SPSCC is honored to recognize six newly tenured faculty who have worked 24 years at the college combined. Tenure is a three-year process in which faculty members must satisfactorily perform required assignments that are instructional, as well as non-instructional, within their assigned area of discipline. Assignments include instruction, designing a curriculum, service work, and more. 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 grants the award of tenure.
South Puget Sound Community College celebrates Trustee Barbara Clarkson, a 13-year member of the College’s Board of Trustees, after she received the 2017 ACT Equity Award at a ceremony on May 25. The Equity Award, presented by the Washington State Association of College Trustees, recognizes exemplary commitment to achieve equity in the development, administration, and delivery of educational programs and services in the community and technical college system.
South Puget Sound Community College will celebrate more than 1,400 graduates from over 50 degree and certificate programs at Olympia High School's Ingersoll Stadium on Friday evening. The College's 52nd commencement ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. on June 16, 2017. This year’s faculty address will be delivered by History Professor Eric Chase and the student speaker for the event will be Nikita Salas.
It has been another year of incredible student successes, college awards, and faculty and staff growth at SPSCC. While our list of achievements and proud moments far exceed a "top 10" list, we've done our best to highlight some of our favorite memories from this past year.
Four students representing SPSCC put their skills to the test and brought home medals after the SkillsUSA Washington Leadership and Skills Postsecondary Spring Conference. SkillsUSA is a nationwide organization supporting students as they prepare for careers in technical, skilled, and service occupations.
SPSCC has earned a spot in the top 50 community colleges in the nation, according to a recent ranking published by College Choice. Listed as the 41st best community college for 2016-2017, SPSCC was awarded the ranking based on academic quality, diversity and equity, and return on investment. “We believe these fifty schools represent the best of what can be a wise decision for many prospective college students,” stated the article.
South Puget Sound Community College hosted the 22nd annual All-Washington Academic Team ceremony on Thursday, March 23, and honored two of its most distinguished students. Marina Bae Graham and Gyanna Lam were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements, extracurricular experiences, and their roles within the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society.
The historical 2016-2017 Clippers Men’s Basketball season came to an end on Friday, March 10, when the Clippers lost to the RiverHawks of Umpqua Community College 66-53 at Everett Community College. The Clippers were the lone Regional Champion to advance to the Elite 8 of the NWAC Championship.
Clippers Women’s Basketball wrapped up their 2016-2017 season March 1 at home versus western region champion Lower Columbia, falling in a tight contest to the Red Devils 69-58. The home finale also served as the last game in a Clipper uniform for seven sophomores; they were recognized prior to the start of the game at “Sophomore Night”.