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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...

Spotlight on Faculty: Instructional Designer Bryce Battisti improves student learning across the college

Bryce Battisti has been teaching science in a traditional classroom setting and online at Bates Technical College since 2011. In 2016 he started serving...

Occupational Therapy Assistant instructor enjoys being creative, inspired by students’ dedication

Aimee Sidhu, MA, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy Assistant instructor and fieldwork coordinator, has been an instructor at Bates Technical College since the OTA program began...

Spotlight on Staff: Manager of student activities says ASG is an opportunity to give...

  Juliette Kern, Manager of Student Activities A native of Christchurch, New Zealand, Juliette Kern moved to Washington at age 12, as a navy kid. “I...

Faculty Spotlight: Civil engineering provides a service to humankind

Civil Engineering instructor Brian Smith says his personal values are the three M’s—Music, Mountains, and Mathematics (and, by extension civil engineering, a form of...

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology instructor advocates for student success

As a young boy, tinkering with things sparked Mick McGuire’s love for engines. The Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanic instructor’s father worked at a...

Web development instructor dedicated to developing minds, providing knowledge

Web Development instructor Ingrid Smith started her career in the world of web as an apprentice. Originally from Germany, she has taught college-level technology...

Student-turned-employee: How Jeanene’s degree and experience landed her a career

Jeanene Pedee enrolled in Bates Technical College’s software development program following a layoff from a local bank. With nine years of data entry experience, she...

Faculty spotlight: Five questions with Barry Young

CNC Machinist instructor Barry Young came to Bates Technical College in 2008 following 25 years in the aerospace industry working as a journeyman machinist,...

Meet Laura Robertson, Electronic and Communications Systems Technology instructor

Electronic and Communications Systems Technology program instructor Laura Robertson has been a faculty member for the past 25 years. Prior to coming to Bates, she taught...