Whatcom offers new office admin certificate

By Naira Gonzales Aranda 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…

50-year celebration kicks off

By Shelby Ford 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.

Learning Commons awaits green light

By Craig Gabrielson 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.

First bachelor’s degree offered by Whatcom

By Alex Moreno 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…

Whatcom welcomes new student life director

By Nate Kahn As Whatcom students become immersed in the everyday routine of their classes, Heidi Farani, the new Interim Director for Student Life and Development is getting adjusted. Farani says she is enthused about her roll on campus and ready to strengthen the Whatcom community.

Performing arts hold quarterly shows

By Dustin Rich The performing arts departments at Whatcom Community College might meet behind closed doors, however, they still have a presence among the student body. The drama department directed by Gerry Large is eager for new participants. Anyone even slightly interested is welcome to participate.

New Orca Food Pantry helps feed students in need

By Gabiel Sofie Whatcom is now offering a service called Orca Food Pantry. This program has been created to help those in need. It is a service open to any students who may skip meals for financial reasons. The pantry is on the second floor of Syre Student Center, next…

The secondhand effect of smoking on campus

By Nate Kahn From the back of Syre Student Center to between Cascade Hall and Kelly Hall, it’s nearly impossible not to catch a whiff of secondhand smoke while walking around campus. In June 2014, the Associated Students of Whatcom Community College approved a statement urging the campus to establish…

The Associated Students of Whatcom Community College

What is AS WCC? The Associated Students of Whatcom Community College is the officially recognized student association at Whatcom Community College. The ASWCC is an independent organization separate from college governance. In addition to allocating funding for student clubs and organizations, the ASWCC provides resources and student programming. ASWCC advocates…