Monday, January 25, 2010

2010 Legislative Cookie Day

On Thursday, Jan. 28, students will deliver a sweet surprise to legislators and their aides.

The students will visit the state Capitol to distribute freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, individually wrapped with a message about the important role two-year colleges play in economic recovery. It says, “Washington’s recipe for economic recovery: invest in worker retraining, fund financial aid, reinvent our students’ future. Technical education is a key ingredient!”

Approximately 18 students will break into small groups to meet with 16 legislators and aides, including Sens. Derek Kilmer, Jim Kastama and Randi Becker, members of the senate higher education workforce and development committee. Sen. Kilmer chairs the committee and Sen. Kastama serves as vice chair. A group of students are also scheduled to meet with an assistant for Rep. Jan Angel, a member of the house higher education committee. Additionally, some students will meet with Leslie Goldstein, executive policy advisor to the Governor for higher education.

Students from career education programs such as Fire Service, Legal Office Assistant, Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanic, and Broadcasting and Video Production, will speak with legislators in their district. They will share stories of what technical education means to them and how an investment in technical education will aid the economic turnaround in Washington State.

A tradition for the college, this event marks the 18th year that Bates students have visited the state Capitol during the legislative session to deliver cookies with a message.

2010 All-Washington Academic Team selected

Bates is pleased to announce its 2010 All-Washington Academic Team nominees! Students Iris Silber and Peter Stallone were chosen to represent the college in a recognition ceremony at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia on March 25.

Iris (right), an Administrative Office Assistant student, struggled to support herself after her 21-year marriage ended. She realized she lacked necessary skills to compete in the workforce. Bates’ emphasis on diversity and the individual needs of the student attracted Iris, who works in the IT department and volunteers for the Associated Student Government. She hopes to land a job in the information technology field.

Peter (left), a student in Wireless Voice and Data Communications, first came to Bates in 1985 to learn computers. He landed a job with Pierce County as an information analyst, and left to pursue philanthropic work overseas. He then worked as a waterproofing specialist for a construction company, but when the economy soured, he decided to follow his first love: computers. Peter enrolled in Bates and will graduate in February. He plans to work as a network administrator.

The All-USA Academic program honors two-year college students who are academic high achievers and have demonstrated a committment to success in the classroom and in the communities in which they live.

As nominees, each student is eligible to receive a scholarship from sponsors of the program. In addition, nearly every public and private four-year college in the state will offer scholarship support to each team member.

Congratulations, Iris and Peter!

Legal Office Assistant class participates in seminar

On Jan. 19, the students in Legal Office Assistant received an inside look at managing trust accounts. Cheryl Heuett, a senior auditor at the Washington State Bar Association, presented on the Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA), a method of raising money for charitable purposes. Heuett shared the rules, regulations and common sense on managing client trust accounts, which is vital information for students who will work in law firms, says instructor Karin Kelley.

"It was an exceptional opportunity to participate in such a valuable presentation," says student Monique Alexander. "The knowledge was current, relevant and applicable to our studies."

Welcome to the Bates family!

Lynette Crumity began her position this month as the new KBTC Corporate Support Manager.

Welcome to Bates, Lynette!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and the March to the Dome was a success!

Bates commemorated Dr. King's legacy on Friday, Jan. 15 with a celebration that underscored its theme, “Community: Past, Present and Future.” Students Centell Jackson and Jon Clark co-emceed the celebration, and acting president Vickie Lackman welcomed the audience. Tacoma’s Mayor Marilyn Strickland gave the opening remarks and former Mayor Harold Moss provided the keynote address. The celebration featured a musical performance by the Tacoma Christian Center.

A special thanks to the planning committee: Chair Centell Jackson, co-chair Vlad Samoylenko, and committee members Beth Reichenbach, John Davis, Jon Clark, Kat Flores, Nelson Hanton, Patrick Brown, Rich Lang (and students), and Veta Pań£et

March to the Tacoma Dome
On Monday, Jan. 18, a group of more than 75 people of all ages (and a dog), particpated in the March to the Tacoma Dome. The weather was beautiful and everyone was energized—waving at passing vehicles and chanting as a group, recalls Kat Flores, college diversity center coordinator. "Many of those present had participated in past marches," says Kat. "One community friend has been with us three years in a row; and members from a local Boy Scout troop carried signs they made specifically for the march."

Kudos to instructor Rich Lang and the Land Surveying students, for the friendly (yet professional) way they handled the responsibilities of intersection crossing guards. Thank you for a job well done!

Library Corner

It's great to have library equipment available to check out for short term use, but there will be times when you'll need to purchase your own equipment. The CNet Reviews website is a good place to begin your research. This site is a good place to start for timely, unbiased information about the latest gadgets in an easy-to-read format. Reviewers who actually use the gadgets post the information online, which saves you from having to read the manufacturer's news release or guidebook.

Want help finding more reviews on gadgets and equipment? Contact the library.

Student outreach and recruitment events

If you're interested in promoting your program at one of these events, please contact Billie Jo Wood, x7213.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 26, Eatonville Educational Shadow, Bates, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 27, Fife English Language Learners, students and families, Career Expo, Fife, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 28, Pierce County Economic & Workforce Development Forum, Clover Park Technical College, McGavick Student and Conference Center, Lakewood, 7:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 30, 7th Annual South Sound College Fair, University of Washington Tacoma, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Board of Trustees Agenda

Jan. 26, 2010 Regular Meeting No. 10-03 | Clyde Hupp Board Room | 3 p.m.

