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Season 3 of The Unheard Outsider Drops Oct. 20

October 20, 2021

The Unheard Outsider podcast kicks off its third season at 12 p.m. on Oct. 20, 2021. Each week, listeners get a glimpse into uncomfortable conversations centered around social justice, discussed through the lens of higher education.

The podcast is produced by the A. Barbara Clarkson Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Center (DEIC) and is hosted by Quinton Neal, assistant director in the DEIC.

SPSCC Reaches 95% Employee Participation for COVID-19 Vaccine

October 11, 2021

SPSCC today announced that 95% of the college’s 448 full-time employees, faculty, and adjunct faculty have been vaccinated against COVID-19, one week ahead of the state’s Oct. 18 educator vaccine mandate deadline.

“These numbers reinforce what we already know,” said SPSCC president Dr. Timothy Stokes. “Our staff and faculty care deeply about our students and are willing to do what it takes to keep our students learning and reaching their educational goals.”

A Running Start at Entrepreneurship

October 7, 2021

Tyser Hicks, a seventeen-year-old Running Start student from River Ridge High School, has taken on a lot more than just school (and adapting to the pandemic) in the past year. He’s also an entrepreneur, and his company Vylo (pronounced vee-low) is a fashion sunglass brand focused on elevating style through minimalism and environmental sustainability.

Tyser launched Vylo in October 2020 with the money he saved from doing summer yardwork projects in his community.

Employee Blood Drive

October 6, 2021

Join SPSCC and Bloodworks Northwest for a virtual employee blood drive from Oct. 15 - 31.

Part-time, full-time, and student employees are eligible to participate and win. Big prizes are available between Bloodworks Northwest and SPSCC!

Step 1 - Sign Up: Make a donation appointment or call 800-398-7888 to find a Pop-Up or Donor Center. Schedule your appointment between Oct. 15 and 31.

Pathways Day

October 5, 2021

Get amped about your future on Pathways Day, Oct. 13

From inspirational workshops to panels featuring local employers, Pathways Day is all about the pathway you've picked for your future career. Whether you're just getting started at SPSCC, close to graduation, or somewhere in the middle, there is something just for you on Pathways Day.

The schedule of events is available now in Canvas.

Meet Student Kalea Velasco-Cosare

September 21, 2021

Kalea Velasco-Cosare
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Age: 17

You Are Not Alone

“If there is one thing I want others at SPSCC to know, it’s that you’re not alone. I hope you find the resources you need to feel like you belong in a community at SPSCC.”

Meet Student Jason Montes-Padilla

September 21, 2021

Jason Montes-Padilla
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Age: 19

Be A Better Person

“Any sport I’ve done has taught me about life. I can take that with me into the real world and be a better person.”

Jason is a sophomore and student-athlete at SPSCC. “Basketball is an escape from the real world for me,” he said. “I take out all my emotions in basketball. It’s my passion because I’ve done it for so many years.”