News Links | Nov. 17, 2022

GHC nomination announced for Transforming Lives Award
… Dr. Cal Erwin-Svoboda, GHC Vice President of Student Services, stated “I cannot think of a better candidate to represent Grays Harbor College and the community and technical college system.”
KXRO, Nov. 16, 2022

Midnight Cruizers car club presents tool kit to GHC’s automotive program
From left, Mike Myers, president of the Midnight Cruizers car club, presented a tool kit containing $600 worth of specialty tools to Jesse Kangas-Hanes, instructor in Grays Harbor College’s automotive technology program.
Daily World, Nov. 16, 2022

Less traditional college degrees jump in WA during pandemic
Valerie Sundby, director of transfer education at the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, explained the connection to jobs is key. “Those really strong ties directly to employment is what we think is driving that enrollment to remain consistent,” Sundby pointed out.
Public News Service, Nov. 14, 2022

CBC Agriculture Program receives nearly half of a million dollars for equipment
Columbia Basin College received more than $470,000 for its agriculture programs. The programs have received more than $1.5 million since starting up. This grant, from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), is going towards a precision needle seeder, a multi-crop berry harvester and a rough terrain forklift.
YakTriNews, Nov. 14, 2022

Newsmakers: New CEO
Julie A. Manley White will become the next chancellor and CEO of the Pierce College District in Washington, effective January 1. She has served as president of Pierce College Fort Steilacoom since 2019.
Community College Daily, Nov. 11, 2022

Dual enrollment, multiple benefits
On Spanish radio stations near Wenatchee, Wash., advertisements air for Wenatchee Valley College (WVC). Brochures, fliers, and information sessions are bilingual, and intentional connections built with area Latinx community groups …
Diverse Education, Nov. 11, 2022

Big Bend has big plans with new bachelors program
Big Bend Community College now offers a bachelor’s degree, with its first cohort of students set to graduate this coming spring. “I have nothing bad to say about this program,” said BBCC student Devin Elvin.
Columbia Basin Herald, Nov. 9, 2022
DataPoints: Enrollment by race/ethnicity
Between fall 2010 and 2020, the shares of public two-year college students who were Hispanic and Asian increased, while the shares of students who were White and Black declined, according to a College Board analysis.
Community College Daily, Nov. 15, 2022

International student enrollment at two-years continues to drop
International student enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities has largely rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, but community colleges haven’t shared in that uptick …
Community College Daily, Nov. 14, 2022

Moving forward on FAFSA simplification
Colleges and universities have to update their cost of attendance calculations now that the Education Department has said it is carrying out that change and others for the 2023–24 academic year.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 11, 2022

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