Foundation Blog

Student Spotlight

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Christian Ramos-Peña had a false start with college, lost financial aid and at one point was “pawning off everything he could” to pay for tuition while working seven days a week as a line cook.

A family steps up to improve women’s lives

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

“As a life-long supporter of education, I have seen first-hand how important the education of women is and how it helps their families and improves their lives.

Community comes out for a grand opening worth $20 million!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Over 400 people toured RTC’s new $20 million automotive technology complex May 11. Car collectors showcased their wheels, and everyone enjoyed live music, international cuisine and food truck fare. 

Foundation awards record number of scholarships in 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The scholarship committee awarded 72 scholarships for the 2017 spring quarter – the highest number for an academic quarter in foundation history!

Grand opening of automotive complex set for May 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

New state-of-the-art complex puts RTC at the center of new technology and training for the automotive industry.

Foundation hits new highs at Student Success Breakfast

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

We are grateful and humbled by the outpouring of support for this year’s Student Success Breakfast. The foundation literally hit new highs with 300 attendees, 27 sponsorships from local businesses and we are on track to hit $80,000 in donations to expand scholarships and emergency grants.

From Somalian refugee to computer science scholar

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mo Abdullahi’s journey to RTC inspires hope and shows what’s possible when people are empowered as individuals, challenged and given the tools to succeed.

2017 marks inaugural Lifetime of Giving Award

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Meet Andee Jorgensen and Rich Wagner, two people who truly represent a lifetime of giving and service to RTC students and the community.

An interview with Bob Watt

Thursday, November 17, 2016

My family and I moved to Washington State in 1969 and to Seattle in 1972, which was the height of the great Boeing bust, so from our earliest days it was crystal clear how important the aerospace sector was to the state and to this wonderful place we call home.

Thai village has special connection to RTC

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Meet Supunnee Pargul, an alumnus of the Early Childhood Education Program at RTC.