Starting this fall, students will be able to enroll at the University of Washington, Bothell...

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Starting this fall, students will be able to enroll at the University of Washington, Bothell while working toward an associate degree at Cascadia or Shoreline community colleges.

The dual-enrollment program will allow students to earn their associate degree, as well as a bachelor’s degree from UW Bothell, in business administration, computing and software systems, or interdisciplinary studies. Students in the program also can combine credits to qualify for financial aid and GI Bill benefits.

Students at Shoreline or Cascadia must complete their first 45 credits before applying for the dual-enrollment program. If accepted, they become official students at the UW Bothell their sophomore year.

For more details on the program, contact Linda Bale at 425-352-5317.


Thrift shop, citizens honored for service

The Eastside Human Resources Alliance will honor four residents and the Mercer Island Thrift Shop for outstanding contributions to human services on the Eastside at its annual luncheon tomorrow at Bear Creek Country Club in Woodinville. The Alliance is a professional organization of human-services providers.

Honorees include:

• Phil Noble, Bellevue deputy mayor, for his advocacy for human-services funding.

• Michael Hedley, for volunteer services at Robinswood High School, where he has been working with at-risk Latino youths for eight years.

• Mary Lou Dering, a YWCA manager, for being “the glue that keeps everything running smoothly.”

• Jan Stout of United Way of King County, for planning and implementing the North Shore Family Center.


Volunteer sought to organize parade

Redmond residents with an interest in community festivals and events are invited to apply for the position of grand-parade chairman of Redmond Derby Days.

The position will be vacant after the July 9 Derby Days event. The application deadline is tomorrow.

The volunteer position is responsible for all aspects of planning and coordination with the annual Redmond Derby Days Grand Parade, including monthly steering-committee meetings, creating and distributing the parade application, managing parade registration and coordinating the logistics of parade day. Training and resources are available through the city’s community-events division.

Interested residents should pick up a community-service application in the mayor’s office on the third floor of Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., or download a copy at online. For more information, call 425-556-2360.


Road work on agenda for open house today

An open house will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue, so that neighbors can review road-improvement projects planned for 145th Place Southeast and Southeast 22nd Street.

City staff members will show plans for the areas of Southeast Eighth to Southeast 24th streets on 145th Place, and 145th Place Southeast to 156th Avenue Southeast on Southeast 22nd.

Citizens will help decide which improvements should be done first.


School Board’s Mills to seek another term

Paul Mills is running for a second term on the Bellevue School Board, on which he represents the south end of the city.

A longtime resident of Bellevue, Mills, 53, works as a branch manager at Bank of America in Issaquah. He served for five years on the YMCA board of directors in Lake Heights before leaving that post to run for the School Board.

Seattle Times Eastside bureau