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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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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 alumni Chief Kahler circled back to where it began...

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 instructor who helped develop and implement new digital dentistry technologies...

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 assistant for Dr. Thomas Rhodes in Puyallup. After earning her associate...

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 way through college. The northwest native holds a Master’s Degree in...

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 in geospatial technologies, and a Bachelor’s Degree from University of...

Spotlight on Staff: Academic instructor Karrie Zylstra has passion for languages, loves teaching basic...

In this edition of Spotlight on Staff, we sat down with Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) instructor Karrie Zylstra. Read on to find out what inspires her, what she finds as the most important...

Spotlight on Staff: Career Advisor Jason Carroll talks about his inspiration, mission

Jason Carroll is the career advisor for programs in the business administration, manufacturing and wholesale and retail services clusters. A married father of two adult children, Jason holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois...