WCC students recognized by Gov. Inslee

By Antonio Unpingco Gov. Jay Inslee commended Whatcom Community College students Na Eun Kim and Alan Alatorre at the 21st annual All-Washington Academic Team ceremony in Olympia on March 24.

Campus smoking policies to change

By: Lynette Martinez   The Associated Students of Whatcom Community College (ASWCC) recently approved a position statement that recommends creating a smoke-free zone on Whatcom’s campus. Whatcom’s Vice President for Administrative Services Nate Langstraat said, “Because this was a student proposed recommendation all voices need to be heard.Faculty and staff…

She’s got the beat

By: Tyler Kirk Last fall, Whatcom Community College hired new music instructor Melanie Sehman: professional percussionist, mother, wife, and Washington state native. After only three quarters at Whatcom, Sehman says she is staying busy as the music department’s discipline lead, advisor for the Music Club, teaching three courses, and staying…

The touch of success

By: Dylan Nelson 20 Years of Physical Therapy Assistant Degrees Celebrated Alumni and faculty of Whatcom Community College’s Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Program celebrated its 20th anniversary May 3 of this year at Syre Student Center. The celebration was an opportunity for old friends, classmates and faculty to share their…

A home away from home

By Dylan Nelson While most community and technical colleges do not provide student housing, recent years have brought change in this area. A number of community colleges across the nation have begun providing students with some form of housing, and Whatcom Community College is currently looking into creating more opportunities…

Student-led conference for social justice

By: Lynette Martinez     A student-run conference promoting social justice, diversity, and student leadership is set to be held at Whatcom Community College Saturday June 7. The conference, called “Seeds of Change,” is presented by Whatcom’s Social Justice, Equity, and Pluralism Committee, who are members of the Associated Students of…

Mean green algae machine

By: Tyler Kirk In the coming months, Whatcom Community College’s Engineering Club will bring the Bellingham area one step closer to more efficient and sustainable living with their newest endeavor, an algae bioreactor. The Engineering Club was recently granted nearly $5,000 from the Associated Students of Whatcom Community College (ASWCC)…

Off the beaten path: Whatcom offers hiking and tai chi classes

  By: Max Singer Community College offers several physical education courses that differ from typical P.E. classes, including tai chi, hiking and yoga. These courses provide students the opportunity to learn about interesting forms of physical activity that they are less likely to have encountered before. Tai chi is a…

Introducing Whatcom women’s new soccer coach

  By: Kelly Rockey College women’s soccer team will have a new leader on the sidelines for the 2014 season. Mary Schroeder, 34, will be replacing former head coach Claire Morgan for the Orcas after Morgan recently accepted an assistant coaching position at Western Washington University. “What excites me most…