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47 Students Graduate from EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA)

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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.

Press Release

Release Date: June 15, 2015

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 (ORCA)

EVERETT, Wash. – Forty-seven students from Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) graduated Friday, earning both their associate’s degree and high school diplomas. 

Explore the Salish Sea with a book talk, film screening April 15 at EvCC

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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, Wash. – 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.

Learn about EvCC's Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) April 23

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Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) will host a program information session at 6 p.m. April 23 at its recently expanded waterfront location, 1205 Craftsman Way, Suite 203, in Everett. 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. Two new classrooms were added to existing ORCA space in fall 2014. The expansion will allow more junior and senior high school students to participate in ORCA.

Press Release

Release Date: March 5, 2015

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

EvCC Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) information session is April 23

EVERETT, Wash. – Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) will host a program information session at 6 p.m. April 23 at its recently expanded waterfront location, 1205 Craftsman Way, Suite 203, in Everett.

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EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) launches new research boat

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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.

Press Release

Updated: Dec. 1, 2014

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

EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) launches new research boat

EVERETT, Wash. – Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) launched its new custom-built research boat with a celebration Nov. 22 at the Port of Everett.

42 Students Graduate from EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy June 13

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Forty-two students from Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy graduate June 13, earning both their associate’s degree and high school diplomas. ORCA graduation is at 3 p.m. June 13 at the Waterfront Center Blue Heron Room, 1205 Craftsman Way. ORCA graduates will also be recognized at EvCC’s graduation June 13 and at their high school graduations.

Press Release

Release Date: June 9, 2014

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

42 Students Graduate from EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy June 13

EVERETT, Wash. – Forty-two students from Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy graduate June 13, earning both their associate’s degree and high school diplomas.