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Capitol Hill Times | May 6, 2016
New president ready to finish what she started

The Seattle Medium | May 6, 2016
Initiative To Increase Access To Higher Education And Career Opportunities

My Northwest | May 6, 2016
Students get jobs at youth job fair

King County News Release | May 2, 2016
New partnership to help high school dropouts finish school and attend college

Puget Sound Business Journal / April 12, 2016
Dental Education Clinic to begin training students and serving patients in June

King County News / April 8, 2015
Maritime students assist help King County water taxis prepare for emergencies

Northwest Asian Weekly / March 24, 2016
College welcomes new Vice President of Student Services

The Seattle Times / March 23, 2015
Bigger trains to boost transit service to Capitol Hill

The Seattle Times / March 19, 2016
Capitol Hill light rail station opens near campus

The Capitol Hill Times / March 15, 2016
Opening day celebrations planned for Capitol Hill light rail opening

Seattle Weekly / March 12, 2016
Beacon Hill, home to Seattle Central Health Education Center, one of Seattle's hottest neighborhoods

The Seattle Medium / March 10, 2016
Harden named new VP of Student Services

The Seattle Times / March 8, 2016
Seattle Vocational Institute supports Tiny House project

The Capitol Hill Times / February 28, 2016
Science Olympiad held on campus

The Seattle Times / February 23, 2016
Top candidates announced in chancellor search

Seattle PI / February 18, 2016
Interim college president to participate in Seattle Public Schools education summit


Faces of Seattle Central

Seattle Central is now composting

Thanks to a collaboration between the Student Sustainability Committee and Facilities staff, two composting stations are now installed in the Atrium.  The composting program aims to help students spread a culture of sustainability, save the college money (trash is more expensive than compost) and meet waste reduction targets.

Through a recent campus survey, the Student Sustainability Committee found that waste reduction is a top priority for students and staff across the campus. Over 95 percent of people surveyed said they would like to see composting available on campus, and there was overwhelming support for expanding recycling services across the campus.

In addition to the two composting stations installed in the Atrium, a number of other waste reduction initiatives are in the works. Seattle Central plans to expand composting stations to the Buzz Café and other high-traffic food areas. Additionally, a pilot program will be implemented this summer to remove trash bins from classrooms as other colleges have found that 90 percent of classroom waste is recyclable or compostable.

The Student Sustainability Committee and Facilities staff also plan to create a standard set of collection bins for trash, recycling, and compost to make it easier and clearer for students, staff, and faculty looking to properly sort waste. Central will make these waste stations immovable to ensure that they can be found consistently across the campus.

Through these initiatives, the Student Sustainability Committee and the Facilities staff at Central aim to make a positive contribution to campus operations, student life and the Seattle Central’s commitment to sustainability.

For more information about Central’s waste reduction initiatives please contact

Design school alum cites Seattle Central community as key to her success

Library awarded grant to develop digital literacy curriculum

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