Whatcom Community College began offering a new Business program fall 2016, Office Administration Logistics. The program, created by David Evraets and Tom Burk, specializes in teaching students inventory control. According to Evraets, the program developed due to a community need, as well as his own personal interest with the inflow and outflow of merchandise.
On May 29, 1927, at the Leopold Hotel, a group of Bellingham community members sat down at their first meeting, marking the birth of Whatcom Community College.
These individuals were the Board of Trustees appointed by Dan Evans, then governor of Washington.
After nearly a decade of back and forth, Whatcom’s $35-million construction project, the Phyllis and Charles Self Learning Commons has made the Washington governor’s budget and is now pending state legislature approval. If approved, construction is set to begin in the summer of 2017.
Beginning in the fall quarter of 2017, Whatcom will be offering a Bachelor of applied science (BAS) in IT Networking. The degree is the first four-year baccalaureate degree offered at Whatcom.
Janice Walker, the dean for workforce education at Whatcom, essentially oversees all programs that lead to two-year degrees and the workforce programs.
According to exchange students at Whatcom, it’s one of the scariest yet most exciting things a student can do; feeling at home and being successful while studying abroad is a challenging yet rewarding experience.