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KBTC wins regional Emmy Award

For the sixth consecutive year, TV station KBTC, a service of Bates Technical College, has won an Emmy Award from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Tom Layson, producer and host of KBTC’s Northwest Now, a weekly, locally-produced public affairs program, accepted the statuette at the awards ceremony last month.

Winning in the category of Public/Current/Community Affairs-Program/Special, Northwest Now’s episode “I Do” takes on the gay marriage debate, and features studio guests Joshua Friedes, director of Marriage Equality, Equal Rights Washington, and Joseph Backholm, director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington. This episode also

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KBTC has a new interim director

Bates Technical College has appointed Ed Ulman as the interim executive director/general manager of KBTC Public Television. Ulman replaces David Hinman, who left his position to become the general manager of Pierce County TV.

During the past four years as KBTC’s development director, Ulman led all fundraising, underwriting, community engagement and grant activities for KBTC. He also represented KBTC and Bates Technical College through on-air fundraising and community activities. Under Ulman’s leadership, the development team nearly doubled its fundraising.

Before moving to Tacoma, Ulman served as the education and outreach manager for KNME-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Ed has the

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At Bates College Thursday: The secret to raising responsible kids

Bates Technical College continues its annual Brain Series with a talk by Dr. Jody McVittie on Thursday, April 25, 7-9 p.m. at the college’s South Campus, 2201 S. 78th Street in Tacoma.

McVittie will explore how brain science can provide parents and caregivers with new tools to raise courageous citizens, young adults who are resilient, responsible and respectful. Learn how your child’s brain works, and find out how you can harness this knowledge to develop and enhance the way you parent.

A family physician, McVittie works with parents, schools and educators to teach how parents, caregivers and

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College students named to All-Washington Academic Team

Students from Pierce County colleges have been named to the All-Washington Academic Team, which recognizes top scholars from our state’s community and technical colleges with scholarships.

This year’s team includes:

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom
Theresa Carr
Eileen Papale

Pierce College-Puyallup
Hannah Lampert
Colin Williams

Tacoma Community College
Onias Kaunda
Chun Hei Tam

Bates Technical College
Tovah Singleton
Katie Wilkinson

Clover Park Technical College
Liliya Shkarina