legislative director for the International Association of Machinists (IAM) District 751 and, before that, as the legislative director for the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA)/IFPTE 2001. She also served in several roles in the office of United States Congressman Adam Smith. >>

State Board ready to approve state, federal funding to colleges

June 27, 2023

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges will hold its regular business meeting Thursday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On the agenda is approval of funding for community and technical colleges for the 2023-24 fiscal year, including operating and capital budget allocations passed by the Legislature during its 2023 session. >>

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