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January 23, 2017
Acclaimed photographer Matika Wilbur has partnered with SPSCC to lead a 4-day collaborative mural effort as part of her nationwide tour to encourage Native American college students and build stronger college-tribal relationships in communities: Project 562: In>digenous Land. Matika Wilbur, from the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes, is the creator of Project 562.  She will present a combined exhibition, lecture, and mural project that will be conducted at college campuses across the nation.  Wilbur will open the dynamic week with a keynote lecture, free to the public, on the Kenneth... More...
January 18, 2017
Three students from South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) were awarded scholarships on Saturday evening at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet.   Students Bryan Hooper and Alex Bledsoe were honored by the Thurston Group of Washington State for their academic success, community service, and extra-curricular activities that align with the values of the Thurston Group.  Student Francisco Tamayo, Jr. was awarded by Gateway Rotary Club for his service in diversity and inclusivity. Hooper, a member of The President’s List and Phi Theta Kappa, plans to attend the Evergreen... More...
January 11, 2017
Article from The Olympian The Olympian Editorial Board As Washington lawmakers try to find a way to fully fund K-12 public schools for the first time, it’s important they do not sacrifice other valuable programs to get there. It’s not overstatement that our economy depends on smart decisions. This is no truer than with higher education, which plays a key role in training workers for the employment fields that don’t have enough newly qualified people to fill expected openings. The Washington Roundtable, which represents chief executives of businesses in the Northwest, and the Boston... More...
January 10, 2017
Updated 1/12 The childcare center will be re-opened on Friday, Jan. 13 after resolving a facilities issue on Thursday afternoon. Original Post: The chidcare center in building 20 (operated by the South Sound YMCA) will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 11, and Thursday, Jan. 12, due to a facilities issue. All other classes and activities scheduled in building 20 will proceed as usual. Parts have been ordered to correct the issue, but will not arrive until 1/12 at the earliest. Parents are urged to call or check back here for updates before bringing children on Friday, 1/13. If parents have... More...
January 10, 2017
Article from The Olympian By Lisa Pemberton lpemberton@theolympian.com A new degree program is brewing at South Puget Sound Community College. The state recently endorsed the college’s request to offer a for-credit Craft Brewing and Distilling Program. “That gives us the green light to move forward,” said Kelly Green, a spokeswoman for the Olympia-based college. “Our anticipation is that in fall 2017, we’ll be able to launch brewing and cider, and fall of 2018 would be distilling.” There already are a few colleges in the region that offer degrees in wine and... More...
December 27, 2016
SPSCC is proud to present this year’s “Wild Thing” Fine Art Postcard Exhibition at The Gallery at SPSCC.  Artists of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds were invited to submit up to three postcard-size original works inspired by the theme “Wild Thing”.  Over 120 artists responded, leveraging a wide range of materials and producing a unique variety of pieces that represent our region’s creative spirit. This unique one-month show encourages gallery visitors to bid on the postcards via silent auction between the opening and closing receptions.  Winning bidders will take home... More...
December 12, 2016
SPSCC will host the South Sound’s only banquet event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the college on Jan. 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the college’s Student Union Building. This year’s keynote speaker, a feature in the SPSCC Artist & Lecture series, is mayor-elect Michael Tubbs of Stockton, CA.  Tubbs, a first-generation Stanford graduate from South Stockton, is a passionate advocate for education, community, and policy. His keynote will reflect on his takeaways from the election, how communities can promote progress in the current political climate, and the importance of Dr.... More...
December 7, 2016
Clipper Athletics and SPSCC closed the inaugural season of women’s volleyball in November on a positive note.  After nearly a year of turning an idea into reality, the Clippers ended their first season 4-10 in the NWAC West, but Coach Melanie Miller praised the freshmen ladies for their determination and “will-to-win” attitudes. “I am very proud of the way we battled with every team we played,” said Miller.  “Scores were close and we took a set off almost every team.” Two stand-out matches for Miller were against some of the region’s biggest competitors—Pierce College and Tacoma... More...
December 8, 2016
Due to hazardous conditions on the Olympia Campus and the Lacey Campus, both campuses are closed on Friday, 12/9. This includes all classes, finals tests, the child care center, all administrative and student services. Day time access of essential Nutcracker personnel only. Evening Nutcracker activities will go on as scheduled. Cancelled finals will be rescheduled for next Monday, 12/12, at the same time and the same location as originally scheduled.  
November 16, 2016
The SPSCC Foundation celebrated generosity and perseverance Monday evening during the annual Scholarship Reception.  Scholarship recipients, community donors, and college staff came together, creating an opportunity for donors and recipients to meet in person, share their stories, and make lasting connections within our community.  Nearly 400 attendees listened intently as Executive Director Tanya Mote and President Tim Stokes welcomed attendees and touched on the importance of removing financial barriers for students.  As they reflected back on the rainy October day reading... More...