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Warm food with warmer company: Seattle Central College holiday party   

Held on Dec. 7  at One World, the first Seattle Central College (SCC) holiday party since 2019 was a success! Organized by the combined efforts of the President’s Office and Seattle Culinary Academy (SCA), students and faculty members came together to celebrate the holiday season. 

The SCA provided guests with outstanding finger dishes: from lemongrass chicken skewers to an elaborate charcuterie board. An assortment of wines were also provided by the South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy. However, the guests didn’t only get their stomachs filled with food, but also their hearts with the warm company and laughter that was very much needed after the separation caused by the COVID pandemic. During a conversation with SCC’s Interim President, Dr.Bradley Lane, he described the event as just one of the first steps that the school’s administration has planned to bring the school’s community back to life.

Juan Miguel Jocom | The Seattle Collegian A table full of expertly prepared finger foods by the chefs of SCA.

Juan Miguel Jocom | The Seattle Collegian SCA’s Program Coordinator, Polina Valez Lopez (left), and Associate Dean, Aimee LePage (right), serving a variety of wine provided by the North West Wine Academy.

Juan Miguel Jocom | The Seattle Collegian President’s Office Executive Assistant, Cassandra McGuire, greeting people as they walk in with her fun holiday llama sweater.

Juan Miguel Jocom | The Seattle Collegian An assortment of desserts enjoyed by the students and staff.

Juan Miguel Jocom | The Seattle Collegian Dr.Bradley Lane, SCC’s Interim President.

Juan Miguel Jocom | The Seattle Collegian Hisham Othman, Director of International Finance, wearing his matching suit and tie peppered with Santa pictures.

Juan Miguel Jocom | The Seattle Collegian SCA chefs busy preparing more food to replenish the table for the holiday party.


Juan Miguel Jocom

Juan Miguel Jocom, or Juanita Banana as his friends call him, is an Editorial Board member at the Seattle Collegian, where he focuses on writing about the experience of immigrant students at Seattle Central College. A documentarian, he hopes to create videos that will showcase the chaos and glory of humans.

As a Seattle local, he’s an aspiring granola boy, who enjoys rock climbing and jumping off cliffs. His recent documentary, Welcome to the Neighborhood, was an official selected entry for the 2021 SCOOP film fest.

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