Friday, October 29, 2010

Profiles in Service exhibit featuring student-veterans opens Nov. 10

An exhibit of photos of student-veterans, and employees who are veterans, at Edmonds Community College will be displayed in Snohomish Hall. The exhibit features photos taken by student photographers and personal essays written by the veterans. A dedication for the exhibit will be 2 p.m., Wed., Nov. 10 on the second floor of Snohomish Hall.

Edmonds Community College has an active student club for veterans — Club Vet. The club has been working to bring attention to the needs of a growing number of student-veterans at the college and create a welcoming environment for veterans on campus. Last year they dedicated a veterans monument on campus "From Boots to Books."

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Culinary Arts alumna featured in Sunset Magazine

It's always fun to write about Culinary Arts alumna Autumn Martin (because her news is so delicious!) and fortunately her career moves provide many opportunities for an update. She's a news maker in the culinary world:

After Edmonds CC, Autumn worked as the lead pastry chef at Canlis, and then went on to become the head chocolatier at Theo Chocolate. Now she's started her own business as a food stylist and selling Hot Cakes Confections, take and bake molten chocolate cakes at farmer's markets. She was featured in the West at its Best section of Sunset Magazine's October issue "Seattle's Little Hot Cake."

Autumn earned a 2008 Distinguished Alumnni Award from the Edmonds Community College Foundation, and she continues to distinguish herself! Now, if you'd like to read more about Caramel Ganache Spread, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles, and Chocolate Toffee Cookies, visit

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Computer science alumna earning scholarships, success at UW

Sanjana Prasain attended Edmonds Community College as an international student from Kathmandu, Nepal earning her Associate of Science degree in Computer Science. While at the college, she earned a scholarship from the Edmonds Community College Foundation as part of the Edmonds CC Community Read. Now, she's studying Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, where she has made the Dean's List, earned scholarships, and worked as an undergraduate research assistant. She's also a software development intern at RealNetworks. Congratulations Sanjana, and thank you for keeping Edmonds Community College on your CV!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Gonzaga's first Jack Kent Cooke scholar an Edmonds CC alumna

Edmonds Community College alumna and 2010 Commencement speaker Valerie Topacio is at Gonzaga University this fall studying political science and English. Valerie earned a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship while at Edmonds CC and was featured in an article "First Jack Kent Cooke scholar,"in the university's online bulletin and in university news. Valerie, you are a rockstar student and we're rooting for you! 

This summer Valerie, a reporter and editor for The Triton Review while at Edmonds Community College, wrote a story "Budgets squeeze childcare at community colleges" for which brought KING5 TV to campus this fall to further cover the impacts of budget cuts at community colleges.