TCC Magazine Connecting Tacoma Community College with Community Fall 2008 a building designed for children 4 also in this issue College Annual Report and Foundation Annual Report from the President TCC is an integral part of our community And the community is part of TCC Welcome to the inaugural issue of TCC Magazine. The college is very pleased to be an integral part of the success of the Tacoma area we serve. Through this beautiful magazine, you’ll get a better idea of the college’s connectedness not only to our community, but you’ll also see the impact the college has on the lives of so many students. This new magazine emphasizes the unique and special relationship TCC has with its community, the partnerships with our friends and neighbors, our business supporters and local industry leaders. Without the support and encouragement of all these groups, we would never have been able to serve this great community for more than 42 years. The stories in this magazine connect a human face to many of our programs, and show the depth of learning going on throughout our community. The connections forged and strengthened between our students and their on-campus learning as well as hands-on learning through local businesses and non-profit organizations is truly amazing. In this issue you’ll also see the depth of involvement our TCC Foundation has in raising funds to help needy students with scholarships and help raise private funds for building construction and other projects. And, finally, you’ll see how our Continuing Education program reaches out to train current workers employed in local companies and also educate our area’s future leaders. I hope you like our new magazine. Thank you for all your support of YOUR community college. Sincerely, Dr. Pamela J. Transue President, Tacoma Community College IFC TCC Magazine Fall 2008 TCC Magazine Volume 1, No. 1 Editor create Sidnee Wheelwright Writers Rachel Payne Dan Small learning Dale Stowell Designers Laura Chipman Sakura Moses service learning Manal Jmaileh 2 TCC Magazine is published biannually by Marketing, Communication & Outreach/IAF, Tacoma Community College, inspire 6501 South 19th Street, Tacoma WA 98466. equity 4 While every effort is made to ensure accuracy of all printed sustaining our future information, TCC Magazine Early Learning Center assumes no liability for errors in editorial content or advertising. 8 TCC Foundation Connecting to where we live No portion of this publication may be duplicated or reprinted 9 Foundation Annual Report without written permission from 10 Foundation Donors the publisher. 2007-2008 Send address changes to: 14 Corporate TCC Magazine, 6501 S. 19th & Continuing St., Tacoma WA 98466 or Education 6 email@example.com. Be Three generations sure to include both old and at TCC 16 Annual Report new addresses. A year of highlights 18 Student Profile tcc mission statement: Logistic Student TCC creates meaningful and celebrate Earnestine Jenkins 20 Calendar relevant learning, inspires greater equity, and celebrates success TCC events and activities success in our lives and our cover photo courtesy communities. of dane gregory meyer Fall 2008 TCC Magazine 1 Manal Jmaileh Serving school, church and community Volunteering TCC Running Start sophomore Manal Jmaileh has Her Friday night date at St. Clare has helped her decide a full calendar. Since last May she’s been a regular that she wants to go into medicine—as a doctor. At is an volunteer at St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, taking the same time, her front row seat at St. Clare is helping advantage of a service learning program at TCC in her see the many sides of medicine. She’s noticed opportunity which students apply course theory to real community that doctors have many tasks on their calendars that to figure out issues—a process that helps students better understand take them away from their patients. “I like to be with and learn from their community. people. That’s my favorite thing,” says Manal. “Nurse who you practitioners are always right here, taking care of want to be ... Her volunteer work is also part of a high school patients. If you are in a caring, loving environment, you graduation requirement, and part of her Curtis heal better.” Do something High School Key Club and National Honor Society you love, but experience. She’s vice president of the NHS Chapter Manal also volunteers at the Islamic Center in Tacoma, at Curtis, where she is a senior. where she teaches Islamic classes and Arabic. “Many make sure Muslim children are sent to Islamic school and learn When Manal entered TCC as a Running Start student the Koran in Arabic,” says Manal. “This isn’t just for you watch last year, “I wanted to get involved in everything,” she Muslims. And it doesn’t matter your age. I started your time. remembers. She quickly became part of Student Life’s teaching at age 13.” multicultural education team, a paid job where she helps plan, market and coordinate events. She is also Manal will graduate from Curtis next June and at the part of Phi Theta Kappa, the national academic honor same time graduate from Tacoma Community College society for community college students, in which with an associate degree. She is already applying to members give service hours to the college and the colleges—University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, the community. University of Washington and John Hopkins are on her list of potential schools. Says Manal, “In my sophomore year, I saw I needed to get in volunteer hours to apply to colleges. As soon Manal’s advice to her classmates? “I know it worries as I started volunteering though, I found out what it’s students—but volunteer service is the last thing to really about. It’s an opportunity to figure out who you worry about. Do something you love…but make sure want to be. It’s definitely something I look forward to you watch your time.” all week.” 2 TCC Magazine Fall 2008 Fall 2008 TCC Magazine 3 sustaining our future early learning center A building designed for children This fall, the Annette B. Carefully-crafted, developmentally- natural lighting for reduced energy Weyerhaeuser Early Learning appropriate areas for young consumption—and details such Center opened to serve the children throughout the interior as reduced water use, diversion of children of TCC’s students, and exterior spaces allow children construction waste and optimal faculty and staff. The new to explore, grow and develop. energy performance—that add $6.6 million Early Learning Says ELC director Olga Webstad: up to a healthy learning space for Center is a leading-edge child- “When we were designing the children that’s also easy on the centered learning environment. Center, we asked each other: environment. Signage throughout Designed to serve 86 children ‘What did we do when we were the interior and exterior allows from one month through five children—what are our best students and visitors to learn years of age—the new ELC memories of being kids?’ The center about the sustainability features serves twice the number of has a hill to climb and to roll down, of the LEED certified center, with children served in the previous trees with leaves to rake, a hand- symbols related to recycling and Children’s Center. operated water pump with buckets sustainability. “Older kids will to fill, a big sand area, and space to receive education in sustainability run and play and explore.” and recycling, and there will be raised planters for a garden – and The interior features radiant- worms,” says Webstad. “Recycling Photos courtesy of heat flooring, natural ventilation is ongoing, and it’s part of their Dane Gregory Meyer for improved indoor air quality, education.” 4 TCC Magazine Fall 2008 The center also has a place where funding, which allows us to educate Celebrating parents can do homework between classes; and a large kitchen where our parents in early childhood education,” says Webstad, but our ‘new’ campus full, hot meals are prepared and we couldn’t have done all of this Last year Tacoma Community College celebrated students can eat with their children. without the Foundation going out the grand re-opening of the ‘new’ TCC campus. “We planned this into our budget,” and raising money to support this New buildings, new public gathering spaces, a new says Webstad. “Parents haven’t kind of early childhood education,” central College Way and bridge linked new with old, always eaten breakfast either.” says Webstad. The Foundation transforming the campus look and feel—and the is continuing to raise funds to college’s ability to serve a large, diverse population. Says Webstad: “Being in a college complete the building – with setting, we can hire teachers who $420,000 still needed to cover the In the year since, new spaces have become familiar have training in early childhood new building’s construction costs. and landscaping has softened the edges. For entering education.” Classrooms are students, the well-designed features—both utilitarian arranged around a series of To learn how you can help and aesthetic—are the TCC they know. “observation pods” where students, support TCC’s new Early Learning teachers, and parents can view the Center, contact Foundation children through one-way mirrors Executive Director Mel Zanjani Plans for our future without disrupting classroom at 253.566.5002. routines. This arrangement The campus continues to grow and evolve to facilitates teacher education better serve student and community needs. In the programs, including TCC’s Early pre-design stage is the new Health Careers Center, Childhood Paraeducation program, which is planned for completion in 2013. the English as a Second Language / Childhood Development Assistant The college continues its drive toward becoming program, and parenting classes for a more sustainable campus. In addition to building our students whose children attend and grounds design, campus vehicles are moving the Early Learning Center. off the gas-powered grid to electric power, to be provided by a solar power station mounted on Project funding includes the roof of the new Science and Engineering $1 million in capital funds from building. A food recycling program will be the State of Washington, matched inaugurated to enhance TCC’s award-winning by local donations secured through waste recycling program, beginning at the new efforts of the TCC Foundation. Early Learning Center. Donations include the largest single anonymous gift in the Sustainability, which includes environmental history of the TCC Foundation. issues along with elements that sustain the TCC Associated Students are cultural, economic and social fabric of our also providing funds over several community, continues to move into the classroom. years that total more than $2 “We want faculty to become really excited million. Many other contributions Design by: about sustainability so they will try new ways to McGranahan Architects were received from individuals, incorporate it into their programs of study,” said foundations and companies Construction by: Sue Habeck, TCC biology instructor. throughout the region. Pease Construction, Inc. Landscape Architect: “We have student activities fees Cascade Design Collaborative supported by our students; and we get United Way and ECEAP Fall 2008 TCC Magazine 5 No generation gap… A story of three generations at TCC Anne Giroux remembers when But once in school, “this whole Anne’s son Kevin and youngest her mother Setsuko Giroux was in new world opened that I didn’t daughter Christin have gotten nursing school. She was in TCC’s even know existed,” says Anne. into the act, too. Kevin, a student Registered Nurse articulation While she was in the program, in Narrows View Intermediate program, and would come home her instructor Pat von Knorring Challenge program, “corrects my By sharing her and tell her family what she learned noticed she had an aptitude for math papers,” says Anne. And stories, and each day. “She shared so many anatomy and physiology – and Christin likes to “sit next to me stories about being in school,” says especially cardiology. So, after reading her school book.” Says the honors and Anne, “it got to the point we began Anne completed her medical office Anne, “Christin’s teacher at certificates asking about her day. Once in certificate and had been hired by University Place Primary assigned she earned anatomy class they did a dissection her present employer