February 16, 2006 

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SCC launches alternative fuel vehicle training center
Senator Maria Cantwell Supports Advanced, Clean Energy Program
Shoreline Community College (SCC) has been selected by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) as the site of Washington State’s new National Training Center. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) congratulated SCC representatives in Washington, D.C. last week, saying that “People love their cars. The solution to our country’s energy independence may lie in using cleaner energy sources to power our cars and building public awareness of the benefits. Shoreline Community College’s Automotive Program is well-positioned for this important initiative.” 
In the photo above, U.S. Senator
Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) congratulates the Shoreline Community College NAFTC National Training Center delegation in Washington, D.C. (Left to right) Gary Main, Shoreline Community College Automotive Project Curricula Development Manager; Lee Lambert, Shoreline Community College Interim President; Senator Cantwell; Madhuri Hosford, Automotive Project Consultant; Mark Hankins, Shoreline Community College Interim Director of Automotive/Manufacturing Programs.


The NAFTC is the United States’ only national, nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering clean air and energy independence by providing automotive workforce education and consumer outreach in the field of alternative fuel vehicles. The new National Training Center based at Shoreline will offer standard training and education on advanced technology, clean energy vehicles. Courses will be offered to the public and may also be tailored and offered onsite to meet a particular client’s needs.

In addition to meeting with Senator Cantwell, College representatives were in Washington, D.C. last week to accept a commemorative plaque from NAFTC Executive Director
AL Ebron, who noted, “Shoreline is one of only 27 colleges nationwide that offers NAFTC’s standardized alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) training and outreach services, and Washington State’s only National Training Center.”  Lambert delivered the keynote address at NAFTC’s Congressional Informational Conference on Capitol Hill, where congressional aides and Consortium members learned how the nationwide program helps meet crucial energy independence and environmental goals.

Lambert stated, “The Pacific Northwest is leading the way in adopting cleaner technology vehicles, and that means the number of certified technicians qualified to repair and maintain these new vehicles must grow, too. For example, last year Washington State was third in the nation for the most new hybrids, while Seattle ranked fifth in U.S. cities with the highest number of new hybrids (according to R.L. Polk & Company), yet currently no other Northwest institution offers to the general public alternative fuel vehicle technician training and certification. Shoreline is very pleased to begin offering this NAFTC service.”

Powered by biodiesel, natural gas, ethanol, hydrogen, and hybrid gasoline-electric systems, alternative fuel vehicles are one means of improving air quality and weaning the nation from foreign oil. NAFTC National Training Centers help promote the adoption of AFVs through a variety of standardized automotive training programs for technicians, fleet managers, public safety and first responder organizations, and the lay public.

SCC's selection as a National Training Center is an outgrowth of the college's earlier $1.5 million national demonstration model grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration to develop new training programs for the automotive sales and service industry and to recruit and equip non-traditional populations for careers in the industry.

To learn more about SCC’s alternative fuel vehicle training programs, contact Mark Hankins at (206) 546-4758 or mhankins@shoreline.edu. For more information about the NAFTC, contact Judy Moore at (304) 293-7882 or judy.moore@mail.wvu.edu.

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Developmental English Program wins national award
Shoreline CC's Developmental English program has been awarded an Honorable Mention in an awards program conducted by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The Diana Hacker TYCA Outstanding Programs in English Awards for Two-Year Teachers and Colleges is given annually and honors faculty and colleges for exemplary programs that enhance students’ language learning, helping them to achieve their college, career, and personal goals.  Shoreline's program was nominated by another college. 

The award letter states that Shoreline's program is being rewarded for its "originality, commitment, and high standards."  After reviewing the Developmental English Program in the 1990s, faculty

Overall, only four two year colleges in the entire country were selected for recognition. The achievement will be noted in a national journal, Teaching English in the Two-year College, and on the TYCA web site. Shoreline will be honored at the TYCA Breakfast at the CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communication) Convention in Chicago on March 25th, 2006.

Shoreline's program prepares students to think, read and write for college courses.  It serves students who have been identified as under-prepared for college.  The three  courses ― Critical Thinking in College and Life, Reading and Writing in the Academic Subjects, and Analytical Reading and Writing, integrate skill development with carefully chosen content. Students also learn intellectual strategies that help them succeed in college. 

Students learn to think critically and reflectively in the critical thinking course by looking into themselves and out at their family, college, work and civic communities. Strategies for reading, writing, problem-solving, self-reflection, group process, time management, goal-setting and involvement are learned in the context of their own college and life interests. In the Analytical Reading class, students develop academic skills in critical reading, writing, and thinking that students need to perform college-level work. Readings may cross disciplines, genres, and cultures.

Congratulations to Dutch Henry, Pam Dusenberry and Sean Rody for their excellent work!

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First Nations Club honors Professor Ken LaFountaine
Members of the First Nations Club held a special ceremony on January 25th to honor the work, leadership and community service of Native American Studies Professor Ken LaFountaine.  The PUB Ballroom was full of students, faculty, staff and community members to pay homage to the man who has given so much to the College, its students and the Native American community at large.  LaFountaine is a member of the Turtle Mountain Cree Tribe.  

A traditional Duwamish song was sung by Tom Speers and Mike Evans, members of the Duwamish Advisory Council.  First Nations Club President Andrea Morris passed a Pendleton Elders blanket to her mother, Gail Morris (NuuChahNulth), who then wrapped Prof. LaFountaine to honor him for his leadership and teaching.  Gail Morris is director of Indian Education for the Edmonds School District and former president of the Shoreline First Nations Club.

Guests who attended to pay tribute to Prof. LaFountaine included people who represented a variety of institutions, such as the UW Office of Minority Affairs, UW Native American Studies and Minority Student Graduate programs, National Indian Education Association, Edmonds School District Indian Education program, Everett Community College American Indian Student Club, Washington State Native American Higher Education Consortium, Washington Office of Public Education Indian Education Office, and Shoreline Community College Board of Regents.  Several tribes represented from across the United States and Canada paid tribute to LaFountaine with various native art work and speaking and singing in tribal languages.  A scholarship has been dedicated to the professor by the University of Washington for his dedication and hard work with Shoreline and the UW.  More Native American students transfer to the UW from Shoreline than from any other college. 

