Awards & Recognition

SPSCC placed in the top 50 community colleges in U.S.

April 20, 2017

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.

Math professor earns Evergreen’s 2016 Teacher Excellence Award

January 26, 2017

One South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) faculty member has earned the 2016 Teacher Excellence Award from The Evergreen State College (TESC).  Math professor Neesha Patel was honored for making a significant impact on the lives of her students.

Each year, the Provost at TESC invites incoming students to nominate a teacher that has made the biggest difference in their education.  This year, SPSCC’s Patel was identified as a winner based on a nomination written by SPSCC graduate John Morris.  Patel was recognized by SPSCC president Tim Stokes and the Board of Trustees at their last board meeting on Jan. 10.

Students honored with scholarships at annual MLK banquet

January 18, 2017

Three students from South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) were awarded scholarships on Saturday evening at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet.  Students Bryan Hooper and Alex Bledsoe were honored by the Thurston Group of Washington State for their academic success, community service, and extra-curricular activities that align with the values of the Thurston Group.  Student Francisco Tamayo, Jr. was awarded by Gateway Rotary Club for his service in diversity and inclusivity.

SPSCC prepares to offer craft brewing and distilling degree

January 10, 2017

Article from The Olympian

A new degree program is brewing at South Puget Sound Community College.

The state recently endorsed the college’s request to offer a for-credit Craft Brewing and Distilling Program.

“That gives us the green light to move forward,” said Kelly Green, a spokeswoman for the Olympia-based college. “Our anticipation is that in fall 2017, we’ll be able to launch brewing and cider, and fall of 2018 would be distilling.”

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