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Posted: 8/27/2015 11:33:35 AM by Global Administrator

August is typically a slow time at Spokane Community College’s rural learning center in Colville. But regional wildfires have transformed the center into a flurry of activity.
On Sunday, Aug. 16, SCC Colville Center Manager Donna Jo Smith was contacted by the Washington Department of Natural Resources and asked if the campus in Colville could serve as Incident Command for the Colville Complex fire.

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Posted: 7/6/2015 3:10:32 PM by Global Administrator

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Call it distance education, but of a different sort. Earlier this month, Steve Wilson, a biomedical engineering professor at Spokane Community College, began a journey that would take him from eastern Washington to Kabul, Afghanistan, a teeming city of more than 3 million people more than 6,500 miles away.

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Posted: 7/6/2015 2:24:50 PM by Global Administrator

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Spokane Community College (SCC) students are fabricating nuts for a medical device called a fracture distractor that will help people in developing nations heal from broken bones left untreated and turned disabilities.

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Posted: 6/12/2015 3:36:41 PM by Global Administrator

Community Colleges of Spokane students have earned more than 2,500 college degrees and professional certificates, plus more than 200 certificates signifying GED, ESL or high school completion, as commencement ceremonies gear up beginning Thursday, June 16.

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Posted: 6/8/2015 3:40:23 PM by Global Administrator

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A new art installation at Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) will be dedicated June 16. “Plateau Fish Trap” by artist Joe Feddersen, celebrates the ingenuity of the Plateau Native Peoples. “The architecture and pure beauty of form embedded in the everyday initially drew me to these objects,” said Feddersen. The piece is made with fused glass, copper wire and aluminum rod.

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Posted: 5/26/2015 3:42:42 PM by Global Administrator

Destination Eastern, a Community Colleges of Spokane program that offers seamless transfer to Eastern Washington University, hosts information nights for prospective students 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 2 and 3. The June 2 session is at Spokane Falls Community College Falls Gateway Building  (Bldg. 30) room 212, , 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive; the June 3 session takes place in Spokane Community College Lair-Student Center (Bldg. 6) Sasquatch Room, 1810 N. Greene St.

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Posted: 5/13/2015 3:44:27 PM by Global Administrator

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Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustee Greg Bever has been named 2015 Trustee of the Year by Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT). He was chosen from the 150 trustees throughout the state’s 30 two-year college districts.

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Posted: 5/12/2015 3:46:44 PM by Global Administrator

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Community Colleges of Spokane Chancellor Christine Johnson announced today she selected Ryan Carstens to serve as the next president for Spokane Community College. He will begin this July.

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Posted: 5/11/2015 1:43:34 PM by Global Administrator

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Longtime Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation supporter and former Spokane Falls Community College instructor Margaret Thrailkill passed away in February at the age of 98, but her legacy will continue to live on. Thrailkill donated a life insurance policy of $25,000 to the CCS Foundation. This gift is one of many Thrailkill made throughout her lifetime and more than doubles her fund providing scholarships to outstanding Spokane Community College and SFCC students.

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Posted: 5/6/2015 1:05:25 PM by Global Administrator

Spokane Falls Community College will be hosting the 18th Annual Spring Pow Wow on May 15-16 in the SFCC gymnasium. Dancers and drummers will be participating from Washington, Montana, Oregon, Idaho and Canada.

A pow wow is a Native American tradition that brings together dancing, singing, drumming and feasting. The event begins with a grand entry in which the flags of all participating tribes are brought in along with drumming. 

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