New senate in place for 2019-20

The Associated Students of Whatcom Community College aims to enhance every student’s experience through fellow student representation. “ASWCC is a student body,” said Surabhi Subedi, the ASWCC Vice President for Clubs, “we are the bridge between students and administration.”

Whatcom provides scholarship opportunities

Whatcom Community College students have access to many scholarship opportunities through both the Whatcom Community College Foundation and resources off campus. In the last school year 385 Whatcom students applied for scholarships and that number is growing each year with a 65 percent increase since the previous year. The WCCF…

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.

Drop-in study help available to all

Student Success and Retention along with Pod Leaders and AIM held a study habits drop in workshop where students could ask for help at Whatcom Community College on earlier this month in Laidlaw Center. Student Success and Retention worked to help individuals. “We had prepped our pod leaders to join…

Whatcom’s transfer students “fair” well

Quarterly fairs help students navigate options for completing four-year degrees. According to the Whatcom Community College website, 79 percent of the student body is attending Whatcom for transfer degrees. To support those students, a quarterly Transfer Fair is held on campus where a multitude of major schools visit Whatcom. The…

Deadlines approaching for Study Abroad

As the fall quarter begins, a new wave of studying abroad opportunities are open to Whatcom Community College. For the 2020 school year, Whatcom students can experience locations such as Australia and New Zealand in the Winter, Berlin in the Spring, and Tokyo in the Fall. “One of the most…

Learning Commons nearly complete

High tech media center, makerspace are highlights of new building set to open in fall 2020. In 2016, Whatcom Community College announced the construction of two new buildings on campus, a learning center and on-campus student housing. Now these two projects are nearing completion. “The Phyllis and Charles Self Learning…

Learning contracts give students academic flexibility

By Eva Mo For students who are interested in self-learning, Whatcom Community College offers a Learning Contract that will design individual course content, or possibly take a course from the catalog for students. This means students can have more control over their learning, such as negotiating the pace of learning, the learning methods and evaluation with a self-designed contract.