Amanda Howard

Amanda Howard

Education Student, Saint Martin's University

Amanda recognizes SPSCC for preparing her for studies at a university and helping her find her passion.

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Todd Caffey

Todd Caffey

Counselor, Tumwater High School

After overcoming adversity, Todd discovered his passion for social services and continues to inspire his students daily.

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Kathy Hoffman

Kathy Hoffman

Ph.D. Candidate & Policy Analyst, Washington State Department of Health

Kathy never imagined that her humble start in paralegal studies would inspire her lifelong love of policy and government.

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Ashley Gundermann

Ashley Gundermann

Naturopathic Medicine Student, Bastyr University

Ashley turned her education foundation and passion for helping others into a career providing holistic health care to others.

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Nhan Hoang

Nhan Hoang

Marketing Intern, United Way of Pierce County

Nhan left everything behind in Vietnam to pursue his dreams in business in the U.S. But first he had to overcome unforeseen barriers.

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Scott Nordahl

Scott Nordahl

Research Chemist, Iasis Molecular Science

Scott always knew he wanted a future in the sciences, and getting started close to home was the perfect first step for him.

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Jamie Jo Hiles

Jamie Jo Hiles

Business Education Teacher, Elma High School

Jamie Jo left her small town for big things, and then found an inspiration in teaching that brought her back home.

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Brad Thompson and Marilyn Hartley

Brad Thompson & Marilyn Hartley

Co-owner/Chef & Pastry Chef, Our Table

Brad and Marilyn credit the professors and opportunities at SPSCC for launching them into successful culinary careers in Olympia.

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Randy Ruesga

Randy Ruesga

Sales Engineer, Day Wireless

Randy leveraged his degree and drive for success to gain experience through the telecom industry in less than 10 years.

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Jayda Williams

Jayda Williams

Senior Financial Coordinator, Washington State Dept. of Social & Health Services

After entering the workforce early, Jayda relied on a flexible college environment to earn her finance degree and grow her career.

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