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Clippers Women’s Basketball faces off against alumnae in exhibition game

January 4, 2019

Join Clipper Athletics and the SPSCC Alumni Association in welcoming back a diverse group of women’s basketball alumnae as they play against the present-day Clippers Women’s Basketball team on Jan. 5, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the SPSCC gymnasium (Bldg. 31).

After the game, the alumnae will join the current student-athletes to share their own experiences in education, athletics, work, and life.

These former student-athletes return to SPSCC from all walks of life, coming as local sports coaches, mothers, teachers, employers, and business owners:

A&L Series presents: MLK Banquet 2019

December 27, 2018

Join SPSCC and the Thurston Group of Washington State for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet on Saturday Jan. 19, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the SPSCC Lacey Campus Event Center.

As part of the Artist & Lecture Series, this year’s banquet will feature a keynote speech from Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, a historically black university in New Orleans.

SPSCC Foundation launches small business loan fund

November 13, 2018

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) today announced the launch of the Growth & Innovation Fund, a joint effort between the SPSCC Foundation and the Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I). The fund gives entrepreneurs access to small business loans and ongoing support. It aims to encourage entrepreneurship in Thurston County and impact job creation and the local economy.

A&L Series presents: Alina Fernández, Oct. 18

October 5, 2018

South Puget Sound Community College presents its first 2018-19 Artist & Lecture Series speaker, Alina Fernández, on Oct. 18, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.

Fernández is a novelist, activist, and radio show host, internationally famous for her autobiography "Castro's Daughter: An Exile's Memoir of Cuba." She will speak of growing up in Cuba as Fidel Castro's daughter in the political environment of the 1960's and 70's and her later departure, as well as provide insight into the country's future and great potential.

SPSCC names study room after West Olympia Rotary

August 24, 2018

South Puget Sound Community College the SPSCC Foundation announced today the college has named a library study room in honor of West Olympia Rotary.  The West Olympia Rotary Study Room was revealed during a ceremony on Aug. 21, 2018 at The Center for Student Success at SPSCC’s Olympia Campus.

West Olympia Rotary was one of the first donors to the SPSCC Foundation when it launched in 1982. Since then, the Rotary Club of West Olympia Endowed Scholarship has helped fund the education of 34 Capital High School graduates in professional technical programs.

Announcing the 2018-2019 Artist & Lecture Series

August 8, 2018

SPSCC proudly announces its lineup for its 2018-2019 Artist & Lecture Series. The series aims to bring nationally and internationally recognized artists, speakers, and activists who offer diverse and innovative views and performances to the campus and local community.

Attending one of these Artist & Lecture Series evenings gives audience members the chance to broaden the term culture for themselves. The lineup for the new season includes:

 

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 word 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.

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