Ocean Research College Academy

47 students graduate from EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy

Press Release

Release Date: June 12, 2017

Contact: Ardi Kveven, Executive Director of the Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA), 425-267-0156 or akveven@everettcc.edu

47 students graduate from EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy

EVERETT, WA – Forty-seven students from Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy will graduate this year, earning both their associate’s degree and high school diploma. 

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Forty-seven students from Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy will graduate this year, earning both their associate’s degree and high school diploma. ORCA graduation will be held June 15 at the Walt Price Student Fitness Center. ORCA graduates will also be recognized at EvCC’s graduation June 16 and at their high school graduations. 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. Most students graduate with an associate’s degree in addition to a high school diploma.

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.”