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Ursula: Practicing my elevator pitch
Current Students

Ursula: Practicing my elevator pitch

Ursula Budjak, an Indonesian student in the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) who is studying early childhood education at Pierce College, recently joined her fellow NWCCI participants at a consular reception held at Annie Wright Schools, a preschool to grade 12 independent school in Tacoma. Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman addressed the group. Here Ursula … Continue reading

Maria: Halloween is the same but different
Current Students

Maria: Halloween is the same but different

Maria Lotero Jerez  is a Colombian student studying hospitality and tourism at Whatcom Community College through the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program. An important part of learning about a culture is experiencing holiday traditions and celebrating with friends and family. Maria reflects on the similarities and differences between Halloween in her country and the United … Continue reading

Lynnwood University: Creating community connections
Community Partners / Current Students

Lynnwood University: Creating community connections

Each fall Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) students studying at Edmonds Community College take part in an 8-week program sponsored by the City of Lynnwood, called Lynnwood University. Students visit the fire department, police station, waste water treatment plant, and other city departments for presentations, tours, and hands-on activities related to local government. This fall NWCCI students are … Continue reading