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”.
Savannah McGill and the South Puget Sound Clippers [women] ended their season tonight and what a season it was for McGill. The 6' 1" sophomore forward out of River Ridge High School in nearby Lacey, WA tallied 34 points for the Clippers, but more importantly McGill registered 18 rebounds to help her to break two more NWAC rebounding records.
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.
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.
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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.”
The SPSCC Foundation celebrated generosity and perseverance Monday evening during the annual Scholarship Reception. Scholarship recipients, community donors, and college staff came together, creating an opportunity for donors and recipients to meet in person, share their stories, and make lasting connections within our community.