University her #14. I showed Christin that – then she gave me the shirt she Place MultiCare, she entered the my algebra teacher assigned me along the wore the day she did it!” Invasive Cardiac Tech program #14 too. I even brought Christin’s way, at TCC, with the blessing and math paper to my algebra class By sharing her stories, and the support of MultiCare. “I’m really and showed my instructor, Beverly Setsuko honors and certificates she earned excited about cardiology,” says Bunch, that both mother and Giroux along the way, Setsuko Giroux Anne. And after finding out how daughter had the number 14 on showed her entire family what much she stands to earn when top of their daily homework. What showed her could be accomplished. she graduates, her kids are pretty are the odds of that!?” entire family excited too. what could be Setsuko’s daughter Anne was a stay- Kira, a senior at Curtis High at-home mom with three children. Anne notes that she is taking School in University Place and accomplished. When she suddenly found herself English 95-college prep English- a freshman at TCC, belongs to divorced a few years ago, Anne while her 17-year-old daughter Kira Curtis’ Honor Society and Key quickly realized it had become Kulman, who began Running Start Club. Through Kiwanis, Key Club “almost mandatory” to get a college at TCC this fall, is taking English members work with community education to succeed in the work 101-college level English. “Kira leaders on projects like Chambers world. She returned to TCC to helps me and corrects my papers,” Creek. Kira has even interviewed earn a Medical Office Professional adds Anne—who obviously the mayor of Lakewood to gather certificate. enjoys the bonding time. Maybe input about restoration efforts on even more than Kira, who once Chambers Creek, says Anne. suggested, “Mom, do you know Setting the example: about the writing lab?” Setsuko Giroux – Anne’s mother and Kira’s grandmother 6 TCC Magazine Fall 2008 Kira, who is in the Curtis High School orchestra and plays viola with the Tacoma Youth Symphony, is considering a minor in music after she finishes high school. Her major, she says, will most likely be Pathology. “Someday I want to help wipe out infectious diseases,” says Kira. Says Anne, “I’m proud of my daughter—and myself. I had no idea how inspiring this would be for me. I was a homemaker without an associate degree. Now the whole family mentors each other. I’m not only getting a college degree – this is good for the whole family.” Anne Giroux and daughter Kira Kulman take a walk through the Japanese Friendship Garden on the TCC campus. Fall 2008 TCC Magazine 7 Connecting to where we live... It’s a simple idea—good wine and good food for a good cause. The popular Proctor-area wine bar, Pour at Four, owned and managed by Mark and Susan Merrill since 2004, began hosting their popular late-winter scholarship fundraiser three years ago to support the aspirations of Tacoma Community College students. They decided to name the scholarship in memory of Susan Merrill’s late father, Dr. John R. Schaeffer. It was Dr. Schaeffer’s idea that the Merrill’s neighborhood wine bar should be named “Pour at Four”—a place where the clock on the wall is forever set at 4 p.m., the food is great, the atmosphere is welcoming, and the wine and food start at two. When Dr. Schaeffer passed away unexpectedly soon after the wine bar opened, the Merrills decided they wanted to give something back to their adopted community in his memory. Dr. Schaeffer, a long- time educator who was a teacher, principal, California’s head of migrant education, and retired as Assistant State Superintendent, was a firm believer that every person should have the opportunity to receive an education. So Mark and Susan Merrill set up the scholarship through the Tacoma Community College Foundation to honor her father and help continue his work. This year’s Pour at Four auction raised $28,000 for TCC students. Says Susan: “So many times people get the idea that scholarships come from really wealthy people writing checks. I think it’s nice when people meet us Dr. John R. Schaeffer Scholarship recipient Matthew Ward (right) with and find out we’re just regular people.” Mark Merrill, who with his wife Susan sponsor the scholarship and the Pour at Four fundraising event. In September 2006 the first recipient of the Dr. Schaeffer scholarship was chosen. Say the Merrills, “It was very gratifying to see someone so excited and grateful for the opportunity to continue pursuit of a degree… Our goal this year was to raise enough through the auction to offer two scholarships.” Everyone should have the The Merrill’s most recent scholarship recipient is TCC student Matthew opportunity to receive Ward, who lives in Tacoma with his wife and three daughters. Matt sees his scholarship as an opportunity to pursue his dream of becoming a math an education. teacher and give back to the community himself. After years as an IT −Dr. John Schaeffer specialist, including a stint at Intel during the dot.com era, Matt decided to pursue his dream. “I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. When I was in school before, math was WORK. But when I returned to school I began to see math as more like a puzzle – a game.” Matt plans to complete a master’s degree in mathematics, and teach at the high school or collegel level. Pour at Four is located at 3814 N. 26th St., Tacoma, WA. 253.761.8015 firstname.lastname@example.org 8 TCC Magazine Fall 2008 TCC Foundation Annual Report The past – and future Fundraising n 29% Other n 1% – look bright Grants, Contracts & Awards n 26% Contributions n 60% Tacoma Community College’s Foundation continues to play Net Loss on Investments n -16% a key role in helping TCC push forward even in times when it is asked to do more with the same or less public funding than in the past. Because community support of the college has been and continues to be strong, TCC continues to be Revenue a leading college in terms of providing services such as child care to students, granting scholarships, and ensuring that staff and faculty have the latest knowledge and skills to support and prepare our students. “Looking back at the last year, we have a lot to be proud