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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Congratulations to Staff and Faculty on Their Years of Service

Congratulations to the following staff and faculty, who earned Years of Service pins from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. We appreciate their commitment to CPTC!

25 Years
Debbie Chase-Dietrich, Faculty, Early Childhood Education
Gary Covington, Faculty, Automotive

20 Years
Loreta Sandoval, Faculty, Gen Ed/Math
Lisa Beach, Staff, Administrative Assistant-Finance

15 Years
Ken Dam, Faculty, Manufacturing Technologies
Cris-Jon Lindsay, Staff, Computer/Network Engineer
Janet Holm, Staff, Outreach Coordinator Extraordinaire
Jennifer Howard, Staff, Custodian
Roberto Moroncini, Staff, Utility Worker
LaRita Mandley, Faculty, Graphic Technologies
Mark Bell, Staff, Security Officer

10 Years
Cindy Overton, Staff, e-Learning Support Specialist
Karen Malloy, Staff, Custodian
Greg Doyon, Faculty, Aviation
Yuko Chartraw, Staff, International Education Program Specialist
David Myers, Staff, Building Mechanic
Kathleen Hathaway, Faculty, Human Services
Kelly Hollowell, Faculty, Computer Network/Information Systems Security
Joyce Loveday, Staff, Associate Vice President for Instruction
Teresa Scotland, Faculty, Health Unit Coordinator
Neil Sweerus, Faculty, Gen Ed/Math
Jody Randall, Sr., Faculty, Computer Network/Information Systems Security
Cindy Rainier, Staff, Principal Accountant
Janice Parker, Staff, Automotive Support Technician
Gary Brown, Staff, Automotive
Kristy Crosby, Staff, Instruction Support Specialist
Frank Chase, Staff, Computer/Network Technician
Stan Thomson, Staff, Custodian
Amy Timmons, Staff, Instruction Program Assistant
Ray Robinson, Faculty, Computer Network/Information Systems Security
Gina Zaffino, Staff, Accounts Payable

5 Years
Jason Kruse, Staff, Computer/Network Technician
Cassandra Sanders, Staff, Financial Aid Program Assistant
Valarie Nelson, Staff, Accounting Coordinator
Bekki Haggarty, Faculty, Medical Technology Technician
Christine Barker, Staff, Head Start
Carolyn Van Beek, Faculty, Counselor
Kendra Fitch, Staff, Computer Services Coordinator
Claire Korschinowski, Staff, Associate Director of Student Programs
Darryl Owens, Faculty, Graphic Technologies
Tanya Petrov, Staff, Foundation Fiscal Accountant
Georgia Elgar, Staff, Instruction Program Assistant
DeAnn Howard, Staff, Custodian
Ehren McGran, Staff, Landscape/Grounds Technician
Demetrius Bell, Staff, Security Officer
Kathy Bate, Staff, Receptionist

1 Year
Jennifer Justice, Staff, Event Services Specialist
John Cale, Faculty, Material Science
Stephen Rousseau, Staff, Center for Business Development Office Assistant
Ronda Armstrong, Faculty, Surgical Technology
Judy Harper, Staff, Head Start Family Advocate
Lee Walker, Staff, Foundation Campaign Office Assistant
Lisa Fortson, Staff, Financial Aid Assistant Director
Simon Boonsripaisal, Staff, Opportunity Grant Office Assistant
Linda Schoonmaker, Staff, Vice President for Finance
Kasey Clark, Staff, Worker Retraining Office Assistant
MaryAnn Gunderson, Staff, Child Care Center Meal Planner
Gregg Sapp, Staff, Workforce Development Curriculum Specialist
Matthew Beil, Staff, Workforce Development Curriculum Specialist
Catherine Woodruff, Staff, Pastry Arts Cashier
Dorothy Collins, Staff, Faculty Office Assistant
Larry Clark, Staff, Controller
Erina McGann, Staff, Student Programs Assistant
Kathi Medcalf-Flaker, Staff, Basic Skills Director


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Student Art Contest Winners Revealed


June 4, noon
Building 23, Room 108

You voted, and now we have the results of CPTC's spring 2013 student art contest. Join us as we reveal the winners!

For more info contact Nathaniel Ballinger at asg.asp3@cptc.edu.  

