National Science Foundation gives Whatcom $1.28M for cybersecurity

The National Science Foundation has awarded Whatcom Community College two cybersecurity grants totaling $1.28 million. The $930,000 “Expansion of the CyberWatch West Resource Center” grant builds on funding awarded to Whatcom in 2018 to establish a national resource center in cyber security education. The national resource center leverages Whatcom’s leadership…

Two award faculty excellence, 2018-2019

Courtesy of Whatcom Community College Information Office Whatcom Community College’s Full-time Faculty Excellence Award for the 2018-19 academic year went to psychology instructor Melanie Zabel, while the Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award went to Transitional Learning’s ESL instructor Catalina Hope. Zabel began at Whatcom as an adjunct psychology instructor in 2009….

Whatcom pulls for higher voter turnout

By Apple Parry The ASWCC is pushing for more students to vote in the November midterm elections. They started the #aswccROCKthevote campaign, which involves students finding painted rocks around campus and posting pictures of the rocks on social media with the hashtag “#aswccROCKthevote.” Whatcom voter registration is a key issue…

Self-censorship a necessary step after student reporter’s actions

By Catherine Wallace Horizon Advisor and Journalism Adjunct Last quarter, for the first time in the five years since I’ve been advisor of the Horizon, we had to pull an issue from the racks. That’s a very serious step toward self-censorship and one I hope never to have to repeat….