Edmonds CC anthropology instructor named state Conservation Teacher of the Year

Dr. Thomas W. Murphy, Chair of the Anthropology Department at Edmonds Community College, has been named the Washington Association of Conservation Districts’ Conservation Teacher of the Year. The award recognizes a K-12, college, technical or trade school educator in Washington state. He will now be considered for the National Association of Conservation Districts award. Murphy…

Edmonds Community College wins grant aimed at helping students graduate

Edmonds Community College announced Tuesday that the school has been awarded two-year funding from Campus Compact, a Boston-based national nonprofit organization, to pilot a program intended to help community college students persist in school and ultimately graduate. The grant will fund Connect2Complete (C2C) pilots in Florida, Ohio and Washington state, on three community college campuses…

From Edmonds CC: Aerospace training loans now available to students

News from Edmonds Community that the Higher Education Coordinating Board has a new low-interest loan program for anyone interested in training at the Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center, 2008 100th St. S.W., Paine Field, Everett. The new Aerospace Loan Program provides funds of up to $4,800 for the 12 weeks of training to enhance…

Latino Community Fund Statewide Summit at Edmonds CC Friday, Saturday

The Latino Community Fund Statewide Summit, aimed at providing training and planning to improve the health and well-being of the state’s Latino communities, is set for this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12, at Edmonds Community College. The summit is a combination of several interconnected events that include the following: The Professional-Development Institute –…

Gallaudet University president to speak at Edmonds Community College Friday

The President of Gallaudet University, the world’s only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard-of-hearing students, will speak at Edmonds Community College Friday. Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz will lecture on “Serving the Deaf Community and People Hard of Hearing in the 21st Century,” at 12:30 p.m. in the…

Edmonds woman named to Edmonds CC Board of Trustees

Diana Clay of Edmonds is one of two new members appointed to the Edmonds Community College’s Board of Trustees, the college announced Wednesday. In October, Governor Gregoire appointed Clay to serve a term through September 2013 and Wayne Brown of Mill Creek through September 2016. They replace two outgoing board members: news producer Mauri Moore,…

Starting today, EdCC’s sports teams will get a kick out of new multi-use turf field

Edmonds Community College’s new multi-use turf field opens today and will be immediately put to use, as the women’s and men’s soccer teams host Skagit Valley College starting at 1:45 p.m. The new field, funded with associated student fees, will be used for intercollegiate sports — soccer, baseball, and softball — student recreation and intramural…

Apply now for all-expense paid EdCC training program for health care careers

The Creating Access to Careers in Healthcare (CATCH) program is now enrolling for fall and winter at Edmonds and Everett community colleges. Low-income adults in Snohomish County who are interested in health care careers are encouraged to apply. The program began in October 2010. With a renewed year-two, $1.6-million federal grant from the Department of…

Edmonds CC Foundation seeking distinguished alumni for 2011 award

The Edmonds Community College Foundation wants nominations for its 2011 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Submit nominations by Dec. 3 online at www.edcc.edu/foundation to be considered for the 2011 award. Since it was established in 1991, the college Foundation’s Distinguished Alumni award has been given to 52 people notable for academic success, professional achievement and community service….

EdCC to provide energy management training for low-income or unemployed/dislocated workers

A Department of Labor State Energy Sector Partnership grant will pay tuition, books, and fees for students to earn short (two-quarter) certificates in Energy Management this winter at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Target grant recipients are low-income or unemployed. Women and veterans are encouraged to enroll. Upcoming information sessions will be…

More opportunities for science students at Edmonds Community College

Edmonds Community College has a new program — Relationships in Science Education, or RISE — designed to encourage students to study math and science and offer more opportunities for science students. “We know we need to increase the number of students obtaining degrees in STEM fields to provide a workforce for a healthy economy in…

Science, technology, engineering, math scholarships available through EdCC

Edmonds Community College received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships and support to students studying science, technology, engineering, and math. The grant will support 45 low income, educationally talented, and disadvantaged students in their math and science studies. Students will receive a $5,000 scholarship each year while they complete their…

Edmonds CC to offer new speciality baking degree

Edmonds Community College announced this week that its Culinary Arts program has added a two-year Associate of Technical Arts Baking Degree starting this fall with an emphasis on specialty baking — a progression of decorating skills and bakery management. Examples of specialty baking could include preparing chocolate, sugar art, artisan breads, wedding cakes, and boutique…

Turf sports field going in at Edmonds Community College

Construction has begun on a new sports field — Triton Field —  for Edmonds Community College. The new multi-use turf replaces the college’s existing grass baseball field. “It will have space for everything possible, and we can get all the athletic teams on campus,” said interim athletic director Clay Blackwood. The field has been a…

Edmonds Community College offering new music degree, community concert band

Music, a flagship program at Edmonds Community College, is adding some new notes this fall. The college has long been known for jazz music, including its select vocal choir Soundsation. It also has a unique two-year transfer degree in Digital Music and a digital recording studio. And in recent years, a spring student performance —…

Edmonds CC honors service-learning students, community partners

Edmonds Community College’s Center for Service-Learning recognized outstanding community partners, faculty and students at a celebration last week at the college. Last year, 525 service-learning students provided nearly 30,000 hours of service to 57 campus and community partners. The college has a nationally recognized service-learning program, which combines meaningful community service with instruction and reflection…