New Edmonds CC president says he is invested in student success, partnerships

Edmonds Community College’s new president has a vision for the college: To make Edmonds CC the school of choice for the Puget Sound region. “It’s a broad vision,” said Dr. Amit Singh, Edmonds CC’s fifth president. He thinks the college and the region are uniquely positioned – geographically and economically – to serve the needs…

EdCC enrollment help, information available at Lynnwood Library Monday, July 9

Think you might want to enroll in classes at Edmonds Community College? Visit the EdCC resource table in the Lynnwood Library lobby on Monday, July 9 for information about programs of study, admissions, placement tests, financial aid, new student advising and online registration. The table will be set up from 3-5 p.m. on Monday, July…

Edmonds CC catcher receives Gold Glove award, will play for Central Arkansas

Catcher Nathaniel Sagdahl has been selected as a recipient of a 2018 collegiate Gold Glove award for his defensive effort this past season with the Edmonds CC Titans. Sagdahl was one of just four Washington state collegians to receive the Gold Glove honor this year. Sagdahl played in 20 games for the Titans this past…

Reminder: EdCC presents Fortaleciendo Identidades en la Educación y la Cultura June 2

Edmonds Community College presents Fortaleciendo Identidades en la Educación y la Cultura and an evening with José Francisco Chavez Garcia on Saturday, June 2. This event will be in Spanish. José Chavez Garcia will give a talk covering the topic “How I got where I am.” Garcia earned a Materials Science and Engineering degree from the University…

Edmonds CC offers several youth summer camps

Edmonds Community College is offering a variety of educational youth summer camps. Each camp has its own dates, times, fees and age limits, but generally are for kids ages 8-15 and last a few hours each day. Check each camp topic for specific age requirements, times and fees. Topics include Python programming, virtual reality, Minecraft…

EdCC presents Fortaleciendo Identidades en la Educación y la Cultura June 2

Edmonds Community College presents Fortaleciendo Identidades en la Educación y la Cultura and an evening with José Francisco Chavez Garcia on Saturday, June 2. This event will be in Spanish. José Chavez Garcia will give a talk covering the topic “How I got where I am.” Garcia earned a Materials Science and Engineering degree from the University…

Edmonds CC culinary student wins Microsoft, James Beard Foundation EPPIC cookoff

An Edmonds Community College culinary arts student won first place in a Microsoft and James Beard Foundation culinary competition for students. Edmonds CC student chef Irma Jimenez won the first Experienced Professionals/Pupils in Culinary (EPPIC) competition in mid-April. She took home a Microsoft Surface tablet, and her dish will be a featured h’ordeuvre during the…

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…

Edmonds CC’s Tonya Drake named chancellor at WGU Washington

Online nonprofit university WGU Washington announced April 18 that Tonya Drake of Edmonds Community College will lead the university as chancellor. Drake will begin her job April 26. In higher education for nearly 25 years, Drake has worked at Edmonds Community College since 2013, starting as special assistant to the president for equity and inclusion….

Edmonds CC men to compete in NWAC Championship tourney starting this weekend

The Edmonds Community College men’s basketball team will compete in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Men’s Basketball Championship Tournaments, which run this weekend and next at the Walt Price Fitness Center, on the campus of Everett Community College. This weekend and next weekend, a  total of 16 men’s and 16 women’s community college basketball teams will…

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…

Edmonds Community College to present ‘Tunnel of Intersections’ exhibit March 1

Edmonds Community College will present its fourth Tunnel of Intersections exhibit on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and on Thursday, March 1 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on campus in Woodway Hall, room 202. “The Tunnel of Intersections is an interactive, multimedia experience designed to put participants in touch with intersections of diversity in our community,” said Gem…

Trustees name three finalists for president of Edmonds Community College

After a national search, Edmonds Community College’s Board of Trustees has selected three finalists, all with extensive higher education experience, for the position of Edmonds Community College president. On Jan. 25, the Board of Trustees voted in a public meeting to approve Dr. Ata Karim, Dr. Amit Singh, and Dr. Chris Reber as presidential finalists….

Edmonds CC receives competitive child care grant that helps college students with children

Edmonds Community College recently received a competitive national child care grant that helps low-income students with children pay for on-campus child care costs. The college was awarded a four-year, $60,740 grant by the U.S. Department of Education’s Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program. The grant will allow the college’s on-campus child care…

Edmonds CC to host winter quarter Internship and Career Fair Feb. 7

Edmonds Community College will host a winter quarter internship and career fair on Wednesday, Feb. 7. More than 45 local employers with internship opportunities and jobs, including full-time, part-time, and seasonal employment opportunities will be present. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Woodway Hall 202 on campus. This free event will…

EdCC interim president joins national coalition for undocumented, immigrant students

Edmonds Community College’s interim president has joined more than 200 college and university leaders across the country in forming a national coalition to address higher education and immigration. Edmonds CC Interim President Christina Castorena joined the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration Jan. 25. “I am reaffirming our college’s commitment to providing an inclusive…

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…

Three Edmonds CC students named semifinalists for prestigious national scholarship

Three Edmonds Community College students have been named as semifinalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke (JKC) scholarship, the nation’s largest transfer scholarship program. Edmonds CC students Naol Debele, Jessica Howard and Tina Rajabi were selected from a pool of nearly 2,500 applicants. They are among 534 high-achieving U.S. community college students who will compete…

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…

Hundreds honor President Jean Hernandez as she prepares to leave Edmonds CC

Hundreds of well-wishers gathered in Woodway Hall on the Edmonds Community College campus Thursday evening to honor outgoing College President Dr. Jean Hernandez. One by one, those who had worked with Hernandez — from the colleges Board of Trustees to faculty members to students to community members to elected officials — described the attributes that…

EdCC to offer Cybersecurity Careers Seminar on Friday, Dec. 1

Edmonds Community College will offer a Cybersecurity Careers Seminar and Information Session from 1-3 p.m. on Dec. 1. Cybersecurity is one of today’s most in-demand fields—growing three times faster than other IT jobs. From health care to financial services, retail to manufacturing and consumer goods—businesses around the world are searching for trained professionals who can…

Edmonds CC earns Achieving the Dream Leader College designation

Edmonds Community College has been designated as an Achieving the Dream Leader College for its demonstrated commitment to student success and completion. “It is an honor to be recognized as a national leader for our efforts in furthering student success, equity, and guided pathways,” Edmonds CC President Dr. Jean Hernandez said. “Being selected as a…