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Student Achievement
Taking Lessons Learned in the Classroom Into the Community and Beyond
Students at LWTech experience invaluable hands-on learning in classrooms and labs. However, many students look beyond our classrooms to gain real-world experience in the community. These opportunities inspire them
to build important connections, gain confidence, and challenge themselves.
Community Involvement and Service
Students at LWTech are encouraged to extend their learning involvement and do so in a variety of ways. Our Digital Gaming and Media students showcased their creative talents at high-profile events such as Power of Play and PAX. PAX is one of the largest gaming events in North America.
Cell Biology students
presented research results
at the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative Colloquium at Volunteer State Community College in Nashville,
Tennessee, and at University of Washington’s Undergraduate Research Symposium in Seattle.
LWTech students also gave
back to the community in
the form of public service. Students from the Bachelor
of Science in Public Health program’s club organized a school supply drive that donated more than 200 items to Mary’s Place, a local non-profit agency that helps homeless women and families.
Our Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer program students and faculty donated 530 pounds of food in November to Hopelink as a result of their Fall Food Drive.
Competitions
Eight Culinary Arts students took home bronze, gold, and silver medals at the American Culinary Federation/ Washington State Chefs Association Culinary Salon Competition at Bellingham Technical College. Baking Arts students also won awards at the Washington State Sugar Artists cake show in Everett.
LWTech Dental Hygiene student, Karen Dong, won first place for her presentation at Washington State Dental Hygienists’ Association’s Table Clinic Competition. Her topic, leukocyte and platelet-rich fibrin in regenerative dentistry, involved a new blood product from patients that can improve soft tissue and bone regeneration.
Recognition
This past year, LWTech Nursing program student Tiffany Ruiz and Marc Allen, Diesel and Heavy Equipment/ Welding Technology student, were named to the Phi Theta Kappa 2016 All-Washington Academic Team!
Cell biology students Emad Shirazi, Rachel Nies, and Matthew Ridgway.
LWTech Nursing program student Arianda Crosby received recognition at the Washington State Association of College Trustees 2016 Transforming Lives Awards dinner in Olympia. The annual award recognizes current students and alumni who have overcome barriers to reach their academic goals.
Arianda Crosby on campus.
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