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bob gunter wins exceptional faculty award

Bates Technical College’s Commercial Truck Driving program instructor Bob Gunter recognized with prestigious award

Annual award recognizes faculty for exemplary work performance and more TACOMA, Wash. – Bates Technical College’s Commercial Truck Driving: Entry Level program instructor Bob Gunter recently...

Seven faculty receive tenure during Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting

Congratulations to the faculty who received tenure during Monday's Board of Trustees meeting! President Lin Zhou stands with the newly-tenured faculty, and Trustees Christina...

Broadcasting and Video Production instructor named Educator of the Year

The Western Washington chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) recently named Bates Technical College faculty member Roland Robinson as Educator of the Year....
Photo of Chief Kahler in front of fire service truck

Fire Service instructor and Bates alumni Chuck Kahler grateful to his mentors

This edition of Focus on Faculty features Fire Service program instructor Chief Chuck Kahler. After spending a long career in the industry, in 2016,...

Bates Technical College instructor honored as educator of the year

Dental Lab Technology instructor will be presented the Educator of the Year Award at a reception in Las Vegas this month. TACOMA, Wash. – An...

Bates Technical College Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology faculty recognized with prestigious award

Annual award recognizes faculty for exemplary work performance and more TACOMA, Wash. –Bates Technical College’s Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology faculty Lester Burkes, Lee Jefferson, Mick McGuire...

Spotlight on Faculty: History instructor encourages students to participate in educational process

Academic instructor Kurt Schaefer has been teaching history at Bates Technical College since 1991, "which is long enough to have had the children of...

Dental Assisting instructor starts first-year students with heavy dose of hands-on learning

Puyallup native Shawn Adams had taught dental assisting at Bates since 2015. She began her career in dentistry in 1992 as a sterilization dental...

Spotlight on Staff: Meet Counselor Erin Hayden

Licensed mental health counselor Erin Hayden is the college’s first counselor, and she is responsible for providing support to students as they navigate their...

Spotlight on Staff: Civil Engineering instructor creates student-centered classroom experience

Taina Padilla Anderson has been teaching students in the Civil Engineering program since January. She holds a Master’s Degree from University of Washington Tacoma...