LaFountaine, who played a major role in the development of the Intra-American Studies Program at SCC, began his career here in 1979.  Over the years, his work preceded him and many students came to SCC specifically to study with him.  Not only did they come for his knowledge of the history of the Native Americans, but for his broad-based knowledge of multicultural studies in general.

Andrea Rye has worked with Prof. LaFountaine for many years, many of which she was Dean of the IAS/SS Division.  "Ken has been a major force in the establishment and continued development of the Intra-American Studies program at Shoreline Community College, not only in American Indian Studies but Ethnic and Women's Studies as well.  He was a member of the IAS division during its early stages of development and has created and taught courses in History and Multicultural Studies.  His many contributions were instrumental in the established reputation that Shoreline Community College has maintained over the years as a Center of Excellence in Multicultural, American Indian, African and African American, Latino/a, Asian and Pacific Islander and Women's Studies.  We are very fortunate to have Ken as a member of our faculty team." 

LaFountaine is a very influential figure for the local Native American community, having inspired many Native American students to pursue college degrees and to use their education as a tool to advocate on behalf of First Nations people, and to educate others about the first peoples of the Americas.  A number of former students came to honor him at the ceremony, all of whom spoke very fondly of his persistence in making sure they got their college education, and all of whom continue to get an education beyond their bachelor's degrees.  LaFountaine also taught on the Muckleshoot reservation and has consulted for the Sauk-Suiattlet tribes in their recognition process and constitution.

Club members said that "the ceremony was more than any of us could have expected and was spiritually a wonderful experience." 

"Very few of us realized the scope of Ken's influence," says Betty Peace-Gladstone, First Nations Club advisor.  "He is a humble person who does not draw attention to his accomplishments, so many of us at Shoreline have only a small glimpse of what he means, not only to our college community, but to a much larger community ― the community of First Nations peoples.  It honored all of us to be able to honor Ken," said Peace-Gladstone.  The advisor went on to say that the First Nations students, staff and faculty who planned and assisted in the realization of the event would like to acknowledge the valuable assistance from Gail Morris in planning and organizing the event, and would like to thank the multitude of visitors who made the event such an incredible experience.  "The First Nations community was there for us and with us in our efforts," says Peace-Gladstone.

The First Nations Club was honored to recognize Prof. LaFountaine for his leadership among and on behalf of First Nations peoples at Shoreline Community College and of the Puget Sound area over the past four decades. Club members said that "the ceremony was more than any of us could have expected and was spiritually a wonderful experience."  SCC's club is comprised of students, staff and faculty of native North American ancestry ranging from Alaska to Mexico.

The timing of the event was especially significant because Prof. LaFountaine has been battling cancer for the past five months.  He is teaching part-time as a result of his illness, and the many testimonies to his qualities as a warrior during the ceremony indicate the strength with which he has faced many battles for Native Rights as well as the strength with which he is facing his personal battle with cancer.

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Students produce The Vagina Monologues to support V-Day
The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance and the Women’s Center at Shoreline Community College sponsored a production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues in support of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against girls and women, February 9-11th in the Campus Theater.  A number of Shoreline CC faculty participated in the production — Kathie Hunt , Diana Knauf, Brooke Zimmer, Pearl Klein and Linda Warren.  A number of students joined the faculty and community members performing the monologues, with less than half participating having had any stage experience.  Saturday night was a full house, with the other two nights bringing large audiences as well.

The faculty listserv is ablaze with positive remarks about everybody's performance.  It really was very well performed by all.  Many people are talking about how amazing it is that these people had no stage background.  Kudos to all for a job very well done!

V-Day is sponsored at hundreds of churches, theaters and other public spaces around the world every year.  All V-Day events feature a performance of The Vagina Monologues and proceeds are donated to local organizations working to stop violence against women and girls.  Last year 2,500 events were held in 1,100 communities with more than $6 million raised. These events are often organized by college students and community volunteers — students Katy Higgins and Stephanie Houchins organized Shoreline CC’s participation this year, a first for the college. 

Both Higgins and Houchins read the book and felt it was an important voice for the Shoreline community.  The two approached drama instructors at the college to ask them if they could possibly direct the play, but found their schedules were too busy to take on the project, Tony Doupé, drama and cinema instructor, encouraged them to direct the play themselves.  Drama student Higgins decided to direct and act in the production, and transfer student Houchins was the stage manager.

The two organized a silent auction last fall to raise money for the production.  The $1,500 raised more than pays for the production, so all proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Jubilee Women’s Center and New Beginnings to support women services.  A minimal 10 percent will go to the V-Day Campaign.

FMLA Advisor Kathie Hunt says that not only the College community, but the City of Shoreline has been supportive in this effort to end the violence that women and children continue to experience.  “The process has been very collaborative and inclusive,” says Hunt.  “A number of local businesses donated items and services for the auction so that the College has been able to promote V-Day entirely free of state dollars.”

Other V-Day observances on campus included an exhibit on the movement hosted by the Women's Center, a self-defense workshop, a presentation by the Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center on understanding violence and resource tables hosted by various SCC clubs.

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February Feature
Running Start Program
The Running Start Program at SCC has been helping eligible high school juniors and seniors attend college classes tuition free while completing high school since 1992.  Overall, 3,090 (FTE 1,733) high school students have earned college credit as of June 2004 at SCC, with 223 currently enrolled and an FTE of 149.

