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* New State Board head visits Shoreline
Shoreline Community College geology instructor Emma Agosta (right) uses an iPad to take SBCTC Executive Director Marty Brown on a tour of her online classroom. More photos

Marty Brown, recently appointed executive director of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, kicked off a statewide tour of colleges on Oct. 11, 2012 at Shoreline Community College.

Brown was Director of the Office of Financial Management for Gov. Chris Gregoire before coming to the college system. "I love the college system," Brown said during the tour. "I love the mission."

Brown met with President Lee Lambert and Trustee Shoubee Liaw, then was introduced to the Shoreline Virtual College effort and director Ann-Garnsey Harter who showed the college online app. Then, geology instructor Emma Agosta, took Brown on a tour of her online classroom which includes a lab component.

From there, Brown walked the campus led by Facilities Director Bob Roehl, who spoke about building needs and strategies to improve the campus infrastructure. During the walk, Brown heard about innovative efforts by math faculty, Learning Center North and the Core to Curriculum grant with the Shoreline School District.   

Dean of Science Susan Hoyne and GST instructor Mark Hankins hosted Brown and others at the Professional Automotive Training Center.The group then move to the CNC Machining program and met instructor Keith Smith and career navigator Michelene Felker.

The tour finished up in front of the Clean Energy Technology Center. 
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