As members of Whatcom Community College's Board of Trustees, we're proud of Whatcom's academic excellence and innovation. As advocates of higher education, we're equally grateful that Whatcom County is home to four outstanding institutions of higher education -- Whatcom Community College, Western Washington University, Northwest Indian College and Bellingham Technical College. This strong mix of two- and four-year institutions enables our community to serve students from a wide variety of backgrounds. It also uniquely positions us to prepare a globally competitive workforce. This is particularly true in the case of STEM education - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.