Tuesday, March 23, 2010

NEWS LINKS | March 23, 2010

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




Newest Graduates of the HVACR Program at the Pen

Vocational certificate graduation at Washington State Penitentiary program run by Walla Wall CC.  Includes link to TV video news clip. 

KEPR-TV, March 20, 2010



Passive Aggressive: “Passive” Home Construction Comes to Seattle

… Joe Giampietro, an architect and director of the housing practice at Johnson Braund Design Group in Seattle, developed a 300-square foot cottage design last year known as the Mini-B Passive House (the “Mini-B” stands for mini-bungalow), which community college students are currently building as a woodshop project through Seattle Central Community College

Publicola, March 23, 2010



WSU GEAR UP career day at BBCC

Big Bend Community College will host the WSU GEAR UP eighth-grade career day, drawing 870 eighth graders from the school districts of Moses Lake, Ephrata and Soap Lake

Othello Outlook, March 22, 2010



A champion for literacy, environment  / Mary Sheila Powers: She taught at numerous campuses

At the time of her death, she was teaching at three different schools: adult basic education at Tacoma Community College, religious studies at Saint Martin’s University and scripture and leadership training at Seattle University.

Powers started the Family Literacy Program at Madison School, an offshoot of Tacoma Community College. She also was nominated for this year’s Outstanding Teacher Award at TCC.

The News Tribune, March 23, 2010


Educator’s legacy will continue to inspire students

A scholarship has been created in memory of lifelong educator Mary Pat Dennis-Andre who taught at Edmonds Community College for 18 years and who died of cancer on October 20, 2009 at the age of 57.

Edmonds Beacon, March 23, 2010





COLUMN: Out-of-state money talks big at UW

Seattle Times, March 23, 2010



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