Two New Grants + Guided Pathways

Dear Shoreline Community,

I am writing to provide additional details about the two highly competitive grants that the College was recently awarded.  As some of you may be aware, the College has made attempts to procure federal Title III grants in the past. It was truly gratifying to learn that this year, Shoreline Community College received not just one, but two Title III grants! This is wonderful news for our students; while each award has its own specific parameters and outcomes, student success is at the core of both. 

The two grants that the College received are the Title III – Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant and the Title III –Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) grantSince early winter 2021, I have worked closely with research and grant staff Executive Director Bayta Maring and Director Zack Thill, Acting Dean Lisa Malik, Acting Director of the Honors College Mari Kosin, and Director of Guided Pathways Brigid Nulty.  Our combined work helped shape the submission of these two grants. 

I.        AANAPISI Grant

·           Our project title is Student Achievement through Guidance and Engagement (SAGE).

·           The grant amount is $299,588 for five years – a total $1.5million.

·           The grant covers a large percentage of our student body, including the 19% of Shoreline’s students who identify as Asian American or Pacific Islander (AAPI students).

·           It covers 29% of Shoreline’s students who are eligible for need-based financial aid (referred to as Pell Eligible or low-income students).

·           It covers nearly 28% of who students are the first in their family to attend college (i.e., first-generation college students). 

·           At Shoreline, we will focus and design new systems to close equity gaps by providing comprehensive onboarding, orientation, and financial aid counseling; critical academic advising and career planning; academic learning activities; and peer mentoring and tutoring services. The project will also offer programming to build a sense of belonging and community among AAPI students, who may often feel excluded or placeless on campus.

II.         SIP Grant 

·           The grant amount is $444,525 for five years – a total of $2.3million.  

·           Shoreline’s project will include the development of a first-year student success course, provide enhanced peer tutoring services for gateway math and English courses, redesigned orientation programming with peer mentoring that introduces students to the college and student services, and enhanced mandatory student advising. It will also include adding technology (common advising tools and resources) for all students.

·           Shoreline’s project will also expand work-based learning experiences, increase the number of students who are exposed to work-based learning pathways, and increase the overall number of students who choose a work-based learning pathway or opportunity.

·           The focus of our SIP grant will be on better serving Shoreline’s historically underserved students, for whom significant equity gaps persist for critical indicators of student success. For students attaining 15 college-level credits in their first year—an important early indicator— the College has an 11-to-9 point opportunity gap comparing Shoreline’s Historically Underserved Students to other community colleges in the state.  To close these equity gaps and ensure that all students succeed academically, the goal of Shoreline’s SIP project is to increase the retention, completion, and transfer rates of all students, while also closing equity gaps between underserved students and other students. 

These two grants will provide resources and services that will complement and work alongside the $1.1million in annual support that is provided to the College for Guided Pathways (GP). As many of you are aware, our GP initiative is now in its 3rd year and led by Brigid Nulty and Dutch Henry, along with a large team of faculty and staff. In addition to work on meta-majors, general education and learning outcome realignment, and equity in teaching and learning, other GP efforts to redesign intake and advising, student voices, student success courses, student mentors, and tutoring will all overlap the work of our two new grants.

It is with great excitement that I reiterate that the opportunity to serve our AAPI students in the Shoreline service area with the SAGE project has been part of a multi-year plan to enhance student support services. With these types of activities, we can begin to engage our AAPI community, and we can start to demonstrate significant gains in student completion and success.  For our SIP project, the technology resources will provide a heightened user accessibility to online advising and educational planning, and provide for college-wide systems support and case management for all students. These two new incredible opportunities have the potential to significantly alter the access and success trajectory for students at Shoreline Community College.

As these two grants unfold, I am aware that our African American and Hispanic students also have gaps in access and completion. We have much work to do at Shoreline, and I fully expect that we will also develop more targeted outreach and accompanying support programs for these student populations.

Finally, I am pleased to re-announce that the College recently hired Chitpasong Bello as the Director of the AANAPISI SAGE Project. She will begin on November 1, 2021. Brigid Nulty, already working as our Director of Guided Pathways, will take on the work of SIP to become the Director of GP/SIP. Please contact me, Zach Thill, Bayta Maring, Derek Levy, Chitpasong Bello, or Brigid Nulty for more details as each grant unfolds.


Phillip J. King

Acting President

Shoreline Community College

College Update: Week of October 11-15, 2021

Dear Shoreline Staff, 

I am writing with this week’s College update including a return-to-campus, general campus events and announcements, Federal COVID-19 Assistance, construction updates, and the inclement weather protocol.

Return to Campus/COVID-19 Communications

  • Note: these are being shared with staff as talking points on student questions they may be fielding.  
  • Guidelines for sick students or employees. 
  • Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers) are eligible for the Pfizer booster shot if you have completed your initial series of the Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months ago. Moderna boosters are available for those with a high-risk medical condition and at least 6 months since completion of the original series of Moderna. See CDC for details.  Boosters are available at the Vaccine Clinic on campus.  
  • Reminder to update your Zoom application to ensure full functionality of the software and lesson technical difficulties. Go to the download site to download Zoom Client for Meetings.  
  • Masks are not required outdoors on campus unless at an event with 500+ people, but it is *recommended* that you wear a mask in any crowded outdoor setting when it is not feasible to distance from others, per the Secretary of Health’s Face Coverings – Statewide order.  
  • ASK ME help is now available at 3 stations: 1000/Admin building, FOSS/5000 building (2nd floor), and the Library/4000 building.  If someone has forgotten their mask, send them to an ASK ME station.  

