Awards & Recognition

Dakota Seddon Receives 2021 ACT Transforming Lives Award

January 11, 2021

SPSCC is proud to announce student-athlete Dakota Seddon as its nomination for the Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) Transforming Lives Awards. As an award recipient, Dakota received a financial award of $250 from the ACT.

Dakota came to SPSCC in the fall of 2019 after health issues made his dream of enlisting in the Air Force unlikely. He decided to reach out to coach and educational and career planner Juan P. Murillo about playing soccer at SPSCC and, shortly after enrolling, Dakota found a different dream.

Meet SPSCC's 2020 Outstanding Student Award Recipients

June 22, 2020

Every year, SPSCC recognizes an Outstanding Student, or students, to receive the Outstanding Student Award. The recipients are selected for their outstanding achievements and contributions to SPSCC in the areas of academics, performance, and service to the college or the community, as well as their overall personal growth and development throughout their time at SPSCC.

We’re pleased to announce our 2020 Outstanding Student Award recipients.

Two Faculty Awarded Tenure at SPSCC

June 10, 2020

SPSCC awarded tenure to two faculty members at the virtual Board of Trustees meeting on June 9, 2020.

In order to be awarded tenure at SPSCC, faculty members must satisfactorily perform required instructional and non-instructional work within their assigned area of discipline, such as course instruction, curriculum design, and service work over three years. During this time, their performance is under review by a Probationary Review Committee that reports to the Board of Trustees. At the end of three successful years, the Board can grant the award of tenure.

Spring Quarter To Conclude With Virtual Commencement Ceremony

April 15, 2020

SPSCC today announced that its 55th commencement ceremony will celebrated virtually on Satruday, June 20 at 10 a.m. Nearly 1,500 graduates will be honored at the virtual event, as well as on a special new graduation website.

“This was not an easy decision to make,” said SPSCC president Dr. Timothy Stokes. “We know this isn’t the ceremony we all expected, but we’re extremely proud of our graduates for completing their degree during this challenging time. They deserve tremendous 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.


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