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President Stokes named public relations Pacesetter of the Year

October 15, 2018

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) today announced that SPSCC president Dr. Timothy Stokes was awarded the 2018 Pacesetter of the Year award by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR), District 7.  He was recognized at an awards ceremony at the NCMPR District 7 conference in Boise, Idaho, on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.

25th Anniversary of a Groundbreaking Drama

October 10, 2018

Article via OlyArts
By Tom Simpson

Last June, the Broadway revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America won Tony awards in multiple categories, including best actor for Andrew Garfield and best revival of a play. Director Lauren Love is now bringing this 25-year-old, groundbreaking drama to South Puget Sound Community College’s stage.

A&L Series presents: Alina Fernández, Oct. 18

October 5, 2018

South Puget Sound Community College presents its first 2018-19 Artist & Lecture Series speaker, Alina Fernández, on Oct. 18, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.

Fernández is a novelist, activist, and radio show host, internationally famous for her autobiography "Castro's Daughter: An Exile's Memoir of Cuba." She will speak of growing up in Cuba as Fidel Castro's daughter in the political environment of the 1960's and 70's and her later departure, as well as provide insight into the country's future and great potential.

Student Services close at 2pm on Oct. 5

October 4, 2018

All student services in The Center for Student Success (Bldg. 22) will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, for The Experience annual fundraising event. The One Stop, Start Here desk, Library, Assessment Center, tutoring centers, and other services will remain closed for the weekend; they will resume regular hours on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.

A meeting of science and culture

September 25, 2018

In 2004 archaeologist Dale Croes and Native American basketmaker Ed Carriere began an unusual collaboration to study and eventually reconstruct ancient baskets from the Pacific Northwest.  Croes is a retired SPSCC faculty member and Thurston County resident.

Article via American Archaeology
By Julian Smith

SPSCC welcomes 16 new full-time faculty members

September 12, 2018

This year, South Puget Sound Community College is delighted to welcome 16 additional members across four divisions to the ranks of its full-time faculty. While some faces may be familiar and others brand new, they all bring a valuable diversity of backgrounds, education, and life experience to the college community.