Edmonds CC art gallery features student works for spring

Edmonds Community College’s art gallery this spring features the Student Art Exhibit with works by the college’s visual arts students. The exhibit is now open and will run through mid-June. Featured works will include paintings, 2-D design, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, photography, graphic design, and visual communications. “I am excited that this exhibit features work from…

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…

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: 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…

Edmonds CC names interim college president during search

As Edmonds Community College continues the search for its next president, the college’s Board of Trustees announced Nov. 14 that Christina Castorena, vice president for student services, will serve as its interim president. “I am passionate about the community college mission, and its role in transforming lives and communities,” said Castorena, a first generation college…

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…

Community college faculty from across state learn 3D printing at Edmonds CC

Community college faculty from across Washington state and several local high school teachers learned how to build and use 3D printers late last month at Edmonds Community College. Fifteen community and technical college instructors, from as close as Green River College to as far as Spokane Community College, and four high school teachers attended a…

Edmonds CC’s Drake participates in Army War College national security seminar

Dr. Tonya Drake, Vice President for College Relations and Advancement at Edmonds Community College, participated in the recent U.S. Army War College 63rd annual National Security Seminar in Carlisle, Pa. Drake was one of 148 business, government, academic and community leaders selected from across the country to take part in the week-long academic seminar alongside…

Spotlight on EdCC: Undergraduate researchers head to UW symposium

Edmonds Community College student researchers are headed to the University of Washington Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 19. One EdCC team, including student Erica Toikka, worked on a magnet project beyond the scope normally seen at the community college level. The team built, scrapped, and rebuilt a magnet while seeking to create a powerful, stable…

Spotlight on EdCC: Learning Support Center offers tutoring 24/7

Edmonds Community College Learning Support Center Director Jeremiah Roland recently visited the Edmonds Community College Foundation to report how money raised by the foundation supports students. According to Roland, students of all levels can receive help from the Learning Support Center in person Monday through Saturday and via online assistance 24 hours a day, 7…

Edmonds CC May 19 to perform ‘Soiree Fatale’: Music celebrating women

Edmonds Community College will present “Soiree Fatale” on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, in the Black Box Theatre. Join us as our community celebrates women through music in this original cabaret featuring an all-female cast from the Edmonds CC Music Department. “The performers have been working very hard on their repertoire, and they…

Spotlight on EdCC: Excitement builds for April 29 gala

Edmonds Community College is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a gala at Future of Flight on April 29 and just a few tickets are available for the gourmet evening, according to auction co-chair Meg Rankin. “Our generous sponsors have covered the cost of everything,” said Rankin, “so all proceeds raised will go straight to scholarships.”…

EdCC President Jean Hernandez announces retirement after six years

Dr. Jean Hernandez, who has led Edmonds Community College for more than six years, has announced her retirement. Hernandez is expected to stay on board through the end of 2017. “We thank Dr. Hernandez for her tremendous commitment to student learning and success, and to her incredible commitment to building a better community,” said Carl…

Spotlight on EdCC: Acing College program improves student access

Imagine being a first-generation high school student nearing graduation and you see your peers preparing for college, but the forms and entry fees seem intimidating and overwhelming. Luckily, area students have access to EdCC’s Acing College program to ease the transition to college. Director of Entry Services Mark Di Virgilio recently visited the EdCC Foundation…

Edmonds CC Community Read April 13 explores human trafficking in rural Mexico

As part of the college’s 10th annual Community Read, Edmonds Community College will host a day of events April 13 with author Jennifer Clement, whose book “Prayers for the Stolen” was chosen as this year’s all-campus read. The Community Read event provides a year-long opportunity for all members of the college community to become engaged…

Spotlight on EdCC: Free Books Campaign for local students

Edmonds Community College offers an opportunity for area students to receive scholarships through the Free Books Campaign. Danielle Carnes, M.S., Executive Director of Strategic Enrollment Management at Edmonds Community College provided information on the program that provides free books to local high school students who sign up for college: As an enrollment incentive and relationship…

Spotlight on EdCC: Parent Mentor Program nurtures volunteers

Imagine having your family uprooted and moved to a new country. You don’t speak the language, but you take language classes in the evening and are grateful to find an entry-level job to pay bills. Your son attends a local school, and one day he comes home with a note that you cannot decipher. What…

Spotlight on EdCC: Salsa band visits Cuba

Edmonds Community College’s jazz and salsa band under the direction of music faculty John Sanders returned this week from a trip to Cuba. The instructor provided this report: “Our trip to Cuba is the continuation of developing the Salsa music program at Edmonds Community College. I was very fortunate to have been granted a sabbatical in…

Edmonds CC to present third annual Tunnel of Intersections March 1-2

Edmonds Community College will present its third Tunnel of Intersections exhibit from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, March 2, on campus in Woodway Hall, room 202. “In the Tunnel of Intersections, participants walk through interactive exhibits designed to express the oppression of marginalized groups that too often are invisible…

Edmonds CC students recognized as top scholars

Edmonds Community College students Kimberly Greene and Gloria Ibe will be recognized for their scholastic achievement and community service at a ceremony at noon March 23 at South Puget Sound Community College, in Olympia. State Board of Community and Technical Colleges Executive Director Marty Brown will be the keynote speaker. Representing Edmonds CC, Greene and…

Free tax prep and e-file offered at Edmonds Community College

Edmonds Community College and the United Way are partnering to offer free income tax return preparation and e-filing to U.S. citizens and residents. This service is sponsored by an IRS program called Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Confidential tax return preparation will be offered now through April 18 on a drop-in basis on Tuesdays and…

EdCC Horticulture hosts wreath-making event Saturday

Edmonds Community College Horticulture Department invites the public to their greenhouse for a day of wreath-making on Sat., Dec. 3, from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to use one of three craft machines, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors can call ahead at 425-640-1614 for more details, and to find…