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Take a survey for EvCC for a chance to win a $150 Amazon gift card

Everett Community College students can enter to win a $150 Amazon gift card by completing an online survey about how they use media and spend their time. To take the survey, go to and use the password 129915. All responses are confidential. The survey is available Oct. 1 through Nov. 8.

EvCC plans $2.5 million expansion of its Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center

Everett Community College is celebrating National Manufacturing Day today by announcing a $2.5 million expansion of the college’s Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center (AMTEC). The expansion will add 17,000 square feet to AMTEC, which is home to the college’s precision machining, welding and fabrication, engineering technician, composites and pre-employment programs. The new space includes eight classrooms and a lab for EvCC’s new mechatronics technician program. Construction will start in April 2016.

Celebrate Food Day Oct. 22-24 in Everett

Join the nationwide celebration of healthy, sustainable and affordable food Oct. 22-24 at Food Day events at Everett Community College and the Everett Public Library. The free events are open to the public and include a sustainable food fair, cookbook swap and a lecture about spices.

EvCC funds College in the High School classes for low-income students

Everett Community College’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday unanimously approved spending up to $300,000 for low-income students to earn college credit for free through EvCC’s College in the High School program. “The funds allocated by the Board of Trustees will increase access to college, increase enrollment opportunities for low-income, first generation college students and strengthen pathways from Snohomish County High Schools to EvCC,” said EvCC President David Beyer. College in the High School, in partnership with school districts, allows high school students to earn college credit for select classes taught by teachers at their own high schools. The money will allow students who receive free and reduced lunch at 18 high schools within EvCC’s service district to earn five college credits per semester cost free starting Oct. 1.

BASE Jumping: See The Art of Flight at EvCC’s Russell Day Gallery Sept. 21-Oct. 23

See photos and videos created by two BASE jumpers and learn about the science of diving headfirst off a cliff and soaring through the air at “The Art of Flight” on display Sept. 21-Oct. 23 at Everett Community College’s Russell Day Gallery. “The exhibit will leave you breathless,” said Russell Day Gallery Director Greg Kammer. “You will have the opportunity to experience a sense of free-falling flight through amazing videography by professional jumpers and videographers.” “The Art of Flight” includes wall-size projections, still photography, wingsuit gear and a detailed infographic demonstrating the design and physics of free-falling flight.

Video: Lang family donates Whidbey Island property to EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy

The family of an Everett Community College Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) graduate is donating 3.8 acres of waterfront property on south Whidbey Island for EvCC students to use for research. The undeveloped land is being donated by Gary and Kathi Lang. Kathi’s daughter, Rebekah, graduated from ORCA in 2013, finishing her last two years of high school and first two years of college at the same time. ORCA is an early college academy for high school students focused on marine science and hands-on student research. The family is donating the land to the ORCA program “because of everything it has done for my daughter,” Kathi Lang said. “To be able to do something for kids in the future, that’s really important to us.”

EvCC Honors Outstanding Employees

At Everett Community College’s annual Spring Awards breakfast June 9, the college community honored 18 employees with awards, acknowledged colleagues who reached years-of-service milestones and recognized retirees.

Everett Community College joins Boeing’s AerosPACE program

Everett Community College is the first community college in the nation to join five universities in a Boeing-led collaboration to close the skills gap in aerospace engineering. EvCC is the newest partner in AerosPACE (Aerospace Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering) along with Purdue, Georgia Institute of Technology, Tuskegee, BrighamYoung and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universities. Boeing created the program in 2013 to help the next generation of aerospace employees learn through real-life collaboration on a project.

Everett Community College student journalists win state, regional awards

Everett Community College student journalists and the college’s media organization, The Clipper, took home 30 awards in May for reporting, photography and design. EvCC earned 26 awards from the Washington Press Association, including winning the WPA sweepstakes category, and four from the Pacific Northwest Association of Journalism Educators. “This year’s students really stressed the importance of reader-focused, community journalism,” said Clipper faculty adviser T. Andrew Wahl. “It was an amazing team, and I was delighted to see both their approach and hard work recognized.”

47 Students Graduate from EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA)

Forty-seven students from Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy graduated Friday, earning both their associate’s degree and high school diplomas. ORCA is an early college academy for high school students, who can earn up to two years of college credit while completing their high school education. The program is the only early college academy of its kind in the country. ORCA uses research in the local marine environment as the unifying theme for all academic disciplines.

EvCC instructor leads nationwide biology certification effort

Everett Community College biology instructor Pamela Pape-Lindstrom is participating in a nationwide effort to strengthen college-level life sciences education. Pape-Lindstrom is leading an effort funded by a National Science Foundation grant to create a certification process for the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education (PULSE). The PULSE project helps teams of life science faculty members from community colleges, universities and colleges transform their program of undergraduate biology education to emphasize scientific reasoning, critical thinking, laboratory work and student research.

