Gidget Terpstra appointed to Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Gidget Terpstra
Governor Jay Inslee recently appointed Gidget (Jennie) Terpstra to the Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees to fulfill the remaining term of former trustee, Phil Barrett. 

“Gidget has been a longtime advocate for education and youth in the Shoreline community, and we are thrilled that she’s continuing her tradition of service here at the College,” said President Cheryl Roberts.

Terpstra served as a Trustee of the College between 2004-2013, as well as a member of the Shoreline Community College Foundation Board of Directors between 2005-2006. 

Terpstra’s career included working in Shoreline Public Schools for 16 years as one of the first family advocates and school/community services specialist, for which she received the Washington State Award for Excellence from Governor Locke and Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Benson. 

She also served as the first homeless education liaison for the district.

A resident of Shoreline for the past 45 years, she has served for many years in various PTA roles, as a Camp Fire and Boy Scouts volunteer, in several community health and human service coalitions as well as a city volunteer.

She has also been involved with the Echo Lake Neighborhood Association since 1996 and currently serves on the ELNA Board. She attended the University of Washington School of Business.

“Community college is a great place for students with many different needs to pursue their education. I would like to serve as a trustee to help Shoreline Community College build strong programs to meet the changing educational needs of our students. When students unlock education, it makes our communities stronger and that benefits all of us.”

Terpstra’s term at the College will run December 2018-September 2019. She joins four other appointed trustees: Chair Clara Pellham, Douglass Jackson, Tom Lux, and Catherine D’Ambrosio.

Founded in 1964, Shoreline Community College offers more than 100 rigorous academic and professional/technical programs to meet the lifelong learning needs of its community. Dedicated faculty and staff are committed to the educational success of its 10,000+ students who hail from across the United States and over 50 countries. Located 10 miles north of downtown Seattle, Shoreline is one of the most strikingly beautiful college campuses in Washington.



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