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Board of Trustees Votes in New College President

Cheryl Roberts is going to be SCC’s new college president. Roberts was unanimously voted in by the board of trustees on April 21. Roberts is coming to SCC from Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR, where she is currently president. Interim President Daryl Campbell will be helping Roberts with her transition to being president over the next few months. She is expected to start in July.

Dean of Sturdents Opens Doors for Office Hours

Dean of Students Kim Thompson is now holding office hours for any drop-ins. It is on a first come, first served basis. The rest of April, Thompson will have office hours from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. every Thursday. In addition, she will have office hours from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. every Tuesday starting May 5.

SCC Introduces Child Advocacy Studies Certificate

Violence and sex abuse are things that children should never have to endure, yet more and more often we hear horrific stories of the world’s youth in these appalling situations. Out of all preventative measures, education can be the most effective at turning the tides on child abuse and SCC has recently joined in spreading that knowledge.

The Child Advocacy Studies certificate is a three course (15 credit) program that is wrapping up its first cycle at SCC. Starting fall quarter, CAST 102, 202, and 285 will be listed under the CAST program instead of sociology special topics.

Black Box Theater construction makes headway

Progress is developing at the Black Box Theater on campus. The 48-seat auditorium will provide all sorts of visual arts entertainment with access for all students, staff, and faculty on campus.

Presidential candidate speaks at forums at SCC

Spit Fire! That was the motto of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. Cheryl Roberts, a finalist for the Shoreline Community College presidency and daughter of a Tuskegee Airman, was on campus on April 11 to interview and take part in public forums about the presidency. Roberts is currently the president at Chemeketa Community College in Oregon.

Aid ‘Much Faster’ With New Director

Acting Financial Aid Director Chris Melton has made improvements to the Financial Aid department since taking the position Feb. 1.

The previous director was let go. During fall quarter, The Ebbtide reported on the issues of delayed aid processes due to a shortage of staff. Melton is filling the position until a replacement is found.

Melton still holds her position as registrar along with her new position. “I love it … the staff is so incredible and energetic and enthusiastic … I have two jobs but I'm lucky (because of the staff),” Melton said.

New Financial Hope for Undocumented Students

Undocumented students in Washington can now apply for financial aid.

Senate Bill 6523, known as the REAL (Real Educational Access, Changing Lives) Hope Act, was signed by Governor Inslee recently. It received bipartisan support. The REAL Hope Act is Washington’s version of the DREAM Act. Washington joined four states with similar legislation: California, Texas, New Mexico and Illinois.

Presidential Candidate Participates in Q&A at SCC

Diversity and race were a common theme in the questions asked at a public forum to the presidential candidate on April 7 in the PUB Main Dining Room. The position became open when former President Lee Lambert left for another position in June ‘13. Daryl Campbell is the current interim president while the Board of Trustees searches for a new president. Currently there are two candidates: Paula Langteau, who has a Ph.D. in Literature, and Cheryl Roberts, who has a Ph.D. in Education.

Too much free time?

If you are reading this right now, either you are worried about SCC’s current events or you have too much free time on your hands. You have until April 11 to get into classes, and let’s be honest, Facebook isn’t going to get you a degree that will help you register for classes. At this point, you need a signature from your professor to make it into a class which is likely at capacity. So go grab that apron, crack some eggs, and bake some begging brownies or kiss-up cookies, because your teacher is going to have to give you the go-ahead to get into that classroom.

Important dates for you and your GPA!

Hey! It’s April 6, which means that unfortunately, the deadline for 100 percent tuition refund has passed. However, you have until April 18 to get 50 percent, and that’s not half bad. Now, you also have up until May 12 to get that sweet “W” grade when decide you’ve had enough, taking the knee for the quarter without suffering the blow to the almighty cumulative GPA. So mark that date on your calendars now if you think you’re going to spit out that mouthful of credits that was too large to chew, or you’re going to find yourself choking on a lousy GPA.

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