Editorial: College Fundraising Has Become Pivotal

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We thought this editorial from the Spokesman Review was a really interesting look into how the world of higher education fundraising is evolving, and it highlights the need for ongoing support of our educational institutions.  Full story here. The University of Washington recently announced a $5 billion fundraising campaign, to be completed by 2020. Last …

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Revisionist History

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Malcolm Gladwell, award-winning author, journalist and speaker, recently turned his hand to exploring higher education in a series of brilliant podcasts.  We highly recommend each of them, and think they’ll give you a better understanding of why the work we do matters.  (His other podcasts are great, too, and you can find them all at …

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ITT Tech Transfer Scholarships

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The CCS Foundation is pleased to support those students who were adversely affected by the recent closing of ITT Tech. The ITT Tech Transfer Scholarship is available to all students transferring from ITT Tech to the Community Colleges of Spokane for the 2016-17 school year. Interested students should contact: SCC – Joe Witmer at (509) …

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$200,000 Raised for Entrepreneurship Program at SCC

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Spokane Community College has been awarded $200,000 raised by the CCS Foundation for the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship and the Integrated Business and Entrepreneurship Program.  The program is an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to training future business leaders and entrepreneurs. The two-quarter program helps students create their businesses from the ground up. Local business and …

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My College My Community

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Hopefully by now, you’ve seen the awesome campaign the Community Colleges of Spokane launched earlier this year. Featuring CCS students, graduates, faculty and supporters, the “My College My Community” campaign has been raising awareness about CCS throughout our region. Two of the stories highlight folks near and dear to our hearts: Foundation Board member Jim …

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