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PTK Members Spring Induction Ceremony

MARIETTA, Ohio (July 28, 2014) – Washington State Community College (WSCC) is proud to announce 60 new members of the Alpha Rho Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. An induction ceremony was held during Spring Semester in the Graham Auditorium at WSCC to welcome the newest members of the organization. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an honor society for students attending 2-year colleges.

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20140724massageMARIETTA, Ohio (July 24, 2014) – Washington State Community College (WSCC) proudly congratulates the Summer 2014 graduates of the Massage Therapy and Radiologic Technology programs. This evening, at 6:30pm the Health Sciences Division and Brent DeWees, Massage Therapy Program Coordinator, will hold the graduation ceremony in the Graham Auditorium located in the Arts and Sciences building. Tomorrow evening, at 7pm, Paul Richards, Radiologic Technology Program Coordinator, will hold the ceremony in Graham Auditorium as well. A reception will follow each ceremony in the lobby of the Arts and Sciences building.

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20140724shannonamandaMARIETTA, Ohio (July 22, 2014) – Washington State Community College's (WSCC) Director of Financial Aid, Shannon Venezia, published a blog post in The Chronicle for Higher Learning online journal and along with Amanda Herb, Vice President of Enrollment and Student Success, presented "The Challenge of Rural Students: Best Practices" at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' annual meeting. Approximately 2500 financial aid administrators from around the country gathered for the meeting in Nashville, TN. Shannon and Amanda's presentation was an exploration of two components. It involved some background on rural students: patterns most commonly found in rural students (one of the least likely groups to complete the FAFSA, less likely to be college ready, typically make less money in similar jobs when compared to their suburban counterparts), and some best practices. Many of the meeting attendees were practitioners, so Shannon and Amanda offered ideas and opened the session for discussion. Shannon has found that research supports that "work study is an important part of persistence...it offers students a connection to the institution and a reason to be on campus."

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20140724ctr for student successMARIETTA, Ohio (July 22, 2014) – Jack Hershey, the new President and CEO of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC), recently visited Washington State Community College (WSCC) to learn more about how community colleges serve their communities. Mr. Hershey began his visit with an overview of WSCC's mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities. After an introduction of the staff at WSCC, Mr. Hershey introduced himself and gave his impressions of his new position and OACC. The morning meeting with staff included discussions about a completion plan, college credit, enrollment, and the capital bill. Dr. Ebersole, President of WSCC said after the meeting with the new OACC president, "It was a pleasure for the WSCC staff and board to meet Mr. Hershey to share with him our expectations for the OACC, and to hear his vision. He was the right candidate for the position, and I feel certain community colleges in the state will benefit from his leadership and advocacy."

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WSCC...your destination for affordable quality education!

MARIETTA, Ohio (July 17, 2014) – Washington State Community College (WSCC) is proud to announce the approval from the US Department of Education for one year certificate programs (Multi-Craft for Industry, Petroleum Industry, Welding, Pharmacy Technician, and Peace Officer Basic Academy) with financial aid.

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