Via Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Please welcome Daniela Suarez who will serve as the SBCTC Legislative intern for the 2018 legislative session. She is a 2nd year student at South Puget Sound Community College as well as the Senator of Legislative Affairs for her college. She is pursuing an Associates in Arts Degree and will be completing her degree in the spring of 2018. She plans on transferring to a 4 year university to complete her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Political Science.
Two students from SPSCC were awarded scholarships at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet on Jan. 13, 2018. Leslie Vazquez and Austin Escalera were honored by the Thurston Group of Washington State for their success in academics at SPSCC and beyond that aligns with the values of the Thurston Group.
Norm Chapman, South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) Professor of Automotive Technology, has received this year’s Byrl Shoemaker Industry Education Alliance Instructor of the Year award.
Chapman was selected from a pool of candidates from around the country based on his exceptional performance on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) test, where he earned the highest score overall. Each year, the award honors someone who has made extraordinary contributions to excellence in automotive education.
On Oct. 4, 2017, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee reappointed Judith L. Hartmann as a member of the South Puget Sound Community (SPSCC) Board of Trustees. Originally appointed by Gov. Inslee in 2013, this will be Hartmann’s second term at SPSCC.
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.