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Capitol Hill Seattle Blog | September 23, 2016
Photo recap: "Central to the Community"

Capitol Hill Times| September 23, 2016
Seattle Central celebrates 50 years

KOMO| September 23, 2016
Seattle Central celebrates 50th Anniversary with march and ceremonial reopening

KNKX| September 22, 2016
50 Years Of Activism, Education Highlight Seattle Central College's History

The Seattle Times| September 22, 2016
Seattle Central College turns 50, celebrates history of social activism

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog| September 20, 2016
Seattle Central marks 50 years of activism on Capitol Hill

The Seattle Times | September 15, 2016
Seattle Culinary Academy alum launches impressive Ballard restaurant

Geekwire | September 4, 2016
Coding apprenticeships at Seattle Central help fill the tech talent gap

Seattle Times | August 28, 2016
Sound Transit to increase light rail service at beginning of academic year

Crosscut | August 24, 2016
President Edwards Lange nominated for public service award

The Seattle Times | July 30, 2016
Seattle Maritime expanding to train mariners for growing opportunity

Seattle Magazine | July 29, 2016
Apparel alum and Neiman Marcus exec talks about style influences

The Seattle Times | July 26, 2016
Seattle Culinary students contribute to 'Burning Beast' food festival

KOMO | July 21, 2016
Seattle Maritime Academy preparing next generation of mariners

KTVN (PRWEB) | July 15, 2016
Sustainable roof tops new Seattle Maritime Academy building

The AACC 21st Century Center | July 14, 2016
Seattle Central preparing tomorrow's IT workers

The Seattle Times | July 7, 2016
College to offer coding apprenticeships to train workers for tech industry

The Capitol Hill Times | July 6, 2016
Photographer’s Two Lives Converge At Seattle Central Exhibit

KUOW | July 2, 2016
Somali mother and student gives back to community

Inside Higher Ed | June 24, 2016
Prisoners to Get 'Second Chance Pell' through Seattle Central

The Capitol Hill Times | June 24, 2016
Seattle Central providing education to prisoners through Pell Grant pilot

The Seattle Times | June 23, 2016
Pilot program funds state inmates’ pursuit of college degrees

Northwest Asian Weekly| June 23, 2016
Graduates celebrated at Benaroya Hall

The Capitol Hill Times | June 22, 2016
Affordable arts venues at Seattle Central

Mukilteo Beacon| June 21, 2016
Alum launches sculpture exhibition in Everett

The Stranger | June 21, 2016
Instructor Daudi Abe on 'a black life that almost mattered'

Forbes | June 18, 2016
Seattle Central takes innovative approach to medical marijuana education


Faces of Seattle Central

Cast offs reborn as upcycled designs

Panelists share their visions during college networking event

The term “sustainability” pops up everywhere these days as people become more concerned with conserving resources and recycling.  Using cast off items in creative ways is a challenge championed by four innovators who will talk about their work during an evening of networking sponsored by the School of Apparel Design & Development.

Ammi Borenstein, director of product for Outdoor Research, will moderate the panel discussion. Panel members include Cheryl Campbell, managing director of the Eileen Fisher Community Foundation, Marita Dingus, artist, and Eli Reich, owner of Alchemy Goods.

The networking, wine and appetizer event will be held on April 10, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Seattle Central College’s School of Apparel Design & Development, 1716 Harvard Ave.

The event is open to the public. Register and purchase $15 tickets at:

Cheryl Campbell is the momentum behind GREEN EILEEN, a recycled clothing program sponsored by designer Eileen Fisher.  Lightly used garments are resold or repurposed into children’s clothing at one of four GREEN EILEEN stores, one of which is in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle. Details:

Artist Marita Dingus makes art from discarded materials using items like fabric, leather, plastic and other found objects. She says she strives to create inspiring and eclectic pieces to convey a powerful message about the sustainability of the human spirit.

Eli Reich’s company, Alchemy Goods, makes upcycled products from items like blown-out bicycle inner tubes, used seat belts and advertising banners.  These unwanted pieces are turned into trendy bags, totes, laptop carriers, purses and wallets.  He has turned 400,000 bicycle tubes into sought after bags.

Ammi Borenstein, the moderator, leads an Outdoor Research team that designs, develops and merchandises innovative products for the outdoor market. He has also lead collaborative design and development projects with the U.S. military.

For more information: Visit the Apparel Design & Development program pages

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