Tuesday, December 28, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Dec. 28, 2010



Top nurse creates amazing program at WCC

Bellingham Herald, December 28, 2010



Port Angeles High graduate now president of Bellingham Technical College

Peninsula Daily News, December 28, 2010



Training, new rules meant to reduce abuse at adult family homes

The Washington State ombudsman program receives hundreds of complaints every year about adult family homes. Many center on inadequately trained owners and caregivers. State ombudsman Louise Ryan received a federal stimulus grant which was used, in part, to underwrite the 48-hour training class at Highline Community College. Ryan's goal is to put adult-home training into college classrooms.

Seattle Times, December 25, 2010



CBC students marketing upscale foods

Upscale vinegars and olive oils -- and agriculture education?  The Columbia Basin College agriculture program has a unique idea for raising money and giving students a look inside the marketing side of the industry—by starting its own line of specialty food products.

Tri-City Herald, December 23, 2010



Label of Love: Alicia Wood, Portland Fashion Week’s 2010 Emerging Designer, sews family into every seam

The 37-year-old traveled a winding path to her current success. In the early ’90s, during that whole unfortunate flannel episode, she studied fashion design in the heart of grunge at Seattle Central Community College. Cap and gown earned, Wood skipped town for New York and a design internship.

Portland Monthly, December 28, 2010



Applications for student aid soar at Peninsula College

Peninsula Daily News, December 23, 2010



Highline's MaST Center reopens in January

Auburn Reporter, December 27, 2010



Ashley Allman to Work with NASA's Robonaut during Spring Internship

NASA's Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) has selected Seattle Central student Ashley Allman to complete a 15-week Robonaut Tool Development Project at Johnson Space Center in Houston, January 10 to April 1, 2011. She is one of two community college students selected nationwide to intern at the space center.

The Examiner.com, December `17, 2010


and on KOMOnews.com: http://capitolhill.komonews.com/content/local-student-heading-nasa


Season of Sharing offers help and hope

Teresa Bailey's been working on a better life. She got her GED, enrolled in community college and identified her dream: transfer to a four-year university and become a grant writer for nonprofits -- "to help people." This Christmas, the 46-year-old Yakima Valley Community College student needed some help of her own…

Yakima Herald-Republic, December 24, 2010



Two Gig Harborites Vie for Separate Miss International Titles

Next summer, two Gig Harbor young ladies will represent Washington state in national pageants…Whitney Young, 18, will compete for the Miss International title…Young decided to study at Tacoma Community College initially so she could stay close to her family. She has been so immersed into her TCC political science class, that choosing a platform about voting was right up her alley.

Kitsap Sun, December 25, 2010






States hold colleges accountable for graduation rate

Morning Edition, NPR, December 28, 2010



Online college wins praise for affordability, quality

Tacoma News Tribune, December 28, 2010



Moving to ‘green jobs’ proves tough

San Antonio Express-News, December 26, 2010



OPINION: Student Learning: Measure or Perish

Chronicle of Higher Ed, December 12, 2010






UW alumni make plans to advocate at Legislature

The News Tribune, December 28, 2010



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