Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bates in the news

A round-up of Bates news stories:

Longtime Bates friend passes away

We are saddened to announce longtime Bates advocate, employee and alumnus Armand Yapachino ('71) passed away on Saturday, May 8. He was 85 years old.

Armand was born in Tacoma and attended Stanley Elementary School and Stadium High School. He worked at Sepics repairing appliances before he was asked to begin a new class at Bates Technical College. He touched many lives in a positive way with all of his activities. He was a champion wrestler, police officer, city mayor, and a highly honored hydroplane driver and owner. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joyce, daughter Stephanie, son-in-law John and granddaughter Jennifer. His sons Neal and Gary preceded him in death.

Armand was key in developing the college's Domestic Appliance Repair program. In 2009, the Bates Technical College Foundation honored Armand with the Heart of Bates Luminary Award, an award given to "outstanding alumnus/alumna whose accomplishments light the way and serve as a shining example for future graduates." As part of the ceremony, KBTC produced a short video, below, to honor Armand's life and connection to Bates.

You are invited to post your condolences here or here.


Student Outreach & Recruitment Events

If you're interested in promoting your program at one of these events, please contact Billie Jo Wood, x7213.

May 19-20
The Pacific Northwest Apprenticeship Education Conference, Tacoma, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., contact Lynn Strickland for details

May 20
Tour with Jason Lee Middle School students, all Bates campuses, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

What's happening at Bates the week of May 17

Tuesday, May 18
General Information, 3 p.m., SC A100
Fork Lift Class, 5 p.m., SC Multi Media E101

Wednesday, May 19
Technology Summit, 7:30 a.m., SC Auditorium
Clock to Credit Conversion, 11:30 a.m., DT Clyde Hupp
Fire Service Orientation, 3 p.m., SC A100
Strategic Planning, 3:15 p.m., DT Clyde Hupp
Boiler Written Test, 5 p.m., SC Multi Media E101B
Fork Lift Class, 5 p.m., SC Multi Media E101A

Thursday, May 20
Technology Summit, 7:30 a.m., SC Auditorium
John Howard Dept. Meeting, 9:30 a.m., DT Clyde Hupp
High School Orientation, 10:30 a.m., SC A100
Safety Committee Meeting, 1 p.m., KBTC Conference Room
IBEST, 2 p.m., SC A100
WAVE Awards Ceremony, 3 p.m., DT Auditorium

Saturday, May 22
Childbirth Class, 7:30 a.m., SC Auditorium
Flagger Training Class, 8 a.m., SC Multi Media E101
NTSI, 8 a.m., DT Auditorium
First Aid/CPR Class, 8:30 a.m., SC Multi Media E101