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Everett Community College will celebrate graduating students and honor outstanding graduates at the EvCC 2015 Commencement at 7 p.m. June 12 at EvCC’s Walt Price Student Fitness Center. Doors open at the Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St., at 6 p.m. Admission is by ticket only. EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Conference Center will be available as an alternate viewing location for those without tickets. Graduation will also be streamed live on the web from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 12. Go to EverettCC.edu/Graduation and click on watch graduation live.
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's 2015 honors program graduates will present their final projects and University of Washington English professor Shawn Wong will speak at the college’s third annual honors forum 5-7 p.m. June 4 at EvCC. The event is at EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Center and is open to the public. Honors program graduates include Tsoi Miu Au, Lauren Gill, Matthew Groome, Michael Hansen, Amber Lindamood, Chloe Maier and Chelsea Perry.
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.
Retired football coach Mike Price is the keynote speaker for Everett Community College’s Athletic Hall of Fame induction dinner June 3. Price, who played football for Everett Junior College in 1964, will celebrate the accomplishments of the five athletes, a coach and two teams being inducted into the Hall of Fame and honor the legacy of his dad, Walt Price, who was a coach and athletic director at Everett Junior College for more than 20 years. The event is open to the public. Dinner is $50 per person for adults; $25 for youth, with reservations required. To RSVP, call EvCC at 425-388-9535 by May 28.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.