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.”
Student-led funding brings International Education Week to SPSCC
South Puget Sound Community College’s International Student Association was recently awarded $1,200 to host a week dedicated increasing cultural awareness and embracing differences on SPSCC campuses and in the community.
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) today revealed a recent study measuring the economic impact and return on investment (ROI) for the college in Fiscal Year 2014-15. The study, completed by Economic Modeling Specialists International (Emsi), stated that SPSCC had a $316.1 million impact on Thurston County, which is approximately 2.9% of the total gross regional product (GRP) and equal to 5,223 jobs.
South Puget Sound Community College along with Goldsmiths, University of London has implemented a new articulation agreement for studies in Politics. The agreement allows qualified SPSCC graduates to transfer into Goldsmiths’ Bachelor of Arts in Politics program with advanced standing.
College Spark Washington along with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges today awarded South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) a grant of $500,000 over five years to develop a Guided Pathways program. Guided Pathways aims to support low-income students and students of color by helping community colleges develop clear paths to certificates, transfer degrees, or careers.
Washington State's first class of Direct Transfer Nursing students moves to universities
Thirteen nursing students from SPSCC are the first group of community college graduates to move directly into year four at a university with an Associate in Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) degree.