Bates Technical College’s Dan Eberle honored


TACOMA – Governor Jay Inslee honored Dan Eberle, a career advisor and the disability support services coordinator at Bates Technical College, with the state’s highest award given to a person with a disability. Eberle received the prestigious Governor’s Trophy in Memory of Carolyn Blair Brown at a ceremony held at Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond in October. [Read more…]

CPTC: November’s Unsung Hero


Cindy Overton is a firm believer that online learning is the way of the future, and the eLearning Support Specialist is a big reason Clover Park Technical College keeps up with the growing trend.

“I’m all over it,” Overton said.

Overton was selected the Unsung Hero for the month of November because of her dedication to increasing student success and educational access.

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Pierce College welcomes new dean

Sachi picAfter only a month into her position as the new dean of business and social sciences, Dr. Sachi Horback already has big plans for her time at Pierce.  With a background in cross cultural studies, the licensed clinical psychologist always maintained an interest in teaching, and hopes her leadership role at Pierce will allow her to collaborate with all areas of the college to improve student learning. 

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CPTC: Teaching excellence, encouraging creativity


In a series of articles over the coming months we will explore the meaning of teaching excellence and how it is personified at Clover Park Technical College.

Loreta Sandoval has taught ever since she graduated from college in the Philippines in 1978. As a military spouse she traveled and moved often, and at each duty station Sandoval taught soldiers. Teaching became her passion.

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Around the Sound: Idlewild teacher surprised

How would you react if a group of media types knocked at your door, bearing boxes, bags and other items?

Likely you’d respond the same way as Carmelina Luna! She was pleasantly surprised when Connie McKenzie, the Afternoon Show Host from STAR 101.5, along with the 2014 Washington Dairy Farmers Ambassador and others arrived at her First Grade classroom on Nov. 6, at Idlewild Elementary School. They’d come to honor Mrs. Luna as The Elementary Teacher of the Week. This recognition, the latest of yearly honors to be awarded by the Seattle Radio Station, has been presented around the region for the past 20 years, according to a STAR 101.5 spokesperson.

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Officer named in October 15th police shooting

By Lt. Chris Lawler, Lakewood Police

The name of the officer that was involved in the shooting incident at 8101 83rd Avenue Southwest, on October 15th, 2014 is Officer Austin Lee.  Officer Lee is a 13.5 year veteran and came to Lakewood PD as a lateral hire in September of 2004.  Officer Lee is still on paid administrative leave per department policy while the investigation is being concluded.