Category: Faces

Dynamic duo staffing Student Leadership Center

Dynamic duo staffing Student Leadership Center

The Student Leadership Center at Shoreline Community College is heading into fall quarter with a new staffing lineup. “I’m very pleased that Rae-Ann Barras and Rezina Habtemariam are in place and supporting students,” said Dean of Students Kim Thompson. “Rae-Ann and Rezina bring a tremendous amount of energy and expertise to this very important hub of student life.” Barras is […]

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Forst is captain of criminal-justice program

Forst is captain of criminal-justice program

By Daria Kroupoderova the Ebbtide Sitting on a blue exercise ball in a small office on the third floor of the FOSS building watching the Today Show on a small TV is a woman with long blond hair and a longer career in criminal justice career. This is retired police Capt. Linda Forst. Forst is an instructor of criminal justice […]

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Bench in memory of Troy Wolff

Bench in memory of Troy Wolff

A group of friends and co-workers gathered Monday, June 16, 2014 for a quiet moment to remember Shoreline Community College Prof. Troy Wolff. Wolff, 46, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 after being stabbed the previous evening while walking in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle following a soccer match at Century Link Field. Wolff’s girlfriend who was with him was […]

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Service for Marty Olsen draws crowd of best friends

Service for Marty Olsen draws crowd of best friends

More than 350 of Marty Olsen’s best friends came to Shoreline Community College on Saturday, April 26, 2014 pay their respects and reflect on a life well-lived. Olsen a faculty counselor and Professor Emeritus passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 13. Olsen joined Shoreline in 1973 and retired in 2009, touching the lives of co-workers and thousands of students during […]

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Service set for retired counselor Marty Olsen

Service set for retired counselor Marty Olsen

A memorial service for long-time Shoreline Community College faculty counselor and Professor Emeritus Marty Olsen scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014 in the PUB Main Dining Room on campus. Olsen passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 13. Olsen joined Shoreline in 1973 and retired in 2009; 36 years of service to thousands of students. At a retirement gathering, Olsen […]

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Faculty member Karen Toreson passes away

Faculty member Karen Toreson passes away

Karen Toreson, an integral part of Shoreline Community College and higher education in Washington for more than 25 years, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, following an ongoing battle with cancer. “Karen was a unique and special woman, devoted to her family, our college and especially to her students,” Interim President Daryl Campbell said. “She was among the first faculty […]

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Service for Phyllis Topham set

Service for Phyllis Topham set

Services have been set for Phyllis Topham, a former Shoreline Community College faculty professor who passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, following a battle with cancer. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 4805 NE 45th St. Seattle, WA 98105. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests support for the American […]

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Thompson named Dean of Students

Thompson named Dean of Students

Kim Thompson is the new Dean of Students at Shoreline Community College. “The field of candidates made this a difficult decision,” Acting Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs John Backes said in making the announcement on Dec. 26, 2013. “I’m pleased that Kim’s breadth of experience will continue to benefit our students.” Thompson is Associate Dean of Students, a […]

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Phyllis Topham passes away

Phyllis Topham passes away

  Phyllis Topham, a respected and retired member of the Shoreline Community College faculty, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 11, 2014, following a battle with cancer. Topham, 70, is survived by her husband, John James, also a retired Shoreline faculty member who was a key member of library and technology center faculty for many years. Topham began at Shoreline in […]

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“Arigatou” (thank you) for years of friendships and beyond

“Arigatou” (thank you) for years of friendships and beyond

I joined the International Programs 12 years ago when they had only four employees in the department.  Since then, the department has grown from hosting around 300 international students to 800 today!  I have been very fortunate to have been part of the growth and had colleagues and friends like you to share the feelings of excitement, fun, happiness and […]

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