The IGNITE program launches this fall to help close the achievement gap for vulnerable SPSCC students.
Twenty-four students applied for the program, including five incoming freshmen, and 20 will enter the program.
IGNITE students get personalized advising, coaching, and a team of advocates and resources to keep them focused and moving toward their goals. The program is designed specifically to help first generation, low income, and students with disabilities to succeed.
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) has emerged as a state and national leader in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL). According to 2016-17 Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) performance data, SPSCC ranks number two of out 44 participating adult education programs in Washington State. Additionally, the college’s Transition Studies faculty have been invited to present at national conferences in 2017 and 2018.
Seven SPSCC student athletes, former student athletes, and coaches have been nominated for the 2018 Sports Awards. Award winners will be announced at the 2018 Sports Awards, hosted by Thurston County's Sports commission, on June 19 at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Read the entire story on the Clipper Athletics website.
Love jazz? Don't miss the live performance of local student jazz combo The Waywards on KNKX radio on Wed., June 13, 2018 at 12 p.m.
The Waywards are made up of SPSCC, SPSCC CCE, and TESC students:
- Noah Plumley
- Theo Ragan
- Nick Rawson
- Rogan Keys
- Danielle Westbrook
The group will be interviewed on air and will perform live on KNKX for a studio audience. Listen online at KNKX.org or tune into 88.5 F.M.
The SPSCC Foundation held the biennial President's Club event on Thursday, May 3, 2018. SPSCC president Tim Stokes along with SPSCC Foundation staff and donors welcomed 21 new members into the President's Club Lifetime Circle. Lifetime Circle members have cumulative giving of $25,000 or more to the SPSCC Foundation.
The SPSCC Foundation thanks the 21 inductees for their support of the college and dedication to creating access to education for all students.
Six automotive and welding students from SPSCC took home gold, silver, and bronze medals from the SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference at Columbia Basin College on April 20 - 21, 2018. This is the sixth consecutive year that automotive and welding students have competed and won. Read the 2017 story and 2016 story.
The Culinary Arts program received a perfect score at the American Culinary Federation (ACF) accreditation visit on April 24 – 26, 2018. ACF evaluators noted zero areas of non-compliance with ACF policies and procedures. They also noted the program's culture of camaraderie, professionalism, alignment with current industry trends, and industry impact. The program was granted a five-year certification, the longest certification offered to programs with zero points of non-compliance.