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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.”
Everett Community College student actors will perform four one-act plays by classic playwrights at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3-5 in EvCC’s Baker Hall, Room 120. The plays include two comedies by A.A. Milne, best known for his Winnie-the-Pooh books. In the political skit “Wurzel-Flummery” Milne pokes fun at liberal and conservative members of British Parliament. In “The Boy Comes Home,” a play written during Milne’s service in World War I, an uncle and his nephew have a lighthearted post-war generational conflict. Students will also perform the comic thriller “Curtains for the Gentleman,” a suspenseful wait for a mob boss, and the sketch comedy “In Our Profession,” which features an over-the-top actress.
Everett Community College’s Student LIFE office and BloodworksNW are hosting a blood drive at EvCC Nov. 23 and 24. The blood drive is from 8:30 a.m-2:30 p.m. both days at EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Center, Wilderness Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Student LIFE Health & Wellness program. Students are hoping to get 100 people to donate. One blood donation can help save the lives of up to three people, according to the American Red Cross.
Watercolor landscapes by Ron Stocke will be on display at Everett Community College’s Russell Day Gallery Nov. 2-Dec. 4. Visitors can meet Stocke at a reception 12:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the gallery. Stocke will also give a demonstration of watercolor painting at 1-2 p.m. Nov. 18 at Whitehorse Hall’s second-floor critique space (center of the building). “Ron’s combination of lost and found edges, along with strong brush work, makes his paintings exciting and unique. His focus is to simplify shapes, exaggerate values, and execute strong color harmony. This is evident in most of his work and he exploits it as much as possible,” said Russell Day Gallery Director Greg Kammer.
Everett Community College's main campus was briefly locked down Thursday afternoon while Everett police searched for a suspect in a burglary in the 800 block of Hoyt Avenue. Police are continuing their search for a white man officers believe was involved in the burglary. Police issued an all-clear for EvCC to reopen at about 1:45 p.m.
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.
Classes are happening as scheduled Oct. 5. Police are investigating a report that a former Everett Community College student said that he'd dreamed something bad would happen on Oct. 5. "Things looked pretty nasty on October 5th. I hope it was just my dream and that nothing will happen," the former student allegedly wrote via social media on Sept. 13. The former student also mentioned the Oct. 1 shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. in a post Sunday night.
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.
Join the nationwide celebration of healthy, sustainable and affordable food Oct. 22-24 at Food Day events at Everett Community College and the Everett Public Library. The free events are open to the public and include a sustainable food fair, cookbook swap and a lecture about spices.
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.
See photos and videos created by two BASE jumpers and learn about the science of diving headfirst off a cliff and soaring through the air at “The Art of Flight” on display Sept. 21-Oct. 23 at Everett Community College’s Russell Day Gallery. “The exhibit will leave you breathless,” said Russell Day Gallery Director Greg Kammer. “You will have the opportunity to experience a sense of free-falling flight through amazing videography by professional jumpers and videographers.” “The Art of Flight” includes wall-size projections, still photography, wingsuit gear and a detailed infographic demonstrating the design and physics of free-falling flight.
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.”
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 Community College’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to grant tenure to five EvCC faculty members. Tenure was granted to math instructor Andrea Cahan, engineering instructor Joseph Graber, nursing instructor Gail McLean, engineering instructor Matt Parsons and math instructor Michael Story.
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.