March 20, 2019

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Receives RPM Foundation Grant for Automotive Student Scholarships

Kirkland, Wash. - The RPM Foundation (RPM), a not-for-profit dedicated to cultivating the next generation of automotive restoration and preservation craftsmen, awarded Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) a $6,000 grant for student scholarships. The scholarships will be offered to students enrolled in LWTech's Auto Body Technician program. "The LWTech Foundation is grateful to the RPM Foundation for their continued strong support of automotive students. Our automotive students have greatly benefited from this wonderful partnership," said LWTech Foundation Executive Director, Elisabeth Sorensen. "RPM cares greatly about the future of this important industry and has been a true hands-on partner in terms of preparing students for exciting careers in the automotive industry."

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March 14, 2019

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

Washington Student Achievement Council Awards Suicide Prevention Grant to Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, Wash. - The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has awarded a $60,000 suicide prevention grant to Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech). This program, funded by the 2018 Washington Legislature, made $420,000 available for Suicide Prevention in Higher Education Grants authorized under Senate Bill 6514. LWTech is one of eight Washington state colleges and universities awarded grants. Those are: Central Washington University, Divers Institute of Technology, Everett Community College, Grays Harbor College, Heritage University, Spokane Community College, and Washington State University.

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March 12, 2019

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

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

Kirkland, Wash. - The Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), have awarded tenure to four faculty members: Greg Bem, Rex Rempel, Steven Weaver, and Dr. Andrea Westman. Bem is an Associate Professor of the Library and holds a Master of Library Science from the University of Washington. Rempel teaches Behavioral and Social Services and holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Washington. Weaver teaches Machining Technology and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Professional Technical Education & Instructional Design from South Seattle College. Dr. Westman teaches in the Physical Therapist Assistant program and holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Assistant from Regis University. The LWTech Board of Trustees awarded tenure to the faculty members at their meeting on March 11, 2019. "Our tenured professors have demonstrated their dedication to student success by completing a comprehensive and rigorous three-year process. They have strengthened their programs and developed and sustained long-lasting industry relationships. They personify what it means to truly make a difference in the lives of our students," said Dr. Amy Morrison, president of LWTech.

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March 6, 2019

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Students Named to Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington Academic Team

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, has named two students, Tia Garrison and Morgan Wolf, to the 2019 Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington Academic Team. Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for two-year colleges, recognizes college students for their scholastic achievements each year. To qualify, recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and community engagement, and be nominated by their college.

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February 5, 2019

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

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

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) will host a Community Resource Fair on February 12, 2019 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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About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

As the only public institute of technology in Washington State, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers nine applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 80 professional certificates, in 41 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.