March 29, 2016

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Grants Tenure to Three Faculty Members

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, has granted tenure to three faculty members: James Hicks, Karen Holum and Andrew Short. Tenure-track faculty are highly skilled educators practicing modern pedagogy, current in their fields, innovative leaders in their programs and the college, and worthy ambassadors to industry and our community at large. Only a peer-driven process like this one can ensure that the award of tenure shall signify the achievement of excellence. Hicks teaches Auto Collision and Repair and holds a Master of Business Administration from Seattle University. Holum teaches Multimedia Design and Production and holds a Master of Science from University of Washington in Human Centered Design and Engineering. Short teaches Engineering Graphics and holds a Bachelor of Science from Western Washington University in Industrial Technology/Engineering Graphics. The LWTech Board of Trustees awarded them tenure on March 8.

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March 2, 2016

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Enters Partnership to Create Eastside Reengagement Center for Youth, Young Adults

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington State, has entered into a partnership with three other agencies to form the Eastside Reengagement Center (ERC). Friends of Youth (FOY), King County Employment and Education Resources (EER) and Seattle Education Access (SEA) will work together to help disengaged youth and young adults in King County gain access to free high school equivalency preparation classes with individualized instruction. Participants also receive career counseling, employment services and college navigation.

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February 23, 2016

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Students Named to Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington Academic Team

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, has named students Tiffany Ruiz and Marc Allen to the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington Academic Team. Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for two-year colleges, recognizes 20 college students for their scholastic achievements each year. To qualify, recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and community engagement, and be nominated by their college.

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February 19, 2016

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology to Hold Annual Open House Event

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, is hosting its annual Open House, Tuesday, March 1, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at its Kirkland campus located at 11605 132nd Ave. NE. All ages are invited to attend and participate in hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations.

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February 11, 2016

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Partners with Audi - Receives 2015 Audi Q3 for Auto Repair Program

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, has entered into a partnership with Audi of America, Inc. (Audi) that includes a 2015 Audi Q3 crossover for student training. The car, which is valued at $32,500 MSRP, allows LWTech's Auto Repair Technician students to have hands-on experience with the latest automotive technologies. As part of the agreement, at least five LWTech graduates will be placed for employment at a local Audi-brand dealer each year.

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February 10, 2016

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Redesigns Engineering Graphics, Hosts Board for Architects

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, will host the Washington State Board for Architects on Feb. 11 at its Kirkland campus. The board traditionally meets at four-year colleges, however this is its first visit to a two-year degree program in recent history. The board will tour LWTech's Architectural Technology program, which is undergoing a redesign to a cohort model along with the Engineering Graphics department. The Architectural Technology program prepares students for careers with architecture firms, construction companies and government civil engineering departments.

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February 10, 2016

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739-8236

Riverview Acquires Lake Washington Institute of Technology Property in Duvall

Duvall, Wash. - The Riverview School District has purchased 10 acres of property, formerly owned by Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), in Duvall, Washington. The sale has been unanimously approved by the LWTech Board of Trustees and the Riverview School District Board of Directors.

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February 3, 2016

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Kicks Off 2016 Wine Dinner Series with Early Valentine's Day Event

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, will kick-off its 2016 Wine Dinner series with a nod to Valentine's Day on Friday, Feb. 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Chef City Grill on the Kirkland campus in East Building (E147).

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January 27, 2016

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute Of Technology Partners With Cascadia, Everett Community Colleges to Expand Eastside Continuing Education Courses

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, has entered into a partnership with Everett Community College (EvCC) and Cascadia College (Cascadia) to provide corporate continuing education programs through EvCC's Corporate and Continuing Education Center (CCEC) to LWTech's service area which includes Kirkland, Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond, Woodinville and Bothell.

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December 2, 2015

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Welcomes New Vice President of Instruction and Dean

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) has hired Dr. Elliot Stern, Vice President of Instruction, and Dr. Suzanne Ames, Dean of Design, IT and Baccalaureate Development.

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November 9, 2015

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Receives Grant to Open Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) received a $367,000 grant from the Department of Education to open a Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS). Nearly 700 veterans have studied at LWTech, and that number continues to grow. It's estimated that there will be 150 new veteran students attending the college during the 2015-2016 school year.

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August 26, 2015

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Students to Exhibit Twelve Games at PAX Prime

College to Also Provide Information on New STEM Scholarships Kirkland, Wash. - Twenty-five students and recent graduates of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) will showcase eleven concept games (and one secret demo) in its booth (6702) at PAX Prime, one of the largest gaming events in the United States, August 28-31, 2015, in downtown Seattle in the Washington State Convention Center. LWTech will also have information on-hand about its new Future Tech Stars Scholarship Program, which is funded through a grant awarded by the National Science Foundation.

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August 17, 2015

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Receives Two National Science Foundation Grants

College Receives First-Ever NSF Grants Totaling Nearly $800,000 Kirkland, Wash. - For the first time, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) received two grant awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Total funding is nearly $800,000. The NSF awarded a $199,380 grant for the development of the Pacific Northwest Photonics Technology Project (PNW Photonics) and a $580,000 grant for the Future Tech Stars NSF S-STEM Scholarship Program (Future Tech Stars) to develop a scholarship program for academically talented and low-income, non-traditional students in four Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) disciplines.

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May 27, 2015

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739-8236

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene to Deliver Lake Washington Institute of Technology Commencement Address

Kirkland, Wash. - Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of the 1st Congressional District of Washington state will deliver the Lake Washington Institute of Technology commencement address on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 2:00pm at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, Wash.

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May 5, 2015

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Introduces New Summer Programs

Kirkland, Wash. - This summer, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) is offering several new programs to help students get a jump-start on their education. For the first time, the college is offering a variety of robust summer programs designed for high school students and adults.

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About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

As the only public institute of technology in Washington state, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) a provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers six bachelor’s degrees, more than 45 associate degrees, and more than 85 professional certificates in 44 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.