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Kip Fulbeck wraps up the 2017-18 Artist & Lecture Series on May 17

May 9, 2018

SPSCC welcomes professor Kip Fulbeck to close out the 2017-18 Artist & Lecture Series season.  Fulbeck’s lecture, a powerful message surrounding multiracial identities, will be held at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. 

Kip Fulbeck is a pioneering artist, spoken work performer, and filmmaker.  Recipient of the UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award, he is also the author of several books. Fulbeck created The Hapa Project, which was awarded the inaugural Loving Prize at the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival.

Twenty-one donors join the President's Club Lifetime Circle

May 4, 2018

The SPSCC Foundation held the biennial President's Club event on Thursday, May 3, 2018.  SPSCC president Tim Stokes along with SPSCC Foundation staff and donors welcomed 21 new members into the President's Club Lifetime Circle.  Lifetime Circle members have cumulative giving of $25,000 or more to the SPSCC Foundation.

The SPSCC Foundation thanks the 21 inductees for their support of the college and dedication to creating access to education for all students.

Legislators visit campus for Student Town Hall

April 19, 2018

The Student Senate along with president Tim Stokes and 60 students welcomed Rep. Beth Doglio and Sen. Sam Hunt to campus on April 17, 2018, for a Student Town Hall Event.

After a recap of the legislative session and its impact on higher education, students engaged the legislators surrounding a broad variety of topics, including Running Start, Initiative 940, Animal Breed Restrictions, Animal Rights, and Open Educational Resources to help with textbook affordability.  Student Daniela Suarez, Senator of Legislative Affairs, arranged the event.

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.

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. 

Igniting dreams at the SPSCC FIRE Summit

February 6, 2018
Access to education is a key pillar of the American Dream. For some in our region, it remains just that: a fleeting dream that seems out of reach. But thanks to the tireless work of South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) and tribal members – students and educators – of the Nisqually, Squaxin Island, Skokomish, and Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Native students can experience higher education in person, first-hand at the annual FIRE Summit.

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