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CBC professor to help revolutionize higher education
An associate professor at Columbia Basin College is planning to help revolutionize and globalize higher education throughout the country. Yongsheng Sun is getting a $15,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
KVEW TV, April 9, 2010
Energy Corps help lower carbon footprint
… In addition to the federal Economic Recovery funding, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided a $120,000 grant so Energy Corps members can attend South Seattle Community College for remedial training and exposure to green careers such as low-environmental-impact construction and home weatherization.
Nisqually Valley News, April 9, 2010
Smart-grid training programs get $11 million
The funding for Washington programs is part of nearly $100 million designated for 54 smart-grid work force training programs nationwide. Among the institutions to receive money are Centralia College, which will receive $5 million …
The Columbian, April 10, 2010
Saturday Thumbs: Outstanding scholarship
Thumbs up to Lower Columbia College and its high-achieving scholars.
The Daily News, April 10, 2010
Carly Boohm: I’ve enrolled in Centralia College and I’m taking six credits right now. I really want to be an engineer. ... I used to want to be a podiatrist, but I didn’t pass biology so my focus had to change.
The Olympian, April 11, 2010
Clark College enrollment continues to surge
Total head count near 15,000; full-timers just shy of 10,000
The Columbian, April 12, 2010
EvCC instructor honored by college
Everett Community College Health and Wellness instructor Sue Grigsby was selected as a 2010 Distinguished Alumni by Humboldt State University.
The Herald, April 12, 2010
The Seattle Chinese Garden now offering site tours / $30 million project to be complete by late fall
The Seattle Chinese Garden, located at South Seattle Community College, will reveal commanding views of downtown Seattle, Elliott Bay and the Cascade Mountains.
West Seattle Herald, April 11, 2010
Not an easy path to top of small business
Mo Aliabadi, owner of South Tacoma Auto, was named small-business leader of the year by University of Washington Tacoma Milgard School of Business. … he enrolled in Lower Columbia College. After he earned his associate’s degree, he moved to Portland to a attend Portland State University. … Aliabadi [took] courses at nearby Clover Park Technical College to become a master mechanic himself.
The News Tribune, April 11, 2010
TRENDS| HORIZONS | EDUCATION
Education leader lifts community colleges higher
Seattle Times, April 9, 2010
The Alternative: Younger students give community college a second look
Washington Post, April 11, 2010
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