Friday, January 14, 2011

NEWS LINKS | Jan. 14, 2011

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




Shoreline CC grad, Matthew Hicks, leads UW team in development of life-saving tool

Matthew Hicks is no ordinary man…he is an extraordinary man. At only 26, the Shoreline Community College graduate has led a team of undergrad students in the development of a tool that may save many lives in developing countries.

Shoreline Area News, January 12, 2011


WVC scrambles as state threatens Center for Music and Art funding

Wenatchee World, January 13, 2011


Highline CC Foundation Receives $155K Donation From Lifelong Des Moines Resident

Waterland Blog, January 13, 2011


Classes link new growers with old / Organizers want students to develop agricultural contacts

As part of its agriculture education emphasis, Columbia Basin College has added a new agriculture class, and its lectures are free for ag professionals.

Capital Press, January 13, 2011


People with disabilities can overcome challenges of life

I was almost 30 when a physiology professor at Centralia College pulled me out of class. I was told that I had something called dyslexia. I was amazed that “it” had a name. I was given an interpreter who rewrote my hen scratches into English and I completed an Associate of Arts degree and Associate of Technical Arts degree in three years — my first academic success. … I earned my history degree from the University of Washington without an interpreter, and for the last few years I have been writing.

The Olympian, January 14, 2011


Renton Technical College a prescription for Washington's economy

....  Renton Technical College has been training more and more students despite having significant budget cuts during the last three years. In that time it has had to cut $3 million and is anticipating another $1 million cut next year. RTC President Steve Hanson estimates there will be a nine percent reduction to the budget next year.  Even with budget cuts looming, some students are finding remarkable success with job placements out of the college. Two RTC departments, among many, are attracting large numbers of students and graduating them into fields with bright job forecasts.

Renton Reporter, January 13, 2011


Pepper Unveils Some Unusual Threads

Her store, Pepper, is located just off the busy Alki Beach in West Seattle. Overflowing with both hand stitched items and vintage finds from Gap and Eddie Bauer, Pepper Peterson is busy making one-of-a-kind pieces that are selling fast .  she started her collection after graduating from the fashion program at Seattle Central Community College.

Seattle PI, January 14, 2011


South Seattle Community College promises free first year to Sealth HS seniors

Chief Sealth International High School seniors learned during a surprise assembly this morning in the auditorium that a free year of college is in their future, if they choose South Seattle Community College. Its president, Gary Oertli announced that the college’s 13th Year Promise Scholarship has been expanded to Chief Sealth. The program is funded through the South Seattle Community College Foundation comprised of community and business leaders who give donations.

West Seattle Herald, January 14, 2011





Facing New Cuts, California's Colleges Are Shrinking Their Enrollments

California's public-college enrollment declined by 165,000 during the past academic year, even as the number of people trying to get into college grew. Community colleges accounted for most of the decline, the largest in a single year since 1993.

Chronicle of Higher Education, January 13, 2011



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