Alumni News

Improving Lives and Shaping Future Generations

September 29, 2022

Programs in the Social Services and Education pathway include, Education, Early Childhood Education, Parent Education, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology. Students in this pathway can position themselves to achieve goals that directly impact communities and effectively improve the lives of others.

Learn from our Q & A conversation with Professor of Early Childhood Education Christine Moon how this pathway helps students realize their passion serving their community as educators and social service providers.

SPSCC Opens Doors and Pathways to the World

August 30, 2022

Students follow the Cultural Studies pathway programs to build skills and broaden their understanding of the world in different multicultural settings. In a recent Question and Answer interview (August 2022), Faculty Patrick Chapman explained how this pathway is opening doors to students who want to expand their academic experience to learn from diverse cultures abroad.

Q: What makes the Cultural Studies pathway at SPSCC unique?

Eric's Craft Brew: Combining Science and Creativity

August 11, 2022
 

“Traditionally, the brewing industry is difficult to access without experience,” said recent SPSCC graduate Eric Wilcox. “One of the great parts is the community that’s built around this industry and how SPSCC is integrated into that community.”

Meet Alumnus Johnny Gutierrez

July 12, 2022
 

“I wanted to become a paralegal because I enjoy learning about the law and explaining it to others. I love doing the job.”

Johnny Gutierrez is a recent graduate of SPSCC’s Paralegal program and works as a legal assistant. He shared the importance of clear communication in the legal field, a skill he continued to develop through his studies.

Meet Alumna Crystal Maynor

June 22, 2022
 

“That was the biggest shock to me. To have the small-town feel of a tight-knit community in a city like Olympia is just absolutely amazing. Especially considering how much the community comes together to support SPSCC and its students.”

Alumna Crystal Maynor graduated from SPSCC’s Paralegal program in 2018. She now lives in Michigan and works as a paralegal at a medical malpractice law firm. From a young age, Crystal knew she wanted to be involved in the field of law.

Yelm Teen is the Youngest Female Graduate of PLU

June 1, 2022

Excerpt via Nisqually Valley News

By Jacob Dimond

Olivia Coverdale, known as Liv, is set to graduate from Pacific Lutheran University with magna cum laude honors on Saturday, May 28.

At just 16 years old, Coverdale will be the youngest female to graduate in PLU’s 132-year history.

She will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a minor in business administration, stated a news release.

Yelm Teen is the Youngest Female Graduate of PLU

June 1, 2022

Excerpt via Nisqually Valley News

By Jacob Dimond

Olivia Coverdale, known as Liv, is set to graduate from Pacific Lutheran University with magna cum laude honors on Saturday, May 28.

At just 16 years old, Coverdale will be the youngest female to graduate in PLU’s 132-year history.

She will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a minor in business administration, stated a news release.

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