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Graduates say farewell to Whatcom

By Katauna Loeuy

As the end of the year approaches, students are excited to move on to the next chapter of their lives, but in honor of these milestone moments, a celebration is in order.
Amy Anderson, director of K-12 Partnerships, which includes Running Start, is a volunteer for the Running Start graduation celebration and the Commencement Ceremony at Whatcom Community College.
“The world is full of so many negative things, that to take the time to celebrate the wins and achievement is really exciting,” Anderson said. “It’s the whole community celebrating, it’s everyone taking a night off of their ‘regular lives’ to honor a huge achievement.” Continue reading Graduates say farewell to Whatcom


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Nursing students have each other’s backs

Course emphasizes tough realities and teamwork between students.

By Katauna Loeuy

The rigorous and demanding Nursing Program at Whatcom Community College provides a close-knit community to help students discover their true selves through many challenging and rewarding experiences.
“Whatcom really wooed me with how inclusive, welcoming and just the supporting learning environment,” said nursing student Kayla Elmore. “I have felt so empowered as a student…I don’t know if that’s necessarily the experience that I would have with other schools.”
Whatcom’s Nursing Program is competitive because many people apply, but only 30 new students are accepted each year. Whatcom students earn an Associate in Nursing degree which makes them eligible to take the Registered Nurse licensing exam. Continue reading Nursing students have each other’s backs


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Open Space program AIMS to help students

By Katauna Loeuy

The AIM Open Space program at Whatcom Community College provides a drop-in facility for students to connect with one-on-one mentoring or assistance for any aspect of the college experience, including academic help and personal well-being.
Sara Purington, one of three AIM coaches and a Title III Student Completion Specialist, says that AIM, which stands for Achieve Imagine Motivate, is “a space for students to connect with other students.” Continue reading Open Space program AIMS to help students


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Tutors at math, writing centers ready to help

By Katauna Loeuy

Whatcom Community College offers learning centers, one for writing and one for math, to students in need of academic assistance.
“I make sure that getting access to academic support is as seamless a possible and that the support is high quality,” said Jason Babcock, director of the Learning Center. “Our primary role is academic support on campus, and we do that in a bunch of different areas.”
The Learning Center includes the Writing Center and Math Center and offers drop-in help, in addition to scheduled appointments with tutors, one-on-one or online. The center is in Cascade 113, and hours can be found online on Whatcom’s website. One-on-one tutoring for specific classes, such as anatomy or physiology, is also available by request. Continue reading Tutors at math, writing centers ready to help


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Seminar discusses election process

By Katauna Loeuy

The “Is There a Better Way to Elect the President?” forum is an educational event that covers topics regarding the current system of electing political candidates, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the process.
The event was hosted at Whatcom Community College and ran by the League of Women Voters organization in Bellingham with help from Whatcom’s Impact Club.

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