CPTC Instructors Help Create New Bill on Esthetics Licensing

Esthetics student Stephani Young (left) and instructor Jennifer Errigo (right)

For five years, CPTC esthetics instructors Melissa Siedlicki and Jennifer Errigo have been working with other estheticians to write and promote a bill that would address safety and education concerns with esthetics licensing. On May 8, that bill passed through the state legislature and became a law. 

“All we were asking for was education,” Seidlicki said.

Prior to the bill passing, the state required 600 hours of training to become a licensed esthetician. With that license, estheticians are allowed to perform more advanced medical services even if they haven't had the time to receive training with the correct equipment.

For five years Siedlicki and Errigo worked with other estheticians in the state to write a bill changing esthetician licensing to a two tier system. They wanted to create a system with a basic spa esthetician license that requires 750 hours to complete and an additional master esthetician program with medical education that requires 1,200 hours of training. 

Effective January 2015 students in the esthetics program at CPTC and across the state will be held to the higher training requirements.

“It will make sure the reputation of the program and school stays intact,” Siedlicki said.

The CPTC esthetics program has a good reputation among students and local employers, Errigo said. CPTC is one of only two esthetics programs in the state to provide medical esthetics training.

Medical estheticians may use acids or lasers for treatments that are only available through a physician.
With a master program that requires additional training, Seidlicki and Errigo feel students will be able to attain the medical education they need in order to safely perform more advanced services. These services include laser procedures and medium depth chemical peels.

Seidlicki felt that esthetics training was “education that needed to consistent across the state.”

“If our licensing law told us we could do something, we had better have the training,” Seidlicki said.

In 2005 Siedlicki’s lack of training in chemical peels led her to perform the service incorrectly, which gave the client a rash. Chemical peels had been added to her workplace’s service, but the employer only gave Siedlicki paper instructions for the procedure.

“I was mortified I had hurt someone,” Siedlicki said. “It made me very uncomfortable.”

Siedlicki and Errigo both said they repeatedly heard stories revealing the dangers of performing certain procedures without sufficient training.

The CPTC instructors worked continually with many professionals in the industry to address this issue.
They knew the bill would be “dead in the water before it even got to the house” without input from the industry, Errigo said.

CPTC has offered medical esthetics training since 2005. However, students have not been required to seek this training even if they planned on pursuing a position in a doctor’s office.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

REMINDER: CPTC to Host Special Information Night June 4


Parents and prospective students are invited to join us June 4 for a special information night event at the McGavick Center on the Lakewood Campus of Clover Park Technical College. Refreshments will be served for the open-house style event from 5-7 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to attend to speak with campus representatives on admissions, enrollment, financial aid, scholarships, career fields and advising.

For more information, contact Tawny Dotson at tawny.dotson@cptc.edu or by phone at (253) 589-6048.

Welcome Osaka Jikei College!



Campus Community,

On May 28 through 30, we have a group of 34 Japanese students and faculty from Osaka Jikei College visiting our Lakewood Campus for a three-day medical histology study tour.

As some of you may remember, the Japanese Medical Laboratory Technician students from this college visit us every year (twice a year starting in 2012), and they study with our MLT and Medical Histology programs. This year is our ninth year with this exchange program.

Here are some of the activities they do:
On May 28, the students will work on the hands-on histology activities with the Medical Histology instructor Bekki Haggerty, her assistant Marcie DuVernay and the histology students.

On May 29,  the students will visit St. Joseph Medical Center to tour the medical lab and diagnostic image departments as well as Harborview Medical Center’s Burn Center to learn about the most up-to-date technology to treat burn patients.

On May 30, they will return to our campus for guest lectures and student presentations. The presenters are our own Dana Guinn (MLT instructor) and she will present on Urine Microscopy. The other presenter is a UW research scientist presenting on Electron Microscopy. The students from the both colleges also will exchange their presentations. In the afternoon, we will enjoy various cultural activities and build friendships.

This exchange program creates great cultural learning opportunities not only for the Japanese students but also for our local students. In the past, we got many positive feedback comments from our own students.

If you see them on our campus during next week, please give them a warm CPTC welcome!

Yuko

Yuko Chartraw
Program Specialist
International Education Programs

Friday, May 24, 2013

Emergency Food Pantry Open for Students


Clover Park Technical College's Emergency Food Pantry is now open for students who are in immediate need of food. The Food Pantry is in Building 10, Room 100, and is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4 p.m.

