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Hungry? Need a toothbrush? SPSCC's new food pantry can help

October 12, 2017

Article via The Olympian
by Lisa Pemberton

A new Food Pantry opened for students on Thursday at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia.

It will be open three days a week, and offers free non-perishable food items, hygiene kits and children’s books.

Kate Armstrong, SPSCC’s past student senator of legislative affairs, helped establish the program after hearing a woman’s story at the Washington Community Technical College Student Association meeting.

SPSCC named one of nation's Top 150 community colleges

October 11, 2017
For the second time in a row, South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) has been named as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. The nomination makes SPSCC eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds.

SPSCC Food Pantry grand opening, bringing resources closer to students

October 9, 2017
On Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., South Puget Sound Community College will cut the ribbon on its brand new Food Pantry on the Olympia campus. The Pantry is a unique, collaborative community partnership between SPSCC’s Student Senate, the SPSCC Foundation, and the Thurston County Food Bank. The ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public and will be held in the Student Union Building (building 27.).

Elementary education student shares the start of her journey after attending SPSCC

September 28, 2017
Amanda Howard bounced back from life’s challenges during her freshman year of college and found out that her passion for education was in her reach all along.Amanda graduated with an Associates in Arts from SPSCC during winter of 2016. She then transferred to Saint Martin’s University to get a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Currently, she is completing her last semester as a junior this fall.

College, distilleries partner in new 'Craft District'

September 21, 2017

Article via King5

For many students, alcohol is unofficially part of the college experience.

Next year students at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia will be able to get degrees in brewing, distilling, and cider-making.

It’s believed to be the first degree of its kind in the nation, according to Noel Rubadue, dean for Corporate and Continuing Education.

Partnership confirmed for Craft Brewing and Distilling Center

September 19, 2017
SPSCC is exploring an opportunity to partner with Craft District, LLC, to lease space in a craft brewing and distilling center that will serve as the long-term home of SPSCC’s new Craft Brewing and Distilling degree program. Craft District is beginning work this week to develop a commercial site in Tumwater near the former Olympia Brewing Company brewery. When complete, SPSCC hopes to lease up to 10,000 square feet of space that will include classrooms, labs, small scale production space, offices, and a conference room.

Statement regarding DACA Program

September 6, 2017
For more than 50 years, we have celebrated and welcomed students from all backgrounds. A diverse and vibrant student body has driven our vision to be a campus that mirrors the diversity in our community and builds prosperity throughout the region. All who seek a fuller life through education are welcome here.