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Everett Community College advanced manufacturing student Nicole Zupke and instructor Michael Patching received awards at the American Technical Education Association (ATEA) national conference. Zupke, 28, of Everett, received the national ATEA Student Award for Notable Performance in Composite Design. She was honored for her leadership in EvCC’s Boeing AerosPACE team, encouragement of future advanced manufacturing students, technical skill and 3.9 GPA, which she earned while taking 20-25 credits per quarter while working part-time. Patching, of Clinton, was honored as one of three finalists for the ATEA Outstanding Technical Teacher award. He has taught at EvCC since 2012.
Everett Community College's 2017 honors program graduates will present their final projects and documentary filmmaker Christian Moran will speak at the college’s honors forum 5-7 p.m. June 1 at EvCC. The event is at EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Center’s Wilderness room and is open to the public. Honors program graduates include Mikayla Black, Patricia Douglas, Melanie Fischer, Nevada Heintz, Sage Herr, Erika Knapp, Jovanka Lazovic, Krystle Levin, Corinne McIntyre, Brooke Robbinson, Deborah Woods and Tsz Hin “Owen” Yip. This is the fifth year students have graduated from the program. EvCC started its honors program in fall 2011 to provide advanced academic challenges to students and enable students to stand out when they transfer to 4-year schools. Honors graduates’ achievements are reflected on their transcripts. The program is supported in part by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.
Artwork created by Everett Community College students will be on display at EvCC’s Russell Day Gallery May 15 through June 9. The annual student exhibition includes the work of graduating and second-year students studying ceramics, interactive media, graphic design, painting, photography and printmaking. Many of the student artists will receive their Associate of Fine Arts degrees in June. Meet the artists during a public reception 12:30-2:30 p.m. May 18.
Learn about Japanese art, culture and history at the free Japanese Anime & Manga Arts Festival May 19-20 at Everett Community College. The festival is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. on May 19. On May 20, hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. “The festival is an opportunity to celebrate anime and manga and to learn more about Japanese language and culture,” said EvCC Librarian and Japanese Club advisor Heather Uhl, who is organizing and presenting at the event. Uhl is a regular presenter at Sakura-con in Seattle.
The American College Counseling Association has named Everett Community College Counselor Earl Martin as ACCA’s “Counselor of the Year.” The national award recognizes a college counselor who has made a significant impact on the national, state or local level. Martin, a tenured faculty member who has worked at EvCC since 1990, was honored for his statewide leadership and longtime advocacy for counseling services at community and technical colleges. “His service to our students is his primary focus and, as his colleague, I can attest that our students consistently rate his counseling as excellent,” wrote EvCC Counselor Deanna Skinner in Martin’s award nomination.
he Everett Community College Foundation’s April 25 breakfast raised a record-setting $105,000 to support student scholarships and college programs. More than 450 people attended the breakfast, which featured keynote speaker Washington State University President Kirk Schulz. EvCC alumnus Dr. Luis Acevedo and advanced manufacturing student Jaxon Janet Kronberger also spoke about how their scholarships affected their futures. “What I heard was that someone believed in me. That I was worth it. That I could do more and be more,” said Kronberger, who completed high school through EvCC then went on to study precision machining and mechatronics at the college’s Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center.
Everett Community College is celebrating its 75th year with a display of college historical photos, publications and mementos April 10 to May 5 at EvCC’s Russell Day Gallery. The college, which opened its doors in September 1941 with 134 students, now educates more than 19,000 students every year. Artifacts from the college’s 75-year history will be on display by decade. Photos show the college’s humble beginnings in a converted elementary school and its progress to state-of-the-art facilities now in place in north Everett. In addition, many of the college yearbooks, student newspapers and other publications will be part of the show.
The National Science Foundation is giving Everett Community College a $649,961 grant for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarships and support for low-income students. The grant, which will be paid out over five years, is part of a larger effort to recruit and retain a more diverse STEM student population. “This grant is going to be a huge help for students. Not only will they get a strong start at the college in the summer STEM Bridge program, but they'll get ongoing support with faculty mentoring and scholarships for the whole time they're at EvCC,” said EvCC physics instructor Kristine Washburn, who co-authored the grant.
Everett Community College’s Volunteer Literacy Program is seeking volunteers who can tutor adult learners two or more hours per week in reading, writing, basic math and English-language skills. Volunteers must be patient, professional and have experience working or teaching in the K-12 system or higher education. Volunteers must also be sensitive to a variety of learning styles and cultural backgrounds. Training is free with a six month commitment. “Volunteers are often the key that leads to a student’s success in school, at work and in the community,” said Volunteer Literacy Program Specialist Chan Beattie. Volunteers are needed to work during the program’s drop-in hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at EvCC. Tutor hours are flexible.