Wednesday, June 8, 2011

NEWS LINKS | June 8, 2011


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




Teaching experience drew newest LCC president to career in education

Chris Bailey, a vice president at Centralia College, will become Lower Columbia College's 11th president when he replaces Jim McLaughlin in September.

Longview Daily News, June 7, 2011


Clothing design program could be snipped from Seattle Central CC

Washington state has 34 community and technical colleges and the legislature is cutting $161 million in funding over the next two years. Colleges must decide in the next few weeks which programs with be cut back and which will be eliminated.

KING 5 News, June 6, 2011


Big Bend students may see higher costs

Students at Big Bend Community College are likely to see tuition rise by 12 percent next year. The increase follows a state budget which reduced funding to the state community and technical college system by $76.8 million during the next fiscal year and $84.3 million in fiscal year 2013. BBCC President Bill Bonaudi said administrators projected to lose about $5 million from the college's budget starting two years ago, and the projection is holding steady. "What we're starting to see is a very long waiting list of students that are waiting for classes," he said. "What the long term impact of that will be is hard to predict."

Columbia Basin Herald, June 8, 2011


Governor honors 20 smart managers

Gov. Chris Gregoire handed out her 2011 Governor’s Award for Leadership in Management citations to 20 state government managers Tuesday. Among the recipients: Jan Yoshiwara – Her leadership helped earn national recognition for the State Board for Community & Technical Colleges’ student achievement initiative.

The Olympian, June 8, 2011


EVOO Cannon Beach hires Liberty (and RTC) grad as new sous chef

Bidema came to EVOO as its first intern in 2007 as part of the Culinary Arts Program at Renton Technical College.

Issaquah Press, June 7, 2011


Dream day: Hometown Mariners draft Edmonds CC player Smith-Brennan

Everett Herald, June 8, 2011

(Several other CTC students selected in early rounds of MLB draft: Ames, LCC; Hebner, GRCC; Conwell, BC…, Seattle Times, June 7, 2011)


Lake Washington Technical College Opts to Continue Parent Ed Program

A recent decision by Lake Washington Technical College to continue funding parent education programs around the Eastside means Redmond Toddler Group (RTG) will be able to continue offering its usual classes this fall and into next year

Redmond Patch, June 8, 2011


Centralia College Tuition to Jump

Pending approval by the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, Centralia College managed to form its 2011-12 budget and absorb an estimated $1.78 million in cuts without laying off large numbers of staff — however, students will now shoulder a burden themselves as they face a 12 percent tuition increase in 2012 and another in 2013.

Centralia Chronicle, June 8, 2011 (subscription required)


York High (York, Maine) grads to head in many directions

Adam Ruger, 18, is heading west, but to Skagit Valley College in Washington State where he plans to study boat building and mechanics.

In this he was influenced by a friend of the family, York boat builder Paul Rollins, he said.

"I've always liked boats. I lobster right now," he said. As yet, he said, "I have never built a boat."

Boat-building schools in Maine seemed financially out of reach, he said, so he'll travel across the country where he knows at least one person, a relative.

SeacoastOnline, June 8, 2011


Five W-M grads awarded Ferguson scholarships (three of the five attending Walla Walla CC)

Five graduates of Weston-McEwen High School have been awarded Ferguson Scholarships…Albee plans to continue his studies at Mt. Hood Community College. Baumann will attend Walla Walla Community College, where she will play on the volleyball team. Cain will also play volleyball at Walla Walla Community College. Greenwalt plans to study nursing at Walla Walla Community College. Harnden will attend Boise State University in the fall and plans to study mathematics.

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, June 8, 2011


Friends of victims in Nevada plane crash plan memorial

The couple's friends at Everett Community College are desperate to get in touch with Hincapie's family…Hincapie was a bright student who was finishing up her last level of English as a second language classes at EvCC, said her instructor, John Bruemmer.

Everett Herald, June 8, 2011


Editorial: The ugly reality of college access in Washington

It could have been worse: That’s about as good as the news gets for students struggling with how they’ll pay their tuition bills at the state’s colleges and universities this fall.

The News Tribune, June 8, 2011





Obama stresses need for manufacturing job training

With jobs and the economy topping Americans' concerns, President Obama headed to a community college in Northern Virginia to highlight the need to train workers for the manufacturing jobs he believes are key to strengthening the economy.

MSNBC, June 8, 2011


Another Round

The latest -- and perhaps the last, at least for now -- of a series of hearings on for-profit colleges in the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions opened in a changed atmosphere.

Inside Higher Ed, June 8, 2011






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