of,” says Mel Zanjani, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Foundation Executive Director. “Looking ahead at the year to come, we have developed ambitious goals and initiatives to do even more.” Looking back at 2007-2008 A strong bottom line: The Foundation ended the year College scholarships: TCC Foundation once with more than $5 million in assets and plans to grow again provided more scholarship support to students of that base in the coming year. any community college foundation in our region. The Foundation provided more than $275,000 in scholarship Looking forward to the year to come funds, supporting more than 100 scholarship awards. Alumni association: The Foundation will lay the College support: The Foundation provided more than groundwork to create the first active alumni association $2 million support to TCC. In addition to scholarships, in the college’s history. TCC Foundation helped fund construction and Scholarship campaign: The Foundation will raise equipment for the recently opened Early Learning $350,000 for scholarships, further solidifying its place Center. The center more than doubles the capacity to as a leader in student support among area community provide safe, high-quality child care on the TCC campus. college foundations. Foundation funds also supported student emergency Early Learning Center campaign: A $420,000 public grants, professional development for staff and faculty, fund-raising campaign to continue development and and special programs such as the Center for Ethical support of the new Annette B. Weyerhaeuser Early Development. Learning Center will launch in the coming months. TCC FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Mel Zanjani, CFRE, Executive Director Jennifer Durham, Secretary Tom Spilman, Treasurer Ed Brooks, Vice President Christopher Algeo, President Dr. Pamela Transue, College President Fall 2008 TCC Magazine 9 TCC Foundation Donors 2007-2008 This donor report acknowledges new gifts and pledges contributed between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008. Gifts received after June 30, 2008 will be acknowledged in the 2008-2009 donor report. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy but mistakes sometimes do occur. If we have misspelled or omitted your name, please accept our most sincere apologies and let us know by contacting the office of Development and Alumni Relations at 253.460.4379 or FoundationInfo@tacomacc.edu. A Anonymous Joseph Betz Dorna Bullpitt Melinda & Duane W. Cox Jeeny Aarde Elizabeth Biber Patrice & Robert Bunge CR Sandidge Winery Pam Abernathy Judie Bilderback Shawn Bunney Carl & Louise Cramer Jared Abwawo Charles & Barbara Bingham Kate Burnham Frank & Debbie Crawford Christopher Algeo Benjii Bittle Julie & Gary Burton Charles Crawford Allenmore Medical Foundation Catherine Bitz Jean Buttorff Charlie Crawford C Altrusa International Club of Tacoma Phil & Kerry Bivens C.R. 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I Melinda Fahy Ruth Harris Marsha Glaziere Il Fiasco Restaurant and Wine Bar Cindy Faker Stan & Sarah Harris Marc Gleason Imagine Great Things A. D. Farber Jordan Hartman William Goetzinger Indochine Kiril Farkov Paul Hartman Paul Goetzinger The Inn at Gig Harbor Susan Feijoo Shana Harvey Carol Goforth International Research Betty Felker Dolores Haugen & Exchanges Board, Inc. Ann Goldblatt Fieldhouse Kinne Hawes Anna Inthavong J Michael Good Caryl & Wade Fielding Kevin Hayes Calvin Jackson Arthur Goodson Fielding Hills Winery Amy Healy Debi Jackson Rachel Goon Cesar Figueroa Linda Healy Sue Jackson-Andre Gerry Gordon Stephen & Eileen Finnigan Elizabeth Heath Paul & Anne Jacobson Susan Gordon David & Mendy Fischer Kathryn Held Sharon Jaffee Jacqueline Gorman Jana & Thomas Fisher Joan Hento John & Anita James Ann Gosch Sharon Rose Fitch Tracy Heron-Moore Jane Jason Gottfried & Mary Fuchs Foundation Stephanie Flagg HHJ Construction Virginia Jenkins Marilyn Gould Susan Flagg Sue Hickam Rose & Jeff Jennison Cindy Grady Ilse & Dennis Flannigan Robert Hijiya Laurie Jinkins & Laura Wulf Candice Granberg Theri Flood Marcia & Rondald Hildebrandt Arlene Joe & Richard Woo Beverly & Artis Grant Wendy Flores Sarah Hiller Cathy Johnson Douglas Granum Floyd & Delores Jones Foundation Wendy Hinand Florise Johnson Karen Gray Dick & Mary Foege Albert Hinson & June Kerseg- Thomas & Teena Johnson Gray Lumber Company Hinson Mathew Foley-Kordell Todd & Mariann Johnson Great Wolf Lodge Cindy Hinz Linda & Timothy Ford William Johnson The Greater Tacoma Community Caryle Hitchcock Forest Foundation Foundation Heather Johnson-Jock Lynn Hodder Fort Walla Walla Cellars Victoria Green Alberta & Merle Jones Christine Hoffman Donald Foster Evan Green Casey Jones Nancy Hohenstein Missi Foster Steve & Heidi Grimstad David Jones Mark & Diane Holcomb Leanne Foster Mary Grobins Richard Jones Ann Holder Kenneth & Mary Fox Carol & John Grudzien Continued Fall 2008 TCC Magazine 11 TCC Foundation Donors 2007-2008 Jones View Inn Griselda (Babe) & Herman Lehrer Margaret McCulloch Sax Dorene Novotny Marcy & David Joseph Bradley Lehrer Shelly McDonald Michelle Nowoczynski K O Margaret Kalton Michael Lehrer Phyllis McGavick-Broich Autumn & Ronald Oberhansli Buzz Kane Estelle Len & Estelle Guyt McGranahan Architects Patsy O’Connell Charles Kaperick Andrew Lench Karin McGuire Eric Ogilvie Lilly Kato Kyle Lentz Margaret McKee-Lopez Mary Ohno Judy Kavanaugh Dorothy Lewis Deborah McKeon Thomas & Skip Oldfield Frank Kawasaki Pamela Lewis-Bridges Nancy McKinney Sonya Olejar & Edward Bridges Thomas & Suzanne Keegan Gretchen McKinney Cindy Olejar Lisa’s Leaves & My Greenhouse Dolores Keller Charles McManus Janet & Michael Olejar Lissette Massage & Jacqueline Plattner Lu Kelley Benjamin Olp Joseph Loescher Dean McSweeney Gail & Richard Kelly Olympic Associates Company Kandace Loewen Alan & Rose Mednick June Kerseg-Hinson Olympic College & Albert Hinson Lorraine Lofton Gary Meigs & Peggy O’Neill David & Inger Owen Pat & Chad Kerth Kathryn Longfellow Scott Merriman Terry & Gretchen Owen Camille Kesinger Debra Longfellow Claudia Merritt Reid Ozaki P Kestrel Vintners Susan Lord Alexander & Deborah Mihali P G Beil Foundation Yvonne Kevins Leonard Lukin Milbrandt