Student eNews for this week

Posted: May 07, 2019

This Week on Campus

Phi Theta Kappa Mondays

PTK meets from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Student Lounge, C 303 Downtown every Monday. Can’t make it? Join from your laptop or smartphone

Interview Workshops! Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday New Info!

Please join Aimee Peyton-Greene, M.A. as she presents on getting your career started. The workshops will be from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. with individual help offered until 3:00 p.m.

Interviews: Learn how to research a company, how to succeed in multiple types of interviews, make a great first impression, and what to do once the interview is done.

  • Tuesday 5/7/19 – 1-3pm @Central Campus Library Lab
  • Wednesday 5/8/19 – 1-3pm @South Campus Library Lab
  • Thursday 5/9/19 1-3pm @Downtown Campus Library Lab

Summer Quarter Scholarship Workshops Wednesday, Thursday New Info!

Attend a scholarship workshop to learn how to fill out the online application and make your application stand out! Feel free to bring your lunch!

  • Wed, May 8 | 11:30 a.m. | South Campus | Multimedia Room (E101A)
  • Thu, May 9 |11:30 a.m. | Downtown Campus | Diversity Conference Room
  • Wed, May 15 | 11:30 a.m. | Central Campus | Engaged Learning Center

Frozen Food Pantry Downtown – Monday – Friday

The Pantry exists to provide free frozen food items for all currently enrolled student at Bates Technical College, to support those experiencing a lack of resources. Interested students can receive items free – Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the ASG Center, room C 301, downtown.

Apply to Walk at Graduation Thursday

If you are eligible for graduation, you will need to apply to walk in commencement. Follow these steps:

  1. Complete a Commencement Registration Form
  2. Turn in your paperwork and pay the registration fee.
  3. Purchase your cap and gown in the Student Store starting May 2, 2019.
  4. Celebrate!

Nourish Mobile Food Bank Volunteers Needed!Thursdays

The Nourish Pierce County Mobile Food Bank is now parking at the South Campus, 2201 S. 78th St., in Tacoma on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Students at Bates Technical College and community members can obtain free perishable and non-perishable food items.

If you’d like to volunteer to help stock the truck on Thursdays at 11 a.m., please contact Josh Clearman,, or Tiffany Williams, To learn more about Nourish Pierce County and the mobile food bank, visit Read the full story.

Graduating Class of 2019

The Rehearsal

Know before you go. Please attend the commencement rehearsal on May 29, 2019 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. You do not need to wear your cap and gown.  Location: Bates Technical College, Auditorium – A 130 A, Downtown Campus

The Big Day

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Tacoma Dome

The Hashtag: #BTCgrad19

The Fine Print: Graduates must arrive at the Tacoma Dome by 5:30 p.m.  Parking (general and disabled) is $15 in the Dome parking lots. No balloons inside the dome please.

ASG and Student Life

ASG General Assembly meeting

The next ASG General Assembly meeting is Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in the Downtown Auditorium from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ALL Student Program Delegates are encouraged to attend. Pizza is available for participants. 

Food Pantry Donations!

The ASG Center is accepting gallon Ziploc bags and food from students and staff who want to donate. These will be used to provide free lunches to students in need of food and the energy we all know it takes to be active and present in college. Please take your gallon bag donations to the ASG Center, located in room C 301, downtown. Thank you for all your amazing help!

South Campus needs donations immediately. Thank you for your continued collaboration to help feed hungry students!

Campus Resources



            Campus/Location            Tutor                        Days                               Hours


Downtown / A224           Meron                 Mon/Tue/Fri               12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

South / SC Library            Taylor                  Mon – Thurs                12:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Central /Dean’s office      Josh                    Thursdays                   1p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Josh                    Fridays                    11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Please join the CarFit event that will be held on May 6, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will be hosted at two locations simultaneously (Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community and University of Puget Sound).

It is a FREE event to attend with the intent to teach participants how to make their personal vehicle “fit” them to increase safety and mobility when they are on the road. It is an educational event developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Bates Dental Clinic

Full Service Dental Clinic for adults and children. (Excludes root canals and third molar extractions.) ROOM E202A of the Downtown Campus. For more information:, or call 253.680.7310 to schedule an appointment.

Bates Technical College – Information Technology Specialist – PC Repair Shop

Doesn’t it seem your computer always needs repair at the worst times? Maybe we can help! The PC Repair Shop offers services such as troubleshooting, upgrades, updates, computer component replacement on desktop computers and laptops models. We do not service Apple computers, tablets, or phones. All work is done by current Bates Technical College students and offered to staff and students.

The repair shop charges $25 for troubleshooting and identifying the problems.

Replacement parts or software licensing provided by the customer.

Contact: for questions.

Looking For Child Care?

Bates’ Early Learning Center, located at the Downtown Campus, is available to students, staff, and community children. The center serves children ages four weeks through five years old, and offers several program models depending on families’ needs. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The center follows the college calendar for open days.

Early Head Start is a low-cost program for families that qualify for the DSHS Working Connections Child Care Subsidy. ECEAP is a free preschool program for qualifying children ages 3-5 years. ECEAP has two program models: a six-hour, full-day program from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., or an extended-day program outside those hours.

To pick up an application or learn more about our programs reach out to our office at 253.680.7321 or visit us online at Bates early learning center.


Erin Hayden, LMHC, is available to meet with students for personal counseling. She can help support you in dealing with things like depression, anxiety, ADHD, and substance abuse. She can also help you learn to cope with academic stress, or with difficult life events like a breakup, illness, or death of a loved one. There is no cost to you, and your conversations are confidential. Call 253.680.7006 or email to get connected. Learn more about Erin.

Educational Advisor – MDC

Allison Paul, Educational Advisor from MDC, is available on campus for students who need help enrolling in school and applying for financial aid. Some of the things she can help with are applying for college, completing the FAFSA, and navigating through student loan default. There is also financial assistance for registration and testing fees available for students who meet income eligibility requirements. Call 253.680.7153 or email to set up an appointment.

Phi Theta Kappa News

Have a 3.5+ GPA?

If you have earned 12 college level credits, with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or above, you may be eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society on campus.  Keep your eyes on your email for an invitation!

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships now open

Applications are open for PTK Scholarships. Apply online at

Financial News

Legends Hospitality

Looking for extra cash for the summer? Love live music? Legends Hospitality, LLC is looking to hire cashiers, servers, cooks, bartenders, warehouse associates, and more at White River Amphitheatre in Auburn! Please email fellow Bates’ student and Legends’ Staffing Coordinator, Shawna Love (also known as Angel) at for more information.

Foundation Scholarships 

Scholarships from the Bates Technical College Foundation can provide financial assistance for educational expenses including tuition, exams, books, tools, program supplies and childcare. If your financial aid package doesn’t cover all of your tuition, you have student loans or are a self-pay student, the Foundation can help you to focus on your education by relieving financial burdens. Each quarter, generous donors make it possible for the Foundation to offer general, program specific and endowed scholarships. For more information, contact LeAnn Dreier: .

Unified Review Scholarship

We’re offering a $3,000 scholarship opportunity for business or marketing students, called the “Why Unified Review Scholarship” which begins on 2/1/2019 and ends on 7/1/2019 and we would be happy to have your educational institution participate by having application information available to them in your financial aid office and/or through online resources on your website.

To learn more about how your students can participate in our scholarship contest and apply, visit:

2019 Spring Quarter Important Dates

May 15 Last day to drop a class for Spring Quarter with a “W” on transcript

May 27 Memorial Day – College Closed

June 7 Last day of Spring Quarter

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