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About Arden Ainley

The Skagit Valley College Public Information Office takes the lead in the planning and production of external communications for SVC, helping to coordinate the official voice of the college. These activities include institutional print and electronic publications, promotional materials, ad campaigns, social media, as well as interactions with the news media. Our core projects include enrollment marketing promotional and informational pieces for the the College district for Academic Pathways, Professional/Technical Programs, Basic Education for Adults, and Enrollment Services.

Arden Ainley

SVC welcomes Governor Jay Inslee to the Mount Vernon Campus

Great things are happening at Skagit Valley College! On Friday, SVC was pleased to welcome Governor Jay Inslee to the Mount Vernon Campus. Today’s Skagit Valley Herald front page features his tour of the campus and his visit with SVC programs and students!

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Transfer Fair this Wednesday!






Hey, Cardinals! If you are preparing to transfer to a four-year university to earn your bachelor’s degree, the SVC Transfer Fair is the perfect place to meet admissions reps from the following institutions. Stop by Wednesday, January 11, 10-1 in the Cardinal Center and meet the reps!

The Art Institute
Bastyr University
Central Washington University
Eastern Washington University
Grand Canyon University
Hope International
Northern Arizona University
Northwest University
Old Dominion University
Pacific Lutheran University
Saint Martin’s University
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
The Evergreen State College
University of Washington – Tacoma
Washington State University
Western Washington University

Running Start Information Sessions coming up

Skagit Valley College will host two Running Start Information sessions during Winter Quarter at the Mount Vernon Campus. The sessions will take place on Wednesday, January 25 and Wednesday, March 1st at 6:00 pm in Lewis Hall room 311.

Running Start allows high school students, who qualify, to gain college and high school credits simultaneously. The evening will include general information about the program and how to apply.

For information, contact Rose Brierley, (360) 416-7632,, or visit .

Still time to sign up for classes

Hope everyone had a great quarter and now finals are over! You made it!!

If you’ve already signed up for Winter Quarter classes, that’s great! If not, get it done!

Apply now for SVC Foundation Scholarships

We are pleased to announce that the SVC Foundation and Financial Aid Office have launched the 2017-18 SVC Foundation Scholarship application. 

The SVC Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships each year to eligible students. Nearly half a million dollars in scholarships were awarded last year! Students only need to complete one application, along with a one-page (max), single-spaced essay to be considered for ALL Foundation scholarships. Current, future, and graduating SVC students should apply.

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are being accepted now, through 5:00 pm on March 10, 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

This year, Current students will submit their application materials online! The application and submission instructions are available on the SVC scholarship webpage Click Here

In addition, the Sydney S. McIntyre, Jr. Skagit Valley College Memorial Scholarship is also available now. This scholarship is for students majoring in the Basic or Applied Sciences that were enrolled Fall 2016, or are enrolled Winter 2017, and are planning on transferring to a four-year public university in the state of Washington beginning Fall 2017, upon graduation from SVC. The student must have a cumulative college level GPA of 3.0 or higher. Other criteria apply. This scholarship provides in-state tuition, room and board, and a book allowance for the junior and senior years of study. Students must complete a separate paper application for this scholarship. Eligible students can pick up a paper application packet at the Mount Vernon Campus or Whidbey Island Campus Financial Aid Office.

Applications for the Sydney S. McIntyre, Jr. Scholarship are being accepted now, through 5:00 pm on March 10, 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

For questions regarding the scholarship process, please contact Tom in the Financial Aid Office at