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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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...
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Appetite for Instruction

SPOTLIGHT on Culinary Arts instructor Roger Knapp. Knapp has been a Bates faculty member for 23 years. Where do you find inspiration each day? Inspiration comes...

Spotlight on Staff: Students’ bravery to change their lives inspires lead library technician Beth...

Lead Library Technician Beth Reichenbach had always loved books. But it wasn’t until she received her associate degree from Tacoma Community College and discovered...

Machinist instructor named to advisory board of industry accrediting body

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) has selected Machinist program instructor Steve Rose to serve on the advisory council. NIMS, the manufacturing industry’s certification...

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...

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...

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...

Meet Your Veterans Student Advisor

What inspires you each day? I am inspired each day by the thought that I can help a soldier, veteran, spouse or dependent, think through their learning needs and educational options and make a quality decision about how to pursue their future.

Fire Service program welcomes new swing-shift instructor

Starting Winter Quarter, students in the swing-shift Fire Service program at South Campus will have a seasoned veteran as their instructor. Chuck Kahler, former...

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...