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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 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 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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Everett police have arrested a man who is allegedly threatened an instructor with a knife shortly after 2 p.m. April 8 in Whitehorse Hall. No one was hurt. All afternoon classes are happening as scheduled, and all college locations are open as scheduled.
Everett police arrested a man Saturday who allegedly fired a shot on EvCC's main campus Saturday morning near Gray Wolf Hall. No one was hurt. The shot was fired shortly before 8 a.m. After a search, EvCC discovered a hole in a second-floor window frame of Gray Wolf Hall (north wing) near a stairwell. Police arrested the man about two hours later. At the time of the man’s arrest, he did not have a gun with him. Police searched the campus and discovered a gun buried outside Shuksan Hall.
Dive into the Salish Sea with a book talk and film premiere at 6:30 p.m. April 15 at Everett Community College’s Henry M. Jackson Center. The event is hosted by EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA). Meet the authors of the new book “The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest,” Audrey DeLella Benedict and Joseph K. Gaydos, and hear about the ecological jewel re-recognized by the original Coast Salish name in 2008.
Everett Community College will begin installation today of a 153-chair ski lift to transport students across Broadway from parking lot K at the College Plaza shopping center up Tower Street to parking lot F, located near Glacier Hall. Due to the warm winter, ski areas had shorter seasons than expected, resulting in several lifts available for purchase in Washington state, including the one EvCC bought for $2,000. Each ski lift chair can hold four people, and travel time between parking lots via the lift is estimated at 5 minutes. The college expects to begin operating the lift April 31.
olocaust survivors will speak about their stories of survival this spring at Everett Community College. The speakers series, now in its 16th year, is part of EvCC’s Humanities 150D class “Surviving the Holocaust,” which includes written, filmed and personal accounts from eyewitnesses and their families. Speakers were arranged through the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle. The presentations are free and open to the public and are from 12:20 to 1:20 p.m. at EvCC's Whitehorse Hall, room 105. No reservations are required.
Visual artwork by 22 Everett Community College alumni will be on display at Everett Community College’s Russell Day Gallery March 30 to April 24. The exhibit includes a collection of work by graduates of EvCC’s art, photography and visual communications design programs from 1974-2013. Each former student will show selected pieces of their best professional or personal work done after graduating.
Everett Community College is hosting a college planning Family Night in Spanish for high school students and their families at 6 p.m. on April 8 at EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Conference Center. Families will learn about EvCC classes, options for paying for college and services offered by the college. “It will be a night focused on serving the educational needs of Latino families. Parents, students and staff will engage in learning about the great opportunities that exist at EvCC for Latinos,” said María Peña, EvCC Chief Diversity & Equity Officer.
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.
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 TopMedicalAssistantSchools.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
Everett Community College president David Beyer is joining leaders from community colleges throughout the nation in supporting President Barack Obama’s proposal for two free years of community college.
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.
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.