Video: Lang family donates Whidbey Island property to EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy

The family of an Everett Community College Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) graduate is donating 3.8 acres of waterfront property on south Whidbey Island for EvCC students to use for research. The undeveloped land is being donated by Gary and Kathi Lang. Kathi’s daughter, Rebekah, graduated from ORCA in 2013, finishing her last two years of high school and first two years of college at the same time. ORCA is an early college academy for high school students focused on marine science and hands-on student research. The family is donating the land to the ORCA program “because of everything it has done for my daughter,” Kathi Lang said. “To be able to do something for kids in the future, that’s really important to us.”

Release Date: August 20, 2015

Contacts: John Olson, Vice President of College Advancement and Executive Director of the EvCC Foundation, 425-388-9555;
Katherine Schiffner, Director of Public Relations, 425-388-9554;

747 Airplane Aft Flap Donated to Everett Community College Aviation Program

Everett Community College aviation maintenance students are getting real-world experience with composites thanks to the donation of a 747 aft flap through Aviation Technical Services. “This donation increases our ability to offer our students flight control, sheet metal and composites training,” said Dave Bowen, director of EvCC’s Aviation Maintenance Technician School, who celebrated the donation Feb. 13 with ATS employees and EvCC students.

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Release Date: March 6, 2014

Contacts: John Olson, Executive Director of the EvCC Foundation and Vice President of College Advancement, 425-388-9555; 
Nicole Allard, ATS Senior Communications Specialist, 425-423-3986;