Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Food Revolution Snohomish County

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution featured Edmonds Community College and the Food Revolution Snohomish County on its site as its Food Revolution group of the week. Chris Hudyma, Edmonds Community College's Director of Organizational Development & Employee Training, wrote the story "The Food Revolution Ignites at Edmonds Community College."

With support from the Food Revolution Team, Chris started a Food Revolution Snohomish County chapter. "Our mission is to connect individuals, groups and businesses that are doing wonderful work within our county to grow, distribute, prepare, cook, and sell local wholesome food," she writes. Chris is working with the community to organize a celebration of food festival to be held in Spring 2012.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Music instructor a semi-finalist on Karaoke Battle USA

Sammy Vijarro teaches voice lessons in the music department at Edmonds Community College and is a semi-finalist in the West Region on Karaoke Battle USA Fridays on ABC. Watch his performance on the show:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Office of Diversity Affairs: Mark Your Calendar

Good news shared by Edmonds Community College's Office of Diversity Affairs:

The Edmonds School Board approved $12,000 to start a Minority Achievers Program (MAP) program at College Place Middle School in late September. A YMCA of Snohomish County program, MAP motivates and supports students of color and immigrant students ages 11-19 to achieve higher educational and career goals.

Contact JJ Frank at JFrank@ymca-snoco.org for more information.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Office of Diversity Affairs: Mark Your Calendar

Edmonds Community College's Office of Diversity Affairs notes the following upcoming events and resources in our community:
  • Mortgage assistance is available for Snohomish County home owners through HUD Housing 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat., Aug. 20, at Cascade High School, Everett.
    877.894.4663 | homeownership.wa.gov
  • Latino Business Fair, this family event includes cultural dancing, prizes, activities for kids and small children like a bouncing house, bowling, air hockey, toy cars to ride and more, noon to 6 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27 at Edmonds Community College.
  • Peoples Town Hall Meeting, 11 a.m.– 1 p.m., Sat., Sept. 10, Snoqualmie Hall, Edmonds Community College. Come to discuss the City of Lynnwood’s budget and its impact on education and our community. For accommodations, call 425.670.5023 or 425.640.1246.
  • Muslims for Life Blood Drive to commemorate September 11.
    Aisha Sial | 206.760.6268 | AishaSial@amiseattle.org
  • Multicultural Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., Sept. 17, Saint Thomas More Parish.
    425.743.2929 | www.stmp.org
  • Demonstrating Peace Conference, Sat., Sept. 24, Ahmadiyyat Muslim Center. Women and children are invited. 206.218.6607 | AishaSial@amiseattle.org
  • YWCA, eliminating racism, empowering women, holds a YWCA School Days drive for donations to purchase backpacks to fill with school supplies for children. A donation of $35 for each filled backpack can be made to YWCA. Email lkunz@ywcaworks.org or call Shirley Sutton at 425.640.1246 for a donation form.
  • Washington State Association for Multicultural Education 17th Annual WSAME Fall Conference, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat., Oct.  22, North Seattle Community College. marciaz@comcast.net | 206.232.7576

Commencement 2011: Emergency Management graduate Steve Sprague

Right, facing camera with beard: Steve Sprague earned his Emergency Management Certificate at Commencement 2011. Photo courtesy: Jonathan Sprague Photography

Steve Sprague was one of the college's first Emergency Management graduates. He earned his Certificate in Emergency Management at Commencement 2011. He has started his own consulting business: hwww.emc4consulting.com and is teaching the EMERG 135: Mapping and Data Analysis course this spring.

Great photo! Thanks to Steve and Jonathan for sharing it with the college!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Edmonds CC Alumna: Nursing student Rose Gatobu



Rose Gatobu came to Edmonds Community College as a single parent to earn her Associate in Pre-nursing Degree to brighten her future. She talks about her experience and the resources she found to help her to pay for school and be successful including Foundation scholarships, the Career Action Center, on campus childcare at the Center for Families, and free tutoring at the Learning Support Center. She plans to attend Nursing School and earn her bachelor of science degree in nursing.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Look for her on campus: music student Hannah Lake

Mountlake Terrace High School graduate Hannah Lake will play the lead role in Hairspray this summer and then study music at Edmonds Community College. She was featured in The Weekly Herald article "MLT teen has starring role in 'Hairsspray'". See you on campus, Hannah!