Monday, September 10, 2012

NEWS LINKS LIMITED | Sept. 10, 2012

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

NOTE: Limited news content; more tomorrow.





Walla Walla Community College featured tonight at 6 p.m. on PBS News Hour

Walla Walla Community College profiled as one of ten finalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

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Props to Walla Walla Community College, named one of 10 best

Congratulations to Walla Walla Community College, which has been named one of the country's 10 best community colleges by the Aspen Institute.

Walla Walla is a finalist for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The ten finalists were selected from a pool of 1,000 schools. The winner gets a $1 million prize.

The Seattle Times, September 6, 2012


Marty Brown to head state’s community and technical colleges

The News Tribune, August 10, 2012


David Woodall, who led Lake Washington college, dies at 67

David Woodall, 67, the president of Lake Washington Institute of Technology, died of an apparent heart attack Monday.

The Seattle Times, September 5, 2012


EvCC to offer course geared to airplane assembly: College to offer course geared to airplane assembly
The options for obtaining basic skills to land a job in aerospace manufacturing are expanding again in Snohomish County. Everett Community College is enrolling students in a five-week Manufacturing Pre-Employment program, which starts in late October. The course of study is to provide students skills needed either to get an entry-level manufacturing job or to continue on with more specialized aerospace training. "This is a good class for someone who doesn't have familiarity with tools or manufacturing" but loves airplanes, said Sheila Dunn, associate dean of aerospace and advanced manufacturing careers for EvCC.


New Everett Community College Fitness Center Continues to Rack up Awards
Everett Community College has announced another award for its fitness center.  … Everett Community College’s Fitness Center has earned LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 49,000 square foot Fitness Center, which opened in January 2011, earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for its efficient energy, lighting, water and material use, as well as other sustainable strategies.

My Everett News, August 11, 2012

Bellevue College enrolls learners in affordable, convenient classes

KOMO Bellevue Blog, August 23, 2012


The List: Top 5 community and technical colleges in Washington state by FTES (slide show)

#5 Highline Community College, #4 Green River CC, #3 Edmonds CC, #2 Clark College, #1 Bellevue College

Puget Sound Business Journal, August 9, 2012, 11:53am PDT


Editorial: WSU is just the beginning
Commence the quiet revolution. On Monday, Washington State University faculty will chuck syllabi and power-point handouts to two-dozen brainy, mechanical-engineering students, signaling a sea change in Northwest higher-education. The Cougars are off the Palouse and within Wi-Fi distance of Port Gardner Bay. During the 2011 legislative session, state lawmakers OK'd the WSU startup, with the university eventually seizing the reins of Everett Community College's University Center in 2014. The center already houses degree-completion programs from eight colleges, serving up 25 degree options. Rep. Hans Dunshee and state Sens. Nick Harper and Mary Margaret Haugen shepherded the enabling legislation with a long-lens' m.o. to plant something that wouldn't require extra tending (a seedling for now, an adult tree in another decade or more.) ... For now, the WSU program is like a house built on spec, sitting at a sweet address but not revealing its interior. The 27 students who begin classes on Monday are step one. They also underscore the currency and demand-based mission of a vibrant community-college system, with half of enrollees transferring in from Everett Community College.

The Herald, August 19, 2012 




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