Tuesday, November 6, 2012

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 6, 2012

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





Bellevue College picks David Rule as new president

David Rule, the president of a branch of Portland Community College, has been chosen as the next president of Bellevue College.

The Seattle Times, November 5, 2012


The Issaquah Press, November 6, 2012


The Bellevue Reporter, November 6, 2012


Bellevue Patch, November 5, 2012



Commute-smart champs take a bow

Easing traffic congestion is just part of the work they do. For the recipients of the 2012 Governor’s Commute Smart Awards, leadership goes beyond a normal day’s work; it makes Washington state a better place to live and work for everyone. Employers and individuals, such as Bellevue College sustainability coordinator Deric Gruen, represent the essence of smart commuting.

NCWTV, November 6, 2012



New partnership helps businesses produce test samples

Local business entrepreneurs have an opportunity to get a small batch of test products manufactured, thanks to a new partnership.

The NW Innovation Resource Center has partnered with Bellingham Technical College's Precision Machining Program to help manufacture small batches of products for customer testing.

The Bellingham Herald, November 4, 2012


Interior Design students win all the awards

Three Clover Park Technical College students took top prizes at the 2012 National Kitchen and Bath Association Puget Sound Chapter Student Design Competition. Students from Bellevue College, Highline Community College, and The Art Institute of Seattle also participated in the competition.

Business Examiner, November 6, 2012



CBC hits 'sweet spot' with its enrollment

Columbia Basin College has hit the "sweet spot" when it comes to its enrollment numbers, according to a report presented Monday to its board of trustees. Enrollment for the past two years at the Pasco-based school was just above 2 percent of the number of full-time students the state pays the community college each year to educate. That's on par with this year's enrollment of more than 5,300 full-time students, said CBC President Rich Cummins.

Tri-City Herald, November 6, 2012



Students at Columbia Basin College raise disability awareness

Students at Columbia Basin College experienced a few of the challenges that people with disabilities face every day. It was all part of disability awareness day.

KNDU TV, November 1, 2012


What brings you to the Smartmap Expo?
Since its inception, the Smartmap Expo has grown from a small event, with just a handful of vendors, at Columbia Basin College to featuring more than 100 exhibitors at the TRAC in Pasco.

Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business, October 2012



Distinguished leader awards honor Belmonte, Clarkson, and Pumphrey

Leadership Thurston County (LTC) and the Thurston County Chamber Foundation are proud to announce the 2013 Distinguished Leader Award honorees. Patty Belmonte, Executive Director of the Hands On Children’s Museum, Virgil Clarkson, Mayor of the City of Lacey, and Dr. Gerald Pumphrey, President of South Puget Sound Community College. Dr. Gerald Pumphrey is being recognized for his contributions to SPSCC and the broader South Sound community through his ability to forge economic and educational partnerships and reach out to all generations.

Thurston Talk, November 5, 2012



South Puget Sound Community College names 5 finalists to replace retiring leaders

Five finalists have been selected to interview for South Puget Sound Community College’s top post, officials announced Monday.

The News Tribune, November 6 2012


The Bellingham Herald, November 6, 2012



Slight drop in WA high school grads going to college

Nearly two-thirds of Washington state high school graduates are going to college, and most of those are staying in state. A survey by the Education Research and Data Center found that 62 percent of Washington’s 65,706 high school graduates went to a two-year or four-year college in 2010. That’s a slight decrease from the 63 percent of graduates that went to college in 2009. The most popular two-year schools state-wide were Bellevue Community College and Clark College.

King 5, November 5, 2012





Washington economic outlook ‘marginally worse,’ says forecast council

Signs of economic recovery in Washington are tempered by the state’s first drop in exports since 2009, feeding into a marginally worse economic outlook in November compared to this year's earlier predictions.

The Oregonian, November 5, 2012



Report: record shares of young people earning degrees

Record shares of young adults are enrolling in college and completing degrees there, according to a report released Monday by the Pew Research Center.
Inside Higher Ed, November 6, 2012

How tough love can ensure the future of Pell Grants

The Pell Grant program turned 40 this year. Forty years ago, the idea that the federal government had the right and the responsibility to help low- and moderate-income students increase their chances of earning college degrees was new.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 5, 2012



Rural community colleges face distinct challenges

A state mandate to focus on two-year students rather than 'lifelong learners' threatens the campuses' valued role in the community, along with their financial health. Mendocino College is a prime example.

LA Times, November 2, 2012





Cascadia Community College takes a closer look at redistricting

Students gathered Monday afternoon on the campus of Cascadia Community College for a pre-election day civics lesson about the redistricting of the 1st Legislative District and 9th Congressional District.

The Bothell Reporter, November 5, 2012



Coming down to the wire, candidates highlight education differences

As voters head to the polls Tuesday in a tight presidential contest, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney are sharpening their differences on education issues.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, November 6, 2012



Costliest election in Wash. history goes to voters

Washington state's most expensive election year in history neared its grand finale Tuesday, with voters deciding who to choose in one of the country's most competitive governor's races and whether to legalize marijuana and gay marriage - two initiatives that have been backed by big money and names.

The Bellingham Herald, November 6, 2012


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