EdCC Foundation awards bachelors degree scholarships

Edmonds Community College Foundation awarded scholarships to students in the school’s first bachelor’s degree program. Scholarship winner Dwanye Carpenter, along with Teresa Lin, MSW, manager of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Child, Youth, and Family Studies (BAS), spoke with Edmonds Community College Foundation board members about the program and the impact of receiving a…

Reminder: Free Stop the Bleed classes on March 31

In times of injury and disaster, do you know what to do until help arrives? Learn how to Stop the Bleed and Save a Life with a class by Disaster Medicine Project doctors Robert Mitchell and Mary Jo Kintner. “Imagine your spouse is injured while working in the yard with a chainsaw,” said Dr. Kintner….

Spotlight on EdCC: Education in prison

For every dollar spent on educating prisoners, the state of Washington receives $20 in return. According to Wanda Billingsly, Ed.D., Edmonds Community College Dean of Education at Monroe Correctional Complex, that’s a great investment. Dr. Billingsly, along with MCC associate faculty member Dawnmoon Jaques, recently visited Edmonds Community College Foundation to discuss the college’s collaboration…

Time to apply for over 150 EdCC scholarships

Edmonds Community College Foundation recently opened the scholarship application for the 2018-19 academic year and encourages anyone considering attending Edmonds Community College to apply by March 19. With one application, over 150 different scholarships are available for students and prospective students. The GPA minimum is 2.5, and the criteria is based off three areas: academic…

Artist seeks hammers for Chase Lake school project

Local artist Mona Fairbanks is putting out a request to the community for hammers that will be used by Edmonds School District students for an upcoming art project. Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation recently awarded a grant to Fairbanks for the project, which included a field trip to Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds then back to the…

Spotlight on EdCC: Learning through student wisdom

Erin Davison, Communications Studies Department Head at Edmonds Community College, recently summarized the needs of students in order to succeed. Here is the report: Listening directly to the voices of students is vital to community colleges’ future relevance and success in serving their community. The Student Voices Project was launched in January 2017 to provide…

Spotlight on EdCC: Demographics and trends

Danielle Carnes, Executive Director of Strategic Enrollment Management at Edmonds Community College, recently reported on demographic changes and trends coming to the college. According to the Environmental Scan report, students want not just access, but success. Edmonds Community College is working to provide that through Pathways that guide students to graduation, and dual enrollment in…

Spotlight on EdCC: Services for students with disabilities

Craig Kerr, Director of Services for Students with Disabilities at Edmonds Community College, recently shared how his office helps students graduate: “Many students are on the border of making it or not making it. The median age at the school is 29, and a lot of them are working parents and single parents. They want…

Spotlight on EdCC: Scholarship recipient plans to help others

The Edmonds Community College Foundation recently celebrated scholarship recipient Amanda JeuDevine, beneficiary of a Ben Hare scholarship. “I double-checked the email to make sure it went to the right person,” said JeuDevine, a student at Edmonds Community College. “Receiving the scholarship was very relieving.” JeuDevine worked at Nintendo of America for 11 years before having…

Attention fashionistas: Anchor Chic celebrating its first year Nov. 25

Anchor Chic Consignment celebrates its first anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 25, and owner Elizabeth Le invites regulars and new shoppers to swing by from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for treats, drawings and prizes. Owner Elizabeth Le founded the store to take women’s resale to the next level, and is hosting the party with co-manager…

Scene around town: EPIC poetry in motion

Poetry fragments are popping up around town courtesy of EPIC Group Writers. The group installed poetry that appears on sidewalks only in rainstorms and reminds residents that gloomy skies are not all bad. Recently, the literary nonprofit board held board elections. Five EPIC board members are retiring, including president Susan Ferguson, along with Vivian Murray,…

Cascadia Art Museum offers weekend of shopping, art and music

Cascadia Art Museum will be buzzing this weekend with artistic events and a holiday sale. On Saturday and Sunday, members receive 20 percent off gift store items, and 10 percent off local artist made items. Non-members get in on the deals with 10 percent off the entire store. On Sat., Nov. 18, visitors are invited to attend a…

Run with a nurse to help EdCC students succeed

Education is a key to success, according to Melisa Parker, a medical oncology nurse at Providence in Everett. Parker’s educational journey started at age 40 at Edmonds Community College. Not only did she get her a degree at the college, she also received a scholarship to keep her on track. Now, Parker wants to pay…

EdCC alumni invited to An Afternoon with Amazon

Edmonds Community College is hosting An Afternoon with Amazon on Tuesday, Oct. 3, beginning at 2 p.m. All EdCC students and alumni are invited to attend, starting with the “Interviewing Workshop” lead by Connie Boyer, Amazon Program Manager from 2-4 p.m. in MLT #138. Following, from 4-6 p.m. is “Network with Amazon Professionals” in the…

Spotlight on EdCC: Complete the Dream scholarship becomes a reality

Edmonds Community College Foundation recently celebrated the success of Deanna Britt, a recipient of a Complete the Dream Scholarship. At a foundation board meeting, Britt recounted her 35-year journey to graduate college, starting with a GED at age 16, marrying at 19, and having four children plus caring for her husband’s three children. For 20…

You’re invited to join free SnoMentia field trip to Flower World

The Edmonds Senior Center is sponsoring a SnoMentia field trip to Flower World and Maltby Produce Market on Tuesday, Aug. 29. This free trip will bring together folks living with memory loss and their loved ones. To register, call 425-774-5555 ext.113 or send an email to enhancern@scscedmonds.org. For more details, see the website here.  

Scene nearby: Everett prepares for Funko invasion

Fans of Funko, the collectible pop culture figures, are expected to flock to Everett on Saturday, Aug. 19, for the opening of the flagship store in the former Bon Marche. Tickets for the Funko HQ Grand Opening will be distributed starting at 7 a.m. in the Wetmore Plaza area. The store is expected to be…

Excitement building for Cascadia Art Museum anniversary gala

Community excitement is building for the Cascadia Art Museum second anniversary gala to be held at the Woodway home of Lindsey and Carolyn Echelbarger on Aug. 12. Area residents Sara Carter and Harry N. Pepe III recently visited the museum and shared their enthusiasm for the upcoming event. “The gala setting is magnificent,” said Carter….

Spotlight on EdCC: Five full-ride scholarships awarded

Edmonds Community College Foundation recently awarded full-ride scholarships to five area students in celebration of the college’s 50th-year anniversary. The scholarships cover the cost of tuition, books, and fees for twoyears at the college. “These awards are an excellent opportunity to support local, talented students,” according to foundation executive director Brad Thomas. “It is exciting…