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Bates students and staff raise funds for needy families

On Dec. 1 and 2, 6:30-10 a.m., staff and student volunteers will canvas Yakima Avenue from 11th to Earnest S. Brazill streets seeking cash, non-perishable food items and toy donations. Throughout the fundraiser, Bates’ Fire Service students will carry on the annual tradition of performing push-ups for cash donations. Read More»

Low-income students helped through special services grant at local technical colleges

Low income students at Bates and Clover Park Technical Colleges now have access to special services because of the Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) grant from the Dept. of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). Read More»

Bates president announces plans to retireBates president announces plans to retire

Bates Technical College President Lyle Quasim announced at the Sept. 20 Board of Trustees meeting that he will retire effective Jan. 1, 2012. Quasim has served as president since January 2010. Read More»

Enrollment Fair for prospective studentsEnrollment Fair for prospective students

To help make it easy for prospective students to enroll, Bates will hold an Enrollment Fair, with 20-minute express information sessions, help with financial aid forms, at the Downtown Campus, 1101 S. Yakima Avenue in Tacoma. Read More»

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