CWULynnwood Campus NewsLynnwood Campus News$100,000 Coca-Cola Grant Helps CWU’s First Generation Students Complete College, 29 Sep 2015 12:36:19<p><img alt="" src="/lynnwood/sites/" style="width: 388px; height: 200px;"></p><p>Students who are the first in their families to attend college will receive a generous financial boost from The Coca-Cola Foundation. The Coca-Cola First-Generation Last Mile Scholarship will provide 10 first-generation students at Central Washington University with significant financial support—$5,000 per year for two years—during their junior and senior years.</p><p>“We estimate that more than 15 to 20 percent of our first-year and transfer students are the first in their families to attend college,” said Scott Wade, vice president of CWU University Advancement and executive director of the CWU Foundation. “The Coca-Cola Company has an outstanding reputation for supporting educational opportunities for first-generation students in the United States.”</p><p>By providing more than half of average tuition and fees for the year, the Last Mile scholarships will allow students to focus on their studies instead of spending excessive time at a job to pay for their education. The purpose is for students to graduate on time with the academic standing necessary to successfully compete in graduate programs or pursue a career.</p><p>To apply for the scholarship, students need to contact the CWU Scholarship Office at The deadline to apply for the 2015-2016 school year is October 15, 2015.</p><p>Qualified applicants are:<br>• First-generation students (students who are the first in their immediate families to attend college)<br>• Students who are either returning or transferring to CWU as juniors in fall quarter 2015<br>• Full-time students with a GPA of 3.0 or greater<br>• Students with demonstrated financial need</p><p>Students enrolled in Ellensburg or any of the seven CWU university centers are eligible to apply for the scholarship.</p><p>Students will receive $5,000 for the first year. If they maintain a 3.0 grade point average and make satisfactory progress towards their degree, they’ll receive the second $5,000 for their senior year.</p><p>The overall purpose of the scholarships is to increase the retention and graduation rates of the scholarship recipients. It is expected that the retention rate for scholarship holders will be 90 to 100 percent from junior to senior year and that at least 80 percent of the 2015 scholarship recipients will graduate in 2017.</p><p>“We’re excited that one of the most recognized companies in the world is partnering with us to help our students,” enthused Wade. “We hope we will be working with them for many years.”</p><p><br>Since 1993, The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship (CCFG) program has supported students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college or university.&nbsp; Since its inception, over $39 million in scholarships has been awarded to over 3,200 students on more than 450 campuses throughout the United States.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></br></br></br>Lynnwood Center Business Major Extolls Value of Liberal Arts Education in Prize-Winning Essay, 11 Jun 2015 08:21:04<p><img alt="" src="/lynnwood/sites/" style="width: 200px; height: 200px; float: left;">Payroll analyst, college student, and self-proclaimed coffee addict Andrea Aswin received second place for the <a href="">Washington Consortium&nbsp;for the Liberal Arts</a> (WaCLA) <a href="">Essay contest</a>.</p><p>A business major at Central Washington University’s Lynnwood Center, Aswin understands the value of a well-rounded education. <a href="">In her essay</a>, she describes how her liberal arts education allowed her to comprehensively initiate a major software upgrade, explore the many financial ramifications, and ultimately save her company money by thoroughly analyzing the outcomes.</p><p>“Liberal arts courses trained me to think critically, so I realized the need to audit the past information,” wrote Aswin. “This closed our vulnerability to penalties and fines. Also, without my experience writing and delivering persuasive speeches, my company would have paid the full amount ourselves. It is clear that a liberal arts education can have a direct effect on a business’s bottom line.”</p><p>After Aswin received her associate’s degree at Edmonds Community College, she pursued her bachelor’s at CWU’s Lynwood center. After graduation, she’s hoping to move into a broader role at work where she can apply the things she's learned. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, knitting, and spoiling her cat.</p><p>The essay contest was open to all undergraduate students currently enrolled in WaCLA member institutions. Entrants were divided into two categories: students who have freshman or sophomore standing at their institution and those who have junior or senior standing. Awards were made in two categories: freshmen/sophomores and juniors/seniors. Two awards were made in each category: $1,000 for first place and $750 for second place.</p><p>Each campus created its own process for nominating essays to be judged at the state level.&nbsp; A WaCLA committee consisting of Tom Fitzsimmons, Independent College of Washington, Lisa Ferrari, University of Puget Sound, Larry Galizio, Clatsop Community College, Nancy Koppelman, The Evergreen State College, Eugene McAvoy, Everett Community College, David Schulz, Trinity Lutheran College, Noelle Wiersma, Whitworth University, and Michael Zimmerman, The Evergreen State College, read all submissions and selected the finalists.</p><p>The winning essays were selected by State Senator Karen Fraser (D, 22nd district) and State Representative Hans Zeiger&nbsp;(R, 25th district).<br><br>All of the winning essays can be viewed by going to</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br>Triton Alert - Emergency Notification System, 19 May 2014 10:00:52<p>The Triton Alert - Emergency Notification System is used to notify Edmonds Community College and CWU Lynnwood campus and community members when there is a campus closure or emergency&nbsp;situation that requires evacuation or securing in place.&nbsp; Anyone can sign up on their mobile devices and/or additional email notifications to personal email addresses. CWU Lynnwood students, faculty and staff, please sign up as a Campus Community Partner.&nbsp; You may register here <a href=""><strong><strong></strong></strong></a>&nbsp; We encourage everyone to take the time to do thisl</p>Meet With a Financial Aid Counselor, 26 Sep 2013 11:43:09<p>A Financial Aid counselor is available Monday through Thursday from 9 am – 6 pm to meet with Center students in person, by phone, or video conference. When the counselor and student are located in different centers, the meeting will be held by video conference.<br><br>Locations and schedules are as follows:<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Counselor</strong>: <a href="">Kathy Nathans</a></p><p><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong><u>Lynnwood</u></strong></p><p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon-Wed:&nbsp; 9 am - 6 pm<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thursday (1st &amp; 3rd of Month):&nbsp; 9 am - 6 pm &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thursday (2nd &amp; 4th of Month):&nbsp; 9 am - 11 am</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong><u>Everett</u></strong></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thursday (2nd &amp; 4th of Month):&nbsp; 1 pm - 6 pm, Everett</p><p><br>To schedule an appointment go to:<br></p><p>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></a href=""></br></p style="text-align: justify;"></br></br></br>Edmonds CC Parking Passes Available at CWU-Lynnwood., 10 Sep 2013 12:21:01<p>Edmonds Community College 2014-2015 parking passes are now available at CWU-Lynnwood. Please stop by the main office - Snoqualmie 105 - Monday through Thursday between 8:00 am - 5:30 pm to fill out the parking permit form and pick up your pass.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>Looking for something to do?, 20 Oct 2011 10:47:51<p>CWU students are invited to participate in EdCC activities. Check out the Edmonds CC&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">activities page</a>&nbsp;for more info.</p>