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Poet Kathleen Flenniken talks about the history of the Hanford nuclear site Oct. 29

Former Washington state Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken will speak about her personal history with the troubled Hanford nuclear site at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 29, at Everett Community College’s Whitehorse Hall critique space. The event is free and open to the public. Born and raised in Richland, Wash., Flenniken began her career as an engineer at Hanford. The site is home to the world’s largest environmental cleanup effort.

Two musicians speak about making a living with music Nov. 6

Pianist Lisa Bergman and violinist Svend Ronning will perform their music and talk about how they make a living as professional musicians at 12:20 to 1:50 p.m. Nov. 6 at Everett Community College’s Baker Hall, room 120.

EvCC Named to 2015 Military Friendly Schools List

Everett Community College has been named a “Military Friendly School,” ranking it among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools serving active duty military personal, veterans and military families. Victory Media selected EvCC for its 2015 Military Friendly Schools list after evaluating more than 8,000 schools nationwide. This was the fifth year EvCC earned the designation.

Learn about modern-day slavery at panel discussions Oct. 21 and 23

Learn about the challenges and impacts of modern-day slavery in Washington state at panel discussions Oct. 21 and Oct. 23 at Everett Community College. The first panel is 9-10 a.m. Oct. 21 at EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Conference Center, room 101. The second panel is 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in EvCC’s Baker Hall, room 120. Panelists will talk about slavery – being forced to work without compensation – in the United States and globally. “Some people may think slavery ended after the Civil War. In reality, there are 21 million slaves in the world today – more than during any other era in human history,” said panel moderator Steven Tobias, an EvCC English instructor. “Some slaves live abroad and produce goods that Washington residents regularly enjoy. Some slaves are living here – right in our own backyard.”

See Mayhem: Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes of the Pacific Northwest at EvCC Oct. 27 to Dec. 5

See geologic images and displays about four types of hazards – landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis – at Everett Community College’s Russell Day Gallery from Oct. 27 to Dec. 5. The exhibit includes photos, physical displays and rock samples from each type of event, plus geologist tools and an emergency survival kit. A reception for the exhibit is 12:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 30.

Author Zack Davisson shares Japanese ghost stories Oct. 29 at EvCC

Discover Japanese ghost stories from ancient legends to “The Ring” at noon Oct. 29 with Zach Davisson, author of “Yūrei: The Japanese Ghost.” Davisson will speak at EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Center, 2000 Tower St. in Everett. The event, sponsored by EvCC’s student Japanese club, is free and open to the public. Combining his lifelong interest in Japanese tradition and his personal experiences with yūrei, Davisson launches an investigation into the origin, popularization and continued existence of these vengeful spirits in Japan.

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.

Achieving the Dream Names EvCC as a National Student Success Leader

Everett Community College was recognized Sept. 24 as one of the nationwide leaders in student success by Achieving the Dream for its commitment to student completion and closing achievement gaps. “EvCC faculty and staff have worked hard to improve student completion in the past three years, and we are tremendously honored to be selected as a student success leader,” said EvCC President David Beyer. “But our work isn’t done. We are committed to streamlining the path to success for every student.” EvCC was one of 16 community colleges selected this year as an Achieving the Dream leader college. Achieving the Dream has 32 leader colleges nationwide, including six in Washington.

Enter to Win $150 Amazon Card - Take a Survey

Everett Community College is asking students to participate in an online survey between Sept. 22 and Nov. 14. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a $150 Amazon gift certificate.

EvCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center Grand Opening Oct. 1 Grand Opening Oct. 1

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee will join Everett Community College in celebrating the opening of EvCC’s new Advanced Manufacturing Education & Training Center (AMTEC) at 2 p.m. Oct. 1 at the center, 909 N. Broadway. The 37,000-square-foot center is located in a remodeled college-owned warehouse on the east side of EvCC’s Broadway campus at 2000 Tower St. AMTEC opens for fall classes Sept. 22. The $3.75 million remodel of the building started in May 2014, including creating classrooms, computer labs, faculty and staff offices and abundant shop space.

Nursing Students to Volunteer in Dominican Republic

Everett Community College nursing students are raising money and collecting donations of supplies for the college’s fifth annual trip to the Dominican Republic to provide care for impoverished families.

Donors Fund EvCC Program to Teach English to Indonesian Children

Two Everett Community College instructors are traveling to Indonesia Aug. 14-24 to establish a college program to teach English to impoverished Indonesian children thanks to donations from Rotary Club members in Lake Stevens and North Delta, British Columbia, an EvCC grant and individual contributions. Debe Franz and Karen Schilde are traveling to Bali, Indonesia to My Father’s Home, a home for 36 orphaned and impoverished children. The non-profit organization was created in 2008 and run by Kim Boyer of Snohomish. The instructors’ trip was funded by a $500 donation from the Rotary Club of Lake Stevens, $600 from the Rotary Club of North Delta, British Columbia, $700 from online donors and a $1,965 EvCC global initiative grant.

EvCC Welcomes Chief Diversity Officer María Peña

Everett Community College has hired María Peña as the college’s chief diversity officer, a new position created to lead the college’s efforts to create and sustain a climate of diversity and equity. Peña, of Mill Creek, brings 23 years of higher education experience to EvCC. Previously, she served as dean for Student Services and assistant to the president at Peninsula College. She also assumed leadership responsibilities as the steward of the Peninsula College longhouse since its creation in 2006.

