Astronaut Wendy Lawrence visits Whatcom

By Evan Leahy On Friday, February 5, retired astronaut, Capt. Wendy Lawrence, spoke at an event cosponsored by Whatcom Community College’s Engineering and STEM clubs, speaking about  the STS-114 shuttle flight she captained, the path that got her there and what it’s like to get to live out one’s dreams….

Panel discusses ISIS crisis

By Evan Leahy Phyllis Bennis, author and fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies spoke at an event held Wednesday, February 3, by the Whatcom Community College Social Justice, Equity & Pluralism Committee at the Syre auditorium, explaining that after nearly 15 years after the United States declared war on…

Whatcom offers new scholarships for studying abroad

By: Katie Linton “As the saying goes, ‘to boldly go where you haven’t been before.’” Says Ulli Schraml, the associate director and study abroad coordinator of international programs. Whatcom Community College offers several scholarships to help make study abroad programs more accessible to all students.

Whatcom Running Start director retires

Story by Kara Veldman, Photo by Alex George The Running Start community makes up a large population at Whatcom Community College, with over 900 students participating in it. The program allows high school juniors and seniors to attend Whatcom tuition-free and have the credits count for both high school and…

Student wins Transforming Lives award

By Cailean McLeod Jonathan Tyler Gilmore received the 2016 Transforming Lives Award last quarter for his success at Whatcom Community College. “The award is very significant to me because it represents what not only veterans are capable of, but also what people from broken families are capable of,” Gilmore said.

Veterans drive sustainable farming within the county

By Vica Kazantseva “To empower military veterans to grow food, communities and each other.” This is the mission statement from Growing Veterans, a non-profit organization located in Mt. Vernon and Lynden, dedicated to “creating a holistic solution” to fighting multiple issues veterans face- unemployment, homelessness, suicide,  and depression, through empowering…