News & Media


SPSCC Announces Chief Diversity Officer

June 29, 2020

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) last week announced a new role on the College’s executive leadership team: Chief Diversity Officer. Parfait Bassalé will serve in this position and plans to further support the College’s core theme of “Equity” and commitment to cultivating an environment that reduces barriers and removes equity gaps.

Message for High School Graduates From OSPI

June 23, 2020

In a recent letter to high school seniors, Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal shares the incredible value of our state's community and technical colleges. Let us know how we can help you on your path to higher education.


Dear Graduating Senior,

New Alma Mater Debuted At SPSCC Commencement

June 22, 2020

SPSCC debuted a new school song, or alma mater, at the college’s virtual commencement ceremony on June 20.

The music and lyrics of ‘The Waves of South Puget Sound’ were written by SPSCC music faculty member John Guarente and is performed by the SPSCC Chamber Singers. The music department also plans to create an orchestral arrangement in the near future.

The school song is a project that has been in the works since Guarente started with SPSCC in 2018, but the timing of the song’s release feels especially significant for the music department.

Meet SPSCC's 2020 Outstanding Student Award Recipients

June 22, 2020

Every year, SPSCC recognizes an Outstanding Student, or students, to receive the Outstanding Student Award. The recipients are selected for their outstanding achievements and contributions to SPSCC in the areas of academics, performance, and service to the college or the community, as well as their overall personal growth and development throughout their time at SPSCC.

We’re pleased to announce our 2020 Outstanding Student Award recipients.

SPSCC Celebrates Dean & Cancer Survivor Amy Kelly in Honor of National Cancer Survivor Month

June 22, 2020

In April of this year, the World Health Organization declared 2020 to be the official Year of the Nurse and Midwife. But did you also know that in June we celebrate cancer survivors? Continuing in celebration of the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and national cancer survivor month, SPSCC is featuring the experience of our own Amy Kelly, Dean of Academic Support Services, who survived an aggressive form of breast cancer.