Students and their parents strongly support the program because it expands their educational choices while reducing the time and expense of completing their education.  Running Start students perform well while they are in the program and experience academic success when they transfer on to universities. (SBCTC 12/05)

Lucy Weiland PhotoLucy Weiland started the program as a junior to earn college credits while finishing her high school degree.  The program helps her save on her education costs since she earns the credits completely free of charge.  Her college fund is virtually reduced thanks to the tuition-free program.  This alone is a great benefit of Running Start, however there are many more positive reasons to enter the Running Start Program.  Weiland saw it as a good option to expedite earning college credits while offering a head start on specific coursework in her chosen profession.   She also appreciates having the opportunity to adapt to the college environment, a real bonus for when she is ready to transfer to a four-year institution.  The Garfield High student also appreciates the photography courses offered at SCC. 

Although a little nervous to add college coursework to her agenda, Weiland found her Running Start classes a perfect fit for her.  "It is just better for me than high school.  So it was a really good transition," says Weiland.  Has she been able to keep her grades up by taking on college classes?  The answer is emphatically "yes!".  She has been on the Honor Roll at SCC every quarter. 

Weiland also found the campus very inviting.  While visiting the campus, she found that she "just loved the campus" and also discovered that the faculty and students all seemed very  nice.  "It just seemed like a really good fit for me," says Weiland.  She appreciates her photography instructors, Chris Simons and Don Metke.  She says they support her success. 

She also found time to join the Wordsmithies Club and was later named secretary.  She has made a number of new friends who also belong to the club. 

Weiland is in her fourth quarter at SCC and plans to transfer to hopefully to California College of the Arts or possibly Brooks Institute of Photography or Maryland Institute College of Arts.

Weiland says, "...if you have a goal in mind of what you want to do, Running Start is a great way to get there faster."

Be sure to check out the Running Start web site for more information about the program.

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Faculty and students to help Katrina victims during spring break
A group of SCC students and faculty will be working over spring break -- not on curricula or homework, but helping victims of Hurricane Katrina.  The SCC Rebel Alliance organized a delegation of students, faculty and staff to travel to New Orleans to help in the relief effort. The Black Student Union and Hip Hop Club have also collaborated on the project.  Endorsers include ILWU, Teamsters Local 174, AFSCME Local 304, SEIU Local 6, Philip Randolph Institute (Seattle chapter), African American Longshore Coalition, LELO, MLK County Labor Council and Million Worker March Movement, Seattle committee.

The team will work with Common Ground, a non-profit organization that was formed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to provide immediate aid and long-term unity along the Gulf Coast.  Common Ground is community-based and offers help to all Gulf Coast communities that have been historically neglected.  The SCC team will help gut, clean and repair houses and get food, water and clothing to the residents of New Orleans who continue to suffer the effects of Katrina. 

Common Ground volunteers include: medical and health providers, aid workers, community organizers, legal representatives, independent journalists, builders and people from all over with broad skills from all walks of life.

The SCC team consists of 14 students, (Candice Choate, Meichih Chang, Helen Amelesom, Ndey Caesay, Derrick Drungo, Azmara Oesta, Meron Tewoodemedhin, Kataryzna Mroz, Sintayenu Tekle, Yeming Fong, Robei Fiwi, Dung Nguy and Marisa Lauferz), two faculty (Duvalle Daniel and Linda Warren), one classified staff member, Lilly Plummer.  Two community members have also joined the Shoreline team. 

Common Ground will provide three meals a day plus tents to sleep in, however, the SCC team is responsible for the cost of plane tickets and miscellaneous expenses.  They are asking College clubs and community organizations if they would support these efforts.  They have raised $2,500, half of the total needed to purchase the airline tickets.  The campus community is asked to consider donating money to support these expenses.  If you would like to donate, please drop a check off at Daniels' office at FOSS 5362, call her at x4635, or contact Warren at x6987 or drop by her office located at FOSS 5368.  The deadline for donations (checks) is March 15th.

The Rebel Alliance is also asking for donated items including flashlights, duct tape, N100, P100 or R100 respirators, thick rubber gloves and work gloves, tall rubber boots, thick plastic garbage bags, paint brushes and scrub brushes, large pots, woks and frying pans, and many more items.  Please contact Daniel or Warren for the list of items. 

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Foundation News
The following was presented at the January 25th Board of Trustees meeting.

Total new revenues at the end of December 2005 were $125,754 with expenses totaling $72,885, leaving the Foundation with $1,429,260 in assets.  The trial balance phase of the audit is complete and the 2004-05 audit is in progress.  Vine/Dahlen of Lynnwood is completing the audit.

Ina Knutsen, who left the College an endowed scholarship through a legacy gift, passed away January 12th.  The Foundation helped make arrangements for the reception at Cascadia Community College.  Interim President Lee Lambert and Foundation Director Kae Peterson attended.  Ms. Knutsen was an SCC trustee from 1967 to 1987.  She will be honored at this year's Legacy Lunch on February 24th at the Seattle Golf and Country Club.

The Scholarship Committee, chaired by Jack Rogers, has decided on award amounts for the scholarships provided through the Foundation this academic year — $14,000 will be awarded to Incoming high school students from Shorewood, Shorecrest, Kings and Shoreline Christian high schools; $18,000 will go to returning students; and $52,000 will be awarded for the immediate needs of current students during winter, spring and summer quarters, for a total of $84,000 in direct student aid.  These awards will be given to students in mid-April and both the students and the donors will be recognized at the annual Legacy Lunch on February 24th at the Seattle Golf and Country Club.

Mark your calendars now!  The annual FUN fundraiser, Bowling for Brains is coming up April 20 at 6:00 p.m. at Spin Alley.  Watch for details in Day at a Glance.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Message from Interim President Lee Lambert on PLT Evaluations
In September, I promised that the President’s Leadership Team (PLT) would undergo a 90-day evaluation. The purpose of this exercise is to receive information from the campus that PLT members could use to address areas for professional and personal development.

I would like to thank the SCC College Council for their leadership and assistance in developing this process. In particular, special thanks to the ad hoc Climate Task Force,
Bonnie Frunz, Pam Dusenberry, Barb Kristek and Loretta Fisher-Niang for reviewing last year’s Climate Task Force report, extracting key performance elements, and creating the survey tool for the evaluations. Thanks also to Jim James, Director of Institution Research, for his analysis of the data and for generating the final reports.

