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American Heart Association names EvCC a Fit-Friendly worksite

Everett Community College has been recognized as a platinum-level Fit-Friendly worksite by the American Heart Association. “Along with offering the highest quality education, we are committed to the healthiest workplace possible for everyone at all of our locations,” EvCC President David Beyer said. EvCC was one of 18 higher education organizations nationwide and the only college in Washington to receive the award this year. The college also received a worksite innovation award from the American Hear t Association. EvCC’s employee Wellness Team, formed in 2013, promotes a healthy worksite culture through nutrition, physical fitness and continuing education. College employees can enroll in free fitness classes, participate in the annual pedometer challenge, eat healthy options at the college’s café, go on employee walks, take EvCC classes at a reduced rate and more.

See Snohomish artist’s wood sculptures Feb. 16-March 5 at EvCC

See Snohomish artist Paul Vexler’s abstract wood sculptures on display Feb. 16-March 5 at Everett Community College’s Russell Day Gallery. The exhibit includes several large sculptures that stand 5 to 8 feet tall and sketches showing Vexler’s design process. He often creates new tools and methods for his sculptures. “I want people to approach my work and feel compelled to walk around it and view it from different angles. I want them to walk around it two or three times because the work is helping them to learn to see things that they missed the first time. And most of all, I want them to experience the pleasure of seeing something beautiful,” Vexler said.

Bill Deckard is the college’s new Director of Public Safety programs

Retired Everett Police Department Capt. Bill Deckard has been hired to lead EvCC’s Public Safety programs. Deckard, of Snohomish, is the programs’ director. The area includes the criminal justice, fire science and EMT programs. “We couldn't be more excited to have Bill on our team. His previous experiences working with all the sectors involved with public safety made him the ideal person for this job and will allow EvCC to take our programs to a new level,” said Jason Smith, EvCC Dean of Health Sciences and Public Safety.

EvCC offers new introduction to hospitality class

Everett Community College is offering a new introduction to hospitality class spring quarter for students considering careers in event planning, restaurant management or the hotel industry. The class, Business 230, is 12:20-2:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays March 28 until June 9. “There’s a broad array of career opportunities in hospitality and tourism, and the industry is growing,” said EvCC business instructor Theresa Markovich. “The class gives students a better understanding of those options as well as the crucial role hospitality plays in the economy.

Comment about EvCC's Nursing program Feb. 24

The public is invited to comment about Everett Community College’s nursing program at a meeting 4-5 p.m. Feb. 24 at EvCC’s Liberty Hall, room 107. The meeting is part of EvCC’s nursing program continuing accreditation site review. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. A team from the commission will visit EvCC Feb. 23-25 to gather information, including attending the public meeting about the program. Written comments about the nursing program may also be submitted to Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, at mstoll@acenursing.org. Written comments must be submitted by Feb. 16.

EvCC named one of the top 150 community colleges in the country

Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named Everett Community College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds, as well as Siemens Technical Scholars Program student scholarships. The prize, awarded every two years, is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges and recognizes institutions for exceptional student outcomes in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and access and success for minority and low-income students.

EvCC partners with Lake Washington Tech, Cascadia to expand continuing education

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, has entered into a partnership with Everett Community College (EvCC) and Cascadia College (Cascadia) to provide corporate continuing education programs through EvCC’s Corporate and Continuing Education Center (CCEC) to LWTech’s service area which includes Kirkland, Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond, Woodinville and Bothell. CCEC’s mission is to develop and deliver training programs that enrich lives and promote individual, corporate and community prosperity. LWTech joins Cascadia and EvCC, who have partnered to offer continuing education courses since 2012.

Letter from College Presidents: We value diversity, zero tolerance for unsafe campuses

As presidents of Washington’s community and technical colleges we issue this clear response on behalf of our students and colleagues: We stand together. Harassment and prejudice of any type defies the very values of pluralism and religious freedom that we hold dear in this country.

EvCC offers new competency-based business degree

Everett Community College will offer a new competency-based business degree starting in January. The transfer degree allows students to work at their own pace in online classes taught by faculty. Instructors and a completion coach guide students through the requirements for each part of the degree. Students with work experience in an area can move quickly through coursework they already know and spend time focusing on areas they have less experience. “Our ideal student is a career-minded professional who just never got around to getting a college degree,” said Dean of Business and Applied Technology Ryan Davis. “We hope to create a pathway to apply what someone has already learned and earn a college degree to document that knowledge.”

EvCC’s Molly Beeman joins DOT Commute Trip Reduction Board

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Everett Community College Resource Conservation Manager Molly Beeman to the state Department of Transportation’s Commute Trip Reduction Board. Beeman is serving as a higher education representative on the seven-member board. She attended her first meeting Oct. 23.

Gov. Inslee appoints Toraya Miller to EvCC's Board of Trustees

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Toraya Miller to Everett Community College’s Board of Trustees. Miller, of Lake Stevens, is Vice-President/Internal Auditor at Coastal Community Bank and the chair of the board for United Way Snohomish County. “As a trustee, I’ll continue Everett Community College’s commitment to excellence, dedication to diversity and innovation while encouraging engagement in higher education. I’m excited and honored to share in this opportunity.”

Kōz Development to construct EvCC student housing building

A Snohomish-based real estate development and architecture firm is building new student housing near Everett Community College. The project includes 120 student rooms, common areas for the residents to gather, and an outside courtyard. Kōz, partnering with a local investor, will retain ownership of the building.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.