Wednesday, July 20, 2011

NEWS LINKS | July 20, 2011

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LCC trustees expected to approve new budget Wednesday

Lower Columbia College's Board of Trustees is expected to adopt a $21 million general operating budget for 2011-12 Wednesday. The college must deal with $1.9 million in state funding cuts — a 15 percent drop in state support from last year.

The Daily News, July 19, 2011

Whatcom Comm. College Could Hike Tuition, Cut Services

The board of trustees at Whatcom Community College is set to adopt a budget Wednesday that could mean longer lines and larger class sizes for students. WCC Vice President for Administrative Services Ray White says the budget proposal addresses a nearly 15 percent decrease in state funding, as well as a big increase in student enrollment.
KGMI NEWS, July 20, 2011 (audio clip)


Grays Harbor College committed to helping students attain goals

Commentary by Ed Brewster, Grays Harbor College president. … Each spring, we honor those who have earned GEDs and others who have received vocational certificates. Plus, we award associate degrees to many others, often accomplished by enrolling in classes only at the Ilwaco center and never actually coming to our main campus in Aberdeen.

Chinook Observer, July 20, 2011


SSCC TRIO Grant renewed

$1.5 million federal grant enables South Seattle Community College to continue providing critical student services

West Seattle Herald, July 19, 2011


Klink set to go to extremes on new Food Network show

Klink grew up in the family business, working in the kitchen at Klink’s on the Lake, where he was sous chef and later executive chef for 11 years. He graduated from the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College and later received degrees from Eastern Washington University in communications and government and holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University. He’s working on a doctorate in higher education leadership and is a certified executive chef by the American Culinary Federation.

The Spokesman Review, July 20, 2011


Tacoma awarded $300,000 to train workers for 'greener' future

The city and Clover Park Technical College plan to train 90 students with the latest grant and expect to place a minimum of 65 graduates in environmental jobs.

Business Examiner, July 20, 2011


Washington Wine Hall of Fame to induct Walla Walla's Anderson

Walla Walla's Myles Anderson, a winemaker and retired educator, has been named the 2011 inductee to the Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame.

Anderson is founder of Walla Walla Community College's renowned enology and viticulture program as well as co-owner/winemaker of Walla Walla Vintners.

Tri-City Herald, July 20, 2011


Food for Thought: Kennewick woman wins contest, will shadow chef

Kristin Swaggart of Kennewick, who was inspired to pursue a career in culinary arts by her son's peanut allergy, was named winner of the American Culinary Federation's "Be Like Mike" contest. … Swaggart, a student at Walla Walla Community College, was selected from among four other semifinalists from across the nation, including fellow WWCC culinary student Sierra Grden of Walla Walla.

Tri-City Herald, July 20, 2011





More Partnerships Between Colleges and Industry Could Produce a Better-Prepared Work Force

Greater collaboration is needed to fix the mismatch between what employers expect and what students learn in college, said speakers at a summit on jobs and the economy.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 19, 2011


Nursing Schools Need to Reconsider Their Admission Policies

The author, who was rejected from nursing school, thinks there’s a bias toward 1st degree, younger and less experienced applicants. … This lack of part-time or evening options effectively removes many of us from the application pool since we have mortgage payments, full-time jobs, and family duties that prevent us from going to school from 8-5 (plus time for clinical rotations on weekends). At this point the only people who can apply are either without these life obligations or are able to do school full time and not work longer than 20 hours per week, or those who can manage to work nights and go to school all day.

The Lund Report, July 19, 2011


Perdue: Don't merge community colleges

WRAL TV (Raleigh, NC), July 18, 2011


Editorial - Merging colleges may not be best in all cases

Star News (Wilmington, NC), July 20, 2011



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