Shoreline Community College and the Shoreline Community College Foundation have always worked hand-in-hand to help the college and students, but new leadership at both organizations is bringing fresh energy to the relationship.
Interim President Daryl Campbell at the college and new Foundation Board President Mark McVeety met on the first day of their respective tenures, July 1, 2013, to discuss missions and goals for the two separate-but-supportive organizations.
“The foundation is an important relationship for the college,” Campbell said. “The funds raised by the foundation board members directly help our students.”
Campbell and McVeety discussed new ways the college and foundation can work together to meet the needs of students and make a positive impact both on- and off-campus. During the meeting, Campbell committed $5,000 from the college to support the growth and development of the foundation.
“This is an investment that I’m sure we’ll see returned many times over in support to students,” Campbell said.
McVeety runs the Small Business Accelerator program, a collaborative program between the college and the city of Shoreline that offers free weekly workshops on various business-related topics. It also offers one-on-one business counseling, business mentoring and business-plan development.
“Shoreline Community College has great faculty and programs that are helping students get jobs, go on to universities and lead successful, fulfilling lives,” McVeety said. “Helping to do more of all those things is just a wonderful mission that not only helps individuals, but also helps the surrounding community and the state.”
Next on McVeety’s to-do list is the 16th Annual Student Success Breakfast with this year’s theme, “Global Pathways.”
“The college is really working hard to help all students gain the education and training they need to be successful and competitive in a job market that is really globalized,” McVeety said. “Our theme this year recognizes the effort that the college is making to respond and adapt to the benefit of students.”
The breakfast will be 7-8:30 a.m., Thursday, November 7, 2013, in the Main Dining Room of the PUB, Building 9000. The college address is 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline, WA 98133. McVeety said he has already purchased purchased the first table and board member John Backes purchased the first event sponsorship.
For more information about the foundation and the breakfast, go to http://www.shoreline.edu/foundation.