Students can access the Emergency Food Pantry one time per month. They will also be able to sign up for food stamps during their visit and be provided with local food-bank resources.

If a student has an emergency need and cannot wait until the pantry is open, please contact Kathy Hathaway at kathleen.hathaway@cptc.edu. 

If you would like to make a donation please contact kathleen.hathaway@cptc.eduwho can arrange for a volunteer to pick up items.

Please share this service learning opportunity with students who are interested in volunteering! Contact our AmeriCorps Service Learning Specialists, Lucy Pick at lucy.pick@cptc.edu or Kay Porter at kay.porter@cptc.edu.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

CPTC to Host a Special Information Night

Parents and prospective students are invited to join us June 4 for a special information night event at the McGavick Center on the Lakewood Campus of Clover Park Technical College. Refreshments will be served for the open-house style event from 5-7 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to attend to speak with campus representatives on admissions, enrollment, financial aid, scholarships, career fields and advising.

For more information, contact Tawny Dotson at tawny.dotson@cptc.edu or by phone at (253) 589-6048.

Deaf Awareness Event Cancelled


Monday, May 20, 2013

Students Look Toward Careers at Histology Fair

CPTC student Emily Knutson presents on histology. Each stripe on the scarf is a stain she created from a slide of tissue.

Students in CPTC’s histology program took their first steps towards upcoming internship on May 20. Several histology students presented themselves and displays about histology to industry professionals from a variety of medical employers.

“This is eventually going to determine where we’re going for our summer internships,” said Emily Knutson, a student who’s completing CPTC’s histology program this quarter.

An internship is required for students completing the histology program. Industry professionals from several Seattle-area employers interviewed students about their skills and interest in the field.

“They have their resumes, cover letters, and references ready to go,” said instructor Bekki Haggerty.  

Student Kedeadra Goodman presented a display relating histology to astronomy. Goodman said she enjoys the challenges of learning histology, even after working in the medical field for many years.


“You can memorize the book forward and backward but without that hands-on experience you’re lost,” said Goodman. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

CPTC Career Fair, Open House Demonstrates Careers, Futures

"I'm pretty good at this. I should be a pharmaceutical technician," said Tessa Childers.
More than 2,500 high school students and community members gathered to learn more about the many career training programs at Clover Park Technical College’s Open House and Career Conference May 9.

“Having this annual event provides an opportunity to open up to the community at large,” said Mabel Edmonds, CPTC dean of workforce development. “It’s all about telling our story.”

Staff and faculty members, in conjunction with industry professionals gave demonstrations and provided students with information about their industry. Other colleges such as the University of Washington Tacoma also participated in the career fair to reach out to students in a transfer fair.

Pamely Nunez, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School, said she was happy to be at CPTC’s career fair even though she was a freshman.

“I thought if I start now I could get good ideas of what I want to be in three years,” Nunez said.

Nunez also said she enjoyed the atmosphere of CPTC’s career fair. “It’s really loud, but it’s friendly,” she said.

Darionte Harrison, a student at Career Academy at Truman High School, said he was most excited to learn about aviation.

“They’ve got a lot of career options,” Harrison said.

“You do have the chance to see the array-or variety- of what we offer,” Edmonds said.

A co-mingled recycled table set up by Ric Thompson, community outreach manager at LeMay Pierce County Refuse, showed students the importance of attention to detail when working in a Waste Connections Company.

Meeting new people and having the opportunity to explain the industry motivated Thompson to participate in the fair.

“I’m excited about the recycling portion of it,” Thompson said about his industry.

Tracey Turcotte, program director at Washington Business Week, focused on showing students the benefits of summer business programs like earning college credit and other recognition.

“This program looks really good on scholarship applications,” Turcotte said. “Students can stand out for the right reasons.”

The McGavick Center served as the main hub of the fair, however, various activities and events took place all across campus.

The pharmacy technician program helped students learn how to make toothpaste.

A CPTC student stood outside the building where the histology program is housed and promoted the importance of histology and its significance in the medical care industry.

Governor Inslee spoke at the opening of CPTC’s Zero Energy House and acknowledged the three years of work CPTC students dedicated to building the structure.

The car show sponsored by the automotive programs also attracted many students and community members.