EvCC Uses Open Resources to Save Students Money

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) today launched OPEN Washington, a website that connects faculty to the nation’s finest open resources to save students money. With OPEN Washington, SBCTC assembles links to top quality open educational resource collections and adds step-by-step training and other tools to help instructors identify, adopt and modify relevant materials. The goal is to make the best materials available to all students at a cost much lower than that of published textbooks. The site features videos of six Everett Community College faculty members who used Open Educational Resources (OER) to save students money. The college’s Textbook Alternative Committee worked to develop open resources for history, environmental science, IT, art appreciation, adult basic education and math classes.

New Programs at EvCC's East County Campus - Register Now!

Everett Community College’s East County Campus is registering students now for 35 fall quarter classes, including two new programs – information technology and Youth Re-engagement. “We’re offering almost twice as many classes at EvCC’s East County Campus this fall to meet the growing demand from students who want to earn a college degree close to home,” said East County Director Rob Prosch. Students can register now for these and other daytime, evening and online classes for fall quarter, which starts Sept. 22. To get started, call 425-259-8732, visit or stop by EvCC’s East County Campus at the Lake Tye building.

Alison Stevens is EvCC's New Vice President of Instruction and Student Services

Everett Community College has hired Alison Stevens as the college’s new executive vice president of instruction and student services. Stevens, of Seattle, has more than 27 years of higher education experience. Prior to EvCC, she served as the interim vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at Shoreline Community College. “EvCC is doing fantastic work, and I’m excited to be part of the college’s future,” Stevens said. “The college is well known throughout the region and state for innovative initiatives, including that of combining student services with instruction under one umbrella to help students get what they need efficiently and effectively.”

Six EvCC Athletes to Play for Four-Year Schools

Five Everett Community College basketball players and one baseball player have signed letters of intent to play for four-year schools next year.

EvCC Awarded Grant for College Access Coaches for K-12 Students

Everett Community College has received an $18,500 grant from Washington Campus Compact for a program that encourages low-income students from two Snohomish County high schools and four middle schools to attend college. The grant pays for two AmeriCorps members to recruit and train EvCC student volunteers to serve as college access coaches at Weston High School in Arlington, Mountain View High School in Marysville, Marysville Middle School in Marysville, Totem Middle School in Marysville, North Middle School in Everett and Evergreen Middle School in Everett.

Instructor Andrea Cahan Earns Math Teaching Award

Everett Community College math instructor Andrea Cahan is the winner of the 2014 Washington state 2-year college mathematics teaching award. Cahan was selected for the award by her peers statewide. She was honored for excellence and innovation in teaching with influence beyond her institution. She received the award May 9 at the annual Washington state Two Year College Mathematics Conference in Wenatchee. The conference was co-sponsored by Everett and Shoreline community colleges.

EvCC Summer Hours - College Closed on Fridays

Everett Community College will be open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and closed on Fridays from June 16 to Sept. 8.

EvCC Receives $1.5 Million for Aerospace Training, Equipment

Everett Community College and the Center of Excellence for Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing at EvCC will receive more than $1.5 million in new state funding to train students for aerospace jobs. The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges awarded $1,577,703 to EvCC to pay for faculty, curriculum design, equipment and staffing to support aerospace programs as part of a statewide effort to increase training opportunities for aerospace jobs. “This investment will help Washington state continue to provide employers with the best-trained aerospace workforce in the world,” EvCC President David Beyer said. “We are thankful for Gov. Inslee and the Legislature’s support for aerospace education and training.”

42 Students Graduate from EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy June 13

Forty-two students from Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy graduate June 13, earning both their associate’s degree and high school diplomas. ORCA graduation is at 3 p.m. June 13 at the Waterfront Center Blue Heron Room, 1205 Craftsman Way. ORCA graduates will also be recognized at EvCC’s graduation June 13 and at their high school graduations.

Congratulations Grads! EvCC Graduation is June 13

Everett Community College will celebrate graduating students and honor outstanding graduates at the EvCC 2014 Commencement at 7 p.m. June 13 at EvCC’s Student Fitness Center. Doors open at the Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St., at 6 p.m. Admission is by ticket only. EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Conference Center will be available as an alternate viewing location for those without tickets. For the first time, graduation will also be streamed live on the web from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 13. Go to and click on watch graduation live.

EvCC’s College in the High School Program Earns National Accreditation

Everett Community College’s College in the High School program, which allows high school students to earn college credit at their schools, has earned accreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. NACEP accreditation validates the quality of college courses offered in high schools and ensures that the course content and expectations for student work match the standards of the sponsoring post-secondary institution. EvCC’s College in the High school program was offered at 30 high schools in Snohomish County this year, with 2,431 students earning college credit to date.

EvCC Employees Turn Recycled Bottles into Children’s Greenhouse

A group of Everett Community College employees turned 1,500 donated plastic bottles into a greenhouse for kids at EvCC’s Early Learning Center. The 2-liter bottles, donated by Safeway Bottling, are the new greenhouse’s walls. The greenhouse will be used for the children to grow vegetables, fruit and herbs. “This is a great way to show children ways in which something we typically think of as trash might be used to improve the environment and promote sustainability,” said Holly McFaul, director of the Early Learning Center, which provides care for children ages 1 to 5 years old.