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A dazzling new class act is coming to Whatcom

Whatcom Community College is debuting a new acting for stage and film class in Winter 2020. Whatcom’s drama department offers courses in acting, introduction to theatre and theatre production. Students can take classes such as Drama 101, where they will learn the significance of plays, themes, playwrights and discussing the history of theatre, plots and character developments and the differences between performances from around the globe.

In the classes Acting I and Acting II, students learn what it means to be an actor through exercises, compositions, scene study, improvisations, and movement. They then move on to studying text, character analysis and perform realistic scenes.

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Whatcom provides scholarship opportunities

Whatcom Community College students have access to many scholarship opportunities through both the Whatcom Community College Foundation and resources off campus. In the last school year 385 Whatcom students applied for scholarships and that number is growing each year with a 65 percent increase since the previous year.

The WCCF scholarship application is an application for all op
portunities awarded by the foundation. A student submits one application and is then entered into all the opportunities they qualify for.

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BFET provides clear options for students

The Basic Food Employment and Training program provided at Whatcom Community College, takes a versatile approach at helping students access support services and education.

The BFET program provides employment readiness opportunities to Basic Food recipients, who are not participating in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

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New head basketball coach seeks to create legacy

Jerome Jenkins, former Sacramento State University Men’s Basketball coach, was hired in June of this year, and aims to build on the existing foundation of players and staff of the men’s team at Whatcom Community College this season and beyond.

Jenkins is entering his eighteenth year of head coaching, and his twenty-eigth year of coaching in total. He started his career shortly out of college, where he played point guard, as an assistant at Eastern Washington University. Based on his acumen for recruiting talent and his relationships with the players, he was hired as an assistant at Sacramento State University.

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