News Links | Oct. 20, 2022

Parting thoughts with Community Colleges of Spokane’s Christine Johnson
After a 46-year career in educational leadership, Christine Johnson, chancellor and CEO of Community Colleges of Spokane, has announced she will retire at the end of this year. Johnson, now 68, grew up on a cattle ranch near Hachita, a rural town on the southwest corner of New Mexico.
Spokane Journal of Business, Oct. 20, 2022

Campus recovery programs help students stay sober
… Thanks to a state grant awarded at the end of 2021, [Renton Technical College] was able to establish a “Wellbriety Center” on campus, where students in recovery could go for sober social events, a library of books on addiction, naloxone kits and fentanyl testing strips.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 19, 2022

Edmonds College receives renewal of $200K grant for expanding program that services students with disabilities
Edmonds College received a $200,000 renewal of a grant that will help fund the college’s Pursuit Lab, which provides college access and services that include job-readiness training for students aged 16-21 with documented disabilities.
My Edmonds News, Oct. 19, 2022

Students from 3 colleges ‘follow the supply chain’ to Vietnam
… Launched in September 2019, the Follow the Supply Chain Study Abroad Program held its fourth year with its second trip to Vietnam from Sept. 8-19 thanks to a partnership with the Highline College-based Center of Excellence for Global Trade and Supply Chain Management, Highline CollegeNorth Seattle CollegeTacoma Community College and Wenatchee Valley College.
Kent Reporter, Oct. 19, 2022
Freshmen, dual enrollment drive fall enrollments
Overall undergraduate enrollment continued to decline by -1.1% this fall compared to 2021, but community colleges were unique in seeing an increase among freshmen, according to the latest research by the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center.
Community College Daily, Oct. 20, 2022

Students’ basic needs outpace services at colleges
Many community colleges now offer some type of program to help students who struggle with food insecurity, from opening simple food pantries on campuses to more sophisticated efforts, such as free breakfast and farmers markets.
Community College Daily, Oct. 19, 2022

Safely disposing of needles on campus
Needle-disposal boxes in bathrooms on college campuses provide a safe and private receptacle where students who take injectable medications can discard their used needles.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 18, 2022

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