URGENT REMINDER: Vaccine Attestation Deadline – October 18, 2021 

A big thanks to the large number of employees who have already fully completed their vaccination attestation and verification process.  

As a reminder, all employees (including student employees), volunteers working on campus, and contractors with the College must be fully vaccinated or be approved for a medical or religious exemption by October 18, 2021 as a condition of employment for continued work.   

  • Fill out the online attestation form regarding your vaccination status. 
  • Attend on online vaccine verification session with HR. 

Friday, October 15, 2:00pm-2:45pm – ONLINE 

              Zoom link: 

Monday, October 18, 10:30am-11:30am – ONLINE 

Zoom link: 

As of October 25, 2021, the College must verify that attendees 12-years of age and older are fully vaccinated at indoor events if open to members of the public, per the Verification of Vaccination order in King County, including: 

  • Collegiate sports stadiums and arenas 
  • Entertainment and performing arts venues 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Gyms 
  • Movie theatres 
  • Museums 
  • Music and concert venues 

Campus Events and Announcements 

Shoreline Community College Foundation’s 24th Annual Student Success Fundraiser 

The Foundation is hosting its 24th Annual Student Success Fundraiser on Nov 4th. It will be a virtual event that will be broadcast on YouTube.  As this is a virtual event, our success will be built on Sponsorships and funds raised at Impact Parties! What is an Impact Party you ask?  It is a live or virtual event that you host for a group of friends/family where you come together to watch the event and make donations live. We would love for you to host an Impact Party! To register for the event or to host an impact party please go to

Federal COVID Assistance/Emergency Aid Application 
The Fall Quarter 2021 Covid Assistance Emergency Aid Application is open.  To date, we have disbursed over $528,000 to 335 Fall Quarter 2021 registered students.  This assistance has enabled students to pay for tuition expenses, housing, food, and other financial needs.  Please spread the word to all students at Shoreline who are experiencing financial struggles to pay for tuition or other needs to submit an emergency aid application.  All students: domestic, international, ABE, ESL, CEO, Running Start students can submit an application at this time.  Also, students who were enrolled at Shoreline Community College any time during the pandemic and owe tuition or housing debt to the college, can submit an application and give Shoreline electronic permission to have their debt paid — up to $2165.00. 

HSAMCC Construction Live Feed 

Check out this live feed time-lapse video chronicling the progress of the demolition of the old 2500 Dental Hygiene/Advanced Manufacturing building and subsequent construction of the new Health Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing building. We are planning a groundbreaking event on November 15th, 2021. Details will be forthcoming!

Inclement Weather Protocol 

Once a weather/power outage-related closure or delay has been determined by the President/AIC a RAVE Alert text message and email will go out to all students, staff, and faculty.  So please make sure that you have signed up for RAVE. 

Notification of closures will also be posted on the web,, and social media. An all-staff memo clarifying these details will come from Executive Director Zura’s HR team on or around November 1, 2021.  

Thank you for all that you are doing.

Phillip J. King

Acting President

Shoreline Community College


Pronouns: He/Him



Dear Colleagues,

As shared previously in messages to our campus community, all College employees (regardless of work modality) must complete the online attestation form regarding their vaccination status, as well provide proof of vaccination by the upcoming October 18, 2021 deadline.

Although I can see that you have completed the online vaccination attestation (thank you!), please ensure that you also provide proof of vaccination to HR to complete the vaccination verification process.

URGENT: The attestation and proof of vaccination to Human Resources must be completed no later than October 18, 2021.

The validation of vaccination documentation will be conducted one-on-one with a Human Resources staff member, either online or in-person.  Please be ready to show the following items:

  • Photo identification
  • Proof of vaccination*
    • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card or photo of the card; or
    • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider or electronic health card; or
    • State immunization record; or
    • Employees vaccinated outside the U.S. may show a reasonable equivalent of these documents

The following times are available to briefly connect with Human Resources to show proof of vaccination.

Friday, October 15, 2:00pm-2:45pm – ONLINE

Zoom link:

Monday, October 18, 10:30am-11:30am – ONLINE

Zoom link:

*Please note, at this time the College is not required to, nor does it plan to keep copies of vaccination documents.

If you would like to schedule a specific time to complete your verification, please contact

Questions regarding this information or other items related to the vaccination attestation requirement can be directed to at any time.

Thank you,

Julie Bathke
Executive Assistant

Human Resources & Employee Relations
Shoreline Community College

Presidential Search Student Forum

The Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees has launched a national search to find Shoreline’s next President. The President’s role is pivotal in providing vision and continuous leadership and direction for the planning and operation of all aspects of the College’s programs and services.

All SCC students are invited to attend a forum on Friday, October 15th, from 1:00-2:00pm to share their thoughts on the future needs and priorities of the College and how the next President can meet those needs. 

To attend the forum, go to

Any students who are not able to attend the forum may provide feedback by going to by Friday, October 15th at 3:00pm. 

Show your pride! Signup for a Pride Pack!

Show your pride! Signup for a Pride Pack!

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to sign up for a FREE Pride Pack that includes a button, a pin, pronouns label/stickers, and a flag. Those that sign up for a pack are asked to display or wear these items to demonstrate support for the LGBTQ+ community at Shoreline Community College. Pride Packs are available by inter-campus mail or USPS; to sign up visit by Friday, Dec. 3. For more information, contact Sundi Musnicki at

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