The evaluation report of the PLT as a unit can be downloaded from the web. I have shared the individual evaluations with each member of PLT and will discuss with them how we might structure development plans to address key issues. Additionally, I see this evaluation as a means to raise the awareness of our performance expectations of all administrators. We will continue to encourage open and honest communications, fair and transparent processes, use of informed decision-making, and accountability to advance the work of the College. Let us all be responsive to these values.

Thanks also to all of you who took the time to provide your input to this evaluation. More information will be shared at the February 17 all-campus meeting where the campus community can ask questions.

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Capital Project Update: Pagoda Union Building (PUB) Transition
Demolition of the PUB is scheduled to begin mid-June, a change from previous plans to begin in April. This will allow for more time for students and staff currently working in the PUB to move to their temporary locations.  The moves will take place sometime between the end of Spring Quarter and spring break.  The moves will be staggered to provide a smoother move for all involved and for the campus community at large.  As the groups move, announcements will be made in Day at a Glance.

The Women's Center and the Diversity and Student Success Department will move to the lower level of the library, near the TSS staff training room.  Safety and Security will move to the lower level of FOSS, next to the Bookstore.  Facilities will divide -- with the maintenance crew going to the lower level of the 2300 Building, and custodial services going to the lower level of FOSS, behind the bookstore.  Student Programs and Student Government will move to the Annex of the 2900 Building once it's completed; projected to be some time around the end of May.  Stamp machines and an ATM will be in the Bookstore and a change machine will be available in the library.

Construction cost of the PUB is on target at about $11.9 million, but some simplification of the project of this project has been necessary due to the increase in price of materials.

Food services plan
Plans are underway for interim food service during both the demolition and the construction phases of the PUB.  The Food Service Committee (FSC), chaired by
Mary Kelemen, has been reinstituted so that all campus contingencies will have an opportunity to provide input.

Specialty Foods (
Sean Lakeside) is under a month-to-month contract to provide food in the PUB till the end of May.  As the committee moves forward through the selection of vendors the campus will be notified.

Once the PUB is torn down there will not be a kitchen and/or food preparation space available on campus.  An RFP was sent out soliciting vendors with the capability to provide a variety of food items served from self-contained units. The RFPs are due this Friday, February 17th, and the committee will meet again the 21st to review the responses and make recommendations. The Student Lounge (5000 Bldg lower level) will have microwaves available for warming food and tables & chairs will be provided for dining.  Also, the College Bookstore will increase the variety of food items carried and will carry frozen and microwaveable items.

If you have ideas, suggestions, comments and/or concerns please contact Kelemen at x4733 or at mkelemen@shoreline.edu
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Presidential search update
Consultant Bob Barringer met with the Dean Team, President's Leadership Team, Operations, Faculty Senate, SCC@LFP and the screening committee when he was on campus January 23-25th to discuss the process and timeline of the presidential search.  Barringer also met with the Board of Trustees in an open session to go over the profile and qualifications, which the Trustees approved.  Presidential search brochures were designed by VCT student, Teresa Gracey and approved by the BOT.  They have been printed (on campus by Andy Conrad, printer/lithographer) and have been sent to colleges and universities throughout the west coast.  Ads have been placed in a number of national higher ed publications, including the Chronicle of Higher Education, Black Issues, Hispanic Outlook, Indian Country, Women in Higher Ed, and Community College Times.

All faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to help recruit our next president by passing out the search brochures at conferences, etc.  The Human Resources Department is also accepting nominations from the Shoreline community for potential candidates.  Contact Jamie Smith at jsmith@shoreline.edu or at x5842.  Smith thanks the committee members "who spent a lot of time working on the profile and getting the brochure done." 

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Inquiry Management system (IMS) Web training 
The College will soon implement a new Inquiry Management System (IMS), designed to track inquiries from prospective students.  IMS is a tool that will provide new ways to collect and analyze data to determine what is working and what is not in our recruiting efforts as well as provide a personalized, data-proven flow of communication to these potential students.  With this tool, the College can work to increase the number of applications, and eventually have a positive influence on enrollment.  The College will target those people who have contacted the College for information about programs, requested class schedules or asked for other information.

Jeff Omalanz-Hood, manager, recruitment and retention, says that while systems like the  IMS have proven to be revolutionary tools for recruiting at baccalaureate institutions, this project makes Shoreline a leader in bringing the technology to community colleges.

All faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to learn the IMS system so that every one of us can truly help in our recruitment efforts.  When you receive any kind of question regarding the College, you are asked to go to the IMS web site and enter the request.  You can even bookmark the IMS web site to help you access the site easily.  You may also forward the call to Enrollment Services or refer the inquirer to the IMS web site so they can actually enter the question(s) themselves. 

The IMS can also provide instant notification to designated staff contacts (if any) about a specific program or major when an inquiry is received.  Contact the appropriate dean if you are interested in being notified when there is an inquiry about your program, major or a related area.

Applications Specialist Linda Mickelberry built the IMS.   "Linda has done an excellent job on this project. I am particularly pleased that it is so highly visible to the campus.  Much of Linda's work is behind the scenes and so she rarely gets the recognition that she deserves.  It's good to see her in the lime light. Good going Linda!," says Gary Kalbfleisch, director, Systems and Information and Assurance.

