Symposium Information





Bates Technical College - South Campus
Auditorium (Bldg. E), 1st Floor, Rooms E102/103
2201 S 78th St, Tacoma, WA 98409
Check-in: 0800 - 0900
Symposium: 0800 - 1600


November 12, 2019

  • ​Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome and Icebreaker - Lorine Hill, CMEWS President
  • Key Note Speaker - John Paul Johnston, Executive Director, Divers Institute of Seattle
  • “In or out of uniform, credentials matter” - Sue Jackson, Director of Market Development – Government, Pearson Vue
  • Granting Academic Credit for our Servicemen and women
  • Understanding Military Tuition Assistance - Stone Education Counselors
  • “The Developing Battle for Veterans  - Access to Career Colleges” - Maryann Brathwaite, Executive Director Northwest Career Colleges Federation
  • "The Navy Voluntary Education Program Virtual Process and JST Overview" - Gilbert Williams, ESO Navy
  • Education Panel  - ESO's, Students, Military Education Counselors and School Reps
  • "GI Bill 101" - Laura Bach, Associate Director for State Approving Agency (WSAC)
  • Closing remarks and elections - David Mulkey, CMEWS Vice President

*Continental breakfast, coffee, tea and lunch will be served by the students of Renton Technical College