3:00 I. Call to Order – Determination of a Quorum – Pledge of Allegiance
_____ Chair, Stan Rumbaugh
_____ Vice Chair, Theresa Pan-Hosley
_____ Trustee Mike Grunwald
_____ Trustee Calvin Pearson
_____ Trustee Karen Seinfeld

3:05 II. General Matters
A. Adjustments/Approval of Agenda
Action B. Approval of Board Minutes (Tab 1)
1. Dec. 9, 2009 [p. 2]
2. Dec. 15, 2009 [p. 5]
C. Citizen Remarks
D. Tenure Candidate Presentations:

1. Jada Lynn, Practical Nursing
2. E.J. Fancett, Civil Engineering

3:45 E. Executive Session
The Board may go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing items provided for in RCW 42.30.110(1):

(g) to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee . . . .
No action will be taken during Executive Session. The Executive Session will last approximately 15 minutes.

Action 4:10 F. Consideration of Tenure Candidates

4:20 G. Introductions/Presentations (Tab 2)
1. New Staff Introductions …………………………..……..Vickie Lackman
2. Personnel Action Report [p. 2]…………..…..………..…Vickie Lackman

4:25 H. Information Reports/Remarks (Tab 3)
1. Associated Student Government ………………..……. MarQuis Bradford
2. Communications & Marketing [p. 2]………..….……….…….Edie Jeffers
3. Bates Development/Foundation [p. 4]……….….………..….Kym Pleger
4. KBTC Update [p. 5]………….…….……………………..David Hinman
5. Diversity News/IDEAL Report [p. 7]……...……………..…. Kat Flores
6. Local Bargaining Units:
Tacoma Education Association, Michelle McElvain
Int’l Union of Operating Engineers, JC Smith
Washington Federation of Teachers, Karen Patjens
Public Safety Officers, Jeri Jacobsen

4:50 I. President’s Report………………………………. L. Quasim/V. Lackman (Tab 4)
1. President’s Remarks/Announcements ……………….…. Vickie Lackman
2. Enrollment/FTE Update [p. 2]……………………………… Ivan Gorne
3. Enrollment Projections [p. 5] ………………………………... Ivan Gorne
4. Finance Report/Bookstore Report [p. 8]…..…………….….. Vallie Jo Fry

5:05 III. New Business (Tab 5)
A. Budget Update/Discussion ………………….……V. Lackman/ V.J. Fry
5:15 IV. Unfinished Business (Tab 6)
A. Clock to Credit Conversion Process–Progress and Timeline, [distributed at meeting]……………………V. Lackman/S. Kenesson

5:25 V. Executive Session
The Board may go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing items provided for in RCW 42.30.110(1):
(a) (not applicable to education)
(b) To consider the selection of a site or the acquisition of real estate by lease or purchase when public knowledge regarding such consideration would cause a likelihood of increased price;
(c) To consider the minimum price at which real estate will be offered for sale or lease when public knowledge regarding such consideration would cause a likelihood of decreased price;
(d) To review negotiations on the performance of publicly bid contracts when public know-ledge regarding such consideration would cause a likelihood of increased costs;
(e) (not applicable to education)
(f) To receive and evaluate complaints or charges brought against a public officer or em-ployee…..;
(g) To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee….;
(h) To evaluate the qualifications of a candidate for appointment to elective office . . . .;
(i) To discuss with legal counsel representing the agency matters relating to agency enforcement actions, … or litigation or potential litigation ….;

No action will be taken during Executive Session. The Executive Session will last approx-imately ___ minutes.

5:40 VI. Board Member Discussion/Remarks
A. Development/Advancement Theresa Pan-Hosley
B. TACTC/ACCT Theresa Pan-Hosley/Karen Seinfeld
C. KBTC Stan Rumbaugh/Calvin Pearson
D. Legislative Stan Rumbaugh
E. PCCC Stan Rumbaugh/Karen Seinfeld
F. ASG Mike Grunwald/Karen Seinfeld
G. GAC Mike Grunwald/Theresa Pan-Hosley
H. IDEAL/Diversity Theresa Pan-Hosley/Calvin Pearson

5:45 VII. Adjournment
Next meeting: February 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Bates Technical College
Clyde Hupp Board Room
1101 S. Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405

What's happening at Bates the week of Jan. 25

Monday, Jan. 25
Parent/Infant, 5 p.m., SC Auditorium
STARS Training, 6 p.m., SC Auditorium

Tuesday, Jan 26
HFL Teacher Inservice, 11:30 a.m., SC Auditorium
Board of Trustees Meeting, 3 p.m., DT Clyde Hupp
CDT Class, 4 p.m., DT Auditorium
TEA Dinner, 4 p.m., SC Cafeteria
PTE E-Board Meeting, 4 p.m., SC E206

Wednesday, Jan. 27
CCCA Class, 4 p.m., DT Auditorium
YMCA Training, 7 p.m., SC Auditorium

Thursday, Jan. 28
Instruction Council, 1:30 p.m., DT Clyde Hupp
Childbirth Class, 5 p.m., SC Auditorium

Saturday, Jan. 30
Level I & II Class, 7 a.m., DT Auditorium
NTSI-Level I Class, 7:30 a.m., DT Auditorium
Childbirth Class, 8 a.m., SC Auditorium
NTSI-Level II Class, 8 a.m., DT Auditorium
Sustainable Housekeeping, 8 a.m., DT Clyde Hupp
First Aid/CPR, 8:30 a.m., SC E206
Forklift, 9 a.m., SC G206