Category: Faces

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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Jansen resigns vice-president post

Jansen resigns vice-president post

James Jansen, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Services, has decided to leave Shoreline Community College. Interim President Daryl Campbell thanked Jansen for his service. “Dr. Jansen is a dedicated educator and I have appreciated his thoughtful approach,” Campbell said, adding that Jansen’s resignation was effective Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. “We wish James the very best as he takes […]

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Strait gets added duties and title

Strait gets added duties and title

McKinzie Strait is adding some responsibilities to her plate as Shoreline Community College takes sharper aim at resource development Since joining the college a year ago as Executive Associate to the President for External Affairs, Strait has developed and implemented political engagement strategies with federal, state and local elected officials as well as other key government officials and policymakers. Her government-relations […]

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Wagner is new Director of Student Life

Wagner is new Director of Student Life

James R. Wagner, Jr. is all about helping college students; helping them deal with living away from home for perhaps the first time, helping them find co-curricular activities that enhance and broaden the college experience and even helping find themselves during a time of discovery and growth. Over the past nine years, Wagner has served students at Central Washington University, Eastern […]

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Campus honors Goldstein at retirement event

Campus honors Goldstein at retirement event

Faculty, staff and administrators from across Shoreline Community College turned out to wish Humanities Dean Norma Goldstein well as she prepares to leave the college in retirement. Goldstein is moving to Annapolis, MD, with her husband who is taking a new job there. Her final day on campus will be Dec. 28, 2012 and last day with the college is Jan. […]

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