Chance of Showers? Consult the NSC Weather Station

North Seattle College faculty member John Figge

North Seattle College faculty member John Figge

As John Figge, North Seattle College faculty member says, “As in real estate, so with weather—it’s all location, location, location.” North has a perfect location for collecting useful weather data, and the college has its own fully equipped weather station, up and running at

Posted on: July 6th, 2016 at 09:59:43

Coaches Help You Complete Your Program

Coaches Juan Gallegos and Aimee Brown

If you started out with a lot of intention to complete your education but have lately lost momentum or faced barriers to completion, North Seattle College offers help to keep you on track to finish your certificate or degree. The program is called Completion Coaching, funded through Project Finish Line, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant. 

Posted on: June 20th, 2016 at 10:40:05

Contextualization Makes Courses More Relevant

Dr. Jessica Pikul

“What’s the point? Why do I have to take this class for my health care career?” Students often ask these questions about their prerequisite classes. The Healthcare Prerequisite Pathway is helping faculty at North Seattle College make their coursework more relevant for these students through contextualization, which simply refers to efforts by prerequisite faculty to relate what students learn in the classroom to their professional goals.  

Watch a video about North's efforts to contextualize course content.

Posted on: July 5th, 2016 at 15:35:02

Message from President Brown about the Orlando Attack

June 13, 2016

Dear Campus,

Our community, like so many others around the nation and world, is heartbroken and horrified as we struggle to comprehend yesterday’s vicious and senseless attack in Orlando. The attack, the deadliest mass shooting on American soil, claimed the lives of 49 people and left dozens injured. The victims were sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, friends and coworkers, enjoying a night of dancing and fun. Our hearts are with their friends and family, as well as with all the injured.  

Posted on: June 13th, 2016 at 12:27:48

Faculty Receive UW CSE Awards

North faculty members Danielle Blackman (English), Ralph Jenne (math and science) and Vince Offenback (computer science) were among the winners of the University of Washington Computer Science Engineering (CSE) 2015-2016 “Inspirational Teacher” awards. Winners were invited to a banquet on the UW campus May 23.

Posted on: May 31st, 2016 at 14:54:08

PTK Inducts New Members

Phi Theta Kappa held its Spring Induction Ceremony Friday, May 27, to honor all new members from fall 2015 to date. President Warren Brown and staff member Julius Rodriguez spoke.

Congratulations to these North Seattle College scholars!

Posted on: June 15th, 2016 at 16:11:40

Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Amy LaZerte, who was named 2016 Classified Employee of the Year at the recent Service Awards Ceremony. LaZerte is rental coordinator in the Business Office. She was chosen through nominations by fellow employees. LaZerte is recognized for her hard work and dedication to North Seattle College.

Posted on: May 31st, 2016 at 13:33:10

Third Annual Latina Symposium

More than 260 participants gathered on North Seattle College’s campus on Saturday, May 21, for the third annual Latin American Women Symposium. The symposium’s mission is to promote a support network among Latinas and their communities, to strengthen the talents of Latina immigrants, and to develop their social leadership skills.

Posted on: May 26th, 2016 at 09:19:57

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