Awards & Recognition

Two gallery shows top off the 2017-18 school year

April 18, 2018

The Gallery at SPSCC is proud wrap up the 2017-18 school year with two outstanding shows highlighting student success in art and collaboration.

Student Art Exhibition

In its 13th year, the Student Art Exhibition features work from studio art classes during the 2017-18 school year, selected by SPSCC art faculty. Works include ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, mixed-media, 2D and 3D design exercises, and sculpture. A continuous slide show of additional work is also included in this exciting showcase of student creations.

Tenure granted to seven faculty members

March 14, 2018
SPSCC granted tenure to seven faculty members at the Board of Trustees meeting on March, 13, 2018. Three of the faculty members are alumni of SPSCC. In order to be granted tenure at SPSCC, faculty members must satisfactorily perform required instructional and non-instructional work within their assigned area of discipline, such as course instruction, curriculum design, service work, and more over the course of three years.

Two named SPSCC's 2018 All-Washington scholars

March 18, 2018

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) will host the 22nd annual All-Washington Academic Team ceremony on Thursday, March 22, 2018.  The top students from each of Washington State’s 34 community and technical colleges will be honored in this annual recognition ceremony. 

The keynote will feature a message from Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman. SPSCC will honor two of its top students, Rashida B. Mohamed Ibrahim and Brendan Jewell, at the ceremony.

Apply now for Fall 2018 scholarships

February 14, 2018

Scholarship applications are now open for students coming to SPSCC in Fall Quarter 2018.  Applications will be accepted Feb. 14 through May 16, 2018.

Each year, the SPSCC Foundation awards over 350 scholarships and grants to SPSCC students.  This year, the Foundation has nearly half a million dollars in student success funds and scholarships to award to current and future SPSCC students.

HBCUs offer scholarships and admission at Students of Color Recruiting Day

February 13, 2018

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) and the Thurston Group of Washington State are bringing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to Olympia to meet and enroll students on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

The 14th Students of Color Recruiting Day offers students of color a chance to meet HBCU representatives who are ready to enroll and award scholarships to students. 

Student selected for SBCTC Legislative Internship Program

January 25, 2018

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.

Exceptional Faculty Award supports academic success

December 4, 2017
Sally Sharbaugh, SPSCC counselor and faculty member, was recently awarded an Exceptional Faculty Award to support student academic success and retention. Approved by the Board of Trustees on Nov. 14, 2017, the award will fund the travel and conference costs for ten faculty members to attend the annual On Course national conference in California.

Local automotive instructor receives national award

November 28, 2017
Norman Chapman, an automotive instructor and ASE Certified automobile technician from Centralia, Washington, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the Byrl Shoemaker/ASE Education Foundation Instructor of the Year. Forty-seven automotive professionals were recognized on November 15, 2017, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, California.

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