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Avian Flu pandemic preparation
Seattle and King County Public Health Regional Health Officer Allene Mares was on campus Friday, February 10th to provide information about Avian Flu Pandemic preparation, prevention and preparedness.  Mares gave a slideshow presentation which included an overview of the Avian Flu, history of pandemics (worldwide epidemics), current outbreak update, potential impacts of a pandemic and strategies to prepare for the pandemic. Understanding the risks and realities will help us fare better should such a pandemic strike our community.  For more information, check the King County website, Pandemic Flu.
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High school recruitment
The Fifth Annual High School Counselor and Career Staff Breakfast Conference will be held March 1 from 8 to 11:30 in the Canteen.  Currently a total of 23 counselors and career center staff from 12 high schools have registered and will hear about SCC's programs, transfer updates, and updates on CEO, Running Start, Tech prep and the ESL program.  Data shows that in past years, the College has experienced stronger enrollment from high schools that sent representatives to the conference. 
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Commencement 2006
This year's Commencement is scheduled for Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 2:00 pm in the Shoreline Community College gymnasium.  Admission to the Commencement ceremony is by ticket only.
 
At this time, the Commencement Committee is seeking campus input in order to identify a student speaker, faculty speaker and a commencement (keynote) speaker for the ceremony.  Please submit student speaker and faculty speaker nominations as well as commencement (keynote) recommendations to the Commencement Committee by Friday, February 24th, 2006 c/o Lori Yonemitsu, Office of the Vice President for Student Services.  If you have any questions or would like a nomination form (the form was sent to listservs and posted on DAAG.  Paper copies are available in the Student Programs Office and by the Information Desk on the 2nd level of the FOSS Building), please feel free to contact Yonemitsu at lyonemitsu@shoreline.edu or at x4641. Go to top of page 

Center for Manufacturing Excellence to host a satellite teleconference
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9am-Noon, March 9
Project Director, Center for Manufacturing Excellence, Phil Savereux has declared SCC a host site for a national teleconference.  The U.S. Department of Energy, the Food Processing Industry Resource Efficiency team (FIRE) and the Northwest Food Processors Association are broadcasting the three-hour, national satellite teleconference, Industrial Efficiency Initiative: Save Energy, Thursday, March 9th.  The teleconference will focus on sound, proven management strategies as well as innovative technologies and techniques used to reduce energy costs, increase productivity and maximize profits.  It is geared to all manufacturing segments and the audience will consist of operations managers, energy managers, plant managers, engineers, trade associations, state and federal agencies and more. SCC students and faculty will be able to "attend" free of charge.  Go to top of page 

Creating opportunities E-zine
This online magazine, written by the staff of the State Board Communications Office, is designed to share best practices and provide in-depth coverage of issues and trends affecting the two-year colleges. The January edition focuses on the importance of protecting Washington’s long-term investments (infrastructure) by adequately funding maintenance and operations. In addition to featured articles, the eZine also includes an “All in the Family” section, highlighting promotions and awards for college employees, and a “College News” section, highlighting interesting news around the college system. 
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What's happening in Olympia
Every Friday during the regular session of the Legislature, the SBCTC publishes Legislative News, a newsletter that focuses on legislative issues of interest to community and technical colleges. It is posted on the State Board Web site.

Look at how well community and technical colleges are meeting the skill demand of the workforce in a report written by the Higher Education Coordinating Board, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board.   Charlie Earl, president of Everett Community College, has been named Executive Director of SBCTC, effective February 1st. Go to top of page 

HR CORNER 

STAFF UPDATES

Employee Changes
Tommy Harvey, Maintenance Mechanic I, Facilities, 1/1/06
Gayle Holm, Assistant Financial Aid Director, FA, 1/1/06
Tom Moran, Interim Dean of Library, Media/DL, 1/1/06
Andrea Rye, Acting VPSS, 1/30/06
Marci Melvin, Fiscal Specialist I, 2/6/06
Colleen Perrault, Fiscal Specialist 1, Bookstore, 2/6/06

Andrea Rye named Acting VP Student Services

Andrea Rye named Acting VP Student Services
Interim President Lee Lambert announced the appointment of Andrea Rye as Acting Vice President of Student Services at the All-campus meeting on Friday, January 27th. The new position was effective immediately and Rye will work in this position until an Interim Vice President is hired. The College hopes to have the Interim VPSS filled by April 1st. Rye has held several positions at the College during her 36-year tenure, including her most current position as Interim Dean of Intra-American Studies and Social Sciences (IAS/SS) while continuing to serve as the Assistant VP of Academic Affairs from April 2003 through January 27, 2006.

 

Tom Moran, Interim Dean, Library, Media & DL
Tom Moran will work as Interim Dean of Library, Media and Distance Learning while John Backes serves as the Interim VPAA.  Moran began his tenure at SCC in 1990 and has filled a number of roles during that time — technology librarian, public service librarian, telecourse coordinator, acting director of DL, internet trainer, assistant program chair (LMC) and art gallery director.

Separations
Michelle Arevalo, Fiscal Specialist I, Bookstore, 1/13/06
Jennifer Cauffman, Office Asst. III, Enrollment Services, 1/2/06
Cory Howland, Gardner II, Facilities, 1/3/06

Facilities' Joe Clayton passes away
Joe Clayton, Facilities painter and locksmith who worked for the College since 1992, passed away Friday, February 10th. Joe had battled cancer for several months and had even continued to work through some very tough days. Joe's wife, Jane (former Shoreline employee), has said that there will be a memorial service for him in Chicago sometime in March. We will all miss Joe and his wry sense of humor.  For additional information please contact: Randy Stegmeier, Executive Director Facilities, Capital Projects, Safety/Security at X4503.

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EVENTS  

Dental Hygiene and Nursing Club fundraiser
The Dental Hygiene and nursing clubs are currently selling tickets for a fundraiser to send students to the ADHA Annual Session in Orlando, Florida.  The Outback Steakhouse supports the efforts of this club every year by hosting a fundraiser for travel expenses.  This year, the fundraiser will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 4th at the Outback Steakhouse located at 13231 Aurora Avenue North in Seattle.  The menu will include  beverages and Outback's signature Bloomin' Onion and Cheese Fries, plus generous portions of steak and chicken with a Caesar salad.  Alcoholic beverages are not included but are available at an additional cost, and a vegetarian option is available upon request.  You can support the Dental Hygiene Club's goals and get a delicious meal for only $15.  Tickets can be purchased from student, Sandie Hazzard at pshazard@msn.com, from club advisor, Linda Barnes, or at the door. 

