Awards & Recognition

Women’s Volleyball Duo Selected for the NWAC West Region All-Star Team

December 7, 2022

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) congratulates student-athletes Layne Martin and Emily Snider for being selected for the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) West Region All-Star Volleyball Team.

Outside Hitter Layne Martin ranked 10th in the NWAC with 3.04 kills per set. She was one of the vital players in leading the Clippers to take first place at the NWAC Crossover Tournament for the first time in the college’s history.

Sharay Trotter, Dakota Seddon, and Coach Kevin Schultz Nominated for the Fifth Annual Thurston County Sports Awards

October 4, 2022

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) congratulates student-athletes Sharay Trotter, Dakota Seddon, and Men’s Soccer Coach Kevin Schultz for being nominated in the fifth annual Thurston County Sports Awards hosted by the Olympia & Beyond Sports Commission. The event honors local athletes, coaches, sports enthusiasts, and leaders in the community who motivate and inspire others.

Dr. James Chen of SPSCC Awarded 2022 ACCT Pacific Regional Faculty Award

September 16, 2022

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) congratulates chemistry professor Dr. James (Jim) Chen who was awarded the 2022 ACCT Pacific Regional Faculty Award on August 12, 2022. The Association of Community College Trustees’ (ACCT) regional awards program annually recognizes one trustee, equity program, chief executive officer, faculty member, and professional board staff member in each of its five regions for their tremendous contributions to community colleges.

SPSCC Welcomes New Executive Diversity Officer

August 15, 2022

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) has selected Amanda Ybarra to serve as the College’s Executive Diversity Officer (EDO). The EDO is a member of SPSCC’s executive leadership team and is responsible for further supporting SPSCC’s core theme of “Equity” and the college’s commitment to reducing barriers and removing equity gaps. Ybarra began her new role on Aug. 1, 2022.

SPSCC Awarded Gold by Best of South Sound

August 1, 2022

On July 31, 2022, South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) was awarded Gold in the Community College category by Best of South Sound. Best of South Sound engages with the community and allows them to vote for various categories including the best local restaurants, businesses, and more. SPSCC is honored to have our work advancing student success and equity recognized by the community.

One SPSCC Faculty Member Awarded Tenure

June 15, 2022

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) and the Board of Trustees awarded tenure to one faculty member at the Board of Trustees meeting on June 14, 2022.

Congratulations to Kamara Taylor (Psychology) on her accomplishments and dedication to SPSCC students and the community. Her tenure will be effective winter 2023.

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