Tuesday, May 25, 2010

NEWS LINKS | May 25, 2010

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




Green River Community College selects new president
Green River Community College Board of Trustees selected Eileen Ely, PhD., as its new president …

Auburn Reporter, May 25, 2010



Bellingham Tech starts $27M Campus Center

Daily Journal of Commerce, May 21, 2010



Grads from the past -- where are they now?

"For a while, I had to just work. I had to put off school," says Zuniga, who's hoping to finish her prerequisites at Yakima Valley Community College's Grandview campus in the fall, then enroll in Washington State University's College of Nursing

Yakima Herald-Republic, May 23, 2010



Davis graduate is back on the college track
"Ultimately what I want is my mom to be proud of me and she wants me to go to college. So now I am graduating and going to college," said Amezcua, who will study business and finance at Yakima Valley Community College.

Yakima Herald-Republic, May 24, 2010




Carroll DMACC Provost Schulz honored with award

Steve Schulz has been awarded the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction from the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. 

1380 KCIM Des Moines, May 24, 2010 (Highline CC)



Two Highline College students named to state all-academic team

Highline Times, May 24, 2010




·         Bouste , teaches filmmaking and film studies at Shoreline Community College and is co-owner of First Sight Productions in Seattle

·         Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) students Elisabeth Long and Natasha Palatova have each been awarded $1,500 Kirkland Rotary Club Scholarships. Palatova earned an AAS (Associate of Applied Science) degree from LWTC in social and human services in August 2009. She is currently working toward a four-year degree in behavioral applied science at Seattle Central Community College.

Woodinville Weekly, May 24, 2010



Livengood looks back at his Everett CC years

UNLV athletic director Jim Livengood — a former quarterback at Everett Junior College — to be enshrined in EvCC's Hall of Fame.

The Herald, May 25, 2010



Scholarship winners cheer Rotary: The Everett group handed out nearly $200,000 to 34 appreciative students

There were scholars with perfect 4.0 grade-point averages and late bloomers just happy to graduate on time. ... Everett Community College: Jennifer Pena, a $5,000 Pearl Ballew scholarship; Sarah Beach, a $15,000 Laurie Ivens Memorial Scholarship.

The Herald, May 25, 2010



Olympic College students win welding rodeo

Olympic College welding instructor Kevin Snell admits he isn't much of an artist. But now, he's an award-winning piece of art. A team of OC welders took top honors Friday at an artistic welding competition in Bellingham, with the team of four students paying homage to their dedicated instructor by using him as their muse. “Kevin The Pipe Welder" was voted first by the judges and was people's choice at Friday's Welding Rodeo 2010 at Bellingham Technical College.

Seattle Times, May 25, 2010






Community Colleges Filled, Students Turn To For-Profit Schools

In California, where community college nursing programs have huge waiting lists, many students are turning to for-profit colleges. ...

NPR, May 25, 2010



Brain drain among Boeing's biggest challenges

Young people across the nation are either not interested in aerospace careers or don’t have the math and science skills for it. … Only about 8 percent of Washington high school students expressed an interest in engineering as a career when they took the SAT in 2008.… Eighty percent of aerospace workers who responded to a 2002 study said they wouldn’t encourage their children to pursue careers in the industry.

The Herald, May 23, 2010



Too few engineers to meet Boeing’s need

State's universities lack capacity to fill needs

The Herald, May 23, 2010



Cuts to Child Care Subsidy Thwart More Job Seekers

New York Times, May 24, 2010



Whose Associate Degree Is It?

Missouri community college argues nearby four-year institution should not be allowed to award two-year degrees

Inside Higher Ed, May 25, 2010



The job hunt: Class of 2010 college graduates confront a mean employment scene

Tampa Bay Venture, May 25, 2010



Op-ed: GET today for college tomorrow

Spokesman Review, May 25, 2010




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