Massage Practitioner Information Session!

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Join us for an information session for Whatcom’s Massage Practitioner program! Find out about daytime and evening options for this program, as well as the application process and getting started at Whatcom. Just bring your questions and your interest in working as a professional Massage Practitioner!  The info session will be held in Laidlaw Center 127 from 3:30-5:00 pm on Wednesday April 29th.  Hope to see you there!

Need to speak with an advisor about your academic plan? Call Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080 to schedule an appointment today!

Nursing Scholarship Opportunities!

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Chuckanut Health Foundation in Bellingham, Washington, is now accepting applications for the Lois Jean Roberts Nursing Scholarship which is available to students who are Whatcom County residents or who have graduated from a Whatcom County high school. These scholarships honor the life of Lois Jean Roberts, a Registered Nurse, who died in 1992. The scholarship grant is $1,500 per year and may be renewed up to three additional years, based upon continued success in a course of study leading to licensure as a RN, BSN or advanced education degree. The deadline for submission of application materials for the 2015-16 academic year is May 8, 2015.

For further information, to download the application or review the award criteria visit www.chuckanuthealthfoundation.org.

Since 1993, over 130 students have received in excess of $335,000.00 in nursing scholarship awards! Contact Dory Stack, Executive Assistant at (360) 671-3349 or dorystack@chuckanuthealthfoundation.org with any questions!

Chuckanut Health Foundation – P.O. Box 5641 – Bellingham, WA  982271500 Cornwall Ave., Suite 201

360.671.3349

Students Leading Change Conference

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The ASWCC (Associated Students of Whatcom Community College) is excited to announce their second annual social justice conference, Students Leading Change! The theme of this year’s conference will be Make Your Mark. It will be held in the Syre Student Center on May 30th 2015, from 8:00am – 4:30pm and is FREE and open to all. Registration includes access to student led workshops, a conference t-shirt, performances, a resource fair, participation prizes, lunch and the opportunity to hear our keynote speaker, Michael Benitez Jr, a “national social justice educator and activist-scholar with extensive experience in education and campus diversity issues.”

This is a student led and student run conference! Students are encouraged to submit workshop proposals for this event, by May 1st. Contact Victoria Matey at vmatey@whatcom.ctc.edu with any questions or information about the conference or workshop proposals!  We hope to see you there.

40% Refund Deadline Coming Soon

40deadline  Monday April 20th is the 40% refund deadline for Statewide Online classes. The 40% refund deadline for regular classes is Monday April 27th. Withdraw by these dates in order to receive 40% of your tuition back! Contact Entry and Advising in Laidlaw 116 to keep your academic plan up to date and to discuss how withdrawing can impact your financial aid, academic standing and more!

Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes Scholarship in Labor Studies

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$5,500 scholarship for students entering or transferring
into the University of Washington

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington and the Inlandboatmen’s Union, Region 37’s Alaskero Foundation are proud to announce the creation of a new scholarship in honor of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, two inspiring leaders of the Seattle labor movement. Gene grew up on a farm in the Yakima Valley and began working in the Alaska salmon canneries at the young age of 16. Gene was a state wrestling champion and attended Central Washington State College on a full ride athletic
scholarship. Silme graduated with honors from the University of Washington and went on to found the Seattle chapter of the Union of Democratic Filipinos. Together, they formed the Alaska Cannery Workers’ Association and fought the brutal working conditions and racist management of the industry.

Despite opposition from all sides, Gene and Silme founded the Rank and File Committee in 1977 to struggle for union democracy and fair working conditions. They were elected to the leadership of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 37 in 1980, and worked hard to build links and solidarity with the people of the Philippines. Tragically, both were murdered on June 1, 1981. Corrupt former Local 37 President Tony Baruso and Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos were later implicated in the assassination. The memory of Silme and Gene lives on as inspiration to workers and students striving for justice.

Who should apply?

The scholarship is awarded yearly to students entering or transferring into the University of Washington who are committed to the principles of justice and equality and have demonstrated financial need. Students with an interest in labor studies or a family background in labor and social justice are encouraged to apply. You must have demonstrated financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) to qualify. Low-income, non-citizen students unable to file a FAFSA due to immigration status may instead complete the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). More information can be found here.

Those who do not meet FAFSA requirement are highly encouraged to consider other scholarships offered by the Bridges Center. Application is due by Monday May 18, 2015! More information is available here.

Questions can be directed to:

Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
University of Washington
Box 353530
Seattle, WA 98195-3530
(206) 543-7946, pcls@u.washington.edu

 

Register For Spring Quarter!

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There’s still time to register for spring quarter!

Originally posted on WCC Career and Academic Advising:

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General registration for spring quarter is happening now! Here are some registration dates to remember:

  • Register for Statewide Online (ONL) classes through April 2nd.
  • Register now through Thursday April 9th without instructor permission.
  • Spring quarter begins April 7th.

Drop-in to see an advisor, and get registered! Classes fill up fast, so don’t hesitate.  If you’d like to schedule an appointment to go over your academic plan, contact Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080 today! Also check out Whatcom’s expanded hours for student services, happening this quarter.

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Refund Deadline Approaching!

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Just a heads up, there are two dates to remember for 100% refund on dropped classes! The 100% refund deadline for statewide online classes is Wednesday April 8th, and the 100% refund deadline for regular classes is Monday April 13th!

If you have questions about your schedule and how dropping a class may impact you, speak to an advisor! Call Advising and Career Services at 360.383.3080 to schedule an appointment.

RSVP For Commencement!

commencementWhatcom Community College’s commencement ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20 at Civic Field in Bellingham. Students have until May 8 to RSVP and reserve their spot. RSVP now!

Students graduating the preceding summer, fall and winter quarters, as well as the current spring quarter are invited to participate in commencement. Students planning to graduate summer quarter 2015 may also participate if they submit an application by the deadline.

Because of the increased capacity of this year’s venue, there will be no tickets or the need for satellite viewing locations. Civic Field, located at 1355 Civic Field Way, has ample seating and parking. We encourage students to invite their friends and family to this celebratory event.

Cap and gowns can be ordered online until Friday, May 8. Learn how to order and where to pick up regalia and honors cords on the commencement ceremony web page.

Students who have not yet turned in a graduation application and intend to participate in the commencement ceremony need to do so as soon as possible. More info here.

We look forward to celebrating our students’ academic achievements with friends and family on June 20!

Questions? Please call 360.383.3029 or email dhamilton@whatcom.ctc.edu.

Spring Quarter Tuition Deadlines:

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Tuition Deadline Reminder!

Originally posted on WCC Career and Academic Advising:

tuition deadlinesHere are some important tuition deadlines to remember!

  • For registration through March 22nd: tuition is due March 23rd.
  • For registration on or between March 23rd – April 1st: tuition is due April 2nd.
  • For registration on or between April 2nd – April 6th: Tuition is due April 7th.
  • If you register on or after April 7th, tuition is due the same business day.

Know your tuition deadline! You can pay online here. If you have any questions regarding your academic plan and would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor, contact Entry and Advising at 360.383.3080!

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