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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

Enrich your family, host an SVC International student!

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 8.12.45 AMEnrich your family, host an SVC International student!

Our International Programs office is looking for host families for students who will attend SVC’s Mount Vernon Campus fall quarter.

Did you know that SVC will welcome students from more than 20 countries from around the world? Very cool!

For more information:
Anji Viola

Thank you!


New partnership will help students enter the high demand healthcare field

DSC_0012Skagit Valley College maintains strong connections with community leaders and key partnerships with business, education, and industry. As one of its strategic priorities, SVC aligns workforce education programs with regional and state economic development strategies, advancing the State’s economy through education.

Thanks to the Allied Healthcare Pathways partnership with Skagit Regional Health and the Burlington-Edison and Mount Vernon School Districts, students will have new support in choosing a career in the high demand healthcare industry.

Read more about it in the Skagit Valley Herald:

#skagitvalleycollege  #svcalliedhealth  #svchealthcarecareers  #svcpartnerships

Lights, Camera, Action! Behind the scenes peek of new SVC commercial

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How fun is this?!  Get a peek behind the scenes of SVC’s new commercial! Coming to a cable channel near you.  Stay tuned.  #skagitvalleycollege #svcrocks

SVC to host Back to School Blessing event on August 13

Back to School Blessing guests

Children and families gearing up for school at last year’s Back to School Blessing event

“Skagit Valley College is focused on excellence and providing access to higher education for everyone in our community,” said SVC President Dr. Tom Keegan. “As we welcome a new generation of learners onto our campus, we are planting seeds that the dream of a college education is within their reach.”

The start of the 2016 school year will be a lot brighter for about 1,200 students and their families, thanks to the generosity of many Skagit County Christian churches who are sponsoring this year’s “Back to School Blessing” event on Saturday, August 13th. Skagit Valley College (SVC) will again serve as the host location for this year’s event, which will take place from 8:30-11:30 am at the Tollefson Plaza, located at Lewis Hall on SVC’s Mount Vernon Campus, 2405 E. College Way.

Families and their children will receive a free pancake breakfast, a backpack filled with school supplies, gently used school clothing, dental hygiene supplies, and a grocery package provided by the Neighbors in Need Food Bank, and Helping Hands Food Bank. In addition, area organizations will be on-site to offer support services to guests. In serving as the location host this year, SVC bilingual staff will join the fun activities planned for the children, including art projects and music. Also, SVC enrollment services staff members will be available to help family members who are interested in enrolling for fall quarter classes.

And, read more about the Back to School Blessing event in today’s Skagit Valley Herald:

First class of Craft Brewing Academy graduates feature final projects

Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 10.14.49 AMThe inaugural class of students in Skagit Valley College’s Craft Brewing Academy showcased their final beer projects at Empire Ale House on Tuesday, August 2. The students featured a Ginger Pale Ale, Berry Blonde, and Black Ale. Congratulations, graduates!!

#skagitvalleycollege  #svccraftbrewingacademy  #craftbrew

And, ICYMI, today’s Skagit Valley Herald published a story about the students’ projects:

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