Students from Clover Park and Lakes High Schools and Harrison Preparatory School received Kiwanis Club of Clover Park awards and scholarships on May 19 at Clover Park Technical College. The local club has honored Clover Park School District students for more than 26 years. [Read more…]
When Fall Quarter 2013 started, the first quarter students of the Computer Networking & Information Security Systems Program at CPTC mostly kept to themselves.
It didn’t take long for the cohort to become a tight-knight group, almost like family. The class took group lunch breaks at Denny’s, and hung out after eight hours of class together. [Read more…]
When Andrew Lander separated from the Army after five years of service, he found himself missing the camaraderie he felt amongst his soldiers.
Lander enrolled at Clover Park Technical College, where VA registration clerk Glenda Epps helped him navigate his military benefits and directed him to the Veterans Resource Center on campus. He found mentors in former Veteran Navigator Jonathan Wagner, current navigator Shawn Durnen and a community of other student veterans. [Read more…]
LAKEWOOD – Clover Park High School’s Varsity Girls Tennis Team received the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA)/Dairy Farmers of Washington/ Les Schwab Tires Distinguished Scholastics Award. [Read more…]
Lakewood – The twisted metal of two broken vehicles lay strewn over the roadway. The chaos and horror of tragedy is punctuated by screams of pain and desperation. It’s a grisly and gory scene that worsens as the emergency crews discover those involved in this crash are students from Lakes High School on their way home from a the Prom. The odor of alcohol is evident; empty beer cans lie on the ground beside their crushed car. The driver begs, desperately, for forgiveness as he is blamed for killing their good friend. Alcohol, lack of a seatbelt, inexperience and high speed add up to one person critically injured, one dead, one arrested, and many lives changed forever. [Read more…]
Tacoma Community College Distinguished Alumnus James Curtis will serve on the college’s Board of Trustees, replacing Chad Wright. He will be present at the May 20 Board of Trustees meeting. [Read more…]
TACOMA – After a distinguished career in higher education spanning 34 years, University of Puget Sound President Ron Thomas announced today that he plans to complete his tenure as president of the independent, national liberal arts college at the conclusion of the 2015–16 academic year. [Read more…]
College relations specialist Somer Hanson is normally the story writer, not the story’s subject. But Somer’s tireless work writing stories for In the Spotlight — and her countless other contributions to the College — have earned her the honor of being the President’s Unsung Hero for May. [Read more…]
Shortly after he graduated from high school in 2001, Jerohl Davis pursued a career in construction. Though it paid well, Jerohl said it was hard to keep busy year-round. “I had to work in the elements: rain, hail, sleet, snow. When I thought of the barbers I knew, they were all real cool guys who carried a certain swagger. They stayed dry all day, with work year-round,” he said. [Read more…]
Students in the Corrections/Protections Officer certificate program are prepared for a new career in a high-paying field in just 11 weeks. This certificate program offers interactive classes and four weeks of practical, on-the-job training. [Read more…]