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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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18th

In honor ofdreamstime_xs_28721413 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all SVC campuses and centers will be closed on Monday, January 18th.

SVC Drama Department to hold auditions for Gilbert and Sullivan classic

Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 4.17.41 PMThe SVC Drama Department announces that auditions for the Spring Quarter production, Hot Mikado, will take place in the Phil Tarro Theatre on February 8 and 9 at 3:30 and 6:30 pm. With direction by Damond Morris, musical direction by Diane Johnson, and choreography by Donna Carroll, Hot Mikado is a contemporary retelling of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic.

A one-minute audition piece is encouraged and those who audition should bring sheet music and sing 16 bars of an up tempo song, accompanist provided. The operetta, adapted into jazz, blues and gospel music, will be set in a juke joint during prohibition of the 1920s.

Performances will take place in the Phil Tarro Theatre May 13-21.

For more information, contact , (360) 416-6636, or Skagit Valley College Drama on Facebook.

1988 NWAACC Reunion Tonight!

BBall reunionCalling all Cardinals … past, present, and future!  Join in the fun at this special 1988 men’s basketball NWAACC Championship reunion tonight!  Hope to see you there!!













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Anne Clark begins new role as SVC’s Executive Director of Advancement

Screen Shot 2016-01-12 at 8.53.49 AMSkagit Valley College is pleased to announce that Anne Clark has transitioned into her new role as Executive Director of College Advancement. She began in the new position January 1st. Most recently, Anne served the Foundation as the organization’s Assistant Director.

Since joining the SVC Foundation in 2012, Anne organized and launched the SVC Alumni & Friends Association, helped the Foundation achieve unprecedented growth in the number of donors, the amounts of funds raised, the level of endowment assets, and the number of students assisted. In addition, she led the James Ford golf tournament, which doubled its revenue from previous tournament collections.

“Anne is passionate about supporting the College’s focus on excellence and core themes of access, achievement, and community,” said Dr. Tom Keegan, President of SVC. “Her leadership will help us advance our mission at our campuses and centers and throughout our district.”

“I couldn’t be more thankful to be a part of this amazing team,” said Anne. “We are so fortunate to live and work in a community that is deeply committed to higher education.”

Prior to coming to SVC, Anne taught in the Edmonds School District. Before teaching, she served as an investigative social worker for Child Protective Services in Seattle.

In addition to her professional experiences, Anne has spent countless hours advocating for equity and social justice and helped raise more than $100,000 in recent years to fight human trafficking, AIDS and childhood hunger in Africa.  These efforts have allowed her to lobby in Washington D.C.; conduct formal trainings in King, Skagit, and Whatcom counties; volunteer in Kiev, Ukraine; and, recruit, mobilize, train, and supervise hundreds of volunteers.

Anne’s education includes a Certificate in Executive Leadership from University of Notre Dame, a Masters’ in Education from Lesley University, a teaching Certificate from the University of Washington, and a B.A. in Social and Human Services from Seattle Pacific University.

Free workshop to help you fill out the FAFSA or WASFA

Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 10.28.30 AMNeed some help filling out the FAFSA or WASFA forms?  Not to worry … SVC will offer a free, hands-on workshop January 23rd at the Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses.

When: Saturday, January 23, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Mount Vernon Campus: Lewis Hall (map)
Whidbey Island Campus: Oak Hall (map)

Make sure you bring the following information and documents to the event:

All attendees:

  • Your driver’s license or state ID.
  • Your income information. This includes bank statements, a W-2 or pay-stub, and a past tax return.
  • Your parent, if you are 24 or younger.
  • Your parents’ financial information. Parents should bring a copy of their previous year’s tax return.
  • Additional financial information such as a child support statements, TANF or welfare information, real estate, investments, family business or farm info.

FASFA filers must also bring:

  • Your Social Security Card or green card.
  • One parent’s Social Security Number (if they have one).

For more information about the event, please contact Jennifer Veltri, Recruitment and Outreach Manger, at 360-416-7921 or