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Edmonds Community College joins Northwest Higher Education Coalition

10/25/2011

Edmonds Community College is now a member of the Northwest Higher Education Coalition.

“Joining the coalition gives us more ways to streamline services for students and provide them with additional opportunities,” said Edmonds Community College President Dr. Jean Hernandez. “Together, our institutions drive the economic and cultural vitality or our communities and our state, so it makes sense to join forces.”

The coalition of higher education institutions in the Puget Sound formed in 2009 to bring a collaborative approach to providing essential educational resources for communities, businesses, and government. The schools are working together on seamless services for veterans, joint international initiatives, and sustainability issues.

The coalition includes Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College, Bellingham Technical College, the Northwest Indian College, Skagit Valley College, Everett Community College, Olympic College, Peninsula College.

The coalition meets regularly to identify areas of collaboration. Edmonds CCwill be formally welcomed to the coalition at the Dec. 2 meeting at the Northwest Indian College.

One of the first outcomes of joining the coalition may be the establishment of concurrent enrollment in Western Washington University for Edmonds CC’s international students.

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