“We’ve brought in many of our cars for repairs and maintenance at CPTC,” said Mike Fowler, a volunteer at the LeMay Family Collection Foundation.

“I think everybody was really pleased,” said Edmonds about the day’s events.

Scholarship Opportunity to Study Abroad in Japan


The Japanese Government is offering scholarships for U.S. citizens to study in Japan for three years, including one year of intensive Japanese language training. 

The scholarship covers a three-year period of vocational studies in the following areas:

  • Technology
  • Personal Care and Nutrition
  • Education and Welfare
  • Business
  • Fashion and Home Economics
  • Culture and General Education


The deadline for application is June 3, 2013 and the term of scholarship is April 2014–March 2017. For more details and to apply, please visit http://www.seattle.us.emb-japan.go.jp



Emergency Food Pantry Open for Students

Clover Park Technical College's Emergency Food Pantry is now open for students who are in immediate need of food. The Food Pantry is in Building 10, Room 100, and is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4 p.m.

Students can access the Emergency Food Pantry one time per month. They will also be able to sign up for food stamps during their visit and be provided with local food-bank resources.

If a student has an emergency need and cannot wait until the pantry is open, please contact Kathy Hathaway at kathleen.hathaway@cptc.edu. 

If you would like to make a donation please contact kathleen.hathaway@cptc.eduwho can arrange for a volunteer to pick up items.


Please share this service learning opportunity with students who are interested in volunteering! Contact our AmeriCorps Service Learning Specialists, Lucy Pick at lucy.pick@cptc.edu or Kay Porter at kay.porter@cptc.edu.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Please Join Us for the Final Presentation of CPTC's 2013-2018 Strategic Plan


Campus Community,
Please join us to provide input, hear the presentation, and the final result of our four month Strategic Planning effort,Wednesday May 8, at the South Hill Campus Board of Trustee meeting. Also to be presented by Dr. Joyce Loveday will be recommended changes to the accreditation core themes to more closely align them with the new strategic goals. Below are the vision, mission, values, goals and objectives recommended by the committee. The Goals and Objectives were revised after community feedback.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this process.
Debbie and Claire 

2013-2018 CPTC STRATEGIC PLAN 
VISION
Transforming lives, enriching communities and enhancing futures by creating an environment of innovation, equity, and excellence through education.

MISSION
We are a values-driven institution that delivers quality education, training and support focused on student success in an evolving economy.

VALUES
Equity
Respect
Diversity
Innovation
Excellence
Student Success
Lifelong Learning
Social Responsibility

Values Definitions
Equity:
We recognize that the unique needs, goals and circumstances of the individual have a direct impact on a person’s ability to access and benefit from college activities and opportunities.
Excellence:
We seek opportunities to consistently exceed our best individual and institutional performance.
Respect:
We consider respect to be the inherent dignity we give all people.
Diversity:
We celebrate the many individuals that make up our community and embrace the opportunity to learn from both their differences and similarities.

Innovation:
We pursue the development and application of new ideas that lead to creative solutions.

Student Success:
We support our students to reach or exceed their personal goals or other desirable outcomes.

Lifelong Learning:
We promote ongoing pursuit of knowledge for both personal and professional reasons.

Social Responsibility:
We commit to decisions and actions that are socially aware and make us a strong community partner.

Strategic Goals and Objectives

Promote student success
i. Provide an environment that supports student retention, persistence and completion
ii. Invest in personal and professional growth for all employees
iii. Celebrate staff and student achievement, success and creativity

Champion equity
i. Create an understanding of equitable principles
ii. Identify and implement opportunities for increasing equity
iii. Identify and address achievement gaps

Build an educated community
i. Ensure student learning outcomes are aligned with current professional standards
ii. Respond to labor market needs and close workforce gaps
iii. Expand lifelong learning and professional credentialing opportunities
iv. Strengthen educational transitions between K-12 and higher education

Enhance institutional capacity
i. Create and improve systems to support a culture of inquiry and evidence-based decision making
ii. Review and revise systems and processes for effectiveness
iii. Judiciously manage the acquisition, use and maintenance of goods and materials
iv. Integrate technology across the college

Promote innovation
i. Upgrade the college’s innovation support structures
ii. Create a culture where all ideas can be shared and validated
iii. Develop entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors and skills that can be applied across the college
iv. Develop collaborative and innovative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

