South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) will celebrate more than 1,400 graduates at the 2019 commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m. at The Evergreen State College’s Red Square. The event marks the first commencement collaboration between SPSCC and Evergreen, highlighting the spirit of cooperation in Thurston County’s higher education community.
For its 54th commencement ceremony, the college will award 1,887 associate degrees and certificates to the 2019 graduating class. Additionally, the college will award 269 GEDs, totaling 2,156 awards. Standing out in academic success this year are the 929 graduates earning Transfer Associate Degrees. With an average GPA of 3.24, this group of students may transfer to a Washington State public university as a junior.
The student speaker for the 2019 commencement ceremony will be Tawni Andrews, who will speak of the uncertainty she faced while attending college for the first time as an adult learner looking to change careers, and of the crucial support she received from the college in her journey. Andrews graduates with her Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts and plans to one day earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Hospitality Management.
The commencement ceremony draws from the historic academic pageantry and traditions of the Middle Ages, and will include the traditional cap, gown, and hood, as well as a processional by Clan Gordon Pipe Band.
Ceremony information and directions can be found on the Commencement webpage.
Graduates, friends, and family can help share the success of SPSCC's class of 2019 on social media with hashtag #spscc.