Awards & Recognition

Trustee Barbara Clarkson honored with 2017 ACT Equity Award

July 3, 2017

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.

Congratulations class of 2017

June 14, 2017

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.

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.


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