Alumni News

SPSCC Connections Run Deep at the Olympia Farmers Market

September 9, 2019

Article via ThurstonTalk
By Molly Walsh

With a 56-year history and over 50,000 alumni, South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) has developed deep connections to the Olympia community. And ties to the college are especially apparent at the Olympia Farmers Market. On any given Saturday, the market is ripe with alumni, family and employers of SPSCC students, both operating booths and enjoying the market ambiance.

15 years later: meet alumna Doty Catlin - Advance cover story

August 13, 2019

It was Doty Catlin’s second attempt at college. Back in 1990, she began at Grays Harbor College, but her studies quickly halted after getting married and having a baby. But when Doty enrolled at SPSCC in 2002, she was a recently single mom who knew that going back to school would provide a sound future for her daughter. “She was 11 when I started at SPSCC, in junior high.”

Watch Doty's video profile on YouTube >

Clippers Women’s Basketball faces off against alumnae in exhibition game

January 4, 2019

Join Clipper Athletics and the SPSCC Alumni Association in welcoming back a diverse group of women’s basketball alumnae as they play against the present-day Clippers Women’s Basketball team on Jan. 5, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the SPSCC gymnasium (Bldg. 31).

After the game, the alumnae will join the current student-athletes to share their own experiences in education, athletics, work, and life.

These former student-athletes return to SPSCC from all walks of life, coming as local sports coaches, mothers, teachers, employers, and business owners:

Five Dental Assisting grads hired by Tumwater dentist

November 15, 2018

SPSCC’s Dental Assisting program brings together students from many backgrounds and connects them to a professional technical career that makes a difference in people’s lives. Near the end of the program, students participate in externships, giving them valuable clinical experience and connecting them with the local community.  That connection is integral to the program, the success of its students, and the local dental community.

SPSCC Foundation launches small business loan fund

November 13, 2018

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) today announced the launch of the Growth & Innovation Fund, a joint effort between the SPSCC Foundation and the Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I). The fund gives entrepreneurs access to small business loans and ongoing support. It aims to encourage entrepreneurship in Thurston County and impact job creation and the local economy.

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