College News

February 3, 2016
*Stephanie Washington is school’s first volleyball player *New program to kick off with fall 2016 season *Program hosting “Meet the Coach” event on Feb. 19   Stephanie Washington is the first volleyball player in the history of South Puget Sound Community College. The senior out of Puyallup High School officially signed her Northwest Athletic Conference Letter of Intent to play for SPSCC’s newest athletics program on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the SPSCC gymnasium.  “I’m really happy I get the opportunity to do this,” Washington said of being the college’s first volleyball recruit. “I... More...
January 28, 2016
*Bryan Barnett II, Thermon Jackson honored as youth scholarships recipients *Part of annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet at SPSCC *Scholarships awarded by The Thurston Group of Washington State   South Puget Sound Community College students Bryan Barnett II and Thermon “Tre” Jackson were named youth scholarship recipients by The Thurston Group of Washington State at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet. Not only were they the first SPSCC students to receive the scholarships, but it was also the first time non-high-school students have earned the scholarships.... More...
January 26, 2016
Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named South Puget Sound Community College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges. The nomination also makes SPSCC eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds, as well as Siemens Technical Scholars Program student scholarships.  The Aspen Prize, awarded every two years, is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’... More...
January 15, 2016
*Will also serve as an Admissions Specialist at the college *Comes to SPSCC after two years as an assistant coach at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash. New South Puget Sound Community College Admissions Specialist and Volleyball Coach Melanie Miller is ready to start living her “dream come true.” Miller begins at SPSCC on Jan. 11 where she will serve in both an admissions role and as the college’s first volleyball coach, building up a new program that will see its first season in fall 2016. “I am looking forward to being the first volleyball coach here at SPSCC,” Miller said. “It is not... More...
January 7, 2016
  *Drs. Cabbage and Ensenat receive national recognition *Worked with faculty from 18 other institutions to enhance science education   Two South Puget Sound Community College faculty members have been named by the National Academy of Sciences as National Academies Education Fellows in the Life Sciences for the 2015-16 academic year. Dr. Sarah Cabbage and Dr. Kathleen Ensenat received the honor by virtue of their selection to and participation in the National Academies Summer Institute, a program that works to enhance undergraduate science education. Their work at the... More...
December 17, 2015
*First student to take advantage of international transfer agreement *Agreement allows for one-year degree completion plus scholarship support   South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) business student Shakti Runnels is the first SPSCC student to be accepted into the Bachelor of Applied Management program at Otago Polytechnic (OP) in New Zealand. Thanks to a 2014 International Articulation Agreement between SPSCC and OP, Runnels will be able to complete her degree with just one year of additional study at the school’s Auckland campus. Runnels, a 21-year-old Yelm High... More...
December 4, 2015
  In recent weeks, we have received numerous reports of an individual going door-to-door claiming to be an SPSCC student who is raising money for a study abroad program. Please be aware that this is a scam--this individual is not connected with South Puget Sound Community College and none of our classes or programs are raising money through door-to-door sales. The individuals perpetrating this scam typically say they are media or broadcasting students selling magazine subscriptions to raise money for a study abroad trip to London. We have received reports from residents in Lacey and... More...
December 1, 2015
  In case you haven’t heard, the SPSCC Bookstore has a fresh, new look! On Monday, Nov. 2, the SPSCC Bookstore transitioned its management and operations to Barnes & Noble College. This partnership brings new and exciting changes and options for SPSCC students, staff and faculty, including more competitive pricing, expanded textbook options, and access to additional resources. Check out this list of frequently asked questions below to learn more about the transition and what it means for the SPSCC campus community. What does this mean for me as a student? It means you can expect... More...
December 1, 2015
  Four South Puget Sound Community College faculty members earned 2015-16 Teacher Excellence Awards from The Evergreen State College. Eric Chase, James Chen, Kathy Harrigan, and David Hyde were honored at the SPSCC Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The awards, in their fifth year out of The Evergreen State College, recognize great teachers who have impacted students’ lives, as nominated by incoming TESC students. Students submit a letter nominating those professors, who are then sent a letter highlighting both the honor and including quotes from their nominating students... More...
November 24, 2015
  South Puget Sound Community College film students have been busy this fall, and are ready to present their latest works at the Student Short-Film Showcase on Monday, Dec. 7. The Showcase, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Mainstage, features films presented in the fashion of a typical Hollywood premiere, complete with an area for taking photos. Light refreshments will be available after the showing. The films were produced, directed and often star students from the introductory and advanced Film Production classes. They range from drama to comedy... More...