The ADHA Annual session will provide an unforgettable and valuable educational experience that the students can share with other students.  Not only does it benefit the Dental Hygiene Club, but also offers increased visibility and reputation of the College's Dental Hygiene program at the national level. 

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Opera Workshop Performances 2006
March 2-4, 7:30pm, Campus Theater
The annual production of Opera Workshop Performances will be held March 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Theater.  This year we are presenting a new one-act version of Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss Jr., adapted and translated by Catherine Treadgold. Included in this fully staged and costumed performance are scenes from the following operas: Bastien and Bastienne, Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wuthering Heights by Carlisle Floyd; and Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi.

“This year we have an exceptional group of young singers,” says Susan Dolacky, producer/musical director at SCC. “The scenes are dramatic gems from a variety of opera styles, and the one-act version of Tales of Hoffmann is a fresh, abbreviated take on three romantic and magical stories from the author of The Nutcracker. It's a great way to introduce newcomers to opera.”

We welcome voice faculty member Dr. Fredrick Lokken as opera conductor. He received his doctoral degree in choral conducting from the University of Washington where he studied with Abraham Kaplan and Joan Conlon. He also holds a degree in vocal performance from the University of Wisconsin. In addition to teaching private voice and class voice at Shoreline Community College, Dr. Lokken is in his sixth season as Music Director and Conductor of the Bellevue Chamber Chorus.

Paul Linnes, stage director, earned his master's degree in music in vocal performance from USC and has many years of experience as a studio singer (Jurassic Park, Bram Stoker’s Dracula), choral soloist (three international tours to the Far East as a featured soloist with the Roger Wagner Chorale), and principal artist in opera, most recently in residence with Opera San José.  Besides teaching voice at SCC, Paul maintains a private voice studio and has been Music Director and Pianist for several productions at Civic Light Opera and ArtsWest Playhouse in West Seattle.

The operatic scenes are accompanied by pianist
Dr. Charles Enlow and the adapted one-act version of Die Fledermaus features a chamber orchestra.

Admission is $12 general, $10 discount, and $8 for SCC students and children. Please call (206) 546-4606 for ticket reservations. Tickets will be available at the door.

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Jehane Noujaim
“Different Channels, Different Truths”
March 1, 2006 * 7:30 pm in the SCC Gym
Jehane Noujaim began as a photographer and filmmaker in Cairo, Egypt, where she grew up. She moved to Boston in 1990, where she attended Harvard University and graduated magna cum laude in Visual Arts and Philosophy in 1996. Earlier that year, Noujaim was awarded the Gardiner fellowship, under which she directed Mokattam, an Arabic film about an Egyptian garbage-collecting village.

Noujaim's controversial documentary, Control Room, about the Arabic-language cable news station Al Jazeera, called into question the prevailing images and positions offered up by the US news media about the war in Iraq. The Los Angeles Times said Control Room gives us a "glimpse of a world where everything is reversed, where our most cherished preconceptions are called into question and reality proves to be a more complex business than we imagined." The New York Times calls it "an indispensable example of the inquisitive, self-questioning democratic spirit."

Noujaim was a producer for the MTV News and Documentary division and worked on the documentary series Unfiltered. Noujaim left her producing job at MTV to produce and direct Startup.com in association with Pennebaker Hedgedus Films. The highly acclaimed documentary has won numerous awards including the DGA and IDA Awards for best documentary.

She has since worked in both the Middle East and the US as a director and cinematographer on various documentaries including Born Rich (Jamie Johnson), Only The Strong Survive (D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus), and Down From The Mountain (D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus & Nick Doob).

Tickets are $12, $10 and $6.

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Jennifer Baumgardner & Amy Richards
“Can I Be a Feminist and... Shave, Eat Meat, Be Religious?”
Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 7:30pm
SCC Gymnasium

Joint writings by Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner can be found in The Nation and several anthologies, including the new book about everyday activism called Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism. Richards and Baumgardner have worked together on various projects since they met at Ms. magazine when they were only 22 years old. In October, 2000, a book they co-wrote about the state of the women's movement, called Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. That book served as the platform for a national speaking tour which took the two to dozens of community groups, countless bookstores, and some 150 universities and high schools. Highlights include moderating several panels at the 2000 Rockrgrl conference in Seattle, making a keynote address in the 2001 D.C. Visions in Feminism Conference, addressing the Unitarian Universalist Annual Conference, and delivering several speeches on the future of prochoice advocacy for Planned Parenthood's regional and national meetings. Baumgardner and Richards presented at the 2001 Women's Studies Conference, a rarity for non-academics, discussing how to connect women's studies to young feminist activism. They have given lectures at Vanderbilt University, the University of Michigan, and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government as well as at the 92nd Street Y and San Francisco's City Arts and Lectures and many other venues.  Tickets are $12, $10 and $6.

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The Laramie Project
By Moises Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre Project members
March  9 - 11 & 16 - 18,  7:30pm, Lobby Theater

Directed by Tony Doupe
On November 14, 1998 members of the Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming and concluded interviews with the people of the town” the play is “edited from those interviews, as well as from journal entries by members of the company.” The play is about the town of Laramie, its citizens, and the national reaction to Mathew Shepard’s murder.

“ The Laramie Project is Our Town with a question mark”, - the New York Times

General admission is $8, $7 and $6 for SCC students.

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Free February Foreign Film Series
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a free foreign film series at the main campus of SCC on Wednesday evenings in February.  The Extended Learning Department is co-sponsoring the films with the UW's Jackson School of International Studies.  A speaker from JSIS will introduce each film and answer questions at the conclusion of each film.  Films will be shown in Room 1102 and will begin at 7:00 p.m. and end about 10:00 p.m.

