Waves of Gratitude, February Edition

Waves of Gratitude to George Savanah:

Patience and perseverance. Working in this remote way at the moment is very difficult-it is difficult for the students and also for the staff-we all have timing and deadline issues and the students try very hard to stick to these and get everything in on time in order to get Financial Aid and emergency funding processed-George has spent a lot of time helping a particular student to qualify for emergency aid -it was touch and go for a while and we were concerned that the student wouldn’t get the required information in -George never lost faith in the student to get it done-and thankfully-because of him-and the support of the Emergency funding team the student has been able to qualify and receive the necessary funding they so desperately needed-so George I am proud to be part of your team and every day I learn more about patience and perseverance from you!! – Holly Burton

Waves of Gratitude to Mical Degraaff:

Inclusive Excellence, Respect, Student Engagement. Mical has worked tireless as she has handled hundreds of Emergency Aid applications, thinking only of her students, going over and above, while supporting her coworkers and excelling as the leader of the Gender Equity Center and a critical member of the Care Team. Mical’s dedication is incredibly admirable and appreciated by students and staff alike and her work ethic sincerely impressive. Our College is lucky to have Mical as part of the Emergency Aid team and part of Student Services. – Anonymous

Waves of Gratitude to Pete Babington:

Leading by Example and Going Above and Beyond. Recently, our campus has experienced several weather related events (snow and wind storms). Pete came to campus on multiple occasions to work and assist clearing snow for the safe travel of residents, campus visitors, and employees that still had to physically report to campus. After the snow had cleared, a large limb fell blocking the Main Gate exit. On a weekend evening, Pete responded to campus and worked to clear the throughway so that the campus again would be safe to traverse. Seeing the director of a department do this shows strong leadership skills by leading by example and dedication to his position. Well done! – Anonymous.

Shoreline Shout Outs, February Edition

Shoreline Shout Out to Jim Schulz, John Nold & Greg Jensen:

Jim, John & Greg have been working the COVID temperature check in station in the Auto Showroom all quarter and managing their full time work on campus. They have worked together making sure there is coverage every day. I can’t thank them enough for all their hours of support to ensure the safety of our Students, Staff and Visitors. Thank you, you’re the best!!!! – Ellen Gottas

Shoreline Shout Out to the Custodial Staff:

I am so grateful for the custodial staff. I come into the Parent Child Center every morning and the center is always clean. I am especially grateful for coming into a clean kitchen every day. Thank you for all your care. I am also grateful for the custodial staff for helping keep us healthy and safe by coming during the middle of the day and sanitizing the public areas and surfaces. – Anonymous

Shoreline Shout Out to the Student Laptop Checkout Team:

Since last March, this multi-department team has checked out over 370 laptops to about 580 Shoreline students to support them while we are in fully online mode. The group includes folks from TSS who purchase and prep the laptops, eLearning folks who process student requests, Library folks who manage the check outs and check ins and Community Rentals folks who staff the student curb side pick up/drop off. What a collaboration to support our students!! – Anonymous

Shoreline Shout Out to Facilities:

When the impending snow was in the forecast, they de-iced the parking lot, laid down rock salt prior to the weekend. Then when we came back on Tuesday to operate our Curbside pick up and drop off location for students and staff, the lot was as clear as possible and they created paths for us. This allowed us to service drive-ups safely. The entire crew really shine in these situations. Thank for all you do! – Deann Larson

Board of Trustees Study Session (3:00 PM) & Regular Meeting (4:30 PM)-Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Board of Trustees will be holding its regular meeting on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 4:30 PM. A study session is scheduled to precede the regular meeting at 3:00 PM.  Both meetings will take place in room 9208 (the “Quiet Dining Room”) in building 9000 (the “PUB”).

For the December 4, 2019 meeting packet, go to: https://www.shoreline.edu/about-shoreline/board/meeting-packets-2018.aspx

Fall 2019 issue of the Community Report available

The Community Report is a twice-yearly College publication mailed to neighbors and businesses in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park. Our fall issue just mailed out and we wanted to be sure employees had a chance to view it too. Hard copies are also available in the PUB, FOSS, and the Administration building. The stories featured in this publication are also on the Shoreline News Blog that was revamped this past summer.

If you think you have a newsworthy story to share with the world, Communications & Marketing wants to hear from you!

Contact Rachel Evans (revans@shoreline.edu or x. 4501) to share your news or story idea for consideration in an upcoming article. We’d love to hear about student successes, innovative class projects, staff or faculty achievements, newsworthy initiatives, community partnerships, and more.

College Outreach Events & Recruiting Highlights – Summer 2019

The college is represented at a variety of outreach and recruiting events throughout the year. A few recent highlights from the past few weeks include:

Come support your college and your community at a variety of upcoming events. Bring your friends and family and drop by the college outreach table at these community events, or contact Amy Stapleton to volunteer. A sample of highlighted events include:

  • NW SolarFest Sustainable Living Fair (on campus) – July 27 (See King 5 news preview)
  • Shoreline & Lake Forest Park farmers markets –ongoing dates throughout summer
  • North City Jazz Walk – August 13
  • Ridgecrest Ice Cream Social – August 15
  • Celebrate Shoreline Festival – August 17
  • Shoreline Back to School Fair – August 24

Coordination around campus outreach events is one function of the Recruiters Roundtable group. Facilitated by Communications & Marketing, this team meets monthly to discuss outreach events among staff who are primarily focused on outward-facing recruitment. This group has created a shared master Recruiting Events calendar, which all Shoreline staff are welcome to review at any time (instructions below).

If you know of faculty/staff who are attending recruiting events out in the community or especially visiting high schools, please contact Amy Stapleton prior to the event to coordinate plans. For questions on Recruiters Roundtable, contact Lori Maxfield.

How to view the Shared Calendar Resource for “Recruiting Events” 
From your personal Outlook calendar left sidebar, right-click on “Other Calendars”, then “Add Calendar”, choose “From Address Book”. Select recruitingevents@shoreline.edu and OK. You can now view all other Recruiting Events that have been indicated by other recruiters across campus. If you wish to join or learn more about an event, contact the event owner directly.