Family Math Backpack program helps students learn math concepts

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A kindergarten through fifth-grade “Family Math Backpack” program was started recently at Custer Elementary School to help students learn difficult math concepts. Custer staff developed grade-level materials targeting particularly challenging Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for math.

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’50 Wise Speakers’ to appear at Clover Park Technical College gala

Ashley Perdue and Shallu Kim, Research Assistants at Clover Park Technical College, confer about transcribing interviews by some of the 50 prominent speakers in the “50 Wise Speakers” project. More than 40 Clover Park students spent 700 hours transcribing approximately 130,000 words of interview commentary.

A red-carpet gala World Premiere of the “50 Wise Speakers” project will be presented on March 20 at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood.

The “50 Wise Speakers” project is a unique online speaking and research resource compiled by CPTC communication studies instructor, Dr. Phil Venditti.

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Two CPTC Students Named to All-WA Academic Team

Nicole Kaley
LAKEWOOD, Wash. – Two Clover Park Technical College students will be honored as members of the 2014 All-Washington Academic Team at noon on Thursday, March 27, at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia. The ceremony recognizes top scholars from the state’s community and technical colleges and awards scholarships.

We are pleased to introduce you to Martin Trinidad and Nicole Kaley, the two students representing Clover Park Technical College on the team.

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Congressman Denny Heck to speak at CPTC Veteran’s Day Ceremony

By Tawny Dotson, Director of College Relations

LAKEWOOD, Wash. – The public is invited to join Clover Park Technical College on Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. in the McGavick Conference Center, where Congressman Denny Heck will serve as the keynote speaker at CPTC’s Veterans Day Ceremony. Students, staff and the public will hear about “moving beyond the barriers” for veterans and students through speeches by both Congressman Heck and Maj. David Raines, Charlie Company commander of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

In addition to speakers, the ceremony will feature a POW/MIA ceremony led by student veterans at CPTC. Refreshments will be served, and a wreath will be laid in honor of all service members who have lost their lives in war.

CPTC dedicates Health Sciences Building


CPTC President Lonnie Howard and Immediate Past CPTC President John Walstrum, together cut the ribbon to officially open Clover Park Technical College’s new Health Sciences Facility.

LAKEWOOD – Clover Park Technical College dedicated its new Health Sciences Facility on Friday, Sept. 20. “The 55,000 square-foot building will house eleven of CPTC’s medical programs, serving approximately 1,000 students each year.” Read and see more from the dedication on the CPTC website.


CPTC again named a top Military Friendly School

LAKEWOOD, Wash. – Clover Park Technical College has once again been named one of the top Military Friendly Schools® for 2014.

The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

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Clover Park Technical College Board of Trustees Announce New President


By Tawny Dotson, Director of College Relations

LAKEWOOD – After a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees, Dr. Lonnie L. Howard of Houston, Texas, has been offered the position as the next president of Clover Park Technical College.

Howard most recently served as the executive director of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Houston.

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Announcement of CPTC Presidential Finalists, Forums later this month

By Tawny Dotson, Director of College Relations

After an extensive national search, the Clover Park Technical College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that there are four presidential finalists. We recruited a rich pool of candidates from throughout the state, region and nation. Your contribution to the many accomplishments at Clover Park was instrumental in the recruitment of top caliber candidates.
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