Vineyards Reginald Page KeyBank Foundation Ronald & Jeanette Lunceford Vikki Miller Page Cellars Alya Khan & Clive Cromar Richard & Betty Lunceford Susan Mitchell Diana Page-Goings Mojdeh Khatam-Moore Peggy & Tim Lunceford Richard & Marcia Moe Jamie Palermo & Roger Moore Lori Lynch Barb Moilien Lynn Palock Kenneth Kieffer Linda Lysne Susan Moorehead M Pantages Theater Derek Kilmer Katherine MacDonald Linda M. Moran Mario Parisio Naomi Kim Margaret MacDonald Thomas Morgan Darryle Parker Michelle Kim-Giron & Paul Giron Mark MacLeod Morgan Stanley Selena Pasin Fumiko Kimura Daniel Madden Don Moseid Paso Robles Courtyard by Marriott Debra King Ken Madsen Sakura Moses Uscanga Pastora Jean Kinnaman Marilyn Mahoney Janine & Nicholas Mott Kathryn & William Patnode Kiwanis Club of Greater Tacoma MaryJo Mallan MRG/Diversification, Inc. Patrice Designs Colleen Klein Connie Manuel Muckleshoot Casino Barbara Patterson Jaquelyn Kleiner Marine View Beverage - Sumner Patrick Mullen & Jill Fox-Mullen Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Shane Klingenstein Sandra Martin MultiCare Health Foundation Gary & Caroline Pearson Sue & Gerald Knight Barbara Martin MultiCare Health System Mitch Pearson Ford Knox Carrie Martin Jean Munday Sue Pearson Sophia Korum Julia Martin-Lombardi Theophilus Mungen Darron & Missy Pease Keith Kragelund Maryhill Winery Cyndy Myers N Pease Construction, Inc. Paula Kraupa Karen Mashburn Douglas Neff Lisa Pedersen James Krueger L Massage Envy Sharron Nelson Beth Pedersen Linda & Lee Lagerquist Susan Massey Richard Nelson Angela Peiffer Kurt Laidlaw Glenna & David Mathews Patricia & George Nelson David Pelkey & Kayleen Oka Becky Lamont Marcia Matincheck Paul & Molly Neustadt Peninsula Gardens John & Patricia Lantz Kimberle & Phillip Matison Susan Newell Bobbi Pennell Faye Laroche Archie Matthews William Nice The Pepsi Bottling Group Jeanine Larson Ellen Mazoff The Norcliffe Foundation Loyd & Muriel Percy Bruce & Joan Larson Billie Mazzei Peter & Karen Norman Katelyn Perigard Kate Larsson Toni McBride Northwest Cascade, Inc. Lori Peterson John Laurent Mary McCabe Northwest Designer Craftsman Assoc. Clare Petrich & Dawn Lucien Ashley Layman JoAnne McCarthy Northwest Justice Project James & Judie Pettit Tonya Lee Sharon McCormack Ron & Nancy Novak M. Peter Philley & Monica Bulter Linda Lee McCrea Cellars Wendy Phillips Margaret & Lee Legowik 12 TCC Magazine Fall 2008 TCC Foundation Donors 2007-2008 Jennifer Pickett Andrew & Jan Ritting Dan & Doreen Small R. Taylor Pierce Commercial Bank Ann & Fred Roberson Carolyn Small Angela Taylor Pierce County Library System Gayle Roberts Amy Small Robert & Patricia Thaden Charlene & Eric Piercy Valerie Robertson Gail Smalley Susan & Andrew Thompson Laird & Julie Pisto Ross Robinson Rebecca Smart & Drew Deutsch Claudia Thompson William Plancich Michel & Pamela Rocchi Tomi Kent Smith Wanda Thompson Mike & Lisa Politeo Jill Rohrbaugh Darryl & Jodi Smith Vanessa Tilberg Port of Tacoma Amanda & Lorenzo Rollins Virginia Smith Vincent Tilotta Shawn Postma Greg Rolsma Gayle Smith Titus Will Families Foundation Pour At Four Ron Carson Pottery Barbara & Mel Smith Mary Beth Tollefson Mary Anne Powell Rosedale Gardens, LLC Kimberley Smith Lisa Tompkins Ronald Powers Kerry Rounds Laura Smith Kristin Tow Ken Powers Joan Rubinstein Smith Barney Charitable Trust, Inc. 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Chee & Katherine Tung Rainier Pacific Bank Sam Tuttle Margaret Sargeant Thomas & Kristin Spilman Rainier Pacific Foundation Diane Twitty David Sarno U Jaron Spoja & Rhonda Oglivie Pamela Ralston Jean Ulianich Rhonda Savage Rebeccah Sproat Consuelo Ramirez Lorinda Ulsh Saviah Cellars St. Anthony Hospital Sierra Ramirez Union Bank of California Audra Schindler St. Michelle Estates Ed & Sharie Ramos Heather Urschel-Speir Bob Schmitt David Stahl Patricia Randall Pastora Uscanga Abbey Schofield V Deronda Stanley Randy’s Nursery Diane Valdez Ladonna Schuh State Farm Julie Ranger Bruce Valentine Joyce Schultz Sam Stayd Donald & Karen Rasmussen Rick Valtee Mary Scott Kellie Steinmasel Gail Rassat Linda Van Doren Sea Grill Sterling Savings Bank Raven Ridge Naturals Elisabeth Van Dusen William & Tatyana Searcy Willie & Faye Stewart Cheryl Rea Gerrit & Melissa Van Ness Seattle Mariners Barbara & Richard Stockstad Andrew Read Cary & Crystal Vance Secret Garden Boutique Timothy Stokes Michael & Susan Reed Lillian Vandehey Scott & Debbie Seelye Beverlee Storkman Les & Estelle Reid Sara VanPerre Cynthia Seward Claudia & David Straayer April Reid Regina Vasaitis Dan & Sue Shea Brandy Stricker Sandra Reilley Venture Bank Mary Sheehan Paula Stuart & Philip Lynch Linda Remsberg Ann Verratti Selinda Sheridan Nancy Stuart Candyce & Don Rennegarbe Vinotique Lucy Sherman Mary Sudar W Respiratory Care Society Sumiho Wada of Washington Amy Shipp Shannon Sullins Gerald Shulenbarger Sunset Pacific General Yasuko Wada Sandy Reyier Signs by Tomorrow Contractors, Inc. Corydon Wagner Gene Rezac What’s Your Sign, Inc. Sally Swanson Richard & Catherine Wakefield Richard Rhea Silverlake Winery Anthony Szalyga Walla Walla Inns T Caridad Rhoades Simpson Investment Company Tacoma Investment Group, Inc. Deb Wallin Astrid Rial & Tony Malaghan Sister City Community of Tacoma Tacoma Plumbing & Heating, Inc. ~ Kitakyushu Marilyn & James Walton Steve Rich Ron Talley Debbi & Bill Wambold Marie Rider Jim Skalski & Csilla Muhl Kitty Tartaglia Yi Wang Deborah Riegsecker Linda Skyler Rod Tayet Betty Wani Mary Slaughter Continued Fall 2008 TCC Magazine 13 Moving into Management TCC Foundation Donors Training a New Generation of Leaders 2007-2008, continued at General Plastics Kimberly Ward Jeanne & Duane Warner Lilly & Jack Warnick Linda & Steve Washburn Alan Waugh Wendey Weathers Joe Webb Olga & Norman Webstad Karla & William Webster June Weled Laura Weselmann Emily West Denise Wester Marilyn Westervelt Annette B. Weyerhaeuser Frederick & Ki Hyen Whang Karyn Whitacre S. White Steve Wilkinson William Mitchell Photography Steven & Dara Willis Darrell Willits Patty Wilson Roger & Sharon Wilson Wineglass Cellars Carol Wissmann Ruth & A. James Witsmeer Jean Witte Woodward Canyon Allen Woolf World Cultural Interaction Marjorie Wright Y Don & Dianne Yaw Anna Ybarra & Pamela Ralston Todd Roppo, a Senior Sales Engineer at General Plastics in Tacoma, is one of Lois Yoshida 25 General Plastics employees chosen for a management training program Christine & Calvin Young administered by Tacoma Community College. Writes Eric Hahn, Vice President Iris & James Young of Organizational Development at General Plastics: Jayme Yount Z Mel & Fred Zanjani Jennie Zecher “The Job Skills Program is the foundation for our leadership development Caryl Zenker and succession plan. The coursework provides critically needed Richard Zimmerman Ed Zittel instruction in the areas of leadership development, supervisory techniques, manufacturing basics, finance and materials planning.” 