Category: Faces

Mark McVeety passes away

Mark McVeety passes away

Mark McVeety, a staff and faculty member at Shoreline Community College, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. McVeety, 46, came to the college in November, 2007, as Director of the Small Business Accelerator. The project is an innovative collaboration between the college and the City of Shoreline. He also taught a class on entrepreneurship as part of the college business […]

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Shoreline’s Nursing students break fundraising record for students in need

Shoreline’s Nursing students break fundraising record for students in need

Each year, the Shoreline Community College Association of Nursing Students (SCCANS) raises money to help one student with financial need. Funds are distributed anonymously and can be used for tuition or to help with living expenses that may be barriers to a student’s success. This year SCCANS raised a record amount and was able to distribute funds to several students. […]

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A Shoreline student translates powerful lessons from South Africa into traditional Chinese art

A Shoreline student translates powerful lessons from South Africa into traditional Chinese art

This past summer, Shoreline professor Dr. Ernest Johnson took a group of students to South Africa for four weeks as part of a study abroad program designed to examine the social and cultural history of South Africa and the current efforts to create a democratic, multicultural nation. One student, Xiaoxue (Amy) Hu, a native of China, was inspired to channel […]

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Shoreline’s CIEP Students Find Meaningful Work on Campus

Shoreline’s CIEP Students Find Meaningful Work on Campus

When the focus of Shoreline’s Community Integration Employment Program (CIEP) shifted recently from helping students with barriers to employment develop job skills to actually helping place students in employment opportunities, CIEP Program Manager Rosemary Dunne looked to Shoreline’s campus community for help in fulfilling the program’s new mission. “An obvious place to look is our campus,” said Dunne. “Many of […]

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Shoreline Professor Torrey Stenmark Moonlights as Superhero to Inspire the Next Generation of STEM Students

Shoreline Professor Torrey Stenmark Moonlights as Superhero to Inspire the Next Generation of STEM Students

In her off time, Senior Associate Faculty chemistry professor Torrey Stenmark moonlights as a superhero. More specifically, Ms. Marvel. On Oct. 10-11, Stenmark donned her crime-fighting boots to help run the DIY Science Zone at GeekGirlCon 2015. Now in its fifth year, GeekGirl is a Seattle-based conference that “celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; […]

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Student Success Coaches Off to a Successful Start at Shoreline

Student Success Coaches Off to a Successful Start at Shoreline

Newly hired Student Success coaches Nicki Sunwall and Erin Wilson both have very personal reasons for wanting students to put their best foot forward at Shoreline. Sunwall, who now helps students navigate college for a living, never intended to go to college herself. And Wilson was living out of her car when she first set foot on North Seattle’s campus […]

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Transforming Lives: Simon Walker, Switching Gears From Auto Mechanic to Master’s Candidate Via Shoreline

Transforming Lives: Simon Walker, Switching Gears From Auto Mechanic to Master’s Candidate Via Shoreline

Never say never. When Simon Walker dropped out of high school during his junior year because “school just wasn’t for me,” he never expected that almost 10 years later he’d wind up as the editor-in-chief of the prestigious Jackson School Journal at the University of Washington. He also never dreamed he’d travel to Valencia, Spain where he’d serve as a […]

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Transforming Lives — Hayley Warren: Soccer Star Signs to MSUB With Full Ride

Transforming Lives — Hayley Warren: Soccer Star Signs to MSUB With Full Ride

Dolphin women’s star forward Hayley Warren came to Shoreline for the soccer. And in her two years at the college, she’s certainly made her mark in the sport — Warren twice led the NWAC in goals, was selected as the Northern region MVP both her freshman and sophomore seasons and was voted most inspirational player by her teammates.

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Transforming Lives: Miguel Escalera — From Bronze Star to UW Medicine Via Shoreline

Transforming Lives: Miguel Escalera — From Bronze Star to UW Medicine Via Shoreline

After speaking with Shoreline Community College student Miguel Escalera even for a moment, you get the sense that he was born to help people. After speaking with him for an hour, you understand why Escalera’s friends say, “He’s just got a huge heart. He will do anything for anyone.” Escalera, a Navy-corpsman-turned-Mercedes-mechanic-turned-college-student, will walk in June as a graduate of […]

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Cathy Otto named new dean of health and business division

Cathy Otto named new dean of health and business division

Cathy Otto is the new Dean of the Health Occupations, Physical Education and Business Division at Shoreline Community College. “I’m very excited to bring Cathy with her academic and professional experience to the college in a leadership position for these important programs,” said Bob Francis, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. “I want to thank the members of the […]

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