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EvCC hosts free Japanese Anime Arts Festival May 29-30

Learn about Japanese art, culture and history at the free Japanese Anime Arts Festival May 29-30 at Everett Community College. The festival happens noon to 9 p.m. May 29 and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 30. Events include a drawing demonstration by Japanese manga artist Yoshimi Kurata, a presentation by manga translator and Japanese ghost scholar Zack Davisson and the opportunity to meet Seattle artist Enfu.

Marysville, Tulalip high school juniors to visit EvCC for Opportunity Expo April 28

On April 28, all high school juniors in Marysville and Tulalip will come to Everett Community College to attend the Opportunity Expo to learn about the many options available after high school. More than 100 college, career, technical and trade vendors plus business, community service and military representatives will be present to network with students to help them prepare for their futures.

Update: Arrest at Whitehorse Hall April 8

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.

Update: Gunshot fired at EvCC Saturday morning

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.

Explore the Salish Sea with a book talk, film screening April 15 at EvCC

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.

Celebrate Earth Week April 20-23 at EvCC

Everett Community College is celebrating Earth Week April 20-23 with a presentation by Pacific Northwest gardening expert Ciscoe Morris, eco cache search, drug take-back, electronics recycling and more. All events are free and open to the public.

APRIL FOOLS: EvCC to install Tower Street ski lift

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.

Holocaust Survivors Speak April 15-May 27 at EvCC

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.

See artwork by EvCC alumni March 30-April 24 at the Russell Day Gallery

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 hosts Spanish-language Family Night April 8

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.

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.

Learn about EvCC's Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) April 23

Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) will host a program information session at 6 p.m. April 23 at its recently expanded waterfront location, 1205 Craftsman Way, Suite 203, in Everett. Visitors and prospective students can see student work, meet faculty members, learn about the program and see the facility, including the oceanography research lab and 120-gallon seawater tank. Two new classrooms were added to existing ORCA space in fall 2014. The expansion will allow more junior and senior high school students to participate in ORCA.

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 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.

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 Mass Media Speaker Series Continues April 29

Join Everett Community College’s award-winning student news-gathering organization, The Clipper, for a monthly speaker series exploring the history and current development of several types of popular mass media. The free series, featuring academics from the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, kicks off Feb. 11 with a return visit from digital-technology expert Alex Alben.

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.

EvCC President Beyer's Statement about President Obama's Community College Proposal

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.

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.

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.

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.