August 2, 2018

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute Of Technology President To Speak At Worksource Forum

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) President Dr. Amy Morrison Goings will speak at the Worksource event, "Women and Work Empowerment Forum" on August 8, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at LWTech. The event will bring together women from the community who are looking for, or have recently found, employment. Dr. Morrison Goings will share career experiences that led her to becoming the president of the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington.

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June 11, 2018

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Board of Trustees Announce Contract Extension for College President

Kirkland, Wash. - The Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) voted unanimously in their June meeting to extend the rolling contract for LWTech president, Dr. Amy Morrison Goings, to 2023. The Trustees hired Morrison Goings, five years ago, with full confidence that she would be able to lead the college in a fair, inclusive, thoughtful, and productive way. Since she began her tenure at the college, and with the support and hard work of faculty and staff, the college has made tremendous progress. That growth resulted in the college reaching several significant milestones; including, the development of new programs, including six new Applied Baccalaureate degrees, and securing more than $6.3 million in federal, state and foundation grant funds (including the college's first-ever National Science Foundation grants, of which the college has since received three). This past year, the college joined forces with British Columbia Institute of Technology and Oregon Institute of Technology to provide engineering, technology and other applied degrees at the associate, bachelor, and master's levels through the creation of the Cascade Innovation Corridor Project, and lastly, LWTech was also recognized this past year by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 150 two-year colleges in the nation.

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May 29, 2018

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute Of Technology Announces 2018 Commencement Speaker

Michael Schutzler, CEO of Washington Technology Industry Association to Deliver 2018 Commencement Address.-- Kirkland, Wash. - Michael Schutzler, Chief Executive Officer of Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) will deliver the 2018 Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) commencement address on Saturday, June 16 at 12:00 p.m. at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash.

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May 16, 2018

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Partners With the King County Library System to Offer Student Access to Digital Resources

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) and the King County Library System (KCLS) are working together to increase student and faculty access to the library's digital content. The partnership was established after the recent signing of a memorandum of agreement that expands on KCLS's ongoing effort to provide electronic library access to every student and teacher in King County public schools, colleges, and universities. Under the agreement, KCLS will facilitate the creation of Student Accounts so that each student enrolled in any course at LWTech will have secure access to KCLS' downloadable and online resources, including but not limited to eBooks, eAudiobook, databases, online homework help, digital newspapers and magazines, and online videos. Currently, LWTech is the first of three area colleges working with KCLS to offer this program.

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May 10, 2018

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology to Hold Annual Spring Job Fair on May 15

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech)'s will host its annual Spring Job Fair on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10 a.m. Hosted by LWTech's Employment Resource Center, in partnership with WorkSource Snohomish and King Counties, the job fair will feature over 35 companies that are currently hiring. The event is free and open to students, graduates, and members of the community.

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May 7, 2018

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology to Offer Four-Week Fast-Track Summer Classes

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, is offering four Gen Ed classes this summer, where students can earn the same credits as a traditional quarter, in half the time. Most of these classes transfer, are accepted by universities, and provide a great opportunity for students to get some of their Gen Ed classes completed in an accelerated timeline. In addition to the fast-track courses, in Math, English, Psychology and Communications, LWTech is also offering an eight-week schedule of classes for students who want to get ahead in their coursework, in a select group of Humanities, Writing, Math, and Social Sciences classes. The eight-week courses include: Intro to Photography, Intro to Art, Intro to Business, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, English Composition I, English Composition II, Technical Writing, Math in Society, Intro to Statistics, Nutrition, General Psychology, Lifespan Psychology, and Intro to Sociology.

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April 23, 2018

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Annual Lake Washington Institute of Technology Spring Plant Sale Starts April 27

The Spring Plant Sale, one of the most popular events that takes place at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), is coming up on April 27-28 and May 4-5, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the greenhouses on the Kirkland campus. Over the years, thousands of community members have come to the annual plant sale that raises money for the Environmental Horticulture program and student scholarships. The Spring Plant Sale will feature a variety of plants grown from seed to sale by Environmental Horticulture students, including fuchsia baskets, annuals, vegetable starts, succulents, perennials, herb starts, and hundreds of bedding plants. Free parking is available next to the greenhouses on the southwest side of the campus.

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April 9, 2018

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology to Hold Community Resource Fair on April 12

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) will host a Community Resource Fair on April 12, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair is part of a series of events held several times a year in partnership with the City of Kirkland, City of Redmond, WorkSource Seattle-King County, and the King County Library System (Kingsgate, Kirkland, and Redmond libraries). The event will bring community and college resources together in one location to support low-income, marginalized populations who face multiple barriers. Services will include housing, transportation, food assistance, mental health, immigrant/refugee services, health and dental care, training and education, domestic violence, disability support, and others.

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March 20, 2018

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Student Named Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar

Monica Shoemaker, a student at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, has been named a 2018 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar and will receive a $1,500 scholarship. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars with nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholar also receives a commemorative medallion.

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March 15, 2018

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Board of Trustees Award Tenure to Seven Faculty Members

The Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), have awarded tenure to seven faculty members: Shanti Conners, Pamela Jeffcoat, Karen Lee, Hallie Pritchett, Jennifer Rogoff, Phil Trumbo, and Janet Waters.

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March 5, 2018

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

National and State Architecture Organizations to Visit Lake Washington Institute of Technology on March 8

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and the Washington State Board for Architects will visit Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) to meet with students and faculty in LWTech's Center for Architecture, Design, and Engineering (CADE) department.

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February 6, 2018

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Largest Provider of Healthcare Professional Associate Degrees in King County

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was recently listed as King County's leading provider of associate degree graduates in health professions, according to the 2016-2017 "Program Focus by College" report by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The report also found LWTech to be the third largest supplier of associate degree health professionals in Washington state during the same academic year.

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January 10, 2018

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology to Hold Recurring Community Resource Fair Beginning in January

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) will host a Community Resource Fair on January 11, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair is part of a series of events held several times a year in partnership with the City of Kirkland, City of Redmond, WorkSource Seattle-King County, and the King County Library System (Kingsgate, Kirkland, and Redmond libraries).

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January 10, 2018

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Public Hearing - Rule Making Process - Revisions to Washington Administrative Code (WAC)

Public Hearing on proposed revisions on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and held in the West Building Board Room, W305A. The College is proposing the changes to WAC 495D.

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August 14, 2017

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

National Science Foundation Awards Grant to Local Community and Technical Colleges

Kirkland, Wash. - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded an $800,000 grant to five community and technical colleges in the state of Washington: Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), Bellevue College, Green River College, North Seattle College, and Renton Technical College. The NSF grant will fund the collaborative Northwest Network for Application Development and Technology Connections (AppConnect NW) project. Each of the colleges involved offers a four-year Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Information Technology Application Development, which help meet the demand for software and application developers in the greater Seattle area.

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About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

As the only public institute of technology in Washington state, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) a provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers eight applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees, and more than 91 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.