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Announcing: 2017-18 Artist & Lecture Series

August 21, 2017
SPSCC proudly announces its lineup for its 2017-18 Artist & Lecture Series. The series aims to bring nationally and internationally recognized artists and speakers who offer diverse and innovative views and performances to the campus and local community. Attending one of these Artist & Lecture Series evenings gives audience members the chance to broaden the term culture for themselves.

High school counselor inspires thousands of students after starting at SPSCC

August 15, 2017
Todd Caffey attended SPSCC to get a start at college. SPSCC opened a door of opportunity for him since there wasn’t any necessary requirements to attend unlike four year colleges. He entered his freshman year of college battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. He almost didn’t continue his education. Todd received treatment and eventually got sober by spring quarter during his first year of college. At that time, he was ready to start a new chapter in his life and was ready to learn.

Six faculty members awarded tenure

August 2, 2017

SPSCC is honored to recognize six newly tenured faculty who have worked 24 years at the college combined. Tenure is a three-year process in which faculty members must satisfactorily perform required assignments that are instructional, as well as non-instructional, within their assigned area of discipline. Assignments include instruction, designing a curriculum, service work, and more.  Their performance is under review by a Probationary Review Committee that reports to the Board of Trustees. At the end of three successful years, the Board grants the award of tenure.

Nursing Program earns pre-accreditation status

July 20, 2017

The Nursing Program at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) has officially been granted initial candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) starting July 2017.  The pre-accreditation status is the first step for the Nursing Program to achieve national accreditation within a three-year timeline. The program applied for pre-accreditation status in early 2017 and was informed of its approval June 2017.

Need a job? This program could entice you to become a certified nursing assistant

July 18, 2017

Article via The Olympian
By Rolf Boone

Imagine this: A one-month college program in which tuition, fees, books, supplies and certification costs are covered for 10 lucky students.

South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, working with Providence Health & Services, announced Monday that they will offer a fully funded, one-month pathway to work for 10 future certified nursing assistants.

Ten future CNAs to earn fully funded scholarship and direct pathway to work

July 17, 2017

SPSCC has partnered with Providence Health & Services to offer a fully funded one-month direct pathway to work for ten future nursing assistants. 

Providence Mother Joseph Care Center will select ten aspiring Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) to receive a scholarship that will fully fund their education, supplies, and certification costs.  Successful students will have the opportunity to be hired by the care center upon graduation and certification.

Student Services to close on 7/27

July 13, 2017

Student Services will be closed on Thursday, July 27, 2017, to allow staff to attend an all-day training.

Closed services include Access Services, Advising, Career Services, Clipper Athletics, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Center, Financial Aid, International Student Services, One Stop (at Lacey and Olympia campuses), Outreach, Student Life, Testing, and Veterans Center.

Olympia gridlock puts construction projects, jobs on hold

July 11, 2017

Article via King5
by Drew Mikkelsen

Summer is supposed to be construction season, but not this year at South Puget Sound Community College. 

"I think frustrating is a great word for it," said college spokesperson Kelly Green.

Green said the school had to half the renovation of a library because of a lack of state funding.

Trustee Barbara Clarkson honored with 2017 ACT Equity Award

July 3, 2017

South Puget Sound Community College celebrates Trustee Barbara Clarkson, a 13-year member of the College’s Board of Trustees, after she received the 2017 ACT Equity Award at a ceremony on May 25.  The Equity Award, presented by the Washington State Association of College Trustees, recognizes exemplary commitment to achieve equity in the development, administration, and delivery of educational programs and services in the community and technical college system.

Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition opens July 3

June 28, 2017
The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts would like to congratulate those artists who received awards at the Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition. Juror Amy McBride chose five purchase awards and four merit awards.