Campus Updates 5/25/23

Events and News

Greetings Shoreline colleagues I hope you are well. As you know, this week was so hectic that we had a *literal* fire. The response by faculty in the building, our safety and security team, facilities, the SLES team and Shoreline Fire was outstanding. People were quickly evacuated, classes were rescheduled, people resumed work in alternate locations, and folks looked out for each other. This is how we do it people.

This was another great week to connect with community partners. I saw a couple films at SIFF (which was such a fun event!) and got to see some of our colleagues from around campus, as well as spend time with new colleagues including Oscar Rodriguez Garcia from the Cervantes Language Institute, Luis Esteban Consul of Spain, and Juan Fajardo. Thank you to Michelle Cimaroli and the Foundation for doing such a great job. I also had the pleasure to meet colleagues from Home Street Bank who made a kind donation to our Foundation and with representatives of the Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Senior Center who have a wonderful vision, and a lot of great ideas to connect with SCC!

Dr. Kahn, Michelle Cimaroli and two folks from Home Street Bank receiving a donation check

Home Street Bank

Dr. Kahn, Michelle Cimaroli and representative from Shoreline/LFP Senior Center

Shoreline/LFP Senior Center

Finally, I was very glad to attend two excellent events on campus. The first was the Honors Research Track presentations. The students were just outstanding. Their passion for their research projects, and their ability to discuss and convey information is a real testament to them and the faculty who mentor their work. Their posters looked so great as well- a wonderful opportunity for students to get real practice for the poster presentations they will likely do in their grad school careers and beyond. Bravo! 

I also attended the AANAPISI heritage month event. The event drew folks from all over and packed the theater. The collaboration with K-12, the city, and the overall community was exactly the kind of event we need to see more of on this campus! The performances were beautiful and moving, and the educational material was excellent. Major kudos to Dr. Joan King and her team for arranging this event. Sadly, I missed the food trucks! 

Four dancers dressed in red shirts, and colorful skirts doing a traditional dance.

A great performance from last night’s event!

This Monday is of course Memorial Day, where we recognize and honor our military personnel who lost their lives in service of the United States Armed Forces. On behalf of the college, I want to thank all our Veteran and military affiliated students, staff, and faculty for all you do and for being a part of our community. 

Enjoy the rest of your week and the long weekend ahead. 



Spring Quarter Updates 


  • Area Reviews due June 16, 2023 (see multi-year schedule).  

  • You are on track if 50% of your Area Review has been completed.  

  • Area Review Drop-In Support with the Accreditation Liaison Officer: Wednesday, May 31st, 2-4 pm, computer lab 1301 or via Zoom 

  • Meeting ID: 829 4385 5019 One tap mobile: +12532158782, 82943855019# US (Tacoma) 

This is a diagram of the Area review process.

Human Resources 

As a reminder Juneteenth is coming up next month. Shoreline Community College will honor and recognize Juneteenth, Monday June 19th, 2023, and will continue to recognize this as a holiday going forward. This event will appear on the college calendar and the campus will be closed on this day.  

Juneteenth is the one of the oldest known celebrations commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.  President Joe Biden signed the bill ( Pub. L. 117–17 (text) (PDF)) on June 17, 2021, making Juneteenth the eleventh American federal holiday and the first to obtain legal observance as a federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was designated in 1983.  

Resources related to the history of Juneteenth are listed below:   

This Is Why Juneteenth Is Important for America  

YouTube Video What is Juneteenth? – Juneteenth World Wide Celebration 

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