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Interview with Sarah Miller

2021-09-29T18:50:48+00:00

Interview with Sarah Miller 1.) How does it feel to be the Interim Chair for the BAS HSEM Degree Program? Busy! Very, very busy! This was a very unexpected change that happened really close to the beginning of the term. Faculty had to be reassigned to new classes, students had to be assigned to new advisors, new students had to be oriented, and there were meetings. So many meetings! But it’s been really great to start getting to know the faculty, staff, and administration on a different level, and to make contact with all the students I hadn’t yet [...]

Interview with Sarah Miller2021-09-29T18:50:48+00:00

Interview with YuVonne Bailey-Navarrette

2021-09-29T18:51:26+00:00

Interview with YuVonne Bailey-Navarrette Where do you see the degree programs going in the next 3-5 years? We are currently launching an AAS-T that has been accepted by 3 BA programs, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Fire Service Leadership and Management, and Paramedicine. By developing this AAS-T students will have the ability to transfer between colleges and continue their course of study in their chosen fields.  Now that that hard work is done we can again focus on bringing our advanced training programs to Pierce College and its military and rural partners. Technology – how has technology changed the [...]

Interview with YuVonne Bailey-Navarrette2021-09-29T18:51:26+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Tiffany Brown

2021-09-27T18:40:45+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Tiffany Brown Women in Leadership Profile: Tiffany Brown What if you found the perfect role for yourself, working in a field you were passionate about, grateful to serve your community as a behind the scenes leader who many people might not even know about?  What if you preferred the spotlight to be on others, and were happy to lay the foundation in planning, coordination and partnerships that resulted in effective response and recovery from disasters?  What if that suited your personality perfectly? And what if your role kept getting bigger and your contributions more needed [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Tiffany Brown2021-09-27T18:40:45+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Tieka Adeogun

2021-08-03T21:15:54+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Tieka Adeogun Tieka has an impressive stack of certificates from FEMA courses. She can tell you about Incident Command. She knows how to build and evaluate exercises. Her experience in the field, and the degrees she’s earned, mean she’s ready to respond to a wide range of disasters. Even so, it wasn’t until the incident involving a mouse and a kayak that she discovered how completely she’d adopted the lens of an emergency manager. None of those FEMA courses said anything about the kind of small domestic emergency that might occur if a kayak is [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Tieka Adeogun2021-08-03T21:15:54+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Tanya Knight

2021-07-08T19:14:08+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Tanya Knight By Deb Moller Most people, counting down the five or ten years until retirement age, would never consider tackling a doctoral program. Tanya Knight isn’t like most people. As Tanya says, “As long as I’m healthy, why not keep going? After all, I might live forty more years!” She doesn’t expect her learning, her growth, or her contributions to be limited just because her driver’s license shows a certain age. Tanya joked that she’s never paid much attention to her age. A story her family still laughs at happened decades ago, when one [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Tanya Knight2021-07-08T19:14:08+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Mary Kay Bredeson

2021-07-08T19:27:47+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Mary Kay Bredeson By Deb Moller When someone retires, a common comment is that they are starting a new chapter in their lives. Most of the time, people are secretly certain that the coming chapter will be less interesting, less challenging, and less important than the work-life the person is leaving.  But people who know Mary Kaye Bredeson are secretly certain that her track record of reinventing her life in wondrous ways will continue, and whatever comes next is sure to be as remarkable as what has come before. As the eldest of seven children [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Mary Kay Bredeson2021-07-08T19:27:47+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Michele L. Turner

2021-04-30T00:18:18+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Michele L. Turner MBCP, FBCI, CISA, CRISC By Deb Moller “If you would go fast, go alone. But if you would go far, bring others along.” - African Proverb As a woman of color, Michele is aware that there are biases in the world that can impact how others see the value that she has to offer. She insists that it’s the invisible differences, things we may not see or know about other people that are a critical source of diversity that should not be overlooked. For example, an invisible diversity characteristic in her life is [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Michele L. Turner2021-04-30T00:18:18+00:00

Women’s History Month Resources

2021-05-04T23:04:49+00:00

For Teachers A selection of resources for teachers https://womenshistorymonth.gov/for-teachers/ Digital Classroom Resources - Explore all of the resources the National Women’s History Museum has created. There are lesson plans, biographies, posters, primary sources, and more. https://www.womenshistory.org/students-educators/digital-classroom-resources Lesson Plans on Notable Women and Women’s History in General. https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/womens-history-month-resources Domestic Abuse Survivors National Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/ Get Help Now – WA State Coalition Against Domestic Violence: https://wscadv.org/get-help-now/ The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV):  https://ncadv.org/resources Shelters and Additional Assistance Programs Mary’s Place - https://www.marysplaceseattle.org/ Noel House Programs - https://ccsww.org/get-help/shelter-homeless-services/noel-house-programs/ Dignity for Divas - https://www.dignityfordivas.org/programs Scholarships Washington Women in Need (WWIN) Star [...]

Women’s History Month Resources2021-05-04T23:04:49+00:00

Women in Emergency Management: Continuing to Break Barriers

2021-05-04T23:06:11+00:00

By Kellie Hale First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt Courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library archives. Did you know that First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is considered the initial supporter of women in the field of emergency management? Mrs. Roosevelt encouraged her husband to appoint Florence Kerr as project lead to research and implement ways on how women can utilize their skills during World War II. The two women helped establish the development of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD). The purpose of the OCD was to bring communities across the United States health programs and medical care [...]

Women in Emergency Management: Continuing to Break Barriers2021-05-04T23:06:11+00:00

Women are Essential to Peace…

2021-05-04T23:07:26+00:00

By Linda Crerar The United Nations has sponsored International Women’s Day since 1975. When adopting its resolution on the observance of International Women’s Day, the United Nations General Assembly cited the following reasons: “To recognize the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms require the active participation, equality and development of women; and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security.” Women’s History Month celebrates women’s contributions to history, culture, and society in the United States since 1987. Women’s history is full of trailblazers in [...]

Women are Essential to Peace…2021-05-04T23:07:26+00:00
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