Alpine College Closes Without Warning - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

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STATEMENT FROM ALPINE COLLEGE:

After an 11-year run, Alpine College, at 10020 E. Knox, has closed its doors due to poor economic conditions and low revenue projections for the balance of the year as well as health concerns of one of the principal owners.

Alpine's purpose was to enable students to learn skills and obtain jobs. Over 80% of the school's graduates found jobs within three months of graduation. Alpine's closing leaves a void in the community and creates issues for students wishing to further their education.

Alpine has contacted other vocational colleges in the area and is working to help transition Alpine students to other institutions.

MORE DETAILS:

SPOKANE, Wash. - Students at Alpine College in Spokane Valley were shocked to show up for class and find the doors locked and no sign of faculty or staff. There was simply a note on the door stating "Sorry for the inconvenience, Alpine College is permanently closed for business." Students tell KHQ, it's not an inconvenience, it's an insult.

Student Nikki Hutchinson was all set to graduate in three months from a year-long surgical technology program at the college that set her back $15,000.

"I was doing well, loved it, everything was going great," said Hutchinson. "It was numbing. We've worked so hard to get to this point to have it all taken away from us. We've sacrificed jobs, family, life, school events with our children for nothing. We have nothing to show for it."

Though the closure impacts about 160 students, they aren't the only ones hung out to dry. Dozens of employees are also out of a job. Without warning or explanation.

KHQ Reporter Gaby Fleischman went to talk with Kevin Williams, the owner of Alpine College, to ask for a explanation. However, no one answered the door or returned a phone call.

The sign on the door of the building informs students with questions to call 892-0155 Tuesday morning after 10:00 AM and ask for Christina or Danette.

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