Friday, September 30, 2011

Look for them on campus: women's basketball players

The West Seattle Blog featured players Kirby Davis and Taylor Magera in a post West Seattle success stories: 3 student-athlete standouts. The West Seattle High School graduates earned scholarships to play for Edmonds Community College women's basketball with Coach Tarrance Tucker.

Look for them on campus and come to a game this winter. Go Tritons!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Alumna news: Music student doing well at Western Washington

It's always fun to hear from alumni!

Edmonds Community College music alumna Emily McKagen transfered to Western Washington University to continue her music studies — she's taking classes in voice, theory, and keyboard and aural skills — and sent music instructor John Sanders a note to let him know how she did on her tests and transfer into Western's music department.

Thank you so much for preparing me for all of this!!! 
She said she was particularly well-prepared in music theory. Her only complaint was that she just missed out on the new music Associate of Arts in Music transfer degree that the college began offering this fall.
By the way, I see you're offering a Music AA now. I'm super jealous :)
She also sent us this picture of her singing at her wedding. Congratulations and best wishes at Western, Emily! Keep in touch!

Alumni, drop us a line! Tell us how you are doing at or email

Thursday, September 22, 2011

College employee volunteers for Swedish Edmonds

Patricia Albert works in the Officer of Diversity Affairs at Edmonds Community College as a program coordinator for scholarship programs. She also volunteers for Swedish/Edmonds Therapy Pup program with her Delta Society trained Goldendoodle, Mr. Darcy.

Read more about Pat and her volunteer work on the Swedish Medical Center blog post "Medicine comes in many forms." There's a cute picture of the volunteer team, too.

Mr. Darcy is adorable!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Look for them on campus: Edmonds School District Alumni

The Edmonds School District reported that it awarded $50,000 to 35 students for its 2011 Edmonds School District Alumni Association scholarships including $25,000 from the Hazel Miller Foundation.

A number of these students will be on the Edmonds Community College campus this fall including:

Thao Nguyen, of Lynnwood High School, who received the $5,000 Hazel and Morris Miller Memorial Scholarship, and plans to transfer to Central Washington University to complete a network administration degree after Edmonds CC;

Kevin Trang, of Lynnwood High School, was awarded the Donald Fitzgerald Memorial Scholarship, and plans to study biology before transferring to a university to study medicine;

Molly Mullins, of Scriber Lake High School, who received the $2,000 Hazel Miller Memorial Scholarship, and plans to study medical assisting;

• Chelsea Cooper, of Mountlake Terrace High School, a Edmonds School District Alumni Association General Scholarship recipient, who is starting her studies in library information systems at Edmonds CC; and

Corey Rois, of Edmonds-Woodway High School, who received the Manchester/Lowell Family Scholarship, and plans to pursue degree in Education after completing his Associate of Arts degree.

Welcome Thao, Kevin, Molly, Chelsea, and Corey!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

View works by college faculty and friends: Edmonds Art Studio Tour

Works by friend of the college d'Elaine Johnson, art faculty Sarah Maki and Travis Hough, and ArtsNow instructors including Bonnie Hodges, Tonnie Wolfe, and Barbara Wyatt will be on exhibit during the Edmonds Art Studio Tour, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 17-18. Read more about their works and the studio tour in "Art as large as life," in The Weekly Herald. 

Included as part of the self-guided tour is d'Elaine's Pisces Studio. Some of d'Elaine's works are on display in Mill Creek Hall on the college campus. Her Mount Olympus Estate in Edmonds has been donated in trust to the Edmonds Community College Foundation to support scholarships and student art and horticulture projects.

Sarah and Travis are both teaching painting classes at the college this fall. Travis is also teaching drawing and Sarah teaches a course on Two-Dimension Design and a course on History of Western Art.

Their works are also on display through December in an exhibit of works by Edmonds Community College Visual Arts Faculty at the Lynnwood Convention Center. A reception for the exhibit will be 6-8 p.m., Oct. 19. The exhibiting artists also include: Audineh Asaf, Melissa Newell, Minh Carrico, Robert Stahl, Kristi Gibbs, Daniel Neish, and Michael Wewer.

At ArtsNow, the college's non-credit classes teaching art from creation to commerce: Bonnie will teach Oil Painting for Beginners at ArtsNow, 6-9 p.m., Thursdays, Oct. 6-Dec. 1; Tonnie will teach Exploring Photoshop Brushes, noon-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23; and Barbara will teach Ceramics Workshop, 6:30-9 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 27-Nov. 29 this fall.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Visual arts instructor's exhibit offers 9/11 reflection

Edmonds Community College Visual Arts instructor, artist Minh Carrico's video installation “States of Demise" will be shown at IDEA Odyssey Gallery, 666 S. Jackson St., Seattle.  The opening reception for the exhibit will be 3-8 p.m., Sat., Sept. 10.  His work was inspired by recurring topics in the daily news over the course of a year that addressed the present state of our society and the events of 9/11.

Minh explains, “States of Demise reveals the unspoken and varied messages that can be found within a single photograph.” Inspired by the daily news, up-to-the minute blogs, and personal conversations, he noted 50 reoccurring topics during the course of a year that addressed the present state of our society and led to the events on 9/11. “The collective observations represent our nation’s changes in values and principles for the better or the worse of the country,” he says. Minh’s installation will be the second exhibit of the newly formed IDEA Odyssey Collective and Gallery. The visual arts collective was formed to promote cultural diversity, community and economic development in the International District. Minh is a co-founding member.  

Upcoming gallery events include:
• Sat., Sept. 24, 2-4 p.m.: Open house to learn about the gallery and membership
• Thurs., Oct. 6, 5-8 p.m.: Opening reception for a members’ exhibition featuring Star Rush and Valentina Vitols along with Minh Carrico.