Honoring one of our technology leaders

Monica Blackwood, Vice Chair, KEDA Board of Directors; Principal, Rice Fergus Miller 〉 Guest column for the KPBJ OC Alumni Association and KEDA honor Nathan Evans with Distinguished Alum Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Local Economic and Community Development Work Technology is a hot topic in Kitsap County, and was the focus of KEDA’s October 26th Decision Maker’s II event.  A record crowd […] Read more »

Congratulations to KEDA Economic Development Champion award winners!

  Economic Development Champion Lifetime Achievement Dr. David Mitchell, president of Olympic College, was given a Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his longtime collaboration with business leaders in creating relevant academic programs that prepare young people and those who are changing direction in midlife. His unflagging leadership brought WSU and WWU to Kitsap as part of their 2+2 programs Economic Development Champion – Public Sector Congressman Derek […] Read more »

Kitsap’s top business leaders attend KEDA’s 36th Annual Meeting

Press Release Business is booming in Kitsap, due in great part to the strategic, guiding efforts of the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance. As Board President Ben Anderson explains it, “Our successes are those of collaboration. We have a strong board of directors and a growing number of investors—municipalities, public agencies, corporations, entrepreneurs, and some nonprofits—together, we are ensuring a healthy future for Kitsap and the […] Read more »

OC recognized for apprentice program at PSNS

Chris Henry , christina.henry@kitsapsun.com  – The Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — Olympic College is a finalist for a national award in recognition of its partnership with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, the college announced Wednesday. The American Association of Community Colleges singled out OC for its longstanding collaboration with PSNS on apprenticeship and helper training programs. In 2015-16 there were 811 apprentices, representing 24 […] Read more »

Powers | OC’s servant leader extraordinaire

John Powers for the KPBJ On May 20, Dr. David Mitchell, president of Olympic College, was honored by the Association of College Trustees (ACT) as the Community College CEO of the Year in Washington state. If you have ever had the privilege of working with Dr. Mitchell, you know why he was so honored — honored for his self-effacing servant leadership. Our Kitsap Economic Development […] Read more »

Ten in One Thousand . . . Not Surprising

The KPBJ – John Powers, Executive Director KEDA Last May, I wrote about the critical role Olympic College plays in developing our local economy, and its most essential capital . . . human capital. I highlighted OC’s proud six decade legacy of educating, training, and inspiring the careers of tens of thousands of local students for generations of Kitsap citizens. So when I learned earlier […] Read more »