14 TCC Magazine Fall 2008 TCC Corporate and Continuing Education Clients: A t General Plastics, a Tacoma institution for over fifty years, they’re quite Boeing self sufficient. They make 90 percent of their own tools. They transform rigid foam and other plastic products into an astonishing variety of applications, Carlson Paving Products from the 400 different gap seal configurations used in airplane interiors to Chicago Title Insurance Company the plastic components of the underwater robotics systems used in homeland Chief Leschi Schools security operations. They run their products through onsite tensile tests, City of Renton flammability tests, and compression tests. They cross-train their workers in City of Tacoma the use of dozens of specialized machines. But when the time came to train a new generation of managers, they decided to call Tacoma Community Community Health Care College. First Choice Health General Plastics Todd Roppo, a Senior Sales Engineer at General Plastics, is also a Manufacturing Company management trainee. “Right now the company is going through a transition. KeyBank They’re trying to foster the next-generation leaders for the company,” Kitsap County Consolidated explained Roppo. To that end, General Plastics partnered with Tacoma Housing Authority Community College to set up a seven-module course, taught onsite by TCC MCMNW instructors. TCC’s Corporate and Continuing Education Department hires Metro Parks Tacoma experts in specialized fields to provide onsite and on-campus training to local businesses. Typically, a business will partner with the college to design a Orting School District customized training program. Topics covered in the General Plastics program Pierce County range from “Supervisory Essentials” to “Process Improvement” to “Finance Pierce County Health Department Improvement.” As part of the Job Skills Program, the training program is Pierce Transit partly funded by a $48,000 grant from the State Board for Community and Port of Tacoma Technical Colleges. The twenty-five General Plastics employees chosen for Puget Sound ESD #121 the course will receive a certificate upon completion. They’ll also receive 8 college credits that can be applied toward a college degree. “Perhaps an MBA Puyallup Tribal Health at some point,” said Roppo, who received a BS in Mechanical Engineering Red Wind Casino from the University of Washington. “The ultimate goal would be to keep Schnitzer Steel Industries moving up the management ladder.” STOPWA Tacoma Public Schools The management trainees meet for a three-hour class once a week, using a conference room that doubles as a multimedia classroom. Their program is True North – Student Assistance and Treatment Services scheduled to continue through June 2009. Roppo explained that the group is currently wrapping up the second training module, on leadership. “We Washington State Association of Counties have homework, and a test at the beginning and end of each module. But since it’s onsite training, it has to be a little more user-friendly.” While Roppo Washington State Department of Personnel enjoys the enthusiastic presentation of useful information in class, he believes that the program’s most important benefit is that the learning takes place Washington State Transit Insurance Pool (WSTIP) with his co-workers. “It fosters teamwork,” said Roppo. “The group is a real cross-section of the company. In this class we interact on a work level, but For more information contact: also on a personal level. People on the floor have a different perspective than Ron Asahara, Director I do.” Roppo’s classmate Dan Hesser agrees: “The opportunity for teamwork Corporate & Continuing Education in this class - it’s priceless. I can really see how it’s had a lot of impact on the email@example.com company in the last couple of months.” 253.460.4469. Fall 2008 TCC Magazine 15 TCC Annual Report A year of highlights TCC had many reasons to National rankings, and designations as In the last 12 months, Tacoma Community College “the best” or “the fastest growing” became Tacoma Community College: Early Learning Center project commonplace at Tacoma Community College during Enhanced and streamlined its was selected the winner of the 2007-2008 academic year. While last year kicked student intake and advising the Northwest Construction off with a Grand Reopening to celebrate several model. The efforts helped create Consumer Council 2008 years of achievement and redevelopment, TCC did a 70 percent fall-to-winter Distinguished Project Award for not lose momentum in the months that followed. retention rate for the first time in public projects under $10 million. the college’s history. Received a $250,000 grant to Based on enrollment fall quarter, state officials Placed third nationally in Grand install solar power electric recently forecast that Tacoma Community College will Champion category and fourth generating panels on campus. be the fastest-growing community college in the state in waste reduction in the The panels are believed to be over the next two years. Taking a look at highlights RecycleMania competition among capable of generating enough from last year shows some of the reasons why. more than 400 colleges and power to recharge the batteries universities. TCC was the top- in its fleet of electric-powered rated community college. TCC’s security vehicles and campus year-long focus on sustainability maintenance fleet. TCC Executive Staff has continued into the 2008-2009 Connected 474 