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New Spokane Community College simulation lab prepares nursing students

There’s a manikin at Spokane Community College that blinks, bleeds and births babies. It’s being used in a new simulation lab at the college, which helps nursing students prepare for …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 12:19 p.m.

Settling in as SCC president, Kevin Brockbank focuses on building region’s workforce

Kevin Brockbank already knows what it’s like to be president of Spokane Community College. He’s been doing it for the better part of a year, since his predecessor resigned in …


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Two finalists but no winner in SFCC’s presidential search; decision postponed a year

After a year of rapid leadership turnover, officials have passed over two candidates for president of Spokane Falls Community College and postponed the selection process by another year.


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 10:47 p.m.

Kevin Brockbank chosen as president of Spokane Community College

Kevin Brockbank, the acting president of Spokane Community College, has been selected to lead the college permanently following a nationwide search.


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

In a first, Spokane Community College graduates deaf commercial truck driver

Justin Brooks became the first deaf student to graduate from Spokane Community College’s commercial driving program, overcoming a disability that once disqualified him from becoming a trucker.


If Boeing builds new jetliner in Washington, Spokane manufacturers would benefit, leaders say

If Boeing builds a new, mid-sized airplane in Washington, Spokane could land more high-paying jobs in aerospace manufacturing.


Demolition of Riverfront Park’s Imax building expected in March

Permits for the demolition of the Imax building and the roof over the ice rink were reissued last week by the city of Spokane, signaling that work on the redevelopment …


SCC building suites for nursing simulation

Spokane Community College is spending $482,500 to build new nursing simulation suites and observation rooms.


Slain SCC instructor remembered as ‘a brilliant, very funny woman’

Jade Bost was known as a tough instructor, prone to speeding through lectures and surprising her students with tricky test questions.


SCC students step up to provide Christmas to family displaced by fire

The eyes of 4-year-old Alizea and 16-month-old Julius flashed fear as they were led Monday into a room of carol-singing Spokane Community College students.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

Spokane Community College cancels classes after power outage

Spokane Community College canceled classes Friday as a result of a power outage. The outage was reported about 9:30 a.m. Avista reports that 364 customers are affected by it.


SFCC names $18 million gym after longtime athletic director

Spokane Falls Community College will name its $18 million athletic center after Maurice “Maury” Ray, a former coach and athletic director who spent more than three decades with the school.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

Gardening: SCC students will show off fruits of labor at annual Poinsettia Open House

Spokane Community College students Jamie Lucas and Jarred Reitan are part of the greenhouse management class that is raising poinsettias for the annual Poinsettia Open House Thursday and Friday at …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

Music, stories resonate at 2017 Spokane Fall Folk Festival

Happiness at 11 in the morning is watching the Neeman Youth Choir dance and sing. Such could be said, at least, for the dozens of people filling the stands of …


Musicians, dancers share talents at Spokane Folklore Society’s Fall Folk Festival

The festival, now in its 22nd year, will take place Saturday and Sunday at Spokane Community College.


Books and laptops, soccer balls and garden rakes? Spokane Community College’s Library of Things offers myriad items for students

Students can check out more than books and laptops at Spokane Community College’s new “Library of Things.”


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 1:16 p.m.

Foundation provides vital scholarship help to Community Colleges of Spokane students

After winning full-time custody of her three daughters in a bitter divorce, Anne Abbott knew it was time to get back to work.


SCC welcomes students back with peaceful ceremony led by Tibetan Buddhist monks

Spokane Community College will begin the school year by bringing focus to world peace with the help of Tibetan Buddhist monks. Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will …


SCC president resigns, eyeing top jobs at other schools

The president of Spokane Community College has resigned after two years on the job.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 3:32 p.m.

SCC’s Newport branch launches welding and fabrication program

The Newport branch of Spokane Community College will offer a welding and fabrication certificate beginning in January, with room for 20 students in each graduating class.


UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:03 a.m.

Spokane community college students face child care rate hikes

Four days a week, before heading to classes at Spokane Falls Community College, Amanda Miller drops off her 2-year-old daughter at a day care center on campus. As a single …


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

SFCC trims summer classes to save money as two-year schools grapple with funding challenges

To cope with a mix of financial problems, Spokane Falls Community College is offering substantially fewer summer classes compared to last year. It’s one of many areas where the Community …


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

Spokane family donates 1926 Star sedan to Spokane Community College automotive program

In the winter of 1880, an adventurous 26-year-old named Samuel Leonard Brown left his family’s homestead in rural Iowa and set his sights on Washington Territory.


Achievements

Spokane Community College has announced its winter quarter 2017 honor roll. Students must earn a 3.0 grade-point average or higher for honor roll status. Students are listed by hometown.


Dr. Christine Johnson: State disinvestment in community colleges hurts economy

We provide educational opportunity to all searching to improve their lives. And yet, community and technical colleges receive the lowest level of state funding per full-time student in Washington.


UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 6:25 p.m.

Naked man arrested in women’s bathroom on Spokane Community College campus

Police arrested a man Wednesday after a women reported finding him naked in a stall in a women’s bathroom on the Spokane Community College campus.


Achievements: Spokane Community College fall 2016 honor roll

The fall 2016 honor roll list at Spokane Community College includes more than 2,300 students. To receive honor roll status, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average or higher.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

Spokane Community College student Aaron Miller – a former convict – hopes to ease transition from incarceration to education

After spending three years in jail, second year Spokane Community College student Aaron Miller wants to help former convicts transition from incarceration to education.


Trades provide Spokane family hope, fill needed labor shortage

Skilled labor is at a premium in Spokane and the region, said Cheryl Stewart, the executive director of the Associated General Contractors. And the shortage is only going to get …


For-profit American Honors program, offered at Community Colleges of Spokane, draws scrutiny

A national for-profit honors program offered at Community Colleges of Spokane has drawn scrutiny for making claims that some parents and higher education officials say don’t live up to promises. …