Ocean Research College Academy

Learn about EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) April 20

Press Release

Updated: March 4, 2017

Contact: Ardi Kveven, ORCA Executive Director, 425-267-0156; akveven@everettcc.edu 

Learn about EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) April 20

EVERETT, Wash. – Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) will host a program information session at 6-7:15 p.m. April 20 at its waterfront location, 1205 Craftsman Way, Suite 203, in Everett.

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Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) will host a program information session at 6-7:15 p.m. April 20 at its waterfront location, 1205 Craftsman Way, Suite 203, in Everett. This is the last information session before ORCA applications are due May 1 for the 2017-18 school year. Visitors and prospective students can see student work, meet faculty members, learn about the program and see the facility, including the oceanography research lab and 120-gallon seawater tank. research lab and 120-gallon seawater tank. The application deadline for ORCA is May 1 for the 2017-18 school year.

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

Release Date: August 20, 2015

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

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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.”