Monday, January 25, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Jan. 25, 2010

SBCTC NEWS LINKS | Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges




Building pathways for Native students

“Pathways for Native Students: A Report on Washington State Colleges and Universities” is the subject of a conference … [at which] participants will learn what more than 40 Washington colleges and universities are doing to help Native college students complete their degrees. The report was authored by Kayeri Akweks and Loretta Seppanen of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

 Indian Country Today, January 20, 2010


Washington: Entrepreneurial Spirit and Diverse Industries Promise Future Recovery

With a 40-year history in Richland, AREVA was aware of “the available, well-educated and highly skilled work force, excellent support from the local community, and well-maintained, reliable, and available state and local infrastructures,” says Chuck Perkins, Richland Site Manager at AREVA. “A significant factor particularly considering the age of the work force, is that the industry in the area has been working with Columbia Basin College (CBC) to implement a training program for the next generation of workers, an example of the type of local interaction and co-operation we appreciate.”

Area Development News, Dec/Jan 2010


Combat group donates $15,000 for Veterans at CBC

KEPR TV, January 22, 2010


‘Follow Your Dreams’ raises $25K for school

Tri-City Herald, January 22, 2010 (Columbia Basin College)


Leftover notes from CBC’s banquet
Tri-City Herald, January 22, 2010


Veterans group funds CBC scholarship

Tri-City Herald, January 23, 2010


Rojas reappointed to SVC Board

Governor Christine Gregoire has reappointed Margaret Rojas of Anacortes to a second five year term on the Skagit Valley College Board of Trustees.

KAPS Radio, January 24, 2010


Enrollment up at WVC 

KPQ Radio, January 24, 2010


Everett asks Washington State University to offer classes

The city would like the university to offer engineering classes, the latest effort to bring higher education to the area.

The Herald, January 25, 2010 (Everett CC, Olympic College)




Strengthen Washington state's universities with tuition-setting authority

Rather than cut state funding for Washington's universities, the Legislature should give the institutions tuition-setting authority, writes Editorial Page Editor Ryan Blethen. The universities should also be given consistent state funding to keep the state competitive and help the state climb out of recession.

Seattle Times, January 24, 2010


Trustees and Professors Don't Understand One Another's Roles, Survey Finds

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 24, 2010



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