February 15: The State Counselor (2005) A film of intrigue shot against the snow covered back streets of 19th century Moscow.
February 22: A Self-Made Hero (1997) A lightly satirical comedy about an imposter moving up through French society after the liberation of France.

Space is limited so please call Extended Learning at 533.6700 to reserve a place.  This series is also open to community members so it may fill up quickly.  

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Shoreline Concert Band
Tuesday, March 7, 7:30pm, Shorecrest Performing Arts Center  Tickets are $7, $5, and $3. 

Small Ensemble Recital
Friday, March 10, 12:30pm, Music Bldg., Room 818
This recital features performances by SCC small instrumental and vocal ensembles.  Free.

Choir of the Sound Classical Concert
Sunday, March 12, 2pm, Benaroya hall

Student Recital
Friday, March 17, 12:30pm, Music Bldg., Room 818
Music performed by students of the Music Department.  This hour of entertainment will send you back to work or class refreshed and ready to face the afternoon.

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Black History Month
Please be sure to check out the presentations and films being presented during Black History Month.  A number of faculty are making the presentations, with Leslie Potter-Henderson presenting "Black Cinema in the U.S. today from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in Room 2501A.  The series will end on the last day of the month. 

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COLLEGE GALLERY

Gallery to feature hand-made prints in February
The College Gallery at Shoreline Community College features the exhibit, “Sharing the Gift,” from February 1-27, 2006. Curated by printmaker Barbara Bruch, this exhibition honors artists who teach both traditional and contemporary methods of hand-made prints. An artist’s reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, February 4th.
Bruch attended the Women’s Caucus for Art Conference in the late 1990s, where she learned that traditional printmaking classes were becoming extinct at many colleges and universities across the nation; and that currently in the development of art curriculum, traditional printmaking is being replaced by digital printing techniques, “a mistaken concept emphasizing the importance of computer technology over hand-made techniques,” says Bruch.

The exhibition includes works by printmaking teachers who teach students a variety of traditional and new innovative printmaking techniques, including lithography, etching, calligraphy, woodcut, wood engraving, polyester plate lithography, photographic etching and monotypes/monoprints. The exhibiting artists teach in academic settings, art centers, and in private studios in the greater Seattle area. The represented artists teach printmaking in a variety of Western Washington educational settings, including colleges, art centers and private studios. The artists include: Anne Belov, Betsy Best-Spadaro, Barbara Bruch, Gretchen Daiber, Joe Fedderson, Dionne Haroutunian, Eva Isaksen, Amanda Knowles, Ben Mareau, Natalie Niblack, Sally Schuh, Lisa Sheets, Larry Sommers, Joan Stuart Ross, and Kathryn Trigg

Bruch says that “there is nothing more satisfying then the tactile and inked feel of specially made papers pulled on a hand-operated press. The touch of the artist’s hand is literally part of the sensation of authenticity. This can be seen, for instance, in the indentation of the edge of the plate, the raised embossed areas, and textured inked surface of the paper, including subtle colors and transparencies created by the artist’s use of hand-applied printing inks. “

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SPORTS

SCC basketball teams make one more notch on win column
Both the men's and the women's basketball teams picked up wins recently.  The men's team beat Olympic Community College 104-88 at the January 25th game.  Coach Jeff Menday says that he "can't complain offensively (but) defensively we still have a long ways to go."  He said they are a high-scoring team and that they just have to play better defense.  He also said that part of the problem was that Maurice Reed and Ricky Washington had to play with "twisted ankles."  Washington scored a season-high 24 points.  Delvaughn Tinned, Goodwin and Reed all scored in double digits as well.  The team currently sits in third place in the North Division.

The women's team picked up a much needed win over Olympic College.  Melissa Evans brought 20 points to the scoreboard and Ophelia Whitfield added 17 points.  The lady Dolphins won 57-50.  They had lost previously to Peninsula and Bellevue.  Whitney Voigt led the Dolphins with nine rebounds.  They are currently tied for fourth place in the North Division.

For sports calendars, visit the Athletics web site.

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KUDOS

Ernest Johnson participates on national panel at U.S. Institute of Peace
The U.S. Institute of Peace sponsored a public event, "Islamic Reform in Practice: The ideas of Mahmoud Taha" on January 20th. Ernest Johnson, SCC multicultural studies faculty, participated on the panel of Muslim scholars who examined the contributions toward Islamic reform of Sudanese scholar, Al Ustadh Mahmoud Mohamed Taha.

Taha is considered to be one of the leading Islamic reformists and Sufi teachers of the 20th century. He played a prominent role in Sudan's struggle for independence, and was a cofounder of the Sudanese Republican Party in the mid-1940's, the only Sudanese party calling for independence from the British. The progressive leader was executed for his views in 1984 by the extremist regime of Sudanese President Gaafar Nimeiry. The day of his execution (January 18) has been established as Human Rights day in the Arab world.

Johnson lived in the Sudan for nine years (1977 to 1986), studying under Al Ustadh Taha. During this time he lived and worked with the community that professed this new Islamic movement, while acquiring his Masters in Sudanese and African Languages from the University of Khartoum.

Johnson gave a 30-minute presentation as part of a three-person panel at the USIP on Islam as a Viable Way of Life in the 21st Century, which was based on his interpretation of the teachings of al Ustadh Taha.  Johnson shared his search for self that led him to Mahmoud Mohamed Taha in 1977. His presentation also touched on the topics: Islam and Monotheism Better Understood: From Adam to Mohamed, The Prophet Mohamed and Worship- Better Understood: Learning to be Free and How to Turn the Other Cheek, A Technique to Improve the Individual Worshiper: A Psycho-therapeutic Methodology, and A Reinterpretation of the Meaning of Civilization.

The panel was attended by State Dept. diplomats of different rank, members of the foreign service, USIP staff, guests from universities and organizations in the DC area, both middle eastern and western, and many members of the exiled and expatriate Sudanese community from in and around Washington, D.C. Elnour Hamad (Mansfield University) and Steve Howard (Ohio University) joined Johnson on the panel of speakers.

