Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Student honored by Snohomish County NAACP

Edmonds Community College Running Start student Ryan Sims was honored by the Snohomish County branch of the NAACP and was featured as the EdmondsPatch Whiz Kid of the Week. Ryan received the Shirley Walthall Youth Achievement Award at the NAACP's Freedom Fund Gala. The NAACP awards program described Ryan as, "...a great mentor for other underrepresented students and shows them that you can really do it all."

Friday, March 18, 2011

Horticulture instructor Gayle Larson a featured garden mentor

Edmonds Community College horticulture instructor Gayle Larson was featured with Ted Hoppin in "Garden Mentors and Coaches" in the Spring 2011 edition of WestSound Home & Garden magazine. Gayle teaches Spring Vegetable Garden, HORT 255, 8-11:50 a.m., Mondays this spring. She earned her two year degree in Landscape Design in 2006 from Edmonds Community College and now teaches at the college part-time. She is a Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association Certified Professional Horticulturist and the owner of Dancing Raven Design, a business specializing in edible garden consultation and design. Check out the photos of her veggies and gardens on her site. Beautiful bounty!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Studying Landscape Restoration with People for Puget Sound

Edmonds Community College student Keri DeTore wrote about her experience studying Landscape Restoration on the People for Puget Sound blog.

"My involvement with People For Puget Sound came as a direct result of an Edmonds Community College class and I’ve had the great fortune of talking with the people working so hard to keep our environment safe and healthy," Keri wrote.

The ctizens' group established in 1991 to protect and restore the health of our land and waters through education and action is one of the many community organizations Edmonds Community College students have an opportunity to work with through service-learning projects in classes as they complete their degrees.

In her post, Keri recommends upcoming spring Horticulture classes at the college in Restoration Ecology, Pacific Northwest Land & Water Issues, and Community Development for those interested in the kinds of work being done to preserve Puget Sound.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Edmonds CC alumnus: College Athlete of the Week

Edmonds Community College baseball and materials science alumnus Brandon Kizer was featured as The Herald's College Athlete of the Week. Brandon and his sister Sara both earned TRIAD Advanced Manufacturing Grants to study materials science at Edmonds Community College and were part of a group of students that built a windmill on campus. Brandon is now a junior at Seattle University studying engineering. The Herald noted Brandon's pitching skills for the Redhawks — he threw eight shutout innings, allowing just five hits, in a 1-0 win over Notre Dame.