Washington businesses to benefit from new work ready certification

Washington employees can now be certified as “work ready,” positioning the state to better compete for jobs, business growth and economic development. Work Ready Washington on Thursday announced statewide participation in ACT’s Work Ready Communities initiative, which uses the National Career Readiness certificate (NCRC) test to demonstrate employee skills. “This new initiative is a result of our commitment to building a world-class business climate. The program boosts Washington’s ability to compete as a business friendly state by helping to match qualified employees with world-class employers – a win for both workers and businesses,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said.

EvCC selects Janice Greene, Howie Bargreen as college's 2015 Distinguished Alumni

Everett Community College has selected Snohomish County NAACP branch president Janice Greene and Bargreen Coffee Company president Howie Bargreen as the college’s 2015 Distinguished Alumni. The two were honored at the Everett Community College Foundation breakfast April 21.

EvCC nursing students collecting supplies, funds for medical relief work

Everett Community College nursing students are raising money and collecting donations of supplies for the college’s sixth annual trip to the Dominican Republic to provide care for impoverished families. Students are seeking donations of over-the-counter medications, hygiene supplies and money to purchase medications, such as antibiotics. The group of 22 students and two instructors will volunteer in December 2015 in the Dominican Republic’s capital, Santo Domingo.

Rubenstein’s Donates New Carpet to EvCC’s Veterans Resource Center

Everett Community College’s Veterans’ Resource Center has new carpet, thanks to a donation from Rubenstein’s. The Seattle-based commercial flooring company donated more than $4,000 worth of carpet and labor, replacing worn, stained carpet that was more than two decades old.

Five Everett Community College faculty members earn tenure

Everett Community College’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to grant tenure to five EvCC faculty members. Tenure was granted to math instructor Andrea Cahan, engineering instructor Joseph Graber, nursing instructor Gail McLean, engineering instructor Matt Parsons and math instructor Michael Story.

EvCC Foundation breakfast raises $90,000 to support student scholarships, college programs

The Everett Community College Foundation’s April 21 community breakfast raised more than $90,000 to support student scholarships and college programs. More than 450 people attended the breakfast, which included recognition of student parents and the college’s Early Learning Center. The keynote speaker for the breakfast was former Washington state first lady Mona Locke. “We asked community members and college employees to support students, and they very generously responded. The donations at today’s breakfast will quickly be put to work to help students stay in college and receive a high-quality education at EvCC,” said John Olson, executive director of the EvCC Foundation.

EvCC's Medical Assisting program ranks 31st in the country

Top Medical Assistant Schools ranked Everett Community College’s medical assisting program as the 31st best in the United States in its 2014 list of the country’s top 50 programs. The website evaluated programs considering graduation rates, retention rates, tuition and other factors to determine rankings. “We’re pleased that our program was recognized as one of the best in the country. We work closely with employers to ensure EvCC provides high quality training for medical assistants,” said EvCC Medical Assisting instructor Beth Adolphsen.

Three plays by EvCC's Beth Peterson in theatres in February

Everett Community College theatre instructor Beth Peterson is having a busy month. Two of her plays will be performed on stage. A reading of one of her other plays is happening at a major Seattle theatre. Everett Community College theatre instructor Beth Peterson is having a busy month. Two of her plays will be performed on stage. A reading of one of her other plays is happening at a major Seattle theatre.

EvCC Graduates 21 New Firefighters

After 15 weeks of training, 21 Everett Community College Fire Academy students earned Firefighter I & II and Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations certificates in December. “We take pride in training firefighters who are dedicated to serving their communities and saving lives,” said EvCC Fire Science Program Director, Russell Colmore.

Latino Leadership Initiative Kicks Off Third Year with Celebration at EvCC

More than 120 educators, political leaders, students and their families gathered Jan. 10 to celebrate the 29 college students participating this year in the Latino Leadership Initiative and encourage more Latino youth to become leaders. The program, now in its third year, promotes leadership development and higher education through formal workshops, hands-on mentoring and service-learning projects. Participating students are from Edmonds Community College, Everett Community College and Skagit Valley College.

Mike Deller Appointed to EvCC Board of Trustees

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Mike Deller to Everett Community College’s Board of Trustees. Deller, who graduated from EvCC in 1971, is a longtime supporter of the college. He’s the second of three generations connected to EvCC. His father, Bill Deller, was the dean of students at the college and later established the EvCC Foundation.

EvCC Center of Excellence for Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Centers of Excellence announced today that 2014 marks the 10th year anniversary of their founding, including the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing at Everett Community College.

EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) launches new research boat

Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) will launch its new custom-built research boat with a celebration at 11 a.m. Nov. 22 at the Port of Everett. The dedication of the Phocoena (the scientific name for harbor porpoise, pronounced FOE see nuh) will happen at the port’s travel lift, located in front of ORCA’s classrooms at 1205 Craftsman Way in Everett. After a ceremonial bottle of champagne is broken across the bow, visitors can take tours of the boat.

EvCC Gets Good News at the White House: $1.5 million grant

Everett Community College will receive a $1.5 million share of a nearly $10 million grant awarded through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) awarded Sept. 28 by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the White House. Vice President Biden was joined by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan during the announcement. Two hundred seventy community colleges will receive $450 million to expand job-driven training partnerships between community colleges and employers as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The grantees will partner with 400 employers.