South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) will celebrate more than 1,400 graduates at the 2019 commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m. at The Evergreen State College’s Red Square. The event marks the first commencement collaboration between SPSCC and Evergreen, highlighting the spirit of cooperation in Thurston County’s higher education community.
Life as a college student is a lot of hard work – especially if you’re a student-athlete. For most Clippers, it’s a full course load while balancing practices, games and scrimmages, and – for many – employment on top of that. But SPSCC students are constantly rising to the challenge, finding success and living a life that speaks to their high aspirations for the future.
SPSCC Clipper Athletics are sending three student-athletes to play in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) All-Star game on Sunday, March 17, in Everett.
Women’s Basketball sends NWAC West Region MVP Trinity Betoney to the women’s all-star game. Betoney, a sophomore guard and forward originally from Nevada, averaged 21.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. She plans to continue her basketball career at a 4-year university and is currently considering her options.
SPSCC today announced that the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Center (DEIC) within the Center for Student Success will be renamed the “A. Barbara Clarkson Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Center” in a dedication event on March 20, 2019.
SPSCC and Clipper Athletics celebrated the 100th win for men’s basketball head coach Aaron Landon on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at home against Tacoma Community College. The 77-67 win makes Landon the first basketball coach in Clipper Athletics history to reach 100 wins.
On Saturday, Jan. 19, two SPSCC students were recognized for their success in academics at the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet. Vanessa Enendu and Chante Williams were honored by the Thurston Group of Washington State as successful and involved students and community members, praising their work ethic, values, and contributions to advancing equity in education. They each received a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 toward their education.