In honor of its 20 th anniversary, the CCBA, in partnership with labor analytics company Emsi, awarded the following Seattle students $500 scholarships during the organization’s 2020 national conference:
Sarah Baker earned her community college baccalaureate degree in international business in 2016 from North Seattle College. She is currently working on her master’s degree in public administration at Seattle University. Sarah currently works as a program manager for Communities Rise, a local C3 organization that partners with law firms around Washington State to provide pro-bono business-transactional legal services to nonprofits and small businesses.
Joanne Jones is a current bachelor’s of science student in the Applied Behavioral Science program at Seattle Central College. Like many BAS students, Joanne is a first-generation college student and a 33-year-old mother of four, who has proven to be an extremely motivated and passionate learner with a deep commitment to her education. Joanne currently serves a Substance Use Disorder Counselor trainee and is working toward her full counseling license with plans to work with children in the foster care system, as well as juveniles to stop the prison pipeline.
“The baccalaureate programs Sarah and Joanne have had the opportunity to enjoy are a direct result of the work the CCBA and its members have invested into the nation’s higher education system over the past 20 years,” says CCBA President Angela Kersenbrock. “They, along with thousands of others, may not have had access to advanced degrees if not for the efforts of their local community college. As we step into a new decade, the CCBA and its members look forward to continuing to re-define higher education to benefit the next generation of degree-seeking scholars.”