Graduating the first class of Parent Mentor certificate students' parents who have been volunteering in schools working with immigrant families
and have now gained the skills to work as professionals in schools.
Earning the 2009 Governor's Award for Small Public Employer for the Center for Families'
efforts to recruit and hire individuals with disabilities.
Recognizing outstanding scholarship and achievements by materials science, engineering,
journalism, energy management, alcohol and chemical dependency counseling, and paralegal
students including Valerie Topacio, a recipient of the prestigious national Jack Kent
Cook Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Assisting adults with disabilities, who are ready for full-time employment, to find
great jobs using $200,000 of grant awards via the state's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Expanding students' global knowledge with short study trips to Vietnam, France, and
China including hands-on experience working with non-profit organizations and businesses.
Supporting veterans by signing the state's Partners for Veteran Supportive Campuses
agreement, establishing a Veterans Resource Team, and welcoming our nation's veterans of war as they return to school.
Focusing on math by hosting the Western Washington Community College Student Mathematics
Conference, contributing expertise to the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year
Colleges, and holding a Parent/Student Math Advisory Night.