2012-13 College Highlights

During the past year, some of our favorite moments were spent:

  • Applauding our anthropology students who monitored wildlife passage structures for Snohomish County Public Works, City of Marysville, City of Mukilteo, Snoqualmie Tribe, Conservation Northwest, and Whidbey Camano Land Trust as part of an undergraduate research project. Congratulations Jane Hutchinson, Kyle Dewey, and Laurie Ross
  • Enjoying our Symphonic Choir's debut of an original piece of music, "Sing to Me!," composed by John Muehleisen, inspired by a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, and commissioned by the Edmonds CC Arts, Culture, and Civic Engagement program.
  • Cheering the success of our men's basketball team and that of first-year coach Kyle Gray, who earned a trip to the NWAACC title game. The team's 26-4 record came one year after it finished 3-21.
  • Celebrating the achievements of the Edmonds CC Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) student chapter, whose members designed and built a water-pumping windmill for their capstone project, which won second place at the SME Manufacturing Challenge.
  • Awarding, for the sixth straight year, three $1,300 scholarships to students as part of the Edmonds CC Read community-read program. The students read Jamie Ford's novel "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" and submitted projects inspired by it. Congratulations to Veaunna Felton, Spencer Lestiadi, and Nicole Ryan.
  • Helping aerospace meet employment demands. More than 800 students who completed certificates at the Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center were able to secure jobs.
  • Being the only community college in the state to participate in RecycleMania, a nationwide competition aimed at reducing waste and increasing recycling on college campuses.
  • Receiving a STARS silver rating in recognition of our sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
  • Welcoming Congressman Rick Larsen to meet with Edmonds CC student leaders to talk about potential budget cuts to higher education and the importance of continued funding of federal financial aid, including Pell Grants.
  • Acknowledging the contribution of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a lecture by famed activist Angela Davis at the Black Box Theatre.
  • Working to create a program to promote Wellness and Health for students, employees, and our community, thanks to a $369,000 grant from Verdant Health Commission.
  • Developing curriculum for our new sustainable agriculture program to train students for emerging green careers in agriculture and related environmental fields with a $900,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation.
  • Celebrating the achievements of our published faculty. Check out "Circle of Identity" by Minh Carrico; "The Pen and the Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World" by Holly Hughes; and "A Quilt and a Home" by Pam Wessel-Estes.
  • Partnering - the Edmonds CC's MatEd National Resource Center and the United States Fab Lab Network - to host a conference on campus. A FabLab is a space where digital technologies, such as laser cutters and 3D printers, are used to create products and generate new ideas and thinking about manufacturing.
  • Welcoming to our campus more than 40 local employers with full-time, part-time and seasonal positions for the 18th annual Career Fair.
  • Highlighting the bloodcurdling creativity of Washington state filmmakers specializing in the spooky during Bleedingham, the Horrific Zombie Film Fest at the Black Box Theatre.

Find these stories and more at Edmondssphere, the college's blog.

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