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News Briefs

Nordstrom scholarship now available

Highline Benefits Hub is offering a scholarship.

The partnership of United Way of King County and contributions from the Nordstrom Family have a scholarship that provides basic needs for students.

Twenty students across 10 colleges will receive up to $5,000 per year for their basic needs (not academic costs).

Highline gets summer Running Start funds

Highline’s Running Start students can receive funding for Summer Quarter classes.

Highline is offering up to 15 college credits to new and current Running Start students, along with those who are interested in enrolling in professional-technical classes.

The funding will cover all tuition as well as textbooks, fees, and supplies if the student is enrolling in professional-technical classes.

Survey asks students about equity

Highline wants students to fill out a survey about equity and the college’s mission.

The Equity First Strategic Planning Team is improving Highline’s mission, vision, and values statement.

The team currently has ideas but wants students to add what they think is missing.

Summer tuition due date approaching

Tuition is due June 13 for Summer Quarter.

You may pay all your tuition by the due date, but Highline also offers other options for payment.

Students may use third-party payment called Nelnet, and you can also pay with a third-party voucher, such as SEIU, Boeing, DSHS/DVR.

Academic help centers open into finals week

Academic Success Centers at Highline will continue to be open for students in the Summer
Quarter.

For the current quarter, the Academic Success Centers will be open until Wednesday, June 15. Tutoring at the center is provided either in person or online.

For the Summer Quarter, the tutoring center will reopen on Wednesday, June 29.

Voting underway for new student government vice president

Highline students can now vote for next year’s 2022-2023 new student government vice president online or in-person.

For this election only one candidate is running, Mahad Dahir.
Dahir said he was diagnosed with autism at a young age and being a candidate for the student government will be his way of being a voice and leader for those with disabilities. He also said he wants to contribute to the diversity, leadership, resources, and being a voice for students at Highline.

College to observe Memorial Day

Highline will observe Memorial Day with the laying of a wreath at the Veterans Memorial Plaza near Building 6 on Thursday, May 26, at 11 a.m.

To honor veterans, Highline President Dr. John Mosby and college fiscal technician Darryl Stratford will lay the wreath as part of the Memorial Day observance. Dr. Mosby is the son of a U.S. Navy veteran and Stratford is a U.S. Army veteran.

Car prowls increase on campus

Highline Public Safety is urging people on campus to not leave valuables in their cars.

Car prowling and crime in the parking lots on campus has increased in recent weeks.
Your car is most vulnerable when valuables, like wallets or purses, are in plain sight, officials said.

Microsoft and Blue Origin Presenting at Highline

Explore the nanoverse and outer space at presentations by Highline’s STEM Community partners at an event next week.

Microsoft and Blue Origin, the Kent-based rocket development firm, will provide information about their organizations, along with discussing the opportunities they provide.

There will be informational tables set up and representatives available to answer questions.

Thunderword hiring for fall positions

The Thunderword, Highline’s weekly student newspaper, has several openings for Fall Quarter.