Monday, April 12, 2010

NEWS LINKS | April 12, 2010

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




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


A second chance at life, 10 years later / Revived: Chehalis woman talks about life after miracle recovery

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





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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