Monday, May 10, 2010

NEWS LINKS | May 10, 2010

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




CBC to see 7% tuition increase
Tri-City Herald, May 7, 2010


WWCC president honored by WSU alumni group
Walla Walla Community College President Steven L. VanAusdle was presented with the Washington State University Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award on Monday. 

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, May 7, 2010


Supreme Court is coming to Big Bend CC
Columbia Basin Herald, May 7, 2010


Federal grant brings international students to Whatcom Community College

The college recently received $643,000 from the U.S. State Department to provide technical training to foreign students in business, retail management and computer technical support.  The college has partnered with Edmonds Community College and Pierce College to form the Northwest College Initiative.

The News Tribune (Bellingham Herald), May 8, 2010


Whatcom Community College event helps foster girls' interest in technology
Bellingham Herald, May 8, 2010


Yakima People: Chris Harmon
Chris Harmon, an automotive technology student at Yakima Valley Community College, recently won the gold medal at the Washington State SkillsUSA competition at Columbia Basin College.

Yakima Herald-Republic, May 8, 2010


Colleges struggle with cuts
Community Colleges of Spokane – Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane Community College and the Institute for Extended Learning – has to cut $4.35 million, or 5.1 percent, from its operating budget.

Spokesman Review, May 8, 2010


Ferndale High School seeks OK for wind turbine on campus
Some units of the class will link to courses offered at Bellingham Technical College, enabling students with adequate grades to earn college credit.

Bellingham Herald, May 8, 2010


Once a single mom, Lynnwood woman now enjoys a full family life

In 2008, Paris Loutsis was a recent Edmonds Community College graduate with an associate of technical arts degree in early childhood education. … Paris Loutsis-Maddux is now blessed with the fullness of family life. Rob Maddux, 25, manages a storage facility and is studying computer science at Cascadia Community College.

The Herald, May 9, 2010


People in business: Addison Jacobs
Addison Jacobs has been awarded the Trustees Association of Community and Technical Colleges Award for Leadership for her work as chairwoman of the Clark College Board of Trustees.

The Columbian, May 9, 2010


Chamber of Commerce doles out business and education awards

Three educators received the Crystal Apple award for excellence in education: Mary Harding, Lower Columbia College vice president for student success

The Daily News, May 9, 2010


CBC program gives new hope to young players
Tri-City Herald, May 9, 2010


City steps in to aid downtown Pasco project

Only recently, through two federal grants received by the city and Columbia Basin College, have there been resources to refurbish more storefronts. CBC is also providing business plans and education for business owners as part of the program.
Tri-City Herald, May 10, 2010


Voices test their metal: GRCC grads land radio roles on Seattle FM giant

For Reas and Diers, Green River Community College graduates and alumni of the school's radio station KGRG, it's been six weeks since they took over the local metal institution from former hosts Steve Rock and Kevin Jacober – also former KGRG DJs.

Auburn Reporter, May 10, 2010





OP-ED:  A graduating college senior faces a dire job market and chooses optimism

Seattle Times, May 9, 2010


When the kind of nursing degree determines hiring

Philadelphia Inquirer, May 9, 2010


Race and Region Often Determine Degree Attainment in Big Cities

Chronicle of Higher Education, May 9, 2010


A Student's First College Assignment: Grasping Financial Aid

Chronicle of Higher Education, May 9, 2010

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Students of the Great Recession

The Gates Foundation, meanwhile, has begun to consider two-year colleges as the linchpin to improving higher education. “We have to accept the fact that completion rates are far too low,” Melinda Gates told a gathering of community-college presidents last month. Gates implored them to be more innovative, and the foundation is spending $400 million to encourage such efforts.

New York Times, May 9, 2010


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