Create and maintain a sustainable college community
i. Cultivate relationships and explore options to find and utilize alternative funding sources
ii. Maintain and update existing infrastructure
iii. Implement sustainable practices
iv. Document our institutional knowledge

Foster community engagement and social responsibility
i. Build and maintain community partnerships
ii. Promote and strengthen internship and service opportunities
iii. Identify and develop opportunities for community education and outreach
iv. Promote a welcoming and safe environment

Monday, May 6, 2013

Mobile Veterans Center Visits South Hill Campus


The  Mobile Veterans Counseling Center will be on the South Hill campus near the on Wed., May 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be here to assist Veterans in a variety of different ways.

•  Individual and group counseling for Veterans and their families
•  Family counseling for military related issues
•  Bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death
•  Military sexual trauma counseling and referral
•  Outreach and education including Post-Deployment Health Reassessment Program, community events, etc.
•  Substance abuse assessment and referral
•  Employment assessment and referral
•  Veterans Benefits Administration explanation and referral
•  Screening and referral for medical issues including traumatic brain injury, depression, etc.

Please contact your Veteran Navigator, Patrick Yelladay, at 253-589-5966 for more information.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Graduation Packets Available for Pick-Up!

Are you currently attending CPTC and planning to graduate at the end of the quarter? Are you planning to participate in the June 19th graduation ceremony? If so, information packets about the steps to participate are now available in Bldg. 17 in the lobby! Current students need to come pick one up to get ready for the big day!

Students who completed their programs in the fall or winter quarters will receive a packet in the mail. If you do not see one, and expect to participate, please call (253) 589-5800.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

CPTC Welcomes 8th Set of Students from China

(Second on the L to R) An Dongy, Chen Lei, Yu Wenhao, Lie Boan, Liu Geli, all students from Civil Aviation Flight University in China who are studying at CPTC pose with Charles Maurer (far left) and Greg Doyon (far right), CPTC faculty members.


During the Spring Quarter of 2013, Clover Park Technical College welcomed its eighth group of students from Civil Aviation Flight University of China into our Aviation Maintenance Technician Program at the South Hill Campus in Puyallup.

They are sophomores and juniors at CAFUC, and upon graduation from CPTC, they will return to China and earn their Bachelor’s degree from the university.

In China there have been significant and rapid changes in the civil aviation industry, and the demand for aircraft maintenance technicians qualified to work on airplanes of foreign airlines continues to grow rapidly. CPTC’s partnership with CAFUC started in 2008, and to date, nineteen CAFUC students have graduated from our AMT program. After returning to China, they were able to get employment at FedEx, China Airlines and Hainan Airlines, to name a few. 

We currently have twenty Chinese students studying in the program.

Please give them a warm welcome!
Yuko Chartraw
Program Specialist

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Presidential Search Update: Recruitment has started



Campus Community, 


The Board has greatly appreciated the very helpful input we have received from staff and community leaders about the opportunities and challenges facing the college and the ideal characteristics of the next President. Summarizing this input in a succinct Presidential Profile has been challenging, but our skilled and experienced consultants at the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) took the lead and helped compile a very solid final version. 

We are now starting our comprehensive search, seeking qualified candidates from all across the country. This can be accessed through the ACCT website at www.acctsearches.org. Also, Tawny Dotson and Rory Douglas, our Director of College Relations and Webmaster, have created an excellent college Presidential Search website. At the college site you can view the Presidential Profile, the current timeline, the list of advisory committee members, and other college and community information, just like a candidate.

The ACCT consultant team will also be promoting the recruiting effort at national meetings and programs and through personal contacts. Advertisement will be placed in the Chronicle for Higher Education and other major publications.
If you have any questions or suggestions for ACCT, please feel free to contact our ACCT Search Consultants: Laura Saunders, Ph.D., at laurasaunders@earthlink.net or 206-853-7797 (cell), Laurie Savona, Ed.D., at lsavona@acct.org or 202-595-4300 (cell), or Narcisa Polonio, Ed.D., at narcisa_polonio@acct.org or 202-276-1983(cell). 

Or if you have any questions or suggestions for Jim or me, as usual I invite you to send them through him.

Bruce Lachney
Chair, Board of Trustees
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