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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.
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.