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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

Two faculty members receive teaching awards

Two faculty members, one from Seattle Central and one from Seattle Vocational Institute, were selected by their peers to receive 2014 Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Service Awards.


Sharon Spence-Wilcox traded the travel perks of the airline industry to settle into “the joy of discovery with students and colleagues at Seattle Central,” she said.

Sharon is the Seattle Central liaison librarian to the Humanities and Basic & Transitional Students program faculty. She also helps promote a positive learning environment for students in the library and online, and participates in curriculum and advisory committees. She has been employed at the college for 18 years.

One of her co-workers said, “As library faculty, Sharon brings warmth and style to everything she does. For many students, Sharon provides not only amazing library resource and instruction, but she also serves as an anchor for academic and personal support. Her contributions to campus through committees and initiatives are too many to list, but she has left an indelible mark on the many projects she undertakes, both inside and outside the library.”


Steve Woods, Lead Instructor of the Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT) program at Seattle Vocational Institute, is a walking inspiration according to a co-worker. His personal life story, combined with his talent in the construction industry, makes him a role model to every student who enters the PACT program.

Because of a childhood illness that caused his kidneys to shut down, he spent 10 years on dialysis, but still worked to take care of his family. After reluctantly accepting a kidney from his wife, who was a perfect match, Steve is grateful for each day.

He uses his past personal struggles as a way to connect with and motivate his students, helping them realize they also can rise to face challenges. Graduates regularly thank him for his help and share examples of how his teaching helped them advance in their careers.

Last year’s winners were Camila Siegelmann, School of Apparel Design & Development and Jay McLean-Riggs, Science and Math division.

Students from 92 countries attend Seattle Central

Seattle Central alum named WWU Outstanding Grad

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