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August 18, 2016
After a nearly a year of planning, recruiting, try-outs, and summer practices, SPSCC Athletics’ newest recruits prepare to hit the field (Men’s Soccer) and the court (Women’s Volleyball) in just a few short weeks. Men’s Soccer The Men’s Soccer team is entering its second season under Head Coach Chris Crowe, who previously held the position of Assistant Coach for four years.  With only six returning sophomores and the rest new recruits, Coach Crowe expects that the young and eager team will force the competition to bring everything they’ve got to the field.  Coach Crowe shares some... More...
August 10, 2016
South Puget Sound Community College along with Goldsmiths, University of London has implemented a new articulation agreement for studies in Politics.  The agreement allows qualified SPSCC graduates to transfer into Goldsmiths’ Bachelor of Arts in Politics program with advanced standing. The agreement was formalized earlier this month when representatives from SPSCC met at Goldsmiths, University of London to sign the agreement. This agreement offers numerous benefits to SPSCC graduates, including: Students aiming to attain a bachelor’s degree in Politics can swiftly enter into the... More...
August 2, 2016
This year we will Spark. SPSCC today announced its theme and lineup for the 2016-17 Artist & Lecture Series: Spark—the people and events that were catalysts to a movement that changed how we live today. This year's Artist & Lecture Series is about getting students and the community engaged in purposeful discussion that leads to action.  Each guest performer and speaker has established a reputation that inspires and sparks audiences in a unique and powerful way.  SPSCC aims to leverage the influence of this season's seven guest performers to ignite the campus and the... More...
August 1, 2016
The Skokomish Indian Tribe has recently made significant strides in the completion of basic education for adult tribal members—earning a high school diploma as an adult.  Thanks to the hard work of SPSCC Director of Tribal Programming Dr. Shanon Millman and Skokomish Education Director Antonio Sandifer, the Skokomish Indian Tribe has seen seven graduates from the High School 21+ (HS21+) program in less than one year with two more on the cusp of completion.  Two of the graduates have already enrolled in classes at SPSCC. Millman has been with SPSCC for fifteen years, working in the... More...
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...