Foundation Blog

The doctor will see you now – RTC grad realizes dream job in ophthalmology

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Christine Nabatanzi crossed an ocean to start a better life, now the honors student and mother of two, is realizing her dream to work in the high-demand field of ophthalmology.  

Kitchen campaign launches - after 20 years, it’s time for upgrades!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

We call the kitchen the “heart of the home,” and for Renton Technical College’s Culinary Arts program, the kitchen is at the heart of training excellence for students.

RTC culinary students bring home the gold!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Renton Technical College culinary students achieved top honors at this year’s Bite of the Apprentice, earning praises from the celebrity judges and over 600 guests who attended the competition April 8 at the Bell Harbor Conference Center.

Emergency grants reduce barriers to education

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Dental Assistant student Jianhua He was about to start his internship, but he couldn’t afford to have his own dental work done.

Renowned Tom Douglas serves as the 2018 Celebrity Chef

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Seattle culinary icon Tom Douglas entertained and delighted diners with his delicious dishes and his signature humor at the 2018 Norma Cugini Celebrity Chef Dinner.

Inspiring success stories from 2018 RTC graduates

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Here are a few favorite success stories that reflect the remarkable students you support through your gifts.

RTC faculty earn top honors for exceptional teaching

Thursday, May 31, 2018

It doesn’t take long to discover that Alma Meza and Michele Lesmeister are driven by a lifelong passion for education. Their exceptional teaching and dedication to student success has earned them top recognition. For Alma, the Faculty Award from the Washington State Association of College Trustees and for Michele, the 2018 Ahead of the Class teacher award sponsored by the Renton Chamber of Commerce and Renton School District.

RTC student receives top national honors

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Carl Harris, a student leader and Foundation scholar at Renton Technical College, has been named to the 2018 All-USA Academic Team – one of only 20 students in the country to be recognized for outstanding academic achievement.

Dochnahls honored for a lifetime-and-more of giving

Thursday, March 8, 2018

For Bernadene “Bernie” and Denny Dochnahl, their most celebrated title is that of Community Investors. As longtime residents of Renton – having lived within a seven mile radius for over 50 years – their shared history and imprint on the greater-Renton community is everywhere.

2018 Foundation Student Success Video - Jasmine and David

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2018 Foundation Student Success Video featuring Jasmine Holman and David Cleaves.