Sexual violence awareness is goal of Red Zone program

Whatcom Community College is actively taking steps to prevent sexual violence on campus, through a variety of programs and events that focus on awareness, including holding a one-mile walk-run event focused on sexual assault awareness. The Red Zone walk-run challenged participants to “step up” and raise awareness of sexual violence….

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.

Students promote registering to vote

Whatcom Community College wants to help students with voting information and registration with the Get Out the Vote campaign. With voter applications available in the library the ASWCC will also be actively tabling on campus. ASWCC will set tables with information on voting in designated areas around campus throughout the…

‘Food fight’ nets 1,633 lbs. in donations

By Jeremy Clopton Skagit Valley College challenged Whatcom Community College to a charity “food fight” that began Nov. 1 of last year and ended Jan. 18, with Whatcom collecting the most weight in non-perishable foods for its own Orca Food Pantry. Whatcom brought in a total of 1,123 pounds, 15…

Seminar tackles tough law enforcement issues

By Jeremy Clopton The “Ferguson Effect,” along with contemporary issues in law enforcement in a post-Ferguson era, is a new Honors Program Seminar at Whatcom Community College, led by Chief Deputy Doug Chadwick of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office. Chadwick has 24 years of experience working in law enforcement. In…