students to academic year. service-learning opportunities and internships throughout the year that contributed to both Dr. Pamela Transue President education and community health. Dr. Tim Stokes VP Academic & Student Affairs Mary Chikwinya Associate VP Student Services Kathryn Longfellow VP Administrative Services 44 + n 17% Bill Benjamin Associate VP Under 25 n 50% Human Resources 25 to 44 n 33% Mel Zanjani, CFRE VP Institutional Advancement & Foundation Ex. Dir. Dan Small Student Age Associate VP External Relations 16 TCC Magazine Fall 2008 celebrate during the past year Supported the transition of Provided seven presentations Restructured International 34 percent of adult basic at the 2008 Washington State Student Programs supporting education and English as a Teaching & Learning Conference significant increases in overall second language students to in Spokane highlighting model enrollment as well as enrollment credit FTE students. TCC has the efforts to improve access and in short-term language and highest transition rate in quality using technology. culture programs. the state. Began the Encore! Program Increased revenue of the Were recognized nationally on to reach out and serve learners Continuing Education & Corporate the 2008 CCSSE for Active and over age 50. Training Division by 32 percent. Collaborative Learning and for Created and launched the Academic Challenge. TCC scored Tribal Enterprise & Gaming above the 80 percentile in th Management degree program both categories. now offered on location at four TCC Board of Trustees Increased online course tribal casinos. offerings by 22 percent over Designed career pathways in Don Dennis the previous year. several Professional Technical Vice Chair David Edwards Offered an all-time high programs, allowing job Chair of 1,190 courses during evening preparation certification at and weekend time periods. 15-credit-hour, 45-credit-hour and Launched its first, fully online Associate-of-Applied-Science Laurie A. Jinkins degree program, Health milestones to better serve Marilyn D. Walton Information Management. students and businesses in need Enrollment in the program of qualified employees. has increased 24 percent. Fred P.S. Whang International Program n 3.4% Institutional Support n 20.2% Plant Operations/ Running Start n 3.9% Student Services Maintenance n 10.1% Continuing Education n 11.2% WF/WR State Allocation & General Fees n 1.9% Financial Aid n 0.9% n 66.1% Library/Learning Resources n 2.9% Tuition n 24.6% Instruction/Primary Support n 54.7% Revenue Sources Program Expenses For Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2008 For Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2008 Fall 2008 TCC Magazine 17 student profile Transportation and Secure Logistics The answer to a career dilemma Earnestine Jenkins is a people person. The 20-year veteran bus driver for the Clover Park School District also loves the freedom, variety and challenge of being on the road. This year her route is special needs kids; she picks them up at their homes and takes them to their school and back again. It’s a job she especially likes. “You learn to care about people and care about the situation,” says Earnestine. “I think I have a knack for working with people, and in this job there are lots of personalities and needs.” For eighteen months a couple years ago she also worked in the bus dispatch office, filling in for a fellow employee deployed to Iraq. “I loved dispatching,” says Earnestine. “If I got another job that is one of the first I would look at.” Earnestine says she got into bus driving because she had three boys and wanted to be home with them. “Driving bus I could be there after school and in the summers.” When her sons grew up and moved out, it became her goal to stay on, and retire at 55 with 20 years on the job. That was the old economy. Enter the new economy: “Now I have 20 years on the job, but I’m 10 years from retirement,” says Earnestine. What Earnestine Jenkins, a bus driver for the Clover Park School District for 20 years, One Sunday a couple of years ago, Earnestine Jenkins is completing TCC’s Associate in Applied saw a story in the newspaper about a new program keeps me Science degree in Logistics. at TCC. “It was a big spread about the relationship going is between Tacoma Community College and the Port of Tacoma,” said Earnestine. The story talked about the the need for people trained in distribution, shipping, and logistics. “It said TCC offered a certificate and an support. associate degree in Logistics.” 18 TCC Magazine Fall 2008 Secure Logistics, Transportation She quickly saw the solution to a career dilemma. Photo courtesy: Port of Tacoma and Supply Chain Management Now Earnestine is close to graduating from TCC’s Transportation & Secure Logistics associate degree The importance of safeguarding the program, with hopes of transitioning into the distribution of transported goods is a transportation industry. “With this degree it could be primary reason why the National Science an easy transition,” says Earnestine. Foundation awarded Tacoma Community College with a grant to develop a certificate The degree is interesting, and includes courses and degree program in the field of in business, security and management, and it’s Logistics. TCC offers: convenient—but it’s not easy. “Ms. Reid (April Reid, Dean of Counseling, Advising and Transition Services) ∙ Transportation and Secure Logistics – that’s where I get my inspiration to keep going. And Certificate the online courses make it convenient for a person who ∙ Associate in Applied Science degree in works full time. Last winter I had to go to Canada. Logistics I was able to log in to my coursework right from my condo,” says Earnestine. For more information, contact Erika Bowles, Logistics Program Chair, “I always ask for help; and it’s always available. I never firstname.lastname@example.org, or 253.566.5253; have to go it alone. My advisor Erika Bowles makes sure or visit the website at www.tacomacc.edu/ I’m comfortable with my classes and my instructors… academics/areasofstudy/logistics.aspx. I’m happy I chose TCC to enhance my skills to be able to compete in today’s market. What keeps me going is the support.” Fall 2008 