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…]
Denise Klug was low on finances but rich in vision when she opened her first hair salon at the age of 23.
In the early 1980s in small town Colorado, the mother of Klug’s friend purchased a home that included a small beauty shop. Betty’s Beauty Boutique was dated and neglected, but Klug saw a golden palace.
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.
After 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.
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.
By Cara Mitchell
Parenting is not for the faint of heart. This is something DuPont residents Sabrina and Chris Kelly know all too well. Married for 27 years, the Kellys are the proud parents of four children, ages 21 to 12. This fall, God willing, their family will grow to eight. [Read more…]
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.
When Maria Medina bakes she welcomes memories of her childhood in Los Angeles.
She remembers watching her mother cook and bake for her and her five brothers and sisters. Medina fondly remembers the carrot cake, and when she lists the ingredients she is sure to include “love.” [Read more…]
Pierce College alum Greg Marks may be well on his way to Hollywood as an actor and filmmaker, but fame is not exactly what he’s after. He’s already achieved his goal to work on just about every film made in Washington state over the past year. But his true passion is to empower people to have the courage to pursue their own dreams and goals.
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.