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July 25, 2016
Just months after its best season in school history, Clipper Men’s Basketball launches a new program to root student athletes in the Thurston County community.  Partnering with businesses and members of the community, Clipper Athletics anticipates that the Hometown Hero Program will help student athletes from outside the Thurston area make local relationships that encourage athletic and academic success. “A majority of our young men are not from the south sound,” said Athletic Director Nick Schmidt. “We have learned that when these young men have a local connection, they have a better... More...
July 12, 2016
College Spark Washington along with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges today awarded South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) a grant of $500,000 over five years to develop a Guided Pathways program.  Guided Pathways aims to support low-income students and students of color by helping community colleges develop clear paths to certificates, transfer degrees, or careers. College Spark Washington stated that it selected SPSCC because of the college’s commitment to student success and closing achievement gaps.  “SPSCC faculty and staff have been working... More...
July 5, 2016
Washington State's first class of Direct Transfer Nursing students moves to universities Thirteen nursing students from SPSCC are the first group of community college graduates to move directly into year four at a university with an Associate in Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) degree. The nursing DTA, announced in 2014 by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, allows students to earn an Associate in Nursing at a community college and then transfer to a university in Washington State for one more year to complete a Bachelor of Science in... More...
June 28, 2016
Karama Blackhorn named 2016 Pride Activist of the Year at Capital City Pride Capital City Pride recently named South Puget Sound Community College’s Karama Blackhorn as the 2016 Pride Activist of the Year.  The award, also known as the Gabi & Alec Clayton Activist of the Year award, was presented at Capital City Pride on June 19 at Olympia’s Heritage Park. Blackhorn, SPSCC’s Diversity & Equity Center Program Coordinator, was nominated and selected by the 2016 Pride Committee for her many contributions to the LGBTQ+ community.  Blackhorn is the founder of the Queer I Am... More...
June 22, 2016
Updated July 12 The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts would like to thank all who attended the opening reception of the 2016 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition.  Juror Esther Luttikhuizen chose four merit awards and three purchase awards. Merit Awards Carla Louise Paine, "I Died for Beauty" Evan Clayton Horback, "The Lure of the Modern" Erik Sandgren, "Northwest Dawn - Glyphs and Mists" Bernie Bleha, "Minaret" Purchase Awards Susan Aurand, "Small Alchemy" Ann Johnston Schuster, "Intensity of Awareness" John Brooks, "Snowflake Vase" Original Post... More...
June 15, 2016
More than 1,450 graduates from over 50 degree and certificate programs will turn their tassels at South Puget Sound Community College on Friday evening.  The College will hold its 51st commencement ceremony on June 17 at 6 p.m. on the Olympia Campus soccer field. Graduates will gather with family, friends, faculty, and members of the community to celebrate the achievements each graduate has made while at SPSCC.  This year, the College will award 1,777 degrees and certificates to the passionate and diverse graduating class.  The average GPA of students graduating is 3.01 and 94... More...
May 27, 2016
*Summer hours apply to both the college’s Olympia and Lacey campuses *Summer hours last through Friday, Sept. 9. As of Monday, June 20, South Puget Sound Community College will begin operating on summer hours. The college’s Olympia campus will be open for business from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Enrollment Services Office in the Center for Student Success will operate from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Friday, July 1, and from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Tuesday, July 5. The campus will be closed on Fridays. The college’s Lacey campus... More...
June 3, 2016
Sophomore basketball player earns honorable mention for Scholar Athlete of the Year from National Association of Two Year College Athletic Administrators Watts also earns the Art Feiro Athlete Academic Leader of the Year Award from the Northwest Athletic Conference Watts also won multiple defensive honors this season Tyler Watts, center, was recently recognized by the SPSCC Executive Team. Updated June 3, 2016 Just days after being recognized by the National Association of Two Year College Athletic Administrators, South Puget Sound Community College men’s basketball player Tyler... More...
May 20, 2016
*Choir and orchestra all featured in upcoming performances *Guests of choir concert encouraged to bring donations for Thurston County Food Bank The South Puget Sound Community College Music Program is sharing the sounds of spring with its upcoming June concerts.    “I Will Be Earth" SPSCC Chorus and Chamber Choir Friday, June 10, 7:30 pm Things kick off on Friday, June 10, when the SPSCC Chorus and Chamber Choir present “I Will Be Earth.” The concert will focus on selections that connect us with our environment, drawing from folk, classical and world works. The 7:30... More...
May 19, 2016
*11th annual exhibition highlights outstanding student artists *Special reception on Friday, May 20 from 6-8 p.m. The 11th Annual Student Art Exhibition will be held in The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts from May 16 through June 10. An opening reception will take place on Friday, May 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Gallery. SPSCC art faculty selects outstanding works from the studio art courses at the college. Featured works include ceramics, drawing, painting, print making, digital photography, sculpture, mixed media, and more. A continuous slideshow featuring more... More...