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“There is Too Much: Let Me Sum Up” – December 2020

“There is Too Much: Let Me Sum Up” - Emergency Management Once Removed 2020 By Jim Mullen Emergency Management, Once Removed January: “Government’s Trust Deficit: A Possible Antidote” proposed that emergency managers “devise exercises in which the public can participate, to “penetrate the divisive “white noise” that makes essential [...]

Press Release: December 10, 2020

Dec. 10, 2020 Congratulations to Curry Mayer - New Director of the Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Lakewood, WA - The Center of Excellence for Homeland Security Emergency Management (CoE-HSEM) would like to congratulate Curry Mayer for her appointment as Director of the Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM). [...]

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CoE-HSEM Honors its Rising Star Awards of 2020

Congratulations to This Year’s Rising Stars! -  Brandi Hunter, Toya Moore, and Julie Jefferson Lakewood, WA - The Center of Excellence for Homeland Security Emergency Management (CoE-HSEM) has always been focused on student success, helping people change their lives' trajectory positively and who have demonstrated excellence in their professional [...]

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Julie Jefferson – Rising Star 2020

Congratulations to This Year’s Rising Star! - Julie Jefferson Julie Jefferson Communications Director Lummi Indian Business Council Julie Jefferson exemplifies a student that has overcome many obstacles and demonstrated great determination in pursuit of her higher education degrees. With three grown children and five grandchildren, Julie applied to enter [...]

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Coe-HSEM Virtual Site Review – 2020

October 29, 2020 - The HSEM Center of Excellence hosted the first-ever “Virtual Site Review” by the State Board for Community and Technical College (SBCTC). Each Center is visited once in a three-year cycle to learn how the Center is currently working to understand and improve the relationship between [...]

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In Other News… – November 2020

In Other News (Or Let’s Get Back to Governing) By Jim Mullen Emergency Management, Once Removed Nov 10, 2020: “Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler today delivered recommendations to create a statewide disaster resilience office to Gov. Jay Inslee, the Legislature and other state leaders, as recommended by the Disaster Resiliency Work Group. “  [...]

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“How to Be an Antiracist”- Discussions within our Criminal Justice Programs

“How to Be an Antiracist”, Ibram X. Kendi – Discussions within our Criminal Justice Programs By Mary Weir “Antiracist: One who is supporting an anti-racist policy through their actions or expressing an anti-racist idea.” (Kendi 2019, 13). “An antiracist idea is any idea that suggests the racial groups are [...]

Welcome Brianna Rockenstire!

Welcome Brianna Rockenstire, Director for Center of Excellence Information and Computing Technology (ICT) The Center of Excellence for ICT provides research and reports on industry trends, current and future workforce demand, industry perceptions of the CTC system and its graduates, and emerging technology developments. Additionally, the Center works to [...]

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About Us – October 2020

About Us By Jim Mullen Emergency Management, Once Removed  Black slaves once were counted in the Census as 3/5 human beings, a “compromise” that inflated slave states’ population, boosting their representation in Congress (and the Electoral College).  In 1876 Rutherford B. Hayes ascended to the Presidency after a disputed [...]

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Introducing Lorraine Churchill

Please join us in welcoming Lorraine Churchill as a contributing podcaster to the Center of Excellence! We met Lorraine at the annual Washington State Emergency Management Association (WSEMA) conference and asked her to join us as an Advisory Board member for the Center, a role she has proudly held [...]

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