Awards & Recognition

Meet SPSCC’s 2020 All-Washington Scholars

March 17, 2020

SPSCC today announced its two students being recognized as members of the All-Washington Academic Team. The March 24 event hosting students from each of the state’s 34 community and technical colleges was canceled, but SPSCC plans to celebrate SPSCC students Deena Benmouloud and Ashley Diaz in other creative ways. Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed March 24, 2020, the All-Washington Academic Team Day. 

Steak for $10? SPSCC culinary students serve high-end lunches at bargain prices

March 6, 2020

Article via The Olympian
By Molly Gilmore

Imagine sitting down to lunch chosen from a menu including salmon with blood orange gastrique, paella, chicken in cider cream sauce — oh, and daily specials including coffee-crusted New York steak.

Imagine your meal begins with an amuse-bouche, a free one-bite appetizer.

Imagine the restaurant serving this upscale fare is right here in Olympia and that the cost of entrées starts at $7.

Secretary of State Kim Wyman Presents SPSCC Culinary Arts and Catering Team with Awards

January 9, 2020

SPSCC welcomed Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman to the Percival Restaurant on Tuesday, Jan. 7, for the presentation of two special awards to the college’s culinary and catering teams.

Secretary Wyman presented the Best Taste Award and the Best Presentation Award to SPSCC Culinary Arts faculty, culinary students, and the catering team for their work in support of the Washington State Combined Fund Drive (CFD) during the 2019 Masquerade Ball.

SPSCC Foundation Scholarship Essay Volunteers Find Student Stories of Hope and Perseverance

September 16, 2019

Article via ThurstonTalk
By Molly Walsh

Every student at South Puget Sound Community College has a story leading to their pursuit of higher education, whether it is to advance or change their current career path or to develop new skills. A vital part of that story for many students are scholarships, particularly those offered by the SPSCC Foundation.

Fun Home named #2 local theatre production of 2018-19

September 12, 2019

In a yearly roundup by Weekly Volcano, theater critic Alec Clayton named SPSCC’s rendition of “Fun Home,” based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, the number two local theatre production of the 2018-19 season.

Having previously called the production “one of the best plays you’ll see this year” in an article from The Olympian, Clayton made known the impact this production would make in the community, which was the first of its kind in the Olympia area.

New report ranks Wash. state's community colleges as best in U.S.

August 19, 2019

Article via KOMO News
By KOMO News Staff

Washington state's community college system is the best in the nation, according to a new study released Monday.

The new report, by personal finance website WalletHub, ranked hundreds of U.S. schools in the American Association of Community Colleges based on 19 different criteria, including costs, efficiency, retention rates, graduation rates and career outcomes.

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