TCC Magazine 19 calendar SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 december TCC Choirs Basketball 7p Basketball 3p 7:30p 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Basketball 1p TCC Jazz Band Basketball 3p 7:30p at The Gallery 21 22 23 24 College Closed Christmas 25 College Closed 26 College Closed 27 Call 253.460.4392 for more 28 29 30 31 information. through December 19, 2008 73/67 Heartland Intersections Recent work by Melinda Cox and 2009 Linda Staats 1 2 3 january New Years Day College Closed 2009 College Closed 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 January 2-February 27 Winter quarter Basketball 6p Environmental Art begins Basketball 8p March 9-May 8 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Feminist Art Exhibition Basketball 1p Basketball 3p May 18-June 11 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 TCC Student Art Exhibition MLK Jr. Birthday Basketball 6p Basketball 1p College Closed Basketball 8p Basketball 3p June 22-August 14 7th Annual Juried Local Art 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Basketball 1p Exhibition Basketball 3p August 24-October 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Liu Lujun Ceramics february Basketball 1p Basketball 3p October 19-December 31 Rick Mahaffey and Reid Ozaki 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Basketball 6p TCC A&LS: Basketball 8p David Silverman TCC Arts & 15 16 President’s Day 17 18 19 20 21 Lecture Series No Classes 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 For more information, contact TCC Chamber Basketball 1p Student Life 253.566.5118. Orchestra 7:30p Basketball 3p 2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 march TCC Symphonic February 12 ..........David Silverman Band 7:30p A writer and director for television 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 and film, David Silverman is Pour at Four TCC Choirs probably best known for his work Wine Auction Dinner Theater on the animated television show 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 The Simpsons. April 12 .........Summer Rayne Oakes Summer Rayne Oakes is a model 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 and entrepreneur who promotes sustainability and awareness of 29 30 31 ecological issues. Spring quarter begins 20 TCC Magazine Fall 2008 calendar SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 2009 1 2 3 4 TCC Concerts april 7:30 p.m., Building 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 $5 suggested donation. For more information contact Dr. John Falskow, 253.460.4374, jfalskow@ 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 tacomacc.edu. TCC A&LS: Summer Oakes December 2 ..................TCC Choirs 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Job Fair 10a-4p December 19 .......... TCC Jazz Band TCC Gym 2009 26 27 28 29 30 February 25 ..... Chamber Orchestra March 5................ Symphonic Band 1 2 March 14......Choirs: Dinner Theater may May 20 ............. Chamber Orchestra 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Clay Club May 28 ................. Symphonic Band Pottery Sale June 6 ...............Choirs: Celebration 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 of Community 17 18 19 TCC Chamber 20 Orchestra 7:30p 21 22 23 TCC Foundation March 8 ...Pour at Four Wine Auction 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 4 p.m. Bid on wines from around Memorial Day TCC Symphonic College Closed Band 7:30p the world: verticals, cases and specialty bottles. Benefits the TCC 31 Foundation’s Dr. John R. Schaeffer Scholarship. Pour at Four, 3814 N. 26th St., Tacoma. 253.761.8015. 1 2 3 4 5 6 email@example.com. june TCC Choirs 7:30p May ............... Tacoma Wine Classic Ninth annual wine tasting 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Commencement benefiting the TCC Foundation. Tacoma Dome Call 253.460.4318. 14 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Gig Harbor Garden Tour 28 29 30 31 Gig Harbor Garden Tour June 27 & 28, 2009 Gig Harbor Garden Tour The Gig Harbor Garden tour is a tour for literacy. Proceeds benefit the Peninsula Adult Basic Education Program at the Gig Harbor Campus. Visit www.gigharborguide.com. Fall 2008 TCC Magazine IBC 6501 S. 19th Street Tacoma WA 98466 www.tacomacc.edu The Tacoma Community College Annette B. Weyerhaeuser Early Learning Center Enables our student parents to pursue their education by providing a safe, affordable and nurturing environment for their children. Provides unique links to the community by bringing TCC’s early childhood programs into one well-designed facility. TCC offers training and college credit for local child care providers, with certificates in Child Development and Management of Early Learning and the two-year Associate in Applied Science degree Through a partnership with Lesley University, TCC’s new center serves as the site for the college’s residency teacher certification program in elementary and special education, and also provides meeting space for the early childhood education community. The facility is part of a campus-wide environmental sustainability initiative. Built with natural, child- safe materials and energy-efficient systems, the building is designed to meet U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold building standards. Operation of the center is subsidized by TCC Associated Students to keep quality child care affordable, providing funds over several years that total more than $2 million. The $5.6 million project includes $1 million in capital funds from the State of Washington, matched by local donations secured through efforts of the TCC Foundation. The TCC Foundation is launching the public phase of the Early Learning Center campaign to raise $420,000 to complete project funding. Interested community members please contact Mel Zanjani at 253.566.5003, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Commitment to Community is at the core of everything Tacoma Community College does. It is the goal of the college to meet the diverse educational needs of our community with relevant, timely, high quality professional, technical, and academic programs.
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