The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, non-partisan national institution established and funded by Congress to help prevent, manage, and resolve international conflicts by empowering others with knowledge, skills and resources.

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Study Abroad photography contest
Students, faculty, staff and community members attended the Study Abroad photography exhibit opening reception on January 31st.  The winning photographs of the 2005 competition were displayed.  Attendees had the opportunity to talk with the student and faculty photographers about their work and experiences.  'Boy' by Lori Mandell was the winner of the Audience Choice Award at the event.  A panel chose a number of photographs earlier.  First place went to Chantee Fatt for 'Tango' (pictured to the left)  second place went to geology and earth sciences instructor Emma Baer for her photo, 'First Light at Soussvlei,' and third place went to Kerrie Sampelayo for her photograph, 'Lone Zebra.'  Interim President Lee Lambert passed out awards to all winners, including the honorable mentions that went to Eric Isaacson, Devon Fiene, Laura Pepe, Scott Christy, Lori Mandell, and both Fatt and Baer won in this category also.  Assistant Director International Programs, Colleen Ferguson organized the contest and event.

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Career & Technical Education Week
Get Closer to Your Dreams

SCC hosted the annual Career & Technical Education Week February 13-17, 2006
Shoreline Community College joined community colleges around the nation to honor and promote professional-technical programs and careers during Career and Technical Education Week, February 13-17, 2006.   The week is filled with program presentations, career training and employment preparation workshops, and a career fair to help direct students in their career pursuits. 
 

More than 50 employers were represented at a career fair February 15th.  Representatives from companies such as American Express Financial Advisors, Applus Technologies, KCTS Television, and the Seattle Police Department spoke one-on-one about career opportunities. 

Jan Harding, founder and principal of HR Novations, will give a keynote about the skills needed in today’s workforce and how to be successful in an ever-changing workforce, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. in the Campus Theater, Building 1600.  Harding has over 20 years of Human Resources executive level and consulting experience and formerly was the VP and Director of Human Resources for Washington Public Power Supply Systems and McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc.  

The public is invited to attend the career fair, the keynote and a fashion merchandising workshop to be held from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m., Tuesday,
February 14th in Building 1100, Room 1101.   Laura Portolese-Dias, who teaches the Fashion Merchandising Program at the College will focus on the intricate details of store layouts and how they affect sales.  SCC offers a Certificate of Proficiency and a two-year degree in fashion merchandising.

High school students will participate in professional-technical workshops Thursday, February 16th.  Workshops feature careers in automotive, cosmetology, computer information systems, manufacturing, drama, 911 emergency dispatching, entrepreneurship and graphic design. 

A drawing was held for two $250 scholarships to Shoreline Community College and IPODs at a luncheon before the students return to their respective high schools —  Shorecrest, Shorewood, Scriber Lake, Mariner, Ballard, Roosevelt, Ingraham, Meadowdale and Mountlake Terrace. 

Computer Applications instructor Bob Shields joined in the fun and festivities of the week by performing his one-man act juggling with fire.  Shields certainly caught the attention of passersby.  Students in Shields' class, which is dual listed (PE 171 and Drama 171 ― Circus Performance:  Balance and Motion) learn juggling, rope walking and other circus skills to expand dramatic and kinesthetic abilities.  The high school students enjoyed the entertainment, which also doubled as a recruitment activity.

On Friday, the 17th, students will have the opportunity to interview with representatives from local salons; 12 salons will be represented.
 

 

Pick up the current edition (Feb. 3) of The Ebbtide to read more about Career & Technical Education Week.  Check out the bios on prof-tech students, including TSS' Pam Kihlstrand-Kolesnikov, who earned a Business Tech degree.  She said that she chose SCC because "at the time I was working as a purchaser for a retailer in downtown Seattle, and people told me that SCC offered the best program for expanding her office skills."

For more information about the career fair, the keynote address or the workshops, please visit the web site at http://www.shoreline.edu/cteweek/schedule.html
The Association for Career and Technical Education is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers.

State Board audit is favorable
Every year the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) requires the College to undergo an extensive program audit. The scope of the audit will review selected program areas and varies from year to year. This year's review, conducted January 23rd-25th, included selected financial data including financial aid from the WorkFirst program allocation, non-resident operating fee waivers, selected financial data from the Carl Perkins allocation, Students of Color allocation, Youth Offender program (selected colleges), Job Skills program (selected colleges), Basic Skills Charges, and a follow up to 2004 audit-----Maintenance Fee Expenditures.

The goal of any audit is to receive a "clean report" or "no findings."  Findings are generally issues of concern that may warrant corrective action or additional review.  Dick Lund, SBCTC auditor, reported that Shoreline was one of two colleges undergoing audit reviews that did not receive any findings.

The College thanks the hard work of the responsible departments and appreciates the employees involved in the audit: Chris Melton, Satoko Prigmore, Nancy Lamus, Ruth Hollingsworth, Lanay Gard, Rebecca Rhodes, Gayle Holmes, Cathy Chun, Jennifer Fenske, Berta Lloyd, Jeannie Skarre, Donna Miller-Parker, Holly Woodmansee and Beverly Brandt.

A financial audit will be conducted in October of this year.

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SCC music students selected to perform at regional conference 
Shoreline Community College (SCC) music students Yuko Sato (percussion), Erin Easley (tuba) and Andrew Roberge (clarinet) have been selected to perform in an honor band at the ninth bi-annual College Band Director’s National Association Conference in Reno, Nevada. The students will travel with Band Director Ken Noreen to the Western/Northwestern Division conference in mid-March.  SCC is the only community college to send three students to the conference. Band directors from seven western states will participate.

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SCC's Mfg Technology program featured in PSBJ
Director of the  Center for Mfg Excellence Phil Savereux was recently interviewed by the Puget Sound Business Journal, who will publish an article on SCC's Manufacturing Technology program in the February 24th edition.  Kudos to Savereux and all his team!

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