Thursday, October 7, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 7, 2010

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Tacoma Community College receives its largest monetary gift

On Wednesday, supporters of Tacoma Community College gathered to honor H.C. “Joe”  Harned and announce that his gift to the school will help equip a health careers center. ... The $42 million building, tentatively scheduled to open in 2013 if state funding is approved, will be named for Harned. [Officials] would say only that it is the largest gift ever made to the college. The previous record was a $1 million anonymous donation given to the early learning center, which opened two years ago.

The News Tribune, October 7, 2010


EvCC art instructor honored Friday
Russell Day, a former art instructor at Everett Community College, has been selected to receive the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the Washington Art Education Association, the association’s highest honor.

The Herald, October 7, 2010


Nursing program receives funding from the Leah Layne Foundation

Incoming nursing students at Big Bend Community College got a much needed shot in the arm last Friday as the program received a $13,000 donation.  … “Ten students will receive $1,000 credits to buy things like books and stethoscopes,” Doug Sly, executive director of the Big Bend Community College Foundation, said.

Othello Outlook, October 6, 2010


Opinion: Give Prisoners the Gift of a Whitman Education

Here in Walla Walla, the Washington State Penitentiary has operated a grant-funded associates degree program in partnership with Walla Walla Community College since 2002. … But according to Gary Rosso, academic coordinator of the WWCC initiative, Whitman has no formal ties to the program and has yet to explore the possibility of a partnership with the Washington State Penitentiary and WWCC that would grant bachelor’s degrees to inmates.

Whitman Pioneer, October 7, 2010


EdCC poet’s work earns two honors
An anthology edited by poet and Edmonds Community College English instructor Holly Hughes won national awards.

The Herald, October 7, 2010




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