An e-newsletter for friends and alumni of Highline College.

Calendar of Events

What’s happening? Below is a partial list of upcoming events. Check here for the full schedule.

Nov. 11: Veterans D

Nov. 18: Black and Brown Summit

Nov. 24: Thanksgiving

Dec. 15: Alumni Casino Night

Commencement 2016 

The Highline College 2016 Commencement was held June 16th at ShoWare Center in Kent. In a significant first for the college, 20 students graduated with Bachelor of Applied Science degrees. These students were the first to enroll in the college's new 4-year degree programs; Cybersecurity and Forensics, Global Trade and Logistics, Respiratory Care and Youth Development. 

Thinking about heading back to school?

Check out our new BAS Programs!



Alumni Trivia Challenge

Who is the single largest private employer in Washington State?  

A.  Microsoft 
B.  The University of Washington
C.  Starbucks
D.  Boeing

Find the correct answer somewhere in this edition of Highline Connections! 

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About This Newsletter

Highline Connections will be published electronically four times a year in February, May, August and November for friends and alumni of Highline.

Do you have questions or comments?

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Highline College was founded in 1961 as the first community college in King County. With approximately 17,000 annual students and 350,000 alumni, it is one of the state’s largest institutions of higher education.


DISCLAIMER: Highline College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types).

T-Bird Alumni 10 in 10 Challenge 

10 Hours

10 Internships

10 Scholarships

...all in 10 months.

Can a very small act make a big difference?

We believe it can! Over the next 10 months our dedicated Alumni base is taking on an ambitious venture to inspire, support and better our community. Join other Highline Alums by participating in the

T-Bird Alumni 10 in 10 Challenge.

What can YOU do?

  • Organize a Volunteer Opportunity and tell us about it!
  • Sponsor an Internship or Job Shadow or ask your employer to do so. Share the opportunity with us, we will spread the word to current students and other alums. 
  • Donate $10 to our Scholarship Fund and encourage others to do the same!

T-Birds in action planning the Kickoff of the T-Bird Alumni

10 in 10 Challenge! 


1. Donate Here and then choose "Alumni" from the drop down menu.

2. Text HIGHLINE to 80077

to make a one-time automatic $10 donation to the Alumni Scholarship Fund right from your cell phone.

Your New Membership Card is in the mail...almost! 

Simply UPDATE your contact information and your new Highline College Alumni Association Membership Card will be mailed to you!

Visit our updated benefits page to access exclusive membership benefits and discounts. Keep checking in, we are committed to serving our alumni!

  • Highline Alumni Association members have a discounted entry to all home Thunderbird sporting events.
  • Receive a 15% discount on Highline College gear and memorabilia from our campus Bookstore. Offer is valid both in store by presenting your Alumni Membership card or online with the access code ALUM. Go T-Birds! 
  • Please see our Benefits page for other offers, resources and discounts!
Alumni Partnership with CASE
Highline College celebrated the grand opening of the brand new Center for Career and Student Employment (CASE) in September. CASE is the campus resource center dedicated to helping students, alumni, and community members with career explopration, job search, resume writing and career events. All services are free of charge. The Alumni Association is excited to be partnering with CASE to offer all services to alums. Additionally, Highline alums can now volunteer as career mentors for students in the career exploration process.  
The Puget Sound area is home to many well-known companies and industries, including aircraft manufacturer, Boeing. The aerospace giant is our state's largest employer with 80,000 locally and another 80,000 worldwide. Other locally based companies that employ Highline alums include Microsoft, Alaska Airlines and Starbucks.



Annual Alumni Reception is Dec. 15th!

Casino night is back, no need to gamble on a good time!  Please join us for an evening of fun and fellowship! 

